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Comic Con Africa returns to Joburg this year, and Cape Town in 2020


Comic Con Africa returns to Joburg this year, and Cape Town in 2020

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The second edition of Comic Con Africa will return to Johannesburg in September 2019.
Reed Exhibitions Africa and ReedPOP announced also confirmed the 2020 edition will be headed to Cape Town for the very first time.

2020 edition (Cape Town)
The Comic Con Africa will take place in Cape Town in May 2020, focusing on television, films and animation. The event will take place from 1-3 May 2020 and it will be the same time as the Cape Town International Animation Festival.



2019 edition (Johannesburg)
This year’s Comic Con Africa will take place from 21 – 24 September 2019, at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.
Due to the unprecedented success of the inaugural Comic Con Africa, the event will now take place over four days, including the Heritage Day Public Holiday on the 24th. This is to accommodate even more pop culture fans that will be wanting to attend after the success of this year’s event.

Last year’s event attracted 45, 085 visitors, which has been ABC audited, 212 exhibitors and almost 400 media.

While new initiatives, including features, celebrities and talent, will be announced in due course, the show will be focused on all elements of pop culture, including cosplay, comic books, anime, manga, other creatives, film & series, games (including video and esports) and books/authors. The festival will also feature a large range of pop culture and entertainment elements in animation, toys, gadgets, clothing, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels and the ever-popular Artists’ Alley.



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