Do you hear that? It’s the sound of thousands of South African comic book ‘nerds’ rejoicing. Yes, it’s true. Comic Con is finally coming to SA. Just like Leonard, Raj and the rest of the gang from The Big Bang Theory, it’s time to get dressed up as your favourite comic book character. You can geek out like you’ve never geeked out before!
Believe it or not, Comic Con Africa will be taking place this September (from the 14th – 16th, to be exact), Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit (Cnr R55 and Allandale Road, Rietfontein 2-Ir, Midrand, Johannesburg). That’s just around the corner!
What Can I Expect?
It’s likely to be pretty much what you’ve always hoped it would be. There’s no doubt that, if you’re there, you’ll be one of the first people to see promos of new series and movies. There’s sure to be plenty of cosplay competitions, VS gaming, as well as collectible card games. There will be gadgets, manga and comic books (duh!) on sale. Oh, there’s also talk of panel discussions with local and international celebrities set to take place. One of the main reasons why most of us can’t wait to book our tickets.
We’re going to share a little secret with you… while it has yet to be confirmed. There’s rumour that some of the cast members from Game of Thrones and the Big Bang Theory will be in attendance. But shhhh, you didn’t hear it from us!
How Do I Book Tickets?
You can snap up your ticket (hurry – they’re going to go fast) via Computicket here. Tickets are currently R150 each. Unfortunately, Saturday is already completely sold out. So the 3-day pass is no longer available (it was going for R350). You can still grab tickets for Friday or Sunday (or both) though.
If you’re lucky enough to be attending, don’t forget to take lots of photos and share them with us on the Student Digz Facebook page.