ReedPOP, the organizers of such events as Emerald City Comic Con and New York Comic Con, have announced Comic Con Africa, a comic book-focused convention slated to be held at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Center in South Africa. The convention will run from Sept. 14 to Sept. 16.
Comic Con Africa is currently accepting applications for exhibitors from the comic book, film, television, video game and collectibles industries. The convention will include guest appearances, autograph sessions, e-sports tournaments, comic book collectibles, an Artist Alley, panels and, of course, cosplay.
The new Comic Con will also feature a definite focus on gaming, as Comic Con Africa was developed in partnership with VS Gaming, one of the largest tournament organizers in South Africa. As is the case with most other areas of the world, online competitive games like DOTA 2, CS:GO, Overwatch and League of Legends are all incredibly popular in South Africa.
This will not be the first time ReedPOP has produced a convention with a video game focus, as the company has also organized the various PAX events (PAX West, PAX East, PAX South and PAX Australia), as well as the annual streaming celebration TwitchCon.
Additional information about the convention will be released in the coming months. Ticket prices and a preliminary list of exhibitors and guests have not yet been revealed.