Comic Con Africa 2020 going ahead…with a twist

Online and virtual events are the name of the game nowadays. Now confirmed and following suit is this year’s Comic Con Africa event. Cleverly phrased the ‘Con MUST Go ON…line!’, event organisers decided to take to Youtube to make the announcement to all their faithful ‘Con Nation’:

It comes as no surprise since all public gatherings are currently suspended indefinitely. All Comic Con Africa content will therefore be hosted online with organisers promising an exciting spectacle despite. They have in fact encouraged fans to keep an eye on their social media channels as they are already sharing engaging and unique content created for each of their audiences.

“During a pandemic which is expected to peak in September, we simply cannot go ahead with hosting the many tens of thousands of fans who attend Comic Con Africa annually” said Carol Weaving, Managing Director of organisers Reed Exhibitions Africa. “Despite months of planning, diligent consideration of the state of the pandemic dictates that cancelling the 2020 edition of Comic Con Africa is the only way forward”.

On the originally planned dates of 24 – 27 September 2020, Comic Con Africa aims to, wait for it, break the internet by bringing a virtual spectacle to fans all while sitting at the comfort of their own homes. As part of proceedings, Comic Con will be delivering a wealth of exclusive interactive content over the weekend, included will be many of fans’ favourite elements of a real-life Con. In addition, other activities have been included to further make the event come to life virtually, these include:

  • Live chats
  • Q&As
  • Panel discussions
  • Virtual meet ups with celebs and fans
  • Live draws
  • Talks
  • Gaming tournaments and streams
  • Artist panels
  • Special exclusive exhibitor deals and more

For those of you who have already purchased tickets for the original physical event then fear not as organisers have confirmed that they “have prepared a plan to roll over the existing tickets to 2021 with a price freeze, or to refund any ticket holders who request it.” They further go on to state that all of you proud ticket holders will receive direct communication from their ticketing partner Howler over the next few days exactly outlining how all of the above will work.

Like many other events now set to be hosted virtually, this one should also be an interesting one to see how it all plays out, of course we’ll be there to see it all. For more information on the event and more around Comic Con Africa, check here.