The inaugural Comic Con Africa was held earlier this month at the Kyalami Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Although there were some first day glitches, and there is definitely room for improvement in some areas, it brought South Africa's geeks together in a grand, and ultimately satisfying, celebration of comics, film, television, gaming, e-sports, and cosplay.
Comic Con Africa, the continental edition of the widely popular comic book, science fiction, and gaming convention, was precipitated by a deluge of huge promises and daily news updates: 40 000 tickets sold, a revolving roster of much anticipated international talent, photo opportunities, exclusive launches, and so much more. The opening day on Friday (the only day I could attend due to family commitments) opened to rousing and well deserved fanfare. This, despite there being few technical glitches in the gaming section, including a breakdown in the Doctor Who
immersive experience's technology, less than amazing film and TV marketing events, and yet another star - this time The Avengers
' Anthony Mackie - dropping out at the last minute after Justice League
star Jason Momoa had previously disappointed fans by having to cancel his appearance at the convention. Read on...