Everyone knows the Comic Con brand is one of the best alternative convention brands in the world. Particularly if you love content creation, film, series, movies, gaming, modern art and cosplay.
Sadly, the event was previously only held in Joburg, but that’s all changing in 2020! With the COVID-19 dropping the prices of flights to Cape Town faster than a baby birds first flight, getting to Cape Town has never been easier!
Comic Con Cape Town 2020
Reed Exhibitions Africa and ReedPOP announced that the mother city will play host to its very own version of Comic Con with its own lineup of talent geared towards the fan base of the city.
“With the unprecedented success of the 2018 Comic Con Africa it is the natural next step to bring this format to the city of Cape Town. While the style of this Comic Con will be slightly different to Comic Con Africa, we still expect the same level of entertainment…We are thrilled to be announcing the dates when we will be bringing the Comic Con magic to another South African city.” – Managing Director Carol Weaving.
Comic Con X Cape Town International Animation Festival
As Cape Town is the film capital of South Africa, Comic Con Cape Town will have a stronger focus on films and series. With this in mind, the event has formed a strategic partnership with the Cape Town International Animation Festival. This festival is the only dedicated animation festival in Africa and appeals to those that are creatives, producers and technical artists.
“The success of Comic Con rests in the ability to create platforms that address the wants and needs of the fans. Partnerships like this simply make sense to bring together two formats in order to grow the level of interest and skills in the animation industry.” – Wearing
From 2020 onwards the Cape Town International Animation Festival will co-locate with Comic Con Cape Town. This partnership will ensure the longevity of both festivals by bringing together the fans into one venue at the same time.
Comic Con Line Up 2020
The talent line-up for the 2020 event will include both local and international celebrities in the film and series industry as a main focus. First major guest includes The Umbrella Academy’s Spaceboy – Tom Hopper.
Tom will participate in live Q&A sessions and panel discussions with Comic Con Cape Town visitors on our main stage, and fans can also book photograph and autograph ops with him. Ricky Whittle from American Gods will also be visiting on all days.
Artists include Mark Brooks, Derrick Chew, Stanley Artgerm, Sean Izaakse & Jason Masters.
Comic Con X Fan Con
When looking for a venue the organisers were advised that FanCon would be taking place in June 2020, which meant that hosting CCCT right at the beginning of May (over a public holiday) would allow adequate time between both events and Reed Exhibitions and Reed Pop are more than happy to collaborate and co-promote any other pop culture event for the good of the industry.
Comic Con Cape Town 2020 Details
- When: 1st – 3rd May 2020
- Where: Cape Town Stadium in Greenpoint
- Comic Con Cape Town Ticket Prices: Fri – R160 | Sat – R160 | Sun – R160 | Full Weekend – R450.
Visit BCTC again in the next few weeks as we share more details soon.