ReedPOP Takes Comic Con To Africa For First Time

February 22, 2018

Debut of Comic Con Africa in South Africa on 14 -16 September 2018 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Centre

February 22, 2018 – ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events, is continuing to export its unique brand of pop-culture conventions across the globe with the debut of Comic Con Africa this September.  Reed Exhibitions Africa and ReedPOP have partnered with VS Gaming to bring their first comic convention to the continent with a premiere set for South Africa. The addition of Comic Con Africa puts ReedPOP conventions on four different continents and adds to a portfolio of more than 35 shows across the globe. Comic Con Africa will take place September 14-16 at the Kyalami Grand prix Circuit and International Convention Center. 

Comic Con Africa will showcase comic books and science fiction/fantasy related film, series and similar popular arts.  The exhibition will also feature a large range of pop culture and entertainment elements in animation, toys, gadgets, clothing, anime, manga, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels and an Artists' Alley, where comic artists can sign autographs and sell or do free sketches.

Super hero or sidekick – there will be exciting activations to enjoy that include professional gaming tournaments and activations, cosplay competitions, and new movie and series promotions. Comic Con Africa visitors can also enjoy international and local celebrity panel discussions, seminars, workshops and autograph sessions.

“Reedpop has built its reputation on creating amazing events for audiences all across the globe and we’re thrilled to introduce this unique brand to the African continent for the first time,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Head of ReedPOP. “Comic and pop-culture fans are everywhere, and we’ll continue to bring the very best interactive experiences we can to all corners of the globe.”

“We are very excited to be partnering with VS Gaming to bring this world-renowned convention to South Africa. Our mission at Reed Exhibitions is to grow the Comic Con brand to every continent, and Comic Con Africa is a fantastic opportunity to promote this growing industry on the continent.” Carol Weaving, MD of Reed Exhibitions.

On the strategic alignment with Comic Con Africa, Lenushka Parannath, CEO of VS Gaming shared, “VS Gaming has been at the forefront of a couple of firsts, last year we successfully hosted the largest eFootball Festival in Africa and now we’re the first to jointly bring Comic Con to Africa.”

Parannath continues, “We always aspire to bring gaming to life in a way that has never been experienced before and what better way to do that in 2018 than to align with Comic Con Africa. We are looking forward to hosting this incredible global brand for 3-day out-of-this-world experience.”

ReedPOP has many global entertainment brands in its stable, including New York Comic Con, Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Oz Comic Con, MCM Comic Con and PAX (Penny Arcade).

About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is Southern Africa’s top exhibition organiser and venue management company. With access to global trade and consumer event organising expertise serving 44 industry sectors, we provide the best platform to showcase all industry sectors.

About VS Gaming

Formerly DGL, VS Gaming is South Africa’s largest independent gaming brand and the leading platform for online gaming in Africa. Since 2008, we’ve been devoted to providing regular tournaments and ladders across all major game titles and skill levels, because we’re just as passionate about virtual sports as you are.

As one of the fastest growing digital networks in Africa, we’re here to take local gaming to the next level by providing improved spectator access, increased awareness, education and a fun, social and rewarding environment for both pros and casual gaming enthusiasts.

About ReedPOP

ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organizer. ReedPOP is devoted exclusively to organizing and managing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and working with premium brands in the pop culture world to deliver once in a lifetime experiences for fans everywhere. ReedPOP is dedicated to facilitating celebrations of popular culture around the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. ReedPOP is proud to be a part of a portfolio of events that include New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West, East, South, Australia and Unplugged, Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC), MCM Comic Con, BookCon, BookExpo, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Comic Con Paris, Comic Con Seoul, Shanghai Comic Con, Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Con (STGCC), Indonesia Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, TwitchCon, ComplexCon and more. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. (


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