Get your fan merch ready, Comic-Con is coming to Africa this September

A win for "Black Panther" is a win for Africa

Though Comic-Con inspired events have held in African countries like South Africa and Nigeria, we’ve never had a chance to get the full experience of the comical convention. All that is about to change though as the creators of Comic-Con announced that the San Diego convention will be held in South Africa this fall.

With the current fanfare around Marvel’s “Black Panther”, and the collective desire to visit Wakanda—albeit a fictional African society—this is the perfect time to have the international event held on the African continent. What’s more exciting, is Comic-Con Africa is South Africa’s Channel 24 news reports that this version will be two days long, perhaps giving visitors time to explore the continent outside the comic book reality. Global gamers, comic book lovers and so forth will gather at Johannesburg’s Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre on September 14-16, 2018, courtesy of Reed Exhibitions Africa.

Comic-con Africa is also currently accepting applications from folks in the comic book, film, television, video game and collectables industries looking to be exhibitors at the convention. Ticket information and a confirmed list of exhibitors is still on the way.

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