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CCCT | 27 APRIL - 1 MAY |CTICC 2 | CAPE TOWN

CCA | 26-29 SEPT | JHB EXPO CENTRE | JOHANNESBURG

Ziyaad Rahman (Awali Comics)

Ziyaad Rahman (Awali Comics)

Mangaka

Hi! My name is Ziyaad, also known as Awali. Some of you may know me as the host of Season 1 ofComic Con Africa’s Anime Manga Otaku, but I am also the writer, illustrator and overall creator of Siri Watu: Descendants of Africa, the Bonzo/Afro-manga series (I am told the first of its kind in South Africa). Siri Watu follows four teenagers that inherited supernatural abilities from a secret empire of people forced into exile long ago. Hated! Betrayed! Hunted! It ultimately asks the question, if your people were taken from you, what would you do to regain them? This is my story, this is my journey in making Siri Watu a household name and becoming South Africa’s Number 1 Afro-Mangaka. Join me.

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DAY THREE POP CULTURE CONTENT 29 Apr 2024
16:30 - 17:00

GAME SHOW: GEEK HERESY- ANIME EDITION

POP CULTURE STAGE

Prepare for an explosive clash of anime opinions and hilarious heresy! In this outrageous game show, anime experts and YouTubers will face off against the ultimate anime fandom by voicing their most controversial hot takes.

The host will fire off shocking statements like "Naruto is the worst shonen anime" or "Evangelion is overhyped garbage". The guests will then attempt to deflect and deceive the audience about which scorching take is really theirs.

It's up to the crowd to interrogate the panelists, analyze their responses, and correctly identify who originated each "heretical" viewpoint. Audience members who successfully expose the true heretic behind the heinous claims will win fabulous prizes!

But it's not just about the games and prizes. This no-holds-barred panel is an open forum to passionately debate and defend our most beloved anime series, characters, and tropes. Whose opinions will reign supreme?

Get ready for impassioned rants, dramatic outbursts, and fan-raging galore. Justice will be served...through the court of extremely opinionated anime devotees! Join us for this wild celebration and roasting of anime's most devout fandom.