Gaming is about electronic games and video games on computers or consoles. They can be played individually, one-on-one in physical spaces, or in larger teams online. Online games feature a high level of interactivity and players are able to communicate vocally or by typing messages, as well as stream their games on live platforms where they field comments and questions from interested viewers.
KidsCon is a dedicated hall for kids aged 3 – 13. Come meet Mario and Luigi, your favourite My Little Pony, and participate in loads of other cool kid-centric activities. Kids, this is your Con too, and this is your space to shine! Please remember to keep your parent sidekicks by your side, as kids must have parental supervision at all times.
LARPing (Live Action Roleplaying) is a form of roleplaying where players physically act out the actions of their fictional characters, set in a fictional world. This often involves combat using buffer swords or Nerf guns. LARPers need to be quick on their feet and adept at weapon-play. Games are facilitated through a rules system determined by the Games-Masters. Hourly demonstrations will be taking place – be sure not to miss yours.
The Main Stage at Comic Con Africa 2020 is double the size of last year, allowing space for even more fans to enjoy the show’s highlights. This is the place to be for celebrity panels and Q&As, shout outs, workshops, topical discussions withexperts , Cosplay championships, live sketching, and launches.
Photo Ops Zone
Time to smile your broadest smile! Stand side-by-side with your favourite pop culture hero and get photo evidence to prove it. Your friends will be in awe, you may faint, and you’ll have an incredible souvenir to treasure forever. The photos are taken by a professional photographer under ideal lighting conditions, using professional camera equipment. You will receive an 8×10 print of your photo printed on professional dye-sublimation photo printers, which will be ready shortly after your photo is taken. Digital copies of your photo will also be available for purchase to online for download from online following the Con.
You’ve probably played a roleplaying game before on pc or console, but real-life RPG allows you and a group to decide where to go, who to meet and what you want to do. It’s like adventure story telling, with the story made by everyone sitting at the table while playing the game. The only limitations are the rules of the game and the collective creativity of the people playing it. Join the Comic Con Africa RPG adventures using dice, pen, paper and your own epic character.
In tabletop wargaming, battles are enacted between opposing military forces with miniature physical models. Players engage in group tactical battles with themed models and personalising, painting, building and trading your models is part of the fun. At Comic Con Africa 2020 there will be both demo games and competitions of Warhammer 40K, X-Wing, and Dungeons & Dragons plus Infinity and Magic: The Gathering. This is your chance to increase your skills and learn from experts, or to compete to become the first Comic Con Africa Gaming Champion of Warhammer 40K!
The Block is a space for crafters with creations inspired by pop culture. Here you will find handmade items like jewellery, homewares, and clothing for purchase. All of these pieces have their own artistic interpretation of pop culture and bring your favourite characters and stories into your everyday life in the form of useful and beautiful objects. Local creative minds combine here to bring you The Block.
Independent authors, publishers, writers, novelists and all things books! If you are a reader or a writer this is where you want to be.