Comic Con Africa is delighted to announce that KidsCon will be making a welcome return to Jozi and will once again be part of Africa’s largest multi-genre pop culture and games festival. One of the many things that sets KidsCon apart from anything families have yet experienced is that it’s a festival for kids, by kids, and will be part of all Comic Weekend. Con Africa at the Johannesburg Expo Center from September 22 to 25.
Carla Massmann, director of the Comic Con Africa Show, said this year’s KidsCon will feature the most immersive experiences ever on the continent.
“After a while of watching cartoons due to the pandemic, KidsCon is back and bigger than ever. Filled with entertaining and engaging interactive spaces, we’ve designed this year’s festival to be one of the most immersive experiences ever on the continent. KidsCon is truly a festival where kids can embrace their inner superhero, spark their creativity, and let their little light shine,”
Children can expect exciting activities during KidsCon 2022 and an entire weekend planned with awesome shows and experiences. From the Nintendo Switch stand to the Just Dance Challenge. You can also play Minecraft and participate in some Mario Kart competitions, meet Mario and Luigi and other iconic characters.
Lacey’s Toy Store will also be at Comic Con Africa’s KidsCon this year. Here, visitors can shop for their favorite toys and lifestyle products, including Cry Babies, VIP Pets, Revolt, Taiyo, Syma, and New Bright. There will also be a huge selection of remote control vehicles, drones and helicopter landing zones. If building teddy bears is your thing, the Build-A-Bear Workshop will also be at the show, allowing kids to spend hours building and crafting their favorite bears to take home.
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A bigger-than-ever free Hasbro Nerf zone will also be a huge experience to have at KidsCon 2022. Kids and their parents can equip themselves with the latest Nerf guns and battle them on the firing range. Hasbro is also bringing a large Play-Doh zone to KidsCon 2022 where kids can build and craft anything they could dream up using the tools and doh.
If your family loves cosplay, Comic Con Africa 2022 will also feature daily cosplay and dress-up contests for the younger ones. You can win daily prizes and show off your cosplay art or even enter using store-bought costumes.
Throughout the show, visitors can enter to win a family trip to Warmbaths worth R26,600. the Rival Zone, meals and snacks, and a Speedy Hamper.
Other highlights of the show include children’s tabletop play areas, Kids Tech and children’s video games, all playable at KidsCon 2022. A kids’ karaoke contest is also taking place over the weekend.
KidsCon is sure to feature Candy Avenue, a row of candy stores that will launch all visitors on an adventure to satisfy even the most insatiable sweet tooth. Then take time to visit the Bargain Books Reading Corner to lose yourself in fantastical worlds of imagination and wonder. Here children can dive into a world of adventure with an incredible collection of books that will help develop a love of reading.
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One of the highlights for the more tech-savvy fans will be the KidsCon esports tournament powered by RGB Gaming. The two-day tournament will see 64 players from 16 schools compete to decide who walks away with bragging rights and eye-popping prizes as the top team in the event. There will also be two days of free play where everything from robotics, esports and game-based learning to coding, building challenges and 3D printing will be available to experience.
All Comic Con Africa tickets also entitle visitors to attend KidsCon 2022. This way, you can experience the entire pop culture expo with just one ticket.
Comic Con Africa kicks off next week on September 22 and ends on September 25. Be sure to grab your tickets which sell out fast. You can also enter to win tickets that we have to give away here.