Get ready to show off your sneakers! StreetCon joins ComicCon Africa, which returns in September 2022 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre after Covid-19 disruptions. The event will take place on 22-25 September and a ticket to the regular ComicCon will get you an entry into StreetCon.
According to the company, StreetCon is a collaboration between urban culture and pop culture, showcasing the latest in popular streetwear, accessories and street art.
Carla Massmann, Comic Con Africa’s Show Director, says: “Pop-culture has always been relevant in urban culture, and I’m so excited to see these two worlds collide. StreetCon will be a space where creators and curators will meet up to celebrate urban culture and where streetwear and pop culture enthusiasts can gather to shop new drops, exchange artistic expression, as well as shop for the latest in merch, accessories and art,” said Massmann.
According the press statement, StreetCon will be a platform for local and upcoming street brands; the best in SA talent with live graffiti and sketch battles; the first ever street artist alley; special activations; a food truck village; tattoo alley and more.
In celebration of the launch of StreetCon, Comic Con Africa collaborated with the Cape Town born artist, Chad Hanning – aka Bushy Wopp. Through their collaboration, satirical and cartoon-like illustrations filled with cheerful colours are on track to become ingrained in South African street culture. More info on https://www.instagram.com/streetconafrica/.
As you may know, the event moved from Kyalami racetrack to the Johannesburg Expo Centre, which has capacity for the 80 000 expected visitors. The team at ComicCon Africa HQ says it spent the past two years performing the necessary due diligence to ensure that the event in 2022 will be bigger, better and safer than ever before – with the strictest of Covid protocols and measures in place, to ensure peace of mind for all attendees and vendors.
Attendees can expect to see international celebrities, the best in gaming and gear, Artist Alley, pop culture merch, table top games, and of course the highly anticipated Cosplay Competitions alongside various activations leading up to the event. Not only is this a pop culture playground for enthusiasts and professionals, but there will also be the KidsCon edition, creating a space for the entire family to enjoy the ultimate day out!
Tickets for the festival and more information can be found on the official Comic Con Africa website.
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