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In a press statement released on Monday, Reed Exhibitions Africa and ReedPOP announced that Cape Town will play host to its very own version of the popular comic book convention.
The Cape Town convention is set to have a "stronger focus on films and series", partnering with the Cape Town International Animation Festival from 2020 onwards. This partnership will bring together fans of both events into one venue at the same time, aiming to create a larger following for animation in Africa.
Speaking about the exciting announcement, Reed Exhibitions Africa's managing director Carol Weaving said: "With the unprecedented success of the 2018 Comic Con Africa it is the natural next step to bring this format to the city of Cape Town. While the style of this Comic Con will be slightly different to Comic Con Africa, we still expect the same level of entertainment focusing on our key pillars which include film, series, animation, cosplay, comic books and gaming. We are thrilled to be announcing the dates when we will be bringing the Comic Con magic to another South African city."
As with Comic Con Africa, the Cape Town edition of the convention will include both local and international celebrities but will have the film industry as its main focus.
Comic Con Cape Town is set to take place from 1 to 3 May 2020, a venue is still to be confirmed.