So, you should know by now, that I am a comic book lover/die hard…and Im not talking about being a pseudo fan here because I suddenly loved the movies that cropped up over the over years. (and there’s nothing wrong with that if you are) But I’m a bonafide fan from the good ol’ days where as a youngster I would tag along with my brother to go get the much anticipated latest shipment of comics, or rock up in town at crazy-o-clock in the morning, just to be the first at Reader’s Den, to get our grubby little hands on a 1st issue. So it goes without saying that I’ve also had a piqued interest in ComicCon all the years too (yes, Im a nerd and I cant lie)…In fact, to this day I still get super excited when I watch my US family prep and attend the cosplay events over there. Now, the highly anticipated Comic Con Africa 2019 welcomes the youngest member of the family to its spectacular four day offering, KidsCon!!
What is KidsCon, I hear you ask? Well, it’s a convention/festival of sorts that is going to bring the whole family together at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand between the 21st and 24th of September 2019. Its an interactive four-day convention that encourages cosplay for all the kids, as well as all those kids at heart – so mom, dad, older sibling, this is for YOU TOO! And it’s geared towards celebrating and inspiring all kids to embrace the superhero within.
KidsCon was designed for kids BY kids, and that’s why, as a board of 14 diverse children (ages 5 to 10) the KidsCon experts shared their insights on various trends and products. Their input was used to create an unforgettable, dynamic and modern experience that’ll have parents itching to join in too.
So what can you expect at this convention? In the BIC Artist Corner their imagination will surely run wild as they create new worlds while immersed in the Play-Doh Creations space. Visitors can also team up and face-off as they show off their blasting skills in the Hasbro Nerf Zone, and experience the Nerf Fornite blaster range, or play it safe by challenging mom to a game of Monopoly or taking a photo with dad at the Nintendo selfie wall and win wonderful prizes.
Aside from that, visitors are in for a number of treats like meeting some of their favourite characters like, Mario Karts’ Mario and Luigi, your favourite My Little Pony and many more. Other activities include building a RC Car with Nintendo Labo and competing at the Transformers Speed Station to see who takes home the prize for transforming a Transformer in the least amount of time, and a chance to take a pic with Transformer Bumblebee.
Besides the Mario Kart and Ultimate Dance competions., there are numerous other giveaways at KidsCon. Families can shop, learn and play to their hearts content while enjoying what’s routes to be an amazing kids experience. All the exhibitors will keep the whole family entertained and occupied for hours.
A world of wonder is coming soon. Join the first Kid focused festival from the 21st of September and be a part of the excitement of the first annual KidsCon.
NB!These words are mostly taken from a media release provided to me, interwoven with my own thoughts and words. I was not paid to share this, but have chosen to purely because it is of interest to me, and thought you might want to know too. X