Comic Con Africa is excited to announce that KidsCon will be back this year and form part of Africa’s largest multi-genre pop-culture and gaming festival.
Curated by an impressive ‘Board of Little Experts’, this years’ show will set KidsCon apart, as the ultimate immersive experience - a festival just for kids, designed by kids.
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Collocated with, and taking place throughout the entire Comic Con Africa weekend at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from 22 to 25 September, KidsCon will have something for all little fans. Bringing together everything that dreams are made of, and more. KidsCon has heightened the experience and selected several of the brightest, and coolest kids between the ages of 7 and 11 to form a ‘Board of Little Experts’, which plays an important part in deciding which cool elements make it to KidsCon this year.
“With almost 60% of Africa’s population under 25 years old, listening to, and taking direction from the kids on the ‘Board of Little Experts’ is vital in shaping not only the most incredible festival experience, but it also lays the foundation for an intuitive, inclusive and representative society. They grow up with technologies and tools many of us could only have dreamt of at that age. Plus, they have a brilliant way of thinking outside the box that can surprise even the most creative of adults,”
said Carla Massmann, Comic Con Africa Show Director.
‘Board meetings’ might sound boring… but this is where we find creative ways of discovering what’s fun out there and what they want. Coming from different backgrounds, having varying interests and opinions on topics such as gaming, fashion, food, books and so much more, makes the board more dynamic and fun! From doing unboxing reviews, engaging in conversation, comparing what they like and don’t like as well as voting on certain games, gadgets and kids gear, the ‘Board of Little Experts’ provides welcomed insight on what South African kids want to uncover at every turn.
“Even though we can’t bring a spaceship to the show or build a hall out of candy quite yet, our little experts have wonderful insights into the things that excite them. We also build incredible content with them, such as unboxing, game reviews, and art tutorials to name just a few. This year’s board have really surprised us, sharing so much creativity and inspiration, they are a confident bunch that give us a taste of our future leaders and go-getters ”
Kids have an incredible four days of fun to look forward to this year with more activities on offer than ever. There’ll be daily Kids Karaoke competitions, along with that are super-fun Just Dance challenges, Mario Kart races, Transformer Speed Builds, and so many other activities taking place live on the Kids Con stage every day!
Families can now look forward to a bigger and better KidsCon experience with daily cosplay and dress-up competitions with some stunning prizes. Other highlights will include the latest and greatest in toys and kids lifestyle product, KidsCon Comic and Art, Kids Tech, and of course tons for our Gamer Kids to thrill and delight.
One of the highlights in the gaming space will be the KidsCon E-sports tournament powered by RGB Gaming. The two-day tournament will see 64 players from 16 schools duke it out to decide who walks away with bragging rights and stunning prizes as the top team of the event. There will also be two days of free play where everything from robotics, esports and game-based learning to coding, build challenges, and 3D printing will be available to experience.
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