Comic Con Africa is excited to announce that KidsCon will be making a welcome return to Jozi and again form part of Africa’s largest multi-genre pop-culture and gaming festival. One of the many things that set KidsCon apart from anything else families have yet experienced is that it is a festival for kids, by kids, and will be part of the entire Comic Con Africa weekend at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from 22 to 25 September.
“After some time spent watching cartoons due to the pandemic, KidsCon is back and bigger than ever. Jam-packed with entertaining and engaging interactive areas, we’ve designed this year’s festival to be one of the most immersive experiences ever to hit the continent. KidsCon is truly a festival where kids get to embrace their inner superhero, spark their creativity, and let their little light shine,” said Carla Massmann, Comic Con Africa Show Director.
Kids can gear up for some healthy competition throughout the jam-packed weekend as soon as the Nintendo consoles go on. Setting new high scores will become the order of the day and they will have the option to step up, and take on a Just Dance Challenge and strut their most impressive moves, or enjoy free play MineCraft. They can also choose to take part in the Mario Kart competition then meet Mario and Luigi, amongst other characters at the festival.
Some exciting exhibitions at this year’s KidsCon include Lacey’s Toy Store, where visitors will have incredible options to shop for the best kids’ toys and lifestyle products like top toy brands like Cry Babies, VIP Pets, Revolt, Taiyo, Syma and New Bright. Check out the incredible range of RC vehicles and also the drone and helicopter landing/ take-off zones. And, The Build-A-Bear Workshop, which will keep little hands busy for hours as their imaginations take over while finding their new best friend. The young ones will also be able to meet and engage with their favourite characters at the meet-and-greet from the KidsCon stage.
Then, get ready for some high-adrenalin play as Hasbro will be out in full force with a free-to-play Nerf Zone. In this fun and safe environment, kids can take on each other – or their parents. It’s more than asserting dominance for the TV remote. This might assert the kids’ dominance over everything fun-and-games, once and for all. Those who choose to take a back seat on the action can walk over to Hasbro’s Play-Doh area, where creativity will blossom as kids use the palms of their hands to shape the worlds they’ve always imagined.
Families can now look forward to an amazing KidsCon experience with daily cosplay and dress-up competitions and stunning prizes. Everyone is encouraged to dress up and show off their homemade or store-bought costumes, even if they choose not to strut their stuff on the KidsCon stage.
Amongst the amazing prizes up for grabs, the official destination partner for KidsCon, Forever Resort Warmbaths will be offering the chance to win a magical weekend away valued at R26 600.00. The whole family will enjoy a scenic game drive, Tacoma spa vouchers, a Hydro Spa voucher, an unforgettable Teambo Jet Ski experience and access to the Rival Zone, meals and snacks, as well as a Speedy Hamper.
Other highlights will include a tabletop games area for kids, Kids Tech, and the best in Kids Gaming to cover all the content that thrills and delights them. Also, show off that Pop Star talent and remember to participate in the cool daily Kids Karaoke competitions.
And Yes, KidsCon will most definitely feature a Candy Avenue, a row of candy stores that will set all visitors off on an adventure to satisfy even the most insatiable sweet-tooth. Then, take some time to visit the Bargain Books reading corner to get lost in fantasy worlds of imagination and wonder. Here kids can delve into a world of adventure through an incredible collection of books that will help foster a love for reading.
One of the highlights for more tech-savvy fans 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, e-sports and game-based learning to coding, build challenges, and 3D printing will be available to experience.
Oh, and did we mention that your ticket to Comic Con Africa gets you in to KidsCon, so you get the whole pop culture experience for the entire family? All Kids over the age of 18 are warned that the range of fun and games could trigger some nostalgia, and they could easily find themselves as captivated by KidsCon as smaller fans are.
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