NB::This event has been postponed till next year!!
We were contacted by the SA ComicCon guys about an up coming event and I was wondering what you guys think and if you feel AWX should be there?
Here's some info from their info pack they sent out:
What is SA ComicCon?
SA ComicCon or SACC is the perfect venue for the Comic and Pop-culture enthusiasts to meet the artists, Retailers and companies behind the local Comic industry. All the best Specialist retailers showing their latest in collectable and imported merchandise, introducing new consumers to the unique trade and range of the exhibitors. It will also be the first to have an official International Marvel Comic Artist at the venue.
Why SA ComicCon?
With the rapid growth of the comic and related Pop Culture industry both internationally and locally, SACC will take advantage of the high demand for specialist retail driven stores, products and services, giving both the consumer and retailer a chance to mingle in an environment designed specifically to suit their passion.
Promotion of each of the exhibitors will play a key role in the marketing of SACC. The exhibitor will not only have access to thousands of people that attend the event, but also through the SACC website and other mass-market avenues of public interest, creating a larger awareness of the exhibitor and the stores they currently offer.
When and where is SA ComicCon?
The 10th to 12th August 2007 (the long weekend). Situated in the huge Sisulu Hall in Randburg, Gauteng.
About the venue:
Situated in the Sisulu Hall, Randburg – SA ComicCon’s carefully selected location provides both exhibitors and attendee’s all the necessary facilities to enjoy their Sub-culture experience. Shielded from the weather with bathroom and outdoor smoking facilities, the huge venue will also cater for drinks and food during the convention hours. Allowing for secure parking for over 2 000 exhibitors and attendees, the immediate area also offers a variety of take away venues and ATM’s for easy access for specific dietary requirements.
Confirmed Highlights at SA ComicCon:
• International Marvel Artist, Reilly Brown will be flown in, exclusively for the SA ComicCon event offering Sketches, signed artworks and tips on the international comic industry.
• Cosplay, SA’s biggest Cosplay event to date! With over 50 local Cosplayer's sporting their latest Anime, Comic or Gaming outfits. Spot and actual Competition prizes to be won.
• Model kit competition and workshop, learn the latest techniques and view the latest models at the workshop.
• Comic Artist competition including the highly anticipated Comic Jam 3.(in association with the natural cultures museum.)
• Comic Workshops, hosted by ComicWorX.
• Comic Storyboard competition.
• Signings and artwork from local Comic pro’s in SA ComicCon’s Artist Alley.
• Comic and figure Museum, an enthusiast’s must see!
• Launch of a new 3D modelling program with demonstrations and 3D modelling Competition
• Comic and collectable auction for event participants run through the event organisers and retailers.
Here's the site and contact details from the info Pack: