July 14, 2024

Africa’s largest multi-genre pop-culture and gaming festival, Comic Con Africa, has announced a new addition for this year’s edition of the event, which is taking place from September 22–25 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre.

The new addition is dubbed “StreamerCon” and, according to Comic Con Africa, it is set to be “the place to celebrate and experience all of the online magic and wonder in real life.”

StreamerCon is geared towards celebrating digital creators, platform innovators, and their fans all in one place and will bring together everything that is a part of creating, watching, and promoting video content.

The event will also serve as a hub for creators to expand their reach, for collaborations to spark, and for aspiring content creators to be guided by industry veterans.

Comic Con Africa’s Show Director, Carla Massmann, expressed her elation at the addition of StreamerCon by saying that local content creators are at the core of planning and bringing the event to life.

“We’ve seen the growth and talent of South African streamers – and want to offer these very talented individuals an opportunity to be celebrated,” Massmann said. “The influencer today is very different to what it was. Content creators today are the micro-influencers who drive exceptional engagement through niche communities.”

“In the past year Comic Con Africa has worked to give local streamers and content creators a platform to promote themselves and we believe that now more than ever it is an imperative new addition to the show.”

StreamerCon aims to create awareness around the world-class local content creators irrelevant to their platform – be it Twitch, YouTube, TikTok, or anything else.

StreamerCon will also welcome streaming software companies, tech brands, high-performance software and systems, peripherals, and components, streaming equipment, streaming and recording software, video editing and design software, vlogging kits, and so much more.