New StreetCon event now alongside Comic Con AfricaBy Staff Writer 3 March 2022 | Categories: news
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Comic Con Africa is making its return this year, taking place from 22-25 September 2022 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre. Now there is a new addition to the event - StreetCon.
The organisers describe StreetCon as, "the perfect collaboration between urban culture and pop culture, showcasing the latest in popular streetwear, accessories and street art". Moreover, a ticket to Comic Con Africa gets you access to StreetCon too.
Comic Con Africa’s show director, Carla Massmann, expressed her excitement at the addition of StreetCon to Comic Con Africa and confirms that it is the first of many exciting things coming to the festival in September.
“Pop-culture has always been relevant in urban culture, and I’m so excited to see these two worlds collide. StreetCon will be a space where creators and curators will meet up to celebrate urban culture and where streetwear and pop culture enthusiasts can gather to shop new drops, exchange artistic expression, as well as shop for the latest in merch, accessories and art,” said Massmann.
In addition to the above, StreetCon will be a platform for local and upcoming street brands; the best in SA talent with live graffiti and sketch battles; the first ever street artist alley; special activations; a food truck village; tattoo alley and more.
In celebration of the launch of StreetCon, Comic Con Africa collaborated with the Cape Town born artist, Chad Hanning - aka Bushy Wopp. Through their collaboration, satirical and cartoon-like illustrations filled with cheerful colours are on track to become ingrained in South African street culture.
Kicking things off will be a live chat with Bushy Wopp on Thursday 3 March 2022 at the event's Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/streetconafrica/
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