Cape Town, South Africa – Today Comic Con, Cape Town announced the introduction of KidsCon – a dedicated area on the Comic Con Cape Town show floor that has activities and an unparalleled toy shopping experience; which is set to make for the ultimate family day out from 27 April to 1 May at CTICC 2. At KidsCon, families will have the opportunity to embrace their inner superhero and explore the creative world of play.

Comic Con Cape Town also announced its partnership with the iconic toys retailer, Toys “R” Us, who will be on board as the presenting partner for KidsCon. Hosting a retail experience in the KidsCon area, Toys “R” Us will bring kids and adults a range of top toys from popular, well-known brands.

Launched in 2019, alongside Comic Con Africa in Johannesburg, KidsCon quickly established itself as a highlight of the event. Offering a blend of entertainment and excitement that is both enjoyable and unforgettable, it’s time that KidsCon is introduced to the Comic Con Cape Town offering.

“We’re incredibly excited to bring Toys R Us to Comic Con and KidsCon, consumers are driven more than ever by experiences and the toy collectible market is no different,” says Catherine Jacoby, Marketing Manager at Toys R Us. “It’s the perfect platform to showcase our Fan Vault collector product ranges, connect with Kidults, adult collectors and share the fun with children in a meaningful way while igniting their imaginations at an incredible event like Comic Con.”

Because KidsCon is located on the Comic Con Cape Town show floor, there is no additional ticket required to make the most out of enjoying KidsCon. Comic Con Cape Town also has a policy that kids 5 and under enter the event for free!

Highlights of what to expect from KidsCon 2024 will include:

  • Fans can expect a Toys “R” Us shopping experience like never before, complemented by a range of top toys and collector items that can be bought at the event to extend the experience of Comic Con Cape Town.
  • Gaming and tech: Allow kids to immerse themselves in the world of video games, fostering friendship and skill development while igniting curiosity with the latest in kids-focused technology, providing hands-on experiences and educational opportunities for young tech enthusiasts.
  • Tabletop Gaming: Dive deep into the realm of strategy and excitement with off-screen tabletop gaming and trading card games like Pokémon.
  • Cosplay: Encourage self-expression and creativity with daily Casual Cosplay Competitions, allowing young participants to dress up and showcase their passion for their favourite characters with a chance to win prizes.
  • Kids Activities: Tailored for young fans, KidsCon offers age-appropriate and entertaining activities.

“We are thrilled to introduce KidsCon to Comic Con Cape Town in 2024,” said Carla Massmann, Show Director for Comic Con Cape Town. “KidsCon promises to be an unforgettable experience and really makes Comic Con Cape Town the ultimate family day out. We can’t wait to see everyone there!” Massmann added.

Be sure to follow Comic Con Cape Town and KidsCon on social media to stay up to date with all the announcements leading up to the show.

Comic Con Cape Town, featuring KidsCon, is happening at the CTICC 2, from 27 April to 1 May 2024. Tickets are now available on Howler: