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Remember, you’ll have to shell out a little bit extra for autographs and photos at Comic Con Africa

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This Friday, South Africa gets its very first taste of the Comic Con experience that so many other countries have enjoyed for years. Tons of exclusive merch! The best comic book artists on the continent under one roof! Movie and TV actors! While Jason Momoa may not be coming here nomoa, Comic Con Africa still has an Avenger in the form of Anthony Mackie who’ll be making the trip.

A fan favourite and an all-around great guy apparently, grabbing a photo with a Hollywood star sounds like an opportunity that everyone wants to scratch off of their bucket list. Which you totally can do at Comic Con Africa, if you pony up some extra cash for the chance to do so. According to the Comic Con Africa FaceBook page, photo ops with the following actors will be available:

  • Anthony Mackie
  • Travis Fimmel
  • Kevin Sussman
  • Ricky Whittle
  • Yetide Badaki
  • Demore Barnes

Over on HTXT, details on just how much a quick session with your screen crush were also revealed. If you want some of Kevin Sussman, Anthony Mackie and Travis Fimmel’s ink on your parchment, that’ll set you back R300, while Yetide Badaki, Demore Barnes and Ricky Whittle will charge you 250 Randelas for their signature.

As for photo ops? Those will cost extra, as will the option for additional prints and a JPEG of the photo to be mailed to you. Here’s a breakdown on the prices from the Comic Con Africa website for the photos alone:

  • Anthony Mackie – R595
  • Demore Barnes – R395
  • Kevin Sussman – R495
  • Ricky Whittle – R395
  • Travis Fimmel – R595
  • Yetide Badaki – R395

Anthony Mackie (1)

It’s weird, isn’t it? It’s not that we don’t have big events locally, but the idea of paying for autographs still feels like a foreign idea on this side of the globe – though it’s standard practice elsewhere. I’m not going to complain though, because if actors want to make an extra bit of scratch with their star power, then that’s fine and dandy if people are prepared to pay for it. Basically, the message here is that Comic Con Africa is going to be a pricey event when you add entrance fees, autograph sessions and the rampant mania associated with seeing a Funko POP! figure on sale. Probably.

On the plus side, Comic Con Africa’s panels will be free to attend (another tip of the hat to HTXT), provided that you can hustle your buns in quick enough. First come, first served yo. Beyond that, I’m amped for the event this weekend. Most of the Critical Hit gang will be present, some of us will be in costume and we’re ready to rock and/or roll this weekend.

Plus, we won’t even charge you that much for our signatures and a photo op.

Last Updated: September 12, 2018


  1. Sounds like a cheap circumcision to me…


    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      September 12, 2018 at 10:34

      Is that how much it cost you?


      • Original Heretic

        September 12, 2018 at 10:36

        You don’t know that old joke?

        What do you call a cheap circumcision?
        A rip off.


        • Pariah

          September 12, 2018 at 10:44

          I see why you call it old. It’s flaccid.


          • Original Heretic

            September 12, 2018 at 10:45

            It does tend to limp along.

        • WhiteRock

          September 12, 2018 at 11:08

          Clearly no leg to stand on.


        • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

          September 12, 2018 at 11:47

          Ohhh hahahaha that’s a good one!! Never heard it before. People don’t joke about my small penis in front of me. Because I overcompensate with force.


  2. Admiral Chief

    September 12, 2018 at 09:58

    • Pariah

      September 12, 2018 at 10:08

      Yeah, Owl pass on that, thanks.


  3. Gavin Mannion

    September 12, 2018 at 10:51

    so R900 for a photo and signature?


  4. Draco Lusus

    September 12, 2018 at 11:06

    I feel bad for the D-grade stars that will likely get 0 signature requests. This thing seems like its going from bad to worse.


    • Gavin Mannion

      September 12, 2018 at 11:07

      Apparently it’s standard practice.. I find it weird though

      I’m going to Comicon in Belgium at the end of the month and Draco Malfroy is there charging.. I love Harry Potter but it’s going to be a hard pass from me


  5. Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

    September 12, 2018 at 11:10

    Really sucks the amount they are charging and trying to get info out of them is also tough.

    From what I have gathered, is that the Photo can be with you and 3 other friends/family at the R600 mark.

    So if you split the costing, it could be worth it.

    Really hope I’m not wrong on this but that is the impression.

    “3. You (1) and up to three (3) of your friends or family can be in your photo.”

    EDIT: – Called Comic Con Africa.

    R600 for Photo, with you and up to 3 other people – CONFIRMED !!!


  6. Conan the Barbarian

    September 12, 2018 at 11:56

    I would rather pay R250 for something than wait an extra hour in a queue.
    Getting signatures is somewhat silly to me though, and I’m not paying someone to take a photo with them. I probably wouldn’t even get a photo if it was free.


  7. Skittle

    September 12, 2018 at 12:34

    Lol, that’s ridiculous


  8. Magoo

    September 12, 2018 at 12:41

    Well at least the queues will be short/non-existent.


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