StreamerCon added to Comic Con AfricaBy Staff Writer 30 March 2022 | Categories: news
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There’s a LOT happening at this year’s Comic Con Africa, and it seems that the organisers are not looking to stop soon.
Taking place during 22-25 September 2022 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Comic Con Africa has announced another addition to the event this year: StreamerCon.
Geared towards celebrating digital creators, platform innovators, and their fans all in one place, StreamerCon is bringing together everything that is a part of creating, watching, and promoting video content, according to the organisers. It’s stated that StreamerCon will be the hub for creators to expand their reach 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 StreamerCon 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 stated. “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,” she notes.
StreamerCon aims to create awareness around the world-class local content creators irrelevant of their platform - be it Twitch, YouTube, TikTok, or anything else.
In 2021, Comic Con Africa launched Streamer Takeovers which allowed members of the South African streaming community to showcase themselves on Comic Con Africa’s Twitch channel. After engaging with this community, that displays great passion and comradery, Comic Con Africa has set out to highlight content creators – established and upcoming – across the continent.
The organisers note StreamerCon is also excited to 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 and vlogging kits.
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