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Thursday, 18 July 2019

@PrimaToys Launches #Fortnite #BattleRoyale Figurine Collection #PrimaToys #BringingTheFUN

Hi Friends, 

No one can dispute the fact that Fortnite: Battle Royale has become a gaming phenomenon and it’s easy to see why gamers everywhere, including South Africa, have become obsessed with it. With 200 million registered players worldwide and counting, the game is huge! It has catapulted numerous online gamers to celebrity-status fame and it has entered pop culture to become a household name.

Now, following this phenomenon, gamers and fans will be thrilled to know that Prima Toys has launched a brand new range of Fortnite: Battle Royale figures. The range is available now, so if the game is your passion, head to your nearest toy shop or retailer quickly because these toys are sure to sell out fast!
@PrimaToys Launches #Fortnite #BattleRoyale Figurine Collection #PrimaToys #BringingTheFUN
Chiquita Patrizi, spokesperson for Prima Toys is excited to be bringing South African fans a new range of figurines that will be accessible to not only the diehard fanatics but also to children who enjoy collecting action figures.
@PrimaToys Launches #Fortnite #BattleRoyale Figurine Collection #PrimaToys #BringingTheFUN
“Nothing could have prepared the online gaming universe or popular culture for the success and sensation that is Fortnite. In light of this, we are extremely excited to be bringing the very accessible Fortnite Battle Royale range to collectors and gamers across South Africa. The figurines are highly-detailed, articulated and feature swappable accessories. Fans will love them!” says Patrizi.
@PrimaToys Launches #Fortnite #BattleRoyale Figurine Collection #PrimaToys #BringingTheFUN
The Prima Toys range by Moose is unique because it is a continually expanding universe that includes all the favorite skins. Each highly-detailed micro-collectible figure stands at just over 5cm and has been sculpted in action pose with 2 to 3 points of articulation. Each figure includes a stand and two swappable accessories, ranging from weapons to Back Bling.
@PrimaToys Launches #Fortnite #BattleRoyale Figurine Collection #PrimaToys #BringingTheFUN
So, what can fans expect?
The first wave of 16 figures will include fan-favorite skins like Skull Trooper, Drift, Brite Bomber, Carbide, Omega, Ragnarok and more! Fans can also be on the lookout for Diecast, a limited-edition figure… only 1000 exist! The collection will grow to 100 figures over the course of the year.
@PrimaToys Launches #Fortnite #BattleRoyale Figurine Collection #PrimaToys #BringingTheFUN

Here are a few important details:
  • The Battle Royale Collection is a line of 5cm collectible figures.
  • Figures are sculpted in action poses with 2-3 points of articulation.
  • Each figure will come with a stand and two swappable accessories, ranging from weapons to Back Bling.
  • The Fortnite Battle Royale collection will feature a wide range of figures to collect, growing to 100 characters over the course of 2019.
  • The first wave of figures will also include fan-favorite skins like Skull Trooper, Drift, Brite Bomber, Carbide, Omega, Ragnarok, and more.
  • Look out for the limited edition Diecast figure because only 1000 exist worldwide.
  • Ideal for ages 8 years and over.
  • Available at toy stores and retailers countrywide.
@PrimaToys Launches #Fortnite #BattleRoyale Figurine Collection #PrimaToys #BringingTheFUN
R129.99 for a single pack
R249.99 for a 2 pack
R399.99 for a 4 pack
But wait, there’s more!

Another range of figurines, standing at 12cm high and featuring various points of articulation, will be available mid-June. Make sure to keep your eye on the toy shelves!

For more information go to www.primatoys.co.za and Follow @PrimaToys on twitter. 

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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

66 Days Count Down to @ComicConAfrica 2019 Has Begun 21-24 Sep 2019 #ComicConAfrica

Hi Friends, 

Today marks the official count down to Comic-Con Africa 2019! Reed Exhibitions and ReedPOP are 66 days away from hosting the biggest and most interactive pop culture experience at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, allowing audiences to experience the best cosplay, comic books, anime, manga, video games, films and series the world has to offer between the 21st and 24th of September 2019. 

Comic-Con Africa 2019 will welcome an estimated 60,000 visitors, offering 160 hours of content across five halls including panels, competitions, seminars, and workshops. With 250 exhibitors offering event specials on everything from gaming hardware and accessories, cosplay designers, apparel, pop-culture merchandise, comics, and figurine collectibles as well as various artists, authors and more, this is the place to gear up and geek out. 

While there is still so much more to be announced, the 2019 line-up for Comic-Con Africa has already surpassed that of last year and audiences will be excited to engage with highly anticipated international visitors like The Avengers' Anthony Mackie, also known as ‘The Falcon’, who made his first appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and later in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
66 Day Count Down to @ComicConAfrica 2019 Has Begun #ComicConAfrica
Fans are also eager to meet Isaac Hempstead Wright, better known as Bran Stark, one of the most recognizable characters from the multi-award-winning series Game of Thrones. Isaac will take part in panel discussions as well as do photo and autograph signings along with acclaimed American author Brian Azzarello, most notably known for his work on the Harvey and Eisner award-winning 100 Bullets series, as well as Nolan North and Troy Baker.

Nolan North is both an actor and a voice actor and is known for characters such as Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series, Desmond Miles from the Assassin's Creed series, Meepo the Geomancer in Dota2, Penguin in Batman and many more. Troy Baker has become one of the most prolific actors in video games. His performances as Joel in The Last of Us and Booker DeWitt in Bioshock Infinite has solidified him as an icon in gaming today. 

Leading comic book writer, Donny Cates, best known for Thanos, Doctor Strange, Interceptor, Star Trek, and Atomahawk among others is also on the ever-growing list of the guest appearances at Comic-Con Africa 2019. 

Audiences are in for a lot more than expected as they can engage with feature areas like Artist Alley, Cosplay Central, Gaming, the Main Stage, LARPing, and the Writers Block as well as a dedicated #Bloggers and #Vloggers Lounge. 
66 Day Count Down to @ComicConAfrica 2019 Has Begun #ComicConAfrica
KidsCon, which will be located in Hall 2, has made Comic Con Africa more family-friendly than before offering the little ones the opportunity to engage with their favorite characters and experience Comic Con Africa on their terms. 

Keeping “App” to date with all things Comic Con Africa will be easy this year as the Comic-Con Africa App will help you plan your experience. Offering the full exhibitors list, interactive maps, a selfie camera and more, you’ll be able to plan your Con from the palm of your hand. 

Tickets to this must-attend pop culture festival of the year are selling out fast, so get yours today. The free-play zones, activity zones, screenings and content zones will allow you to have a seat and take everything in, with additional chill zones. 

Follow Comic Con Africa on Facebook, @ComicConAfrica on Twitter and @comicconafrica_official on Instagram, or visit https://www.comicconafrica.co.za/en.html.

Cheers!!!
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William Shatner @WilliamShatner - SCI-FI Cultural Icon To Appear @ComicConAfrica #ComicConAfrica

Hi Friends, 

Trekkies and the rest of Africa are about to lose their minds! Reed Exhibitions Africa and ReedPOP today announced that acclaimed Emmy Award winner, actor, author, producer, director, and singer William Shatner is appearing at Comic-Con Africa in September 2019. Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek franchise. 

Shatner’s Captain Kirk was charismatic, moral, just and headstrong. Brave enough to save a planet under attack and charming enough to win over the most stubborn dissenters. Kirk stubbornly took matters into his own hands, often disobeying orders, but was an inspirational leader who pushed his crew, his ship and most of all, himself, to the limits of what they could accomplish. He was also something of a womanizer, and in line with Star Trek’s fight against the status quo of the time, he featured in one of television’s first interracial kisses.

The science fiction series created by Gene Roddenberry only lasted for three seasons yet thanks in no small part to Shatner’s portray of Captain James T Kirk, the series did not die. In fact, the opposite happened. The show continued to live on in syndication and became even more popular. Star Trek became a Saturday morning cartoon that ran during the mid-1970s, and it was resurrected in a live-action film in 1979. Returning to the role of Kirk, Shatner starred in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The film's warm reception by film-goers showed how much affection the public has for Shatner and the series. Shatner continues to lend his star power to Pop Culture this day and appeared in the final season of The Big Bang Theory.
William Shatner @WilliamShatner - SCI-FI Cultural Icon To Appear @ComicConAfrica
The show was also the benefactor of one of the most successful fan-organized letter-writing campaigns in TV history. 100,000 Trekkies wrote letters demanding the show stay on the air, and 200 students marched to show their support for the franchise which was then retained for a further season.
Another of Shatner’s most successful shows was Boston Legal, where he played the character, Denny Crane. Confident, crude, irreverent, and stubborn, he elicited strong feeling in whoever met him. He founded the law firm, Crane, Poole & Schmidt featured in the show. He was flexible with his principles at work but fastidious with his personal scruples. Denny was very sure of his capabilities and stated he had won over 6,000 cases and would never lose a single one. He was a maverick, and at the time of the show he was something of a liability, yet always retained his legendary status.

Before encountering all sorts of unusual aliens and challenging situations, Shatner started his career as a child performer in radio programs for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and continued to pursue his acting career while he was a student at McGill University. 

Shatner made his film debut in 1958's The Brothers Karamazov with Yul Brynner. That same year, he returned to Broadway for a two-year run in The Secret Life of Suzie Wong and in 1959 won the Theatre World Award for his performance. After a few successful acting roles on the big and small screen, on the 8 September 1966 he landed the role of Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek that franchise, the role that made him synonymous with all things Sci-Fi and pop culture. 

He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of Star Trek and has co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe. He has also written a series of science fiction novels called TekWar that were adapted for television. 

But only a ticket to Comic-Con Africa will give you the opportunity to meet the Godfather of Sci-Fi. Tickets to this must-attend pop culture festival of the year are selling out fast. Tickets will get you access to all areas, except for William Shatner’s dressing room! Follow Comic Con Africa on Facebook, @ComicConAfrica on Twitter and @comicconafrica_official on Instagram, or visit 

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@ReedExpoAfrica The Largest LEGO® Activation on the Continent Created for #KidsCon Africa @ComicConAfrica

Hi Friends, 

Reed Exhibitions and ReedPOP officially announce the LARGEST LEGO® event in Africa, to be held at KidsCon 2019 co-located with Comic-Con Africa from the 21st to the 24th of September at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.

In partnership with KidsCon, the first family-friendly and completely kids focused convention in South Africa, LEGO® are expected to WOW visitors with tons of thousands of bricks, bringing every LEGO® fans dream to life.
@ReedExpoAfrica The Largest LEGO® Activation on the Continent Created for #KidsCon Africa @ComicConAfrica
Immerse the whole family into a world of exploration, creativity, and imagination by taking part in the LEGO® games, builds and activations at KidsCon over all four days. Get together with Andrea, Emma, Mia, Olivia, Stephanie and the diverse world of LEGO® friends and be transported into a world of your own making.
@ReedExpoAfrica The Largest LEGO® Activation on the Continent Created for #KidsCon Africa @ComicConAfrica
Can you imagine all the things you’ll be able to create from the pieces found in the gigantic LEGO® pits? You don’t need 40 billion LEGO® bricks to reach the moon, you can build a world of fun and excitement at KidsCon, all you need is a bit of imagination.
@ReedExpoAfrica The Largest LEGO® Activation on the Continent Created for #KidsCon Africa @ComicConAfrica
Besides being able to find the hottest Marvel, DC, Star Wars and other models on display, you’ll be able to win big by simply participating and having fun with an opportunity to win 1000’s of rand worth of prizes. And if you’re up for a challenge, test your brain with LEGO® Robotics or put your fast fingers up against your friends to see who’s the fastest builder among you.
@ReedExpoAfrica The Largest LEGO® Activation on the Continent Created for #KidsCon Africa @ComicConAfrica
“KidsCon is going to be a world of wonder for kids and families alike. The addition of the largest LEGO® activation on the African continent, shows that KidsCon means business, but that’s not all, there are many more announcements to come” says Carol Weaving, Managing Director at Reed Exhibitions.
@ReedExpoAfrica The Largest LEGO® Activation on the Continent Created for #KidsCon Africa @ComicConAfrica
With less than 80 days to go, make sure you buy your tickets from Computicket so you don’t miss out on any of the excitement or fantastic prizes up for grabs withLEGO® at KidsCon. Book your tickets now for KidsCon Africa 2019 by visiting the Computicket website: https://tickets.computicket.com/event/comic_con_africa_2019/7062267
or via Comic Con Africa website: http://bit.ly/CCA_KidsCon

Follow www.facebook.com/kidsconafrica for many more exciting announcements.

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@Everest2020SA All-Women Mountaineering Team Sets Sights On New 9 Peak Challenge Record #couragetostart #strengthtoendure

Hi Friends, 

Two members of the first all-women team from Africa scheduled to climb Mt Everest in 2020 are attempting to complete the South African 9 Peaks Challenge in August this year – covering 141km of hiking, 7,888m of vertical ascent, and 5,298km of driving – as the first women-only team to do it.

The 9 Peaks Challenge involves the ascent of the highest point of each province in South Africa, with strict adherence to set rules to successfully challenge a category record. The clock starts at the foot of the first peak and ends on the summit of the last. The ‘fastest known time for a female team’ category is unchallenged, and mountaineers Alda Waddell and Tumi Mphahlele plan to make their mark, starting on 22 August and taking between four and six days to complete it. The fastest time by a mixed pair was set in October 2018 by Jurgens and Christel Hanekom in 4 days, 18 hours, and 45 minutes.
@Everest2020SA All-Women Mountaineering Team Sets Sights On New 9 Peak Challenge Record #couragetostart #strengthtoendure
The peaks are Iron Crown (2,126m) near Haenertsburg in Limpopo; De Berg (2,331m) near Lydenburg in Mpumalanga; Seweweekspoort Peak (2,325m) in the Groot Swartberg Nature Reserve in the Western Cape; Nooigedacht (1,816m), the highest point of the Magaliesberg in North West; Mafadi (3,451m) the highest peak in South Africa in the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal; Toringkop (1,913m) in Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve in Gauteng; Kwaduma (3,019m) in the Drakensberg in the Eastern Cape; Namahadi (3,291m) in the Drakensberg in the Free State; and Murch Point (2,156m) in the Karoo in the Northern Cape.
@Everest2020SA All-Women Mountaineering Team Sets Sights On New 9 Peak Challenge Record #couragetostart #strengthtoendure
The two intrepid women, who together with Lisa Gering and Deshun Deysel, all four from Johannesburg, are preparing to summit Everest in April and May 2020 to fulfill their dreams and to inspire young women entrepreneurs to have the ‘courage to start and the strength to endure’ – the motto of the Everest expedition.

Waddell says doing the 9 Peaks Challenge is in preparation of the #Everest2020 challenge. “It’s not an easy challenge and it is in many ways forcing Tumi and me to be focused and super fit. It’s also exciting as this is probably one of the best South African mountaineering challenges for endurance we can participate in. This Challenge will test our mental tenacity and physical endurance that we will need next year with the long days and nights in extremely cold weather. Endurance is what gets you to the top – just putting one foot in front of the other.”
@Everest2020SA All-Women Mountaineering Team Sets Sights On New 9 Peak Challenge Record #couragetostart #strengthtoendure
Waddell (45) who works at BMW SA and describes herself as the mother of 17-year-old twins, says her interest in mountaineering started in 2008 when she climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. “The entire journey of mountaineering is an adventure, from meeting new people and creating lifelong bonds, to the intensive planning and mental and physical preparation needed for each climb, and the extraordinary places I’ve visited and experienced.”

Tumi, director at IG3N and Amperion Energy, is a recreational endurance athlete with a keen interest in mountain sports. She has successfully climbed three of the seven global summits – Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Elbrus and Mt. Aconcagua – and has ambitions to complete the rest over the next few years. She has also summited other mountain peaks of varying altitudes in Africa and South America. She says that the idea of being the first all-women team from Africa to summit Everest gives her goosebumps. “It will be a dream come true. While I respect the mountains and recognize the risk and dangers associated with climbing Mount Everest, I do think that the success for the team and for the continent is worth the risk.”
@Everest2020SA All-Women Mountaineering Team Sets Sights On New 9 Peak Challenge Record #couragetostart #strengthtoendure
Summiting the 9 Peaks in South Africa, and setting a record as the first all-women team to complete the challenge was her idea and in line with her abilities. “I have the mental and the physical strength, the fighting spirit, and the temperament to attempt such a feat and stay the course. I have a strong work ethic and an ability to practice objectivity, even under intense pressure. I get fulfillment from achieving the goals that I set for myself.”

Completing the 9 Peaks Challenge will also increase awareness of the team’s Everest 2020 plans and contribute to securing sponsorship, which vital for the expedition as the full cost of the preparation climbs and the climb up Mt. Everest in 2020 for the four-women team is about R5 million.

Follow the women’s climbing progress and achievements on Facebook on Everest2020SA.

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@rAgeExpo - Ramped up With A New Look And Feel And More Game Than Ever Before #comeandplay #rAgeExpo2019

Hi Friends, 

rAge has secured its spot as one of the most mind-blowing events to take place in Joburg each year. 2018 saw over 34 000 gamers and geeks swarm the TicketPro Dome, and this year visitors will once again cross the threshold to a three-day thrill-fest to get lost in the fantasy-inspired whirlwind of gaming, cosplay, geek culture, tech and gaming merch that is Planet rAge.

rAge 2019 has been ramped up another level with a brand-new look and feel, with the introduction of an awesome new logo, that rings in a new era of incredible for the event.

"The industry we're in is always updating things, pushing boundaries and doing something new. We've had the same look and feel for the rAge logo since we started out in 2003, so it was long overdue for a refresh!" Michael James, Senior Project Manager.

Tickets for the expo are on sale now and tickets to the NAG LAN, Southern Africa’s largest BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer/Console) LAN, will be on sale from 27 July via the rAge website, so keep your eyes peeled because they move like lightning.
@rAgeExpo - Ramped up With A New Look And Feel And More Game Than Ever Before #comeandplay #rAgeExpo2019
The annual rAge expo, now in its 17th year, offers visitors a full weekend of gaming, technology, gadgets and geek lifestyle entertainment. Fantasy fanatics can literally immerse themselves in the culture, explore, touch and try out the latest gaming goods available, and escape reality completely.

New games to play, the latest gaming hardware to try out, esports play and spectating, locally developed games, show specials, competitions and giveaways – the weekend is going to be so jam-packed with things to do, play and see. Seriously, it’s going to blow your mind.

Check out www.rageexpo.co.za and come along to Planet rAge – You don’t want to miss this!
#rAgeExpo2019 #comeandplay #17yearsofawesome #agalaxyofgeek

EVENT DETAILS:
When is rAge? - Friday 27 September – 10h00-18h00
Saturday 28 September – 09h00-18h00
Sunday 29 September – 09h00-16h00

Where is rAge? - The TicketPro Dome, Johannesburg

How do I buy tickets to rAge 2019? - Online here or at Ticketpro outlets
Day Pass – R160 per person (ticket valid for entry for one day only)
Weekend Pass – R320 per person (ticket valid for entry for all three days)
Children under 6 are free
The following tickets are only available to purchase at the door:
Family Pass – R540 per family (ticket valid for one day for 2 adults + 2 children aged between 6 & 18)
Student Pass – R110 per person (ticket valid for Friday only upon presentation of valid student card)

How do I stay connected?
To stay up to date with all the rAge announcements and additional info, follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram or go to www.rageexpo.co.za.

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