Comic Con Africa and RODE Microphones announces StreamerCon 2022

Comic Con Africa and RODE Microphones announces StreamerCon 2022

Johannesburg, 30 August 2022: As one of the hottest new additions to Comic Con Africa, StreamerCon will bring together all those involved in making, watching, promoting, innovating and creating the future of online video content. Get ready to experience first hand, the excitement of an action-packed interactive programme where fans can see the behind-the-scenes excitement of being a content creator, and meet their favourite local streamers and creators in real life.

Throughout the four-day Comic Con Africa festival, taking place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from 22 to 25 September, fans will not only be treated to the vibe of the up-beat gaming and party environment in Gaming Hall 7, but also from the Røde StreamerCon Stage, fans will enjoy the stimulating programme that will expertly address hot topics within the industry.

The pandemic inspired an explosion of content creation in South Africa and the rest of the continent. Over the past three years, there has been a boom in high quality content, and a surge of private and professional interest in ‘how’ to become a content creator.

“StreamerCon is going to be a unique event where we celebrate the best of our local content creators and recognise their incredible contributions to this segment. We’ve created a dynamic and relevant showcase at Comic Con Africa where people will get to experience all aspects of content creation and see it first-hand,” said Rene Staack, Comic Con Africa General Manager.

StreamerCon’s Spotlight Guests include fan favourites like ConCon (Youtuber), NaturalCauzes (YouTuber), Spyro_ZA (Twitch Streamer), JowyBear (Twitch Streamer), RustyPieLover (Twitch Streamer), Bumfluffski (Twitch Streamer) and Wizard of Oz (Twitch Streamer), to mention a few.. RØDE’s guests include Jon Savage, Rob Forbes and Gavin Kennedy who will be talking about podcasting and the industry around it.

In addition to this epic line-up, StreamerCon will feature an additional 36 dynamic content creators with various audiences and audience sizes on the content programme. And for those who might not be able to physically attend the event, there will be tons of interactive content opportunities to engage with creators online.

Something that will delight fans will be the first ever StreamerCon Showdown. Fan favourite RustyPieLover will be the host, as content creators from various platforms take on one another in a series of friendly tournament style knockout rounds, competing to be crowned as the first ever StreamerCon Showdown Champion. Creators will climb the ranks as they take on and eliminate one another, playing top Nintendo Switch titles.

Content Creator Alley is the place to visit and meet content creators or buy their merchandise. Selfie Alley is where fans can create memories to commemorate your Comic Con Africa weekend. StreamerCon also allows guests to engage their audiences and create content live from the show. Any streamers visiting the show can now book a slot to stream out to their channel and share some incredible highlights of their experience at Comic Con Africa from the StreamerPODS. There is no requirement to enter other than a channel and enthusiasm!

Røde South Africa will be showcasing some of the latest innovations in content creator audio technology, presenting a wide array of game-changing professional audio products designed specifically to solve the problems of useability, flexibility and audio quality for content creators like Game Streamers, YouTubers, Vloggers and Podcasters.

Come and experience these solutions first hand at the Røde exhibition display stand, where you can chat to product support specialists to help you design the perfect set-up for your online audiences. You can meet the Røde team and see how Røde can help you to take your set-up and content to the next level.

Whether your content is related to gaming, sharing your experiences, your thoughts or having conversations with interesting people, Røde have tailored audio solutions that will enable you to offer your audiences the highest possible quality production and results.

If you are looking for expert advice, technical assistance or even if you’d like to test out gear that you’ve seen in reviews or have heard about in conversation, Røde has something to offer for every type of content creator.

Meet Røde’s new brand ambassador, YouTuber Wootdini. He will at the Røde stand, offering technical advice on your builds or set-ups. There will be state of the art gaming rigs to fully immerse yourself in a real-world streaming experience, provided by PC Builder, and their retail partner will be offering advice on all things lighting, camera and video related to complete and level up your streaming experience. Products will be on sale at never-before seen prices. Røde has loads of cool giveaways up for grabs for the duration of the show.

Come and experience a dream streaming rig at Røde’s Streamer Pod and be sure to enter for a chance to win that exact complete setup. Keep an eye out on Social Media for details. Røde will also be hosting a few very special podcast experts who will be talking about their experiences and offering some pro tips for all the podcasters out there. Be sure to visit Røde at stand C710 in the StreamerCon hall.

“StreamerCon will be a place where creators expand their reach and where ground-breaking industry exchanges happen. We’re fostering and growing the diverse digital creators’ community, and will share the stage with an organisation who shares our vision to spotlight local content creators. We’re excited to announce that Røde Microphones has come on board as the StreamerCon Partner,” Staack continued.

“Røde South Africa is very excited to be partnering with Comic Con Africa at the Streamer Con Hall. We believe that the future of entertainment is heavily focused in digital content production and want to continue our passion of bringing studio quality audio into this exciting creative space. Røde has become a major player in this market with game-changing product offerings and we can’t wait for the opportunity to connect with fans who know and love the brand and to introduce our awesome products to new fans. Steamercon is the perfect platform for content creators to learn from industry professionals and to gather ‘real world’ information from specialists. We look forward to the experience and can’t wait to be a part of this amazing exhibition.”

Come make new friends, meet your favourite content creators and platform innovators, and be part of a totally new and unique event where the diverse digital creator community in South Africa will be showcased like nothing you’ve ever seen, all under one roof.

For the content programme on the Røde  StreamerCon Stage in Hall 7 of Comic Con Africa or to check out our full list of creators, visit the StreamerCon website.