Comic Con Africa confirmed that the Viking star will be joining the event on 15 and 16 September.
Viking Star, Travis Fimmel is set to join Comic Con Africa in September.
Fimmel, who plays popular Ragnar Lothbrok on the hit show is set to join the event on 15 and 16 September. He was most recently seen in a supporting role in the A24 film Lean On Pete, opposite Chloe Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, and Charlie Plummer. The Australian born actor’s other credits include the romantic comedy Maggie’s Plan, WARCRAFT, and The Beast.
Fimmel joins the event in the absence of Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa who had to withdraw from the event earlier this year due to an unforeseen filming schedule change. In an Instagram post, Momoa sent his sincere regrets and said he still hopes to be able to come to a future event.
Luckily, it looks like fans are still happy with Fimmel joining the event.
“Let’s be serious, Aquaman ain’t got NOTHING on Ragnar,” said one Twitter user. “Time to geek out like a Viking,” said another.
Travis Fimmel, A.K.A The Great Warrior Ragnar Lothbrok (Vikings) and Sir Anduin Lothar, the Lion of Azeroth (Warcraft) will be at #ComicConAfrica on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! pic.twitter.com/CyAovB6FZT
— Comic Con Africa (@ComicConAfrica) August 13, 2018
Comic Con Africa, organized by Reed Exhibitions Africa, ReedPOP and VS Gaming, will be held from 14 to 16 September 2018 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre.
“Comic Con Africa is a three day event showcasing comic books and science fiction/fantasy related film, television, and similar popular arts,” reads its official website. “The exhibition will also feature a larger range of pop culture and entertainment elements across virtually all genres, including animation, toys, gadgets, clothing, collectible card games, tabletop games, anime, manga, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels.
“Superhero or sidekick – there will be exciting activations to enjoy that include professional gaming tournaments, other gaming activations, Cosplay Competitions, and new Movie and Series promotions. Comic Con Africa visitors can also enjoy celebrity panel discussions, seminars, workshops and autograph sessions.”
Apart from Fimmel, other guests include Big Bang Theory’s Stuart aka Kevin Sussman, as well as comic book writer, Andy Diggle.
Shows for Saturday and Sunday are sold out, but R150 can still get you to Friday’s event. Get your tickets over here. Pricing on extras like ‘panel discussions’ and ‘meet and greets’ have not yet been revealed.