It’s only been a few days since the glorious news was unleashed by the Marketing Guru’s at Comic Con Africa. And if you reading this under the rock then you should know that Jason Mamoa is coming to our first official Comic Con. That’s right; Aquaman will be gracing the shores of Africa.
I have already begun to search through my comics to find the perfect comic to have signed. I am currently sitting on the new 52 number 1. Yeah, I know I am not the biggest Aquaman fan but that hasn’t stopped me from being stoked over this news. Also I prefer the tattooed surfer with the bad boy attitude.
But who is Jason Mamoa?
Long before he was king of the ocean, he was just a regular kid born in 1979, with his mix race good looks it wasn’t too long before his was picked up as fresh faced model. Soon he made the difficult transition to acting, debuting in Baywatch Hawaii. Since then he has work in a few shows, but his big break came in a quiet little show you may have heard of; Game of Thrones. Here he played the now iconic role of Khal Drago. A role, that most likely pushed him to the forefront of Hollywood’s eyes, and eventual selection, to play one of DC’s legendary characters. This will be further augmented in the highly anticipated solo adventure out late this year.
What does his appearance mean?
Well really it’s different things to different people. For most it will mean a meet and great. This gets you right up, close and personnel with you celebrity with a possible photo and signing. There has been no release of information as to the costing but honestly I am already sold. See in the States these events happen regularly but here in SA it’s quite the opposite.
Also the will be the, questions panel where both reported and the everyday guy gets to ask questions. These are well covered and have been infamous for potential leaks. But mostly they fun and bring these heroes down to earth.
This may be wishful thinking, but history has proven that we may have potential first views or even (gasp) a trailer.
There is one last thing we should all remember, that all it takes is one. One A lister to accept, this can have a ripple effect, even if it isn’t this year. Remember it took years before the original cons gained celebrity traction, in this way we are blessed.
I just hope Kylami serves good sushi.