For the second time today we bring you news that an event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 only this time the event is a bit closer to home.

Following in the footsteps of Comic Con Africa, rAge 2020 will also be cancelled. This is a big deal considering this will be the first time in 18 years that the event doesn’t take place.

“This isn’t a decision that was taken lightly. It was the product of lengthy internal discussions as well as valued input from other stakeholders, and the team all agreed that the expo would serve everyone better if it was cancelled for now,” the organisers wrote in a blog post.

But while the physical expo is not taking place, the organisers have said they want to take the event online.

“We’re a resilient bunch,” said founder and project manager at rAge, Michael James. “So, we’re working on an online version of rAge, in the spirit of the technology and inventiveness that drives the expo. rAge has always been much bigger than the building that contains it. So, bringing South Africa’s fabled gaming and pop culture icon to the online world makes sense.”

How rAge intends on hosting a digital expo is unclear at this stage, but it is asking you what you’d expect from a digital rAge.

Head to this URL and complete the short survey which includes what you’d like to see and what you expect from a digital rAge.

The organisers are giving away a few prizes to those who complete the survey so why not fill it out and stand a chance at winning one of 19 prizes.

We now wait in anticipation for what digital rAge looks like.

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.