The annual Cape Town FanCon is back! Starting on the 29th of April, we’ve taken the initiative of gathering some of the information you need to know about this year’s event. From cosplay to comic books, this is one of the events in Cape Town not to be missed. Remember, if you are a fan of all things geeky and awesome, be sure to check out the comic books advertised on Junk Mail.
With so much happening at this locally hosted comic con, this will definitely be an amazing event to look forward to.
What you need to know about the 2017 FanCon
Cape Town FanCon is one of the biggest geek conventions in South Africa, pulling in fans from all corners of the country. If you are one of these fans travelling to Cape Town for this event, be sure to find your accommodation in Cape Town on Junk Mail today.
The event gathers people who appreciate anything remotely considered to be geeky – from gamers and cosplayers to comic book and manga collectors and action figure collectors.
This year the event will be at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), unlike the Lookout in Waterfront where it was held last year. The CTICC is a lot more spacious allowing more awesomeness for the visitors.
FanCon realised just two days isn’t enough if anyone is going to get the chance to get up to everything they want to. So the 2017 event will be held over three days from the 29th April to the 1st May. That means more days of complete geek awesomeness.
What to expect at FanCon 2017
There are a lot of great events in Cape Town, but not a lot that cater for the attendees you’ll find at the FanCon. The programme will only be released 3 days before the event, but organisers made sure to tease us well enough. The number of internationally guests is definitely mind blowing.
The guests said to attend the 2017 FanCon range writers from Marvel and DC comics, cosplay award winners and a lot of our very own South African artists.
If you didn’t know, South Africa hosts a great deal of talented Cosplayers, such as Sasha “Sashi” Perdigao, Anzel (Baka Sakura) Schultz and Genevieve Lesch, aka KomboKitten. They’ve also invited the internationally known and respected Calssara (aka Bell), she’s made a name for herself. Known by a lot of cosplayers, she has made her appearance in 33 countries.
Do you know Super Strikas comics? Loyiso Mkize made his mark as the illustrator for the comics. The South African based artist list does not end there. It also includes Jason Masters, Sean Izaakse, Lauren Beukes and more, who have also landed gigs for world recognised and loved brands DC and Marvel.
The international guests list at this year’s comic con is quite long, but there are definitely artists and writers of note. The artists and writers have worked on a number of Marvel and DC comics, anime like Witchblade also included on the list. They include John Layman, Eric Powel, Laura Braga and Matt Hawkins.
There will be talks and discussions with guests, and anything that you imagine as geek products, will be on display. A crazy load of specials and discounts will be on offer, so you’ll be able to grab a bargain!
There will be board gaming zones for friendly games as well as demos to help you better understand some games. Along with all that, be on the lookout for the competitive games too. If you feel that your skills deserve to be shown off, be sure to challenge the best FanCon has got to offer.
Tickets are available from Computicket, which offers a 3 day pass for just R 240. The daily passes will cost you R 120 a day. The tickets are also available nationwide at certain outlets including Shoprite, Checkers Hyper, Checkers and House and Home stores.
Tickets will also be available at the door, but do note that three day passes will not be sold here.
Be sure not to miss this comic con. It promises to be one of the best Cape Town events, offering great entertainment, tons of things to get up to and a lot of discounted items that would otherwise cost a fortune to buy.
If you’re traveling for the event, be sure to check out the available accommodation in Cape Town on Junk Mail.