The weekend you’ve been waiting for is fast approaching, so grab your funky costumes, because Comic Con Cape Town is taking over the streets of the Mother City on October 2, one pop-up event at a time.
Comic Con Cape Town, in partnership with Film Cape Town and hosted by the City of Cape Town, will be presenting more than 12 exciting activations, showing off the best of what Cape Town has to offer.
There’ll be a little something-something for everyone, so whether you’re gearing up for in-person action, or watching cosplay and art activations online, you won’t be left out of all the fun and excitement.
In a bid to elevate the pop culture within the mother city, Comic Con is determined to support local talent and aims to grow the pop culture community through this taste of Comic Con. After all, the heart of Comic Con are the artists and creators.
All artist activities will take place at Redemption Burgers at The Old Biscuit Mill throughout the day, and from 10am, fans will be able to delve into the creative world of local up-and-coming art and artists, with the Live Draw and Interview session hosted by Ray Witcher, South African comic writer and illustrator.
Fans can also catch Shooting The Breeze Sketch Battles, which sees local established artists compete to win a R 5000 prize, hosted by Breeze Yoko a multidisciplinary artist.
Closing the day at the Biscuit Mill will be a Comic Con favourite, the engaging Drink and Draw taking place from 5pm – 9pm, where fans can purchase a coaster and select their favourite artist to create a quick work of art on it. All proceeds from this activity will go to charity.
Fans can find out if they’re the ultimate Jedi when they put their Star Wars knowledge to the test and battle it out to win incredible prizes at the Star Wars Quiz at Mojo Market in Sea Point, from 11am – 12pm (1 hour). May the force be with you! Booking is essential.
All Dwarves, Elves, Hobbits, Giants, Orcs and even men are invited to join the fellowship and drink mead as they fight to be the one that rules them all, in the Lord Of The Rings Fan Meet-up and Quiz at Beerhouse on Long, from 2:30pm – 4:00pm.
Build-a-Bear is also giving all fans R50 off any furry friend. Only those who are dressed up or are in cosplay are eligible if they pop into any Build-a-Bear store on the day. Alternatively, fans who are registered for one of the Comic Con Cape Town activities will receive a R50 coupon with their map, which can only be redeemed on the day.
Skilled and competitive gamers can get ready for an action-packed time as Comic Con Cape Town together with ATK will offer them the chance to test their speed with F1 time trials, or battle in Tekken, and stand a chance to compete against the SA Champ and win a prize fund to the value of R2000. Registration closes today.
Comic Con Cape Town will also be hosting an online Comic Con Cape Town Warzone Community Cup in partnership with Cross-Play Gaming. Those who can’t join the in-person activities will be equally encouraged to rank first as they stand to win a prize fund of R2 500. Online registrations are open and competition will take place on Saturday at 5pm. Tune in to https://www.twitch.tv/comicconafricaofficial to check out the players.
For those who are interested in venturing into the gaming world from a career point of view will be able to attend the Business of Gaming Connect: Cape Town as a Gaming Industry Hub, a 2-hour workshop from 12pm – 2pm at VEGA Campus Cape Town that will leave attendees inspired and motivated for their future in the industry.
Table Top gamers will come together at Kind Regards at Dunkley square from 9am – 4pm. Alongside the Gathering Pioneer event will be a Dungeons & Dragons Session or two. Fans are encouraged to check out session times on the Howler Ticket page.
To wrap up a day of excitement, attendees will have a chance to party like a pirate with a dress-up sunset cruise on the Jolly Roger at the V&A Waterfront at 5pm.
Don’t forget to book your slot, and remember to get your limited edition Comic Con Cape Town merch on Howler when purchasing your tickets: https://comiccon.howler.co.za/events/comic-con-cape-town-pop-up-activities-de1c/tickets.
All information on venues, locations, and limited access can be found by visiting Comic Con Cape Town’s social media platforms.