CapeTownMagazine.com

Zapiro, Gaming Zones, Vintage Comics and World Famous ...

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

Zapiro, Gaming Zones, Vintage Comics and World Famous Cosplayers

Catch famous SA cartoonists when the world-renowned FanCon convention returns to Cape Town

The well-known American mega-convention Comic Con attracts thousands of self-confessed geeks and lovers of the comic and fantasy culture industry. Now, in its fourth year, South Africans can revel in the madness that is FanCon – a two-day comic convention taking place at the CTICC in the CBD from Saturday 27 April to Sunday 28 April 2019.

LIVE COMIC CREATION, LAUNCHES AND STATUES
See local and international artists as they draw, design and animate their comics. Meet the authors and grab a few signed comics at one of the multiple comic book launches. Rare vintage and original comics will also be showcased, as well as life-size statues and models of famous comic book characters.

GAMING, TALKS AND MEET AND GREETS
Hoping for a bit more action? No problem, there will be a gaming zone where you can compete in casual or competitive board games and console competitions. 

If you’re more interested in learning, you can attend one of the panel talks where guests such as local satirical artist Zapiro and British comic book artist John Higgins, who has worked on Judge Dredd and Batman comics, will do talks.

Also attending is Loyiso Mkize, the creator of local comic book Kwezi, and two local artists with international cred in Jason Masters and Sean Izaakse. Both have done work for Marvel Comics, while Masters has worked on DC comics as well.

When the talks are done, you can attend the guest meet and greet to chat to some of the guests and even get your comic book signed.

FULL LIST SPECIAL GUESTS AT THE 2019 FANCON AT THE CTICC

  • Zapiro
  • John Higgins
  • Sam Humphries
  • Brian Stelfreeze
  • Sana Takeda
  • Bill Masuku
  • Ani-Mia
  • Becka Noel
  • Dhareza CosplayZa
  • Warren Louw
  • Loyiso Mkize
  • Clyde Beech
  • Mohale Mashigo
  • Anton Kannemeyer
  • Conrad Botes
  • Kinpatsu Cosplay
  • Jason Masters

 

AND OF COURSE COSPLAY
Dress up and impress the rest, then take part in some awesome cosplay activities guaranteed to thrill. There will be three different cosplay competitions, all judged by expert cosplayers. The judges include local girls Sashi Cosplay, Baka Sakura, Kinpastu Cosplay and Yamaki Yama alongside international cosplayers Ani-Mia, and Becka Noel (USA).

TICKETS TO THE 2019 FANCON AT THE CTICC
Tickets cost R150pp for a Saturday and R150pp for a Sunday pass and can be booked online. Entry is free for children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult. For more information, email info@fancon.co.za. Doors open at 10am.

---
In 2019, the holiday falls on a Saturday, so there are plenty of things to do this Freedom Day.
New venue for anime, gaming and cosplay convention, UCON.
Keep up with the dramatics with our list of the best theatres in and around Cape Town.
Pick up a new skill at an art class in Cape Town.
Try a different look with some pieces from one of Cape Town’s many vintage stores.
---
Supercharge your event? Our Events Support Programme gets results. Contact support@capetownmagazine.com or +27 (0)21 422 2444.

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of what’s happening in the city, suburbs and dorpies. Join our newsletter and add us to your mobile home screen for the ultimate guide to discoveries in Cape Town.

Follow and like us on TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterest for updates.

 

 

 

Cape Town Events Calendar
April 2019
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30

a4_arts_foundationZanele Muholi Wants You To See The ...

And it’s free at the A4 Arts Foundation

Land_RewovenSee This Fascinating Interpretation of ...

Artist MJ Lourens pairs his modern landscapes with Pierneef’s, plus there’s cheese ...

Sure_Thing_2Don’t Miss This Young Artist’s ...

Mitchell Gilbert Messina's mock-ups and sketches in Woodstock are all about aspiration

rodan_kane_hartRodan Kane Hart: Making the Most of ...

An expansive gallery and pristine outdoor landscape showcase a free exhibition by a young ...

dales_16Check Out the Everyday Lunch Menu at ...

The Milnerton family eatery also serves tapas

William_Kentridge_2A Monumental Exhibition To Open At The ...

The iconic South African artist’s largest exhibition in Africa in over a decade

tjing_pancakesTuesdays Are Pancake Days At Tjing Tjing

A fluffy soufflé pancake (or two) at Torii at Tjing Tjing House

Kinky BootsSmash-Hit Kinky Boots Extended To 2020 ...

With music by Cyndi Lauper, several Tonys and a Laurence Olivier Award

fpl_5Get Moving in Functional Training Class

Improve your fitness, strength and overall functionality with the Functional Performance ...

royalteaA Tuesday Treat to Share with a Friend

Royaltea at the V&A Food Market is offering a second one of their special teas at half ...

devonvale15Free With Your Food: Specials at ...

From a free glass to a free bottle of estate wine, get something extra with your lunch or ...

sgtpepper152-for-1 Burger or Pizza Deal At Sgt ...

A reason to eat out: Get a free pizza on Tuesdays and a free burger on Thursdays at this ...

Barrs14Your Pharmacy Medicine Delivered For ...

Just Whatsapp or email your request, from basics to travel medications and emergency ...

Om Revolution vinyasa poseHave an Outdoor Yoga Experience with ...

Embrace your inner yogi outdoors

asamisLove Sushi? Asami's Has The Best ...

Get two sushi plates, pay for one, plus women also get 50% off on all cocktails on ...

haskell_wine_1Save On A Gourmet Food and Syrah Wine ...

Sip the renowned wines and taste delicious gourmet food from Haskell Vineyards

OX boat rides 110% Off: See The Marine Big 5 on an ...

Whales, dolphins, penguins, cape fur seals and mola mola (sunfish), an awesome boat trip ...

date night hq#HQDateNight: Served in Pairs, for Pairs

Planning a date or even for catching up with a mate? You’ll want to check out ...

grub&vine_wineFree Wine Tasting Every Wednesday at ...

Grub & Vine’s #VineNight hosts a different wine farm

Vergenoegd_duckrun1Cheer On The Ducks At Vergenoegd Löw

Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips