Cosplay comes to Johannesburg

2017-06-14 16:00



Cape Town - The ICON Comic and Games Convention - Home of the Super-Hero - returns to Johannesburg's Gallagher Convention from 16 to 18 June, 2017.

It is South Africa's longest running and largest pop culture event - the destination for leading gaming and pop culture experts and anyone looking to celebrate their fantasy world while being immersed in a compelling and exciting storyline.

This celebration of gaming, story-telling, role-playing and tech positions ICON CGC as the ideal introduction to gaming for people of all ages and interests. SA's most important gathering of geeks, it is seen by industry insiders as being on a par with the best hobby gaming conventions in the world. 

Whether you're into card or table-top gaming, LARPing, tech-gaming or Cosplaying, an aspiring author or even a regular console fanatic, the highly acclaimed Convention will help define the 'how to' of the increasingly mainstream and sophisticated gaming industry. Fantasists, mythologists, tech heads role players and more come into an immersive world such as ICON to be inspired, learn, experiment, observe and compete in a celebration of fantasy worlds and story-telling. 


Those looking forward to the much anticipated movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets can win double passes to the film's first screening in South Africa on 21 July by attending either of two Valerian panels at ICON2017. The panel titled "Create an Alien" will see James designing an alien species from the ground up, based on a world from the Valerian cosmos. Partnering James is Sean Izaakse, current artist on Marvel's "Avengers" comic book - he'll be drawing the monster as James designs it. 

Local thought leaders included in the line-up of panellists include tech analyst and commentator Arthur Goldstuck, and Nikki Bush, well know columnist and specialist in the field of 'child play and development' matters.

Venue: Hall 2, Gallagher Convention Centre
Dates: Friday 16th June / Saturday 17th June / Sunday 18th June
Times: Friday, Saturday: 09:00 - 18:00, Sunday, 09:00 - 17:00

Tickets are on sale now and start at R120 for a one day pass. Weekend passes and limited VIP tickets available.
Visit the ICON Facebook page or the website to purchase tickets. 


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