FanCon Cape Town

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FanCon Cape Town Comic Con is an annual comic book convention held in Cape Town, South Africa.

FanCon is Cape Town’s prized comic convention bringing together scores of comic book and pop culture geeks over a few days. The convention features an incredible artist alley showcasing local, national and international talent, a portfolio of award-winning guests (Brian Steelfreeze of Black Panther and Batman fame was one of the guests in 2019) as well as renowned and top-class cosplayers.

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The first FanCon was held in 2016 to great success and has now established itself as a must-attend event on the South African geek calendar. The multi-day event focuses primarily on comics and comic creators, but includes all and every kind of geek fandom – FanCon is an energetic and vibrant showcase of all things pop culture!

Visitors to FanCon can expect an entertaining and lively experience, where every aspect of comics, pop culture, and geekdom, in general, will find expression in a diverse range of activities, including South Africa’s biggest artist alley, featuring local, national, and international comic book talent.

Attendees can interact with creators and artists, purchase comics, prints, original artwork, and commission art pieces. The show typically features an exhibition hall filled with exhibitors and vendors selling all manner of geek products and merchandise; a jam-packed panel programme of talks, discussions and presentations involving the show’s local and international guests and speakers; meet & greet and signing sessions with guests; comic launches; a variety of gaming activities; interactive workshops and demonstrations; stage performances; exhibits and displays; as well as the popular daily geek quiz, where visitors can participate and stand a chance to win an awesome range of cool prizes.

A major highlight every year is the cosplay activities, including cosplay workshops and panel talks, photo opportunities with cosplayers, and a cosplay masquerade and competition where entrants stand a chance to score prizes in cash and kind.

A unique attraction is, of course, the international guests that FanCon brings to our shores every year, professionals and often award-winning talent in the comic book industry, as well as renowned and top-class cosplayers. Fans have a rare opportunity to interact with these guests, including meet & greet sessions, photo opportunities, have items autographed, and pose questions directly to them in panel and interview sessions. Welcome to geek heaven!

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Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 50 × 150 × 25 cm


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