Capetonians! Dust off your superhero costumes, review your wish list of collectibles and get ready to get your gaming on.
A ticket to Comic Con Cape Town will grant you access to all our famous feature areas and content zones such as StreamerCon, StreetCon, Artist Alley AND MUCH MUCH MORE!
Fans eagerly flocked in to immerse themselves in a geek fuelled universe at Comic Con Cape Town 2023 to see, American actors Ross Marquand (the Walking Dead), Kat Graham (Vampire Diaries), Tati Gabrielle (You), and Jason R. Moore (Marvel’s The Punisher) on to the Main Stage to chat with their roaring Capetonian fanbase. Vikings: Valhalla start, David Oakes also attended for Saturday and Sunday.
The Guest Spotlight Sessions at the con offered the exciting opportunity for guests to interact with their favourite actors, streamers, illustrators and cosplayers through a question-and-answer format.
Competing to represent Cape Town at Comic Con Africa in Johannesburg, the Comic Con Cape Town Regional Championships of Cosplay houses four categories – The Regional Champion (overall winner), Masters Champion, Champion of Needlework, and Champion of Armour.
In a costume impersonating Nadja from What We Do in the Shadows, Nicola Andalis went on to become the winner of the coveted title with the opportunity to compete in continental championships held at Comic Con Africa in Johannesburg later this year.
The Daily Cosplay Competition saw an array of amateur and professional cosplayers go head-to-head to showcase their skills and win prizes across all four days.
Guests, professional cosplayers, and enthusiasts showed up and showed off with their costumes, dressing up as their favourite fictional, Marvel, DC Comics, Anime, TV, video game or movie characters.
Telkom VS Gaming hosted a 32-player FIFA tournament in a single elimination format. Along with several opportunities to win big, the top three winners of the day were put into a random draw in hopes of winning the Grand Prize.
Each day, players went head-to-head to win daily prizes, including a cash vouchers, and Zaheer Hoosain, Reatile Thakholi and John Walenga were victorious on the days they took part.
As the excitement grew around their stand at the show, Toyota encouraged fans to join in on the free-to-play WRC and FIFA tournaments where attendees would be able to test their skills on the sim rig and stand a chance to win big prizes.
With a need for speed, guests were treated to a challenge where they took to the racing simulator to beat each other’s fastest time in completing the game.
Brimming with bright lights, pumping music and eager gamers, the Doritos Crunch Cup brought the heat with their daily competitions inviting players to compete. With several opportunities to win big, guests witnessed two players go head-to-head in a nail-hitting game in hopes of winning the daily prize of R7000 and an Xbox.
Titles featured: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Fortnite, Tekken 7, FIFA
Tasked with cosplaying as a character from an Ubisoft title, Fred Wolf Cosplay won with his iteration of The Prince from Prince of Persia cosplay because “he was the contestant to make proper use of the stage to sell his costume, adding drama and theatrics to his performance” according to the judge Ludas Cosplay
The Cape Town International Animation festival hosted a number of workshops and screenings. Part of the offering included a Physical Theatre Masterclass, delegates learnt from multi-award-winning actor, writer, comedian and director Rob van Vuuren, who boasts a 25-year-long career founded in training as a physical performer.
Brought to you by Palladium, Comic Con Cape Town’s first ever Custom Wars was taken home by Liezel Bason. Walking away with R5000 in cash, Bason achieved an almost perfect score of 45/50, outperforming some industry heavyweights.
In the Custom Wars challenge, six street artists were challenged with customising a pair of Palladium shoes with the brief only given to them in the morning – they had limited time to compete with the final judging hosted on the Main Stage on the last day of the festival.