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CCCT | 27 APRIL - 1 MAY |CTICC 2 | CAPE TOWN

CCA | 26-29 SEPT | JHB EXPO CENTRE | JOHANNESBURG

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MAINSTAGE
09:00 - 09:15 MAINSTAGE

WELCOME TO DAY ONE MAINSTAGE

Welcome to the epic Main Stage at Comic Con Cape Town 2024! We are so excited to have you join us for the biggest and best that pop culture has to offer. Get ready for multiple days of groundbreaking panels, conversations with your favorite creators, mind-blowing performances, and celebrity appearances on this legendary stage. Whether you're a movie buff, TV fanatic, comic book collector, or pop culture super-fan, the Main Stage will be home to unforgettable moments with the pop culture fandoms. Stick around as we kick things off - the Main Stage experience starts now!

DJ Elliot DJ Elliot Fandoms Favourite DJ
09:20 - 09:45 MAINSTAGE

HUGO LAMBRECHTS ORCHESTRA PERFORMS CLASSIC THEME SONGS

Get ready to enter a magical kingdom of music as the Hugo Lambrechts Orchestra brings the catchy tunes and soaring melodies of classic cartoons to the Comic Con Cape Town Main Stage! From classic animated hits to newer fan favourites, this orchestral extravaganza will take you on a musical journey through decades of magic. Don't miss your chance to sing and dance along to your beloved songs made even more magical by the Hugo Lambrechts' stunning symphonic arrangements. This family-friendly performance is the perfect way to start your day of Comic Con thrills. Come relive the magic with us!

Hugo Lambrecht’s Orchestra Hugo Lambrecht’s Orchestra Music school in Cape Town
09:45 - 10:00 MAINSTAGE

WELCOME TO THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN & COMIC CON CAPE TOWN

Join us for a warm and exciting welcome to the vibrant City of Cape Town and the highly anticipated Comic Con Cape Town event. This opening session will kick off the festivities, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience filled with entertainment, creativity, and a celebration of pop culture.

Alderman Jean-Pierre Smith Alderman Jean-Pierre Smith Alderman / City Of Cape Town
10:00 - 10:25 MAINSTAGE

GUEST SPOTLIGHT SESSION WITH VERONICA TAYLOR

Prepare for an intimate and engaging experience as we shine the spotlight on the talented and renowned voice actress, Veronica Taylor. In this exclusive session, fans and aspiring voice artists alike will have the rare opportunity to delve into the remarkable career and insights of one of the most iconic voices in the industry.

Step into Veronica Taylor's world as she takes you on a captivating journey, sharing her experiences, challenges, and triumphs in the world of voice acting. From her iconic portrayal of beloved characters to her mastery of voice techniques, this session promises to be a treasure trove of invaluable knowledge and inspiration.

Engage in a candid conversation as Taylor shares her personal anecdotes, behind-the-scenes stories, and the creative processes that have shaped her illustrious career. Gain insights into the art of voice acting, character development, and the nuances of bringing scripts to life through the power of vocal expression.

Whether you're a die-hard fan seeking a deeper connection with your favorite characters or an aspiring voice artist seeking guidance and motivation, this session offers a unique opportunity to connect with a true legend in the industry.

Don't miss this chance to experience the infectious energy, passion, and expertise of Veronica Taylor in an intimate setting. Be prepared to be inspired, entertained, and leave with a newfound appreciation for the craft of voice acting and the remarkable talent behind some of the most beloved characters in pop culture history.

Veronica Taylor Veronica Taylor International Voice Actress
10:30 - 10:55 MAINSTAGE

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT - ONE PIECE CAST PANEL

Engage in a lively Q&A session, where you can ask burning questions, seek advice, and forge connections with the talented individuals who have brought your favorite characters to life. Share your love for the series and express your appreciation for the hard work and dedication these voice actors have poured into their craft.

Witness the camaraderie and infectious energy that radiates from the cast as they share their passion for this beloved series. Get an inside look at what it's truly like to work on One Piece, the joys and struggles of bringing these characters to life, and the bond that forms among the cast members as they embark on this epic adventure together.

Bianca oosthuizen Bianca oosthuizen Local Actress
Theo Le Ray Theo Le Ray Local Actor
Chioma Umeala Chioma Umeala Local Actress
Alexander Maniatis Alexander Maniatis Local Actor
Langley Kirkwood Langley Kirkwood Local Actor
Aidan Scott Aidan Scott Local Actor
11:00 - 11:25 MAINSTAGE

GUEST SPOTLIGHT SESSION WITH LESLEY-ANN BRANDT

Prepare for an unforgettable experience as we shine the spotlight on the talented and captivating Lesley-Ann Brandt. Best known for her portrayal of the fierce and complex Mazikeen on the hit series "Lucifer," Brandt has showcased her versatility and depth as an actress across film, television, and digital platforms.

From her breakout roles to her latest projects, this session promises to offer an intimate look into the life and mind of this extraordinary talent. Discover the creative process, the dedication, and the passion that have propelled Brandt to the forefront of the industry, captivating audiences with her dynamic and nuanced performances.

Lesley-Ann Brandt Lesley-Ann Brandt International Actress
11:30 - 12:00 MAINSTAGE

NEW GAME LAUNCH I SUPER DRAGON PUNCH FORCE 3

Join the Talent Digital Art team as they introduce Super Dragon Punch Force 3, a stylish 2.5D fighting game for mobile and PC that features a cast of awesome characters, fast and fluid combat and richly detailed environments! In this session, they'll discuss the vision for the game, its design, art, animation and more.

Venus Bambisa Venus Bambisa Art Director @ Talent Digital Art
Matthew-Judd Fitzjohn Matthew-Judd Fitzjohn Creative Director at Talent Digital Art
Janke van Jaarsveld Janke van Jaarsveld Game Design Lead at Talent Digital Art
12:00 - 12:25 MAINSTAGE

GUEST SPOTLIGHT SESSION WITH SEAN GUNN

Prepare to be captivated as we welcome the renowned actor and fan-favorite, Sean Gunn, to the spotlight. Best known for his iconic roles as Kraglin in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise and Weasel in James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad," Gunn has carved out an impressive career in both television and film.

In this exclusive session, attendees will have the rare opportunity to delve into the remarkable journey and insights of this versatile and beloved performer. Beyond his on-screen roles, Sean Gunn has also showcased his talents as a motion reference actor, bringing beloved characters like Rocket Raccoon to life through his physical performance.

Sean Gunn Sean Gunn International Actor
12:30 - 12:55 MAINSTAGE

DAILY CASUAL COSPLAY COMPETITION

Show off your amazing cosplay skills without the pressure of an ultra-complex costume! Cosplayers get your horror on for this dedicated horror event. Cosplayers of all experience levels are invited to participate in the Daily Casual Cosplay event.

Contestants will model creative casual outfits inspired by their favorite fandoms. Anything goes as long as you can identify what character or universe you're representing through your costume and styling.

Whether you use found items, budget pieces, or DIY crafty touches, this is your chance to flaunt your fandom fashion flair. Come compete against fellow cosplayers and wow the audience with your unique take on casual cosplay!

Sign up at Cosplay Central for free prior to this session

13:00 - 13:20 MAINSTAGE

DANCE K-POP WITH KAYLEEN LOTTERING

Get ready to dance along as Kayleen Lottering leads an interactive K-Pop dance session! Whether you're a die-hard K-Pop fan or curious beginner, this session invites you to learn choreography to favorite K-Pop hits and join in the high energy fun. Kayleen will break down the moves so you can pick them up, even if you've never danced to K-Pop before. Classic and current K-Pop tracks will be spun to inspire the ultimate dance party. Come ready to keep up with fast-paced beats!

Kayleen Lottering Kayleen Lottering Content Creator / Choreographer
13:40 - 14:15 MAINSTAGE

GAME SHOW: WHOSE SCRIPT IS THIS ANYWAY?

Get ready for nonstop laughs at our hilarious improv comedy game show at Comic Con Cape Town! Talented contestants will improvise funny scenes, songs, and games right on the spot based on suggestions from the audience and hosts. With no scripts or rehearsal, every show promises unique, unpredictable comedy moments. The most creative improvisors will be rewarded with prizes! An interactive improv game show full of witty off-the-cuff humor is the perfect comedic addition to your Comic Con experience.

Zaid Motala Zaid Motala ZHM ENTERTAINMENT
Cameron Scott Cameron Scott SA l ACTOR, SCREENWRITER & PRODUCER
14:30 - 15:00 MAINSTAGE

INTERNATIONAL COMIC BOOK ARTIST SPOTLIGHT SESSION WITH DAN DIDIO

Comic book fans, assemble! We're thrilled to welcome the renowned artist and storyteller, Dan DiDio, to the spotlight for an exclusive session.

DiDio is a true legend in the world of sequential art, having left an indelible mark on some of the most beloved and iconic comic book franchises. From his work on DC Comics' expansive universe to his groundbreaking creator-owned projects, his unique visual style and narrative prowess have captivated audiences worldwide.

In this intimate session, attendees will have the rare opportunity to delve into DiDio's creative process, gain insights into his artistic journey, and learn about the inspirations and techniques that have defined his acclaimed career. Prepare to be enthralled as he shares behind-the-scenes stories, offers advice for aspiring artists, and potentially even showcases some exclusive artwork.

Whether you're a lifelong comic book enthusiast or simply appreciate the art of sequential storytelling, this spotlight session with Dan DiDio promises to be a must-see event. Get ready to be inspired, enlightened, and left with a renewed appreciation for the power and artistry of the comic book medium.

Dan DiDio Dan DiDio International comic book writer & publisher
15:05 - 15:15 MAINSTAGE

INT COSPLAY SPOTLIGHT SESSION WITH YUEGENE FAY & TARYN COSPLAY

Immerse yourself in the world of cosplay with Taryn Cosplay and Yuegene Fay! In this spotlight session, the talented cosplayers Taryn and Yuegene will share their expertise and passion for bringing beloved characters to life. Get an inside look at the creative process behind their stunning cosplay creations, from concept development to intricate costume construction. Taryn and Yuegene will showcase some of their most impressive works, revealing the techniques and attention to detail that make their cosplays truly remarkable. Whether you're an aspiring cosplayer or simply appreciate the art form, this session promises to inspire and entertain. Prepare to be amazed as Taryn Cosplay and Yuegene Fay take you on a journey through their cosplay adventures!

Yuegene Fay Yuegene Fay International Cosplayer
Taryn Cosplay Taryn Cosplay International Cosplayer
13:35 - 14:00 MAINSTAGE

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: NEELAN & KEVIN Samoosa’s, Bullets and Blood. Welcome to Lenasia - with Brendon Daniels & Luversan Gerard

Produced by: Luversan Gerard & Brendon Daniels Written by: Luversan Gerard and Byron Abrahams Starring: Brendon Daniels, Luversan Gerard, Kaseran Pillay, Lorcia Cooper, Nazli George, Danny Ross, Reginald Hufkie, Kagiso Latane, Priya Patel, with Vivian Moodley and Jose Domingos Logline: When they lose their mother’s container full of samoosas, Neelan and his brother Kevin, must overcome their past differences and battle a gang of ruthless drug dealers in order to get it back in time for her birthday party.

The story synopsis:

Kevin Naidoo is a policeman in Durban and after a botched drug raid his partner, Mandla, is kidnapped. Kevin is suspended from the police force and decides to take matters into his own hands. He returns to Lenasia in Johannesburg, the location of the only lead he has as to Mandla’s whereabouts – The Holby gang. Lenasia also happens to be Kevin’s home-town and where his brother Neelan and his parents are. Kevin returns home under the pretence of attending his mothers birthday party. Their mum, Shirley, tasks them with picking up her signature line4 litre Tupperware container from Meena’s samoosa shop.

In a bizarre twist of fate they have a run in at the shop with a local gang member Ivan Holby and in the chaos leave without the Tupperware, which Ivan walks off with. In a bid to retrieve it, Neelan and Kevin go to the Holby household, which is also exactly what Kevin had come home hoping to do. This leads to all out fight between the brothers and the gang and they manage to retrieve the Tupperware but end up on the run with some of the gangs drugs after finding a badly beaten Mandla. Neelan and Kevin lay low while they try to find a way to negotiate with the Holbys. They seek the help of their cousin Bobby, a once-upon-a-time thug, who is now reformed, has found religon and runs a barbershop in down-town Joburg that has a place of worship upstairs. Bobby has had dealings with the Holby Gang before. At his behest they also approach Kevin’s ex-girlfriend Delia to be a go between the gang and themselves to make an exchange, much to Kevin’s dismay.

Before anyone can reach out to the Holby’s, their mum Shirley is kidnapped and held hostage in return for their drugs. Neelan and Kevin have no choice but to confront them in a deadly showdown.

Through all this though, the biggest question is whether they will make it to their mums birthday party alive and on time with her and her darn Tupperware container

Luversan Gerard Luversan Gerard Actor | Producer | Writer
Brendon Daniels Brendon Daniels Actor
16:00 - 17:55 MAINSTAGE

BOY KILLS WORLD SPOTLIGHT SESSION

Join the creators of the highly anticipated action film, Boy Kills World, on the main stage.

​​Boy Kills World is a dystopian fever dream action film that follows Boy (Bill Skarsgard), a deaf person with a vibrant imagination. When his family is murdered, he is trained in martial arts by a mysterious shaman to repress his childish imagination and become an instrument of death. Releasing globally in theaters on April 26th, Boy Kills World is produced by Nthibah Pictures, Sam Raimi and Roy Lee.

In this session the attendees will be given insight into the universe of Boy Kills World, it's ideation, characters, epic action scenes and more. Don't miss out!

A dystopian fever dream action film that follows Boy, a deaf person with a vibrant imagination. When his family is murdered, he is trained by a mysterious shaman to repress his childish imagination and become an instrument of death.

Director: Moritz Mohr

Writers: Tyler Burton Smith, Arend Remmers, Moritz Mohr

Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Famke Janssen, Jessica Rothe

Wayne Fitzjohn Wayne Fitzjohn Producer | Boy Kills World
Simon Swart Simon Swart Producer | Boys Kills World @ NTHIBAH PICTURES
Sharlto Copley Sharlto Copley Actor
Jessica Rothe Jessica Rothe Actress
17:35 - 18:00 MAINSTAGE

QUIZ: THE BOYS

Think you know everything about The Boys superhero satire series? Put your knowledge to the ultimate test in this trivia quiz session on the Main Stage! This quiz will cover obscure trivia and questions spanning The Boys universe - from the original comics to the hit Amazon Prime TV show. Come ready to flex your fandom expertise on topics like key characters, iconic scenes, and franchise easter eggs. Compete alone or team up with other fans to see who knows Homelander, Butcher, Starlight and the whole crazed superpowered gang best. Prizes will be awarded to top scoring players and teams. Whether you're a superfan who's binged it all or just started watching, this is your chance to prove your The Boys genius. Gear up for diabolical trivia!

Zaid Motala Zaid Motala ZHM ENTERTAINMENT
POP CULTURE CONTENT ZONE
09:00 - 09:15 POP-CULTURE STAGE

WELCOME TO DAY ONE POP CULTURE CONTENT

Welcome to Comic Con Cape Town 2024! We are thrilled to have you join us for the opening of the Pop Culture Content Stage. This stage is dedicated to the latest and greatest in movies, TV, books, comics, and more from the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, horror, anime, and pop culture fandoms. Whether you're a cosplayer, collector, artist, or super-fan, the Pop Culture Content Stage will be your hub all weekend long for exciting panels, special guests, and insider pop culture reveals. Stick around as we kick things off and let the pop culture celebration begin!

Zaid Motala Zaid Motala ZHM ENTERTAINMENT
09:30 - 09:55 POP CULTURE STAGE

GAME SHOW: WHAT'S IN THE BOX

This game can be a lot of fun if the audience have the right attitude. Fill boxes with random items, for added fun, add one high value item to each box. Each contestant on stage gets a box, they must feel what they are holding and try give clues, when the audience guesses what they had in mind, they pull the item out. If both are correct, the host can throw the item to the audience member. If wrong, both do a risk challenge.

Martin "doublescuffed" Barrios Martin "doublescuffed" Barrios Content Creator / Streamer
Mark Fitzgibbon Mark Fitzgibbon Content Creator / Talk Show Host
Shakirah Sithole Shakirah Sithole Streamer / Content Creator
10:00 - 10:25 POP CULTURE STAGE

LEARN KLINGON WITH OWEN SWART

Prepare to immerse yourself in the rich and guttural language of the Klingon Empire! In this unique and immersive session, Owen Swart, a renowned expert in the Klingon language, will guide you through the intricacies of this iconic extraterrestrial tongue.

Step into the world of Star Trek as Swart unveils the fascinating history and cultural significance of the Klingon language. Discover the linguistic principles and grammatical structures that make this constructed language both challenging and captivating.

Through interactive exercises and hands-on practice, you'll have the opportunity to learn basic phrases, insults, and battle cries that will transport you straight onto the bridge of a Klingon warship. Swart's engaging teaching methods will make the learning process both entertaining and rewarding.

Whether you're a die-hard Star Trek fan, a language enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the art of constructed languages, this session promises to be an unforgettable experience. Embrace the warrior spirit of the Klingons and expand your linguistic horizons in a way you never imagined possible.

Don't miss this rare chance to delve into the world of Klingon culture and language under the guidance of an expert. Come prepared to challenge yourself, have fun, and leave with a newfound appreciation for the depth and complexity of this remarkable language.

Admiral Owen Swart Admiral Owen Swart Commanding Officer, USS Dauntless NCC-74214- Regional Coordinator, Region 8 - STARFLEET The International Star Trek Fan Association Inc.
10:30 - 11:00 POP CULTURE STAGE

TABLE TOP GAME JAM DAY ONE: [DESIGN]

Join board game designers Jon Keevy and Michal Malek as they kick off a live tabletop game jam! In this opening session, they'll reveal the secret theme and mechanics that must be incorporated into their game designs. Watch as they brainstorm initial concepts, collaborating and riffing ideas in real time. This first look provides a window into the creative process as they lay the groundwork for inventing a new board game over the course of the jam.

Jon Keevy Jon Keevy Writer / Narrative Designer / Content Creator / Story Consultant
Adhil Patel Adhil Patel Boardgame Guru
11:00 - 11:45 POP CULTURE STAGE

STREAMERCON: JUST POST IT! - A MASTERS GUIDE TO GETTING YOU ONLINE

Veteran streamers reveal their strategies for growing an audience and getting discovered online. From optimizing search visibility to leveraging social media, they share field-tested tips for cutting through the noise. You'll learn frameworks for finding your niche, engaging followers, and developing shareable content. This comprehensive guide demystifies the path to building a thriving streaming channel.

Jay-Ann Lopez Jay-Ann Lopez CEO / Founder - Black Girl Gamers
NaturalCauzes NaturalCauzes Youtuber / Content Creator
Zakk Wolf Zakk Wolf Content Creator / Streamer
Nicholasvanj Nicholasvanj Content Creator
Shakirah Sithole Shakirah Sithole Streamer / Content Creator
12:50 - 13:15 POP CULTURE STAGE

AN OVERVIEW AND THE ANIMATION PIPELINE USING AUTODESK MAYA WITH STADIO

An Overview and the Animation Pipeline using Autodesk Maya"" focusing on modeling characters, props, animation, dynamics and simulation, and look development and rendering would provide a detailed insight into how Autodesk Maya is utilized across various stages of the animation production process.:

Introduction to Animation Pipeline: Starting with a brief explanation of the animation pipeline and its significance in the creation of animated content. Highlight the key stages involved, including modelling, animation, dynamics, look development, and rendering.

Modelling Characters and Props: Demonstrate the process of modelling using Maya's robust modelling tools. Explain techniques such as polygonal modelling, sculpting, and using reference images to create detailed and accurate models.

Animation: Describe how Maya is used for character animation, including rigging characters with skeletons and controls, creating keyframe animation, and utilizing tools like the Graph Editor for fine-tuning animation curves.

Dynamics and Simulation: Demonstrate the use of Maya's dynamics and simulation tools for adding realistic physics-based effects to animations. Cover topics such as rigid body dynamics, cloth simulation, and particle systems.

Look Development: Explain the process of look development, which involves texturing, shading, and lighting to enhance the visual appeal of characters and environments. Discuss how Maya's tools are used for creating materials, applying textures, setting up lighting, and creating realistic shaders.

Rendering: Explore Maya's rendering capabilities, including its built-in renderer, Arnold, as well as other rendering options like Renderman or third-party renderers. Discuss the process of setting up render settings, optimizing scenes for rendering, and rendering the final output.

Examples: Offer case studies or examples of animation projects that showcase the use of Autodesk Maya across various stages of the pipeline, from modelling to rendering. Highlight specific techniques and workflows employed in each project.

Conclusion: Summarize the key points covered in the overview, emphasizing Maya's versatility and importance in facilitating the animation pipeline from start to finish.

Hercules Mare Hercules Mare Lecturer | School of Media Design @ STADIO
13:20 - 13:45 POP CULTURE STAGE

COSPLAY: COSPLAY REPAIR HACKS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

Calling all cosplayers! Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, this hands-on session is a must-attend for anyone looking to master the art of cosplay repair. Join the dynamic duo, Maggie Coetzee (thecolourofducttape) and Justin Runyowa (jaechild), as they share their invaluable expertise and insider tips.

Prepare to be amazed as Maggie and Justin unveil a treasure trove of practical, cost-effective, and innovative solutions to common cosplay mishaps. From emergency fixes for torn costumes to ingenious ways to salvage damaged props, this session will equip you with the knowledge and skills to keep your cosplay creations looking flawless.

Dive into the world of materials, tools, and techniques that can turn a potential cosplay disaster into a triumphant success story. Learn how to work with a variety of fabrics, utilize versatile adhesives, and implement clever construction methods to ensure your cosplay remains durable and performance-ready.

Whether you're gearing up for a convention, a photoshoot, or simply want to extend the life of your beloved cosplay, this session is a must-attend. Engage with the experts, ask questions, and witness live demonstrations that will forever change the way you approach cosplay repairs. Get ready to transform your cosplay game and become the master of costume crisis management!

Justin "Jaechild" Runyowa Justin "Jaechild" Runyowa Cosplayer / Props / Prosthetics
Maggie "The Colour of Duct Tape" Coetzee Maggie "The Colour of Duct Tape" Coetzee Cosplayer
13:30 - 14:00 POP CULTURE STAGE

FAN MEETUP: STAR TREK

Attention all Star Trek fans! Join us for an exciting fan meetup where you'll have the chance to be part of the crew aboard the USS DAUNTLESS. Owen Swart, a passionate Star Trek enthusiast, will be leading this interactive session, interviewing potential crew members and assembling a formidable team. Come prepared to showcase your knowledge, skills, and dedication to the Star Trek universe as you vie for a coveted position on the ship. This is your opportunity to live out your Trekkie dreams and embark on an unforgettable adventure!

Admiral Owen Swart Admiral Owen Swart Commanding Officer, USS Dauntless NCC-74214- Regional Coordinator, Region 8 - STARFLEET The International Star Trek Fan Association Inc.
14:30 - 15:25 POP CULTURE STAGE

VILLAINS' DEN: PITCH YOUR FILM/TV IDEA

Aspiring writers, pitch your most creative idea for a new film, TV show, or other media concept to our supervillain judges! In this interactive game show, writers and audience members will present original pitches to a panel of celebrity "villains." Their villainous personas will provide edgy feedback as you pitch any genre of story. To get a head start, you can pre-submit your pitch to jordan@comicconafrica.co.za. Preference will be given to presubmitted pitches! To visualize narratives on the spot, an AI system will generate concept posters from pitches. If the villain judges love your idea, they may offer to mentor you on developing the full concept! We’ll also turn select pitches into 5-10 minute test footage videos. Whether your idea is comedy, drama, sci-fi or something unique, share your vision and get guidance from the panelists as they look for fresh, engaging stories told in bold new ways. This is your chance to brainstorm and get feedback on pitching original film/TV ideas from the supervillains themselves! Dare to impress them with creativity.

Kasey Dormer  Kasey Dormer  Pitcher / Visual Artist and Game Developer
Jessica Stein Jessica Stein Pitcher / Amateur Producer @ Miss Rabbit Productions
Patrick Garcia Patrick Garcia Director, Producer, Cinematographer
Donovan Marsh Donovan Marsh Director, Writer, Producer
Lola Aikins Lola Aikins DIRECTOR / PITCHING: NALEDI
15:40 - 16:25 POP CULTURE STAGE

AUTHOR'S AVENUE: MEET YOUR IMAGINATION - CHARACTER CREATION/DEVELOPMENT EXCERCISES

Bring your characters to life and make them leap off the page through interactive writing exercises and discussions on character background, motivations, flaws, relationships, and growth arcs. Attendees will be taken through focused creativity prompts to develop dynamic, multi-dimensional characters that resonate with readers. Learn tips and techniques for going beyond surface-level attributes to craft characters with authentic voices, backstories, desires, and believable behaviors.

Magdalena Brynard Magdalena Brynard Author | Screen Writer
Kumbi Chitenderu Kumbi Chitenderu Senior Development Coordinator @ Triggerfish Animation
Tanya Meeson Tanya Meeson Author / Screenwriter
Shreya "ShreSays" La Cock Shreya "ShreSays" La Cock Sci-Fi Fantasy Author
Andy Mason Andy Mason Creative Director @ ToonZA
Shameez Patel Papathanasiou Shameez Patel Papathanasiou Author
16:40 - 17:05 POP CULTURE STAGE

COLLECTORS: HOW TO SAFEGUARD YOUR COMICS AND SUPERHERO MERCHANDISE

In this session we'll equip both novice collectors and seasoned enthusiasts with essential tips to protect their treasured comic book collections. Starting with basic cleaning techniques to remove dust and debris without causing harm, we'll progress to advanced methods like pressing to smooth out wrinkles and creases.

Discover the importance of using acid-free bags and boards to shield your comics from environmental damage, while also learning about optimal storage methods, conditions, and humidity control strategies. We'll even discuss managing light exposure to prevent yellowing and deterioration.

Whether you're just starting your collection journey or are a seasoned collector looking to refine your preservation techniques, this session will provide valuable insights to safeguard your superheroes and preserve your comic book legacy. Join us for an informative discussion that empowers you to take control of your collection's future.

Peet Van Niekerk Peet Van Niekerk Director - RCPG
Barrie Van Zyl Barrie Van Zyl Director - RCPG
ARTIST ALLEY
09:15 - 10:00 ARTIST ALLEY

DAY ONE ARTIST ALLEY

Welcome to Artist Alley at Comic Con Cape Town 2024! This is the epicenter of creativity and comics where hundreds of talented independent artists and crafters from around the world gather to showcase their original art, prints, comics, crafts, and more. Get ready to explore, discover new favorites, and connect with amazing creative talent throughout the weekend. Meet artists up close, get works signed, and buy unique handmade goods. Artist Alley is the heart of Comic Con, so stick around as we kick things off and start exploring this creative wonderland!

10:00 - 10:45 Artist Alley Stage

THE FUTURE OF THE DAILY NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL CARTOON

Is the future of editorial cartoons for newspapers a dying art ?  With the dominance of digital media and social media platforms in our current age, is there still space for the traditional daily cartoon strip, given the near extinct state of that once mighty format – the printed newspaper. We put this vital question to 2 of SA’s well known editorial cartoonists, Gavin Thomson and Brenda Reynolds, and hosted by the doyen of local comic art, Andy Mason.

Brandan Reynolds Brandan Reynolds Editorial Cartoonist
Gavin Thomson Gavin Thomson Cartoonist
Andy Mason Andy Mason Creative Director @ ToonZA
11:00 - 11:45 Artist Alley Stage

IS TRADITIONAL COMIC BOOK ART DEAD?

Computer generated art has taken the world by storm, not to mention the highly controversial issue of AI generated art, and creating art on a tablet has become almost universal, with comic book artists almost invariably working on a tablet or similar digital device. So this begs the question -  is traditional art dead ? Four professional comic artists, from various regions, have a frank discussion on the subject : US artist Todd Nauck, Cape Town’s own Karl Mostert, Joburger Jason Masters, and Zimbabwean artist Bill Masuku

Karl Mostert Karl Mostert Comic book artist
Jason Masters Jason Masters DC, Marvel, and Dynamite artist
Todd Nauck Todd Nauck International Comic Book Artist
Bill Masuku Bill Masuku Comic Artist and Writer
12:00 - 12:45 ARTIST ALLEY STAGE

DAVID BARON: SPOTLIGHT SESSION

International artist alley guest, David Baron takes the spotlight stage. Starting his career in comics in 1995 – at age 15 – David has worked as a colour artist for all the big publishers and has collaborated with most of the top creators in the industry. The talented creator has worked on a host of iconic characters and currently works on Batman: Off-World, Kneel Before Zod, and Suicide Squad : Kill Arkham Asylum. David talks about the under-rated art of colouring, and his recent transition to writing comics.

David Baron David Baron International comic book artist
13:00 - 13:45 ARTIST ALLEY

ISINTU #2 : AFRO SCIENCE FICTION WILL INFORM AFRICAN SCIENCE REALITY

Viwe Mfaku's art serves as a portal, transporting viewers to a future where African traditions and belief systems coexist harmoniously with cutting-edge technology. This presentation unpacks the aspirations to be not just a showcase, but a multi-sensory experience that ignites the imagination and compels viewers to ponder the boundless potential of Africa’s alternate reality.

Viwe Mfaku Viwe Mfaku Creative Director / Artist / Visonary
14:00 - 14:45 ARTIST ALLEY

COLLABORATING ON CREATING COMICS – FROM ACROSS THE POND

Top American comics writer John Layman has collaborated with South African artist Karl Mostert on more than one occasion, having worked on the time-twisting sci-fi comedy series from Image Comics, The Man Who Effed Up Time, and now just recently, on the DC one-shot, Ape-Ril Special. The creative duo discuss the creative process and the challenges of collaborating while separated by a continent – until now ! John and Karl finally meet up at comic con !

Karl Mostert Karl Mostert Comic book artist
John Layman John Layman International Comic book artist
15:00 - 15:45 ARTIST ALLEY

KWEZI AND BEYOND!

The local Kwezi comic book series has taken South Africa by storm over the last few years, celebrating our own South Africa super-hero ! We chat to the full Kwezi creative team, creator and original writer Loyiso Mkize, illustrator and colourist Clyde Beech, and Mohale Mashigo, award-winning author who joined the team as writer at a later stage. We revisit the background to this groundbreaking comic and look at what lies ahead. Each creator also discusses their other current and upcoming projects.

MOHALE MASHIGO MOHALE MASHIGO MULTI-DISCIPLINARY STORYTELLER
CLYDE BEECH CLYDE BEECH VISUAL ARTIST & STORYTELLER
LOYISO MKIZE LOYISO MKIZE CONTEMPORARY PAINTER, COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATOR & AUTHOR
16:00 - 16:45 ARTIST ALLEY

COMICS : INVESTING IN A COLLECTION VS BUYING TO COLLECT

Investing in a collection versus buying to collect both offer unique experiences and potential rewards. Throughout this panel, you will learn how investing in comic books can be incredibly profitable, and involves strategic purchasing with an eye on potential future value, considering factors like rarity, condition, and market trends. On the other hand, buying to collect focuses on personal enjoyment and passion for the medium, valuing stories, art, and characters over potential financial gain. Each approach has its merits. While it can be daunting, take a deep-dive down the rabbit hole with us and see for yourself how the world of collecting comic books can be one you wanna stick in !

DOLAN KEMP DOLAN KEMP
GAVIN TOWNSEN GAVIN TOWNSEN
17:00 - 17:45 ARTIST ALLEY

SKETCH BATTLE 1

Comic book artists battle it out on the drawing board !

18:00 - 18:00 ARTIST ALLEY

CLOSE STAGE

STAGE CLOSED

AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
10:45 - 11:30 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP - VERONICA TAYLOR | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 10:45 | R600.00

Veronica Taylor is an American voice actress. She is best known for her role as Ash Ketchum in the English dub of Pokémon (1997) from 1998 to 2006, having voiced the character (along with Delia Ketchum, May, and various other characters) in the main series and its associated movies. Outside of Pokémon, she appeared in numerous projects (primarily English dubs of anime) from 4Kids Entertainment and Central Park Media, including Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun in The Slayers (1995), Nico Robin in the first dub of One Piece (1999), and April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), among others...

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 10:45 to 11:30

Veronica Taylor Veronica Taylor International Voice Actress
11:45 - 12:30 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH - VERONICA TAYLOR | SATURDAY (SESSION 1) | 27 APRIL @ 11:45 | R300.00

Veronica Taylor is an American voice actress. She is best known for her role as Ash Ketchum in the English dub of Pokémon (1997) from 1998 to 2006, having voiced the character (along with Delia Ketchum, May, and various other characters) in the main series and its associated movies. Outside of Pokémon, she appeared in numerous projects (primarily English dubs of anime) from 4Kids Entertainment and Central Park Media, including Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun in The Slayers (1995), Nico Robin in the first dub of One Piece (1999), and April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), among others...

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 11:45 to 12:30

Veronica Taylor Veronica Taylor International Voice Actress
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOS AND PHOTOS

PHOTO OP – AIDAN SCOTT | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 11:15 | R600.00

Aidan Scott is an actor from Cape Town who studied Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town in 2016.

During his third year he was cast in his first professional production of “The Mousetrap”, which toured South Africa and New Zealand in 2019. Aidan has since worked in both the film and theatre industry in South Africa and the UK.

He has most recently completed nine months of filming on the Netflix series “One Piece” playing the character of Helmeppo. The series is an adaptation of the most successful Japanese manga of all time.

He has just returned home from a successful Edinburgh run of the play “Don’t Make Tea” by Scotland’s leading Disabled theatre company “Birds of Paradise” which will be running in the West End for a season in 2024.

In 2020 he took on the part of Theodore Roosevelt in the History channel’s series “Roosevelt” which was produced through Leonardo Di Caprio’s Appian Way.

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Aidan Scott Aidan Scott Local Actor
12:00 - 12:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

AUTOGRAPH – AIDAN SCOTT | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 12:00 | R300.00

Aidan Scott is an actor from Cape Town who studied Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town in 2016.

During his third year he was cast in his first professional production of “The Mousetrap”, which toured South Africa and New Zealand in 2019. Aidan has since worked in both the film and theatre industry in South Africa and the UK.

He has most recently completed nine months of filming on the Netflix series “One Piece” playing the character of Helmeppo. The series is an adaptation of the most successful Japanese manga of all time.

He has just returned home from a successful Edinburgh run of the play “Don’t Make Tea” by Scotland’s leading Disabled theatre company “Birds of Paradise” which will be running in the West End for a season in 2024.

In 2020 he took on the part of Theodore Roosevelt in the History channel’s series “Roosevelt” which was produced through Leonardo Di Caprio’s Appian Way.

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 12:45

Aidan Scott Aidan Scott Local Actor
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – THEO LE RAY | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 11:15 | R300.00

I was born and raised in Cape Town, Hout Bay. I developed my love for performance through my drama years in High School. I would perform one act plays and many monologues. After High school I dived into traveling, only to come home and now pursuing my passion. Learning and upcoming, I am an actor to watch out for.

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Theo Le Ray Theo Le Ray Local Actor
12:00 - 12:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – THEO LE RAY | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 12:00 | R150.00

I was born and raised in Cape Town, Hout Bay. I developed my love for performance through my drama years in High School. I would perform one act plays and many monologues. After High school I dived into traveling, only to come home and now pursuing my passion. Learning and upcoming, I am an actor to watch out for.

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Theo Le Ray Theo Le Ray Local Actor
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – ALEXANDER MANIATIS | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 11:15 | R600.00

Born on 27 December 1985 in Pretoria, South Africa, Alexander studied drama at the Pretoria Arts Campus; Tshwane University of Technology. He is known for his role as the devious villain; the captain of The Black Cat Pirates; Captain Kuro, also known as, Klahadore in the critically acclaimed Netflix live action adaptation of ONE PIECE (2023). His career as an actor kicked off in 2016 and since then has covered a wide range of genres where he portrays diverse roles; drama (Love, Lies and Hybrids etc), comedy (Asseblief en Dankie etc) and action (ICE -Season 2 etc). Maniatis also works as a voice artist and a musician (vocals, piano and guitar)

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Alexander Maniatis Alexander Maniatis Local Actor
12:00 - 12:45 AUOTOGRAPHS & PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – ALEXANDER MANIATIS | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 12:00 | R300.00

Born on 27 December 1985 in Pretoria, South Africa, Alexander studied drama at the Pretoria Arts Campus; Tshwane University of Technology. He is known for his role as the devious villain; the captain of The Black Cat Pirates; Captain Kuro, also known as, Klahadore in the critically acclaimed Netflix live action adaptation of ONE PIECE (2023). His career as an actor kicked off in 2016 and since then has covered a wide range of genres where he portrays diverse roles; drama (Love, Lies and Hybrids etc), comedy (Asseblief en Dankie etc) and action (ICE -Season 2 etc). Maniatis also works as a voice artist and a musician (vocals, piano and guitar)

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Alexander Maniatis Alexander Maniatis Local Actor
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOPS

PHOTO OP – BIANCA OOSTHUIZEN | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 11:15 | R600.00

Bianca Oosthuizen is a South African actress. She studied at the University of Cape Town and did further training at The Barrow Group in New York City. She has been working in the film and theater industry since. She portrayed Sham in One Piece on Netflix, an adaption of the beloved and highly successful Japanese manga. Most recently, she completed filming the series The Morning After. Additionally, she has partook in roles in Afterlife of the Party and Resident Evil, both on Netflix.

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Bianca oosthuizen Bianca oosthuizen Local Actress
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – BIANCA OOSTHUIZEN | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 12:00 | R300.00

Bianca Oosthuizen is a South African actress. She studied at the University of Cape Town and did further training at The Barrow Group in New York City. She has been working in the film and theater industry since. She portrayed Sham in One Piece on Netflix, an adaption of the beloved and highly successful Japanese manga. Most recently, she completed filming the series The Morning After. Additionally, she has partook in roles in Afterlife of the Party and Resident Evil, both on Netflix.

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Bianca oosthuizen Bianca oosthuizen Local Actress
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP - BRASHAAD MAYWEATHER | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 11:15 | R600.00

Brashaad Mayweather is an actor, producer, and philanthropist from Houston, Texas. Most recently comedy feature film "Summer With The Guys" released on many streaming platforms which Brashaad is one of the leads and the writer. Apart from playing Patty in the One Piece live action, he has also acted in over 300 projects to include movies, TV shows, video games, commercials, print ads, and more. Aside from acting, he loves to inspire, do motivational speaking, and travel the world learning new skills such as Spanish and Muy Thai Instagram @Brashaad_Mayweather Tiktok @MayweatherLive

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Brashaad Mayweather Brashaad Mayweather International Actor
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – BRASHAAD MAYWEATHER | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 12:00 | R300.00

Brashaad Mayweather is an actor, producer, and philanthropist from Houston, Texas. Most recently comedy feature film "Summer With The Guys" released on many streaming platforms which Brashaad is one of the leads and the writer. Apart from playing Patty in the One Piece live action, he has also acted in over 300 projects to include movies, TV shows, video games, commercials, print ads, and more. Aside from acting, he loves to inspire, do motivational speaking, and travel the world learning new skills such as Spanish and Muy Thai Instagram @Brashaad_Mayweather Tiktok @MayweatherLive

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Brashaad Mayweather Brashaad Mayweather International Actor
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – BRETT WILLIAMS | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 11:15 | R600.00

Brett Williams is an actor based in Cape Town. He is known for his work in film and television, including popular titles like One Piece, Fried Barry, Raised by Wolves, Outlander, and others. When he is not acting, he enjoys surfing, painting, exploring the human condition, and indulging in ramen.

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Brett Williams Brett Williams Local Actor
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – BRETT WILLIAMS | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 12:00 | R300.00

Brett Williams is an actor based in Cape Town. He is known for his work in film and television, including popular titles like One Piece, Fried Barry, Raised by Wolves, Outlander, and others. When he is not acting, he enjoys surfing, painting, exploring the human condition, and indulging in ramen.

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Brett Williams Brett Williams Local Actor
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – CHIOMA UMEALA | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 11:15 | R600.00

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Chioma Umeala is South AfricanNigerian, which has allowed her to bring a unique look and a fresh, intercontinental perspective to the industry. She began acting in her high school years and has since gone on to pursue a career in the film industry, featuring in multiple projects. Having trained at AFDA and the Indigo View Academy for Advanced Actors, Chioma made her stage debut at Joburg Theatre with the production Scenes in 2018. She has also been in national & continental commercial campaigns for big brands such as MTC Namibia and Dark and Lovely. Chioma has also appeared on BET’s Isono as the character Ayo. She most notably featured in the SONY film ‘The Woman King’ and has been cast in Netflix’s live-action adaptation of ‘One Piece’ Aside from acting, she also plays the piano, guitar, as well as percussion instruments. Chioma is also skilled as a mezzo-soprano, dancer, and in stunts.

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR PHOTO OP!Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Chioma Umeala Chioma Umeala Local Actress
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – CHIOMA UMEALA | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 12:00 | R300.00

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Chioma Umeala is South AfricanNigerian, which has allowed her to bring a unique look and a fresh, intercontinental perspective to the industry. She began acting in her high school years and has since gone on to pursue a career in the film industry, featuring in multiple projects. Having trained at AFDA and the Indigo View Academy for Advanced Actors, Chioma made her stage debut at Joburg Theatre with the production Scenes in 2018. She has also been in national & continental commercial campaigns for big brands such as MTC Namibia and Dark and Lovely. Chioma has also appeared on BET’s Isono as the character Ayo. She most notably featured in the SONY film ‘The Woman King’ and has been cast in Netflix’s live-action adaptation of ‘One Piece’ Aside from acting, she also plays the piano, guitar, as well as percussion instruments. Chioma is also skilled as a mezzo-soprano, dancer, and in stunts.

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR AUTOGRAPH!Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Chioma Umeala Chioma Umeala Local Actress
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – LANGLEY KIRKWOOD | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 11:15 | R600.00

Langley Kirkwood is an English-born South African actor best known for his roles in the international television series Generation Kill, Black Sails, Banshee and One Piece live action. Local television shows he has acted in include Backstage, Isidingo, Charlie Jade and the second season of Snitch. He has also made guest appearances in the ITV drama series Wild at Heart and the SABC3 drama Hard Copy. He played the role of Nolan Murray in the M-Net soccer drama series League of Glory, in 2010; and the guest starring role of Interpol agent Liam Hartley in the M-Net soapie The Wild, in 2012

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Langley Kirkwood Langley Kirkwood Local Actor
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – LANGLEY KIRKWOOD | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 12:00 | R300.00

Langley Kirkwood is an English-born South African actor best known for his roles in the international television series Generation Kill, Black Sails, Banshee and One Piece live action. Local television shows he has acted in include Backstage, Isidingo, Charlie Jade and the second season of Snitch. He has also made guest appearances in the ITV drama series Wild at Heart and the SABC3 drama Hard Copy. He played the role of Nolan Murray in the M-Net soccer drama series League of Glory, in 2010; and the guest starring role of Interpol agent Liam Hartley in the M-Net soapie The Wild, in 2012

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Langley Kirkwood Langley Kirkwood Local Actor
11:45 - 12:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – LESLEY-ANN BRANDT | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 11:45 | R800.00

Born and raised in Cape Town South Africa, Brandt immigrated with her family to Auckland, New Zealand in her late teens. Discovered by local casting directors, Brandt took on the role of "Naevia" in the Starz hits, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" and "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena." Working with producers Steven S. D Knight and Sam Raimi, she captivated audiences with her performance and became one of the show's breakout stars. She starred in the hit Netflix series, Lucifer which had a 6 year run, playing the fan favorite Vertigo/DC comic book character, Mazikeen. Lucifer went on the break binge records and was named the top binged show in 2021 by Forbes. Brandt can next be seen opposite Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira in the 6 episode limited Walking Dead spin-off which airs in 2024. She is also starring opposite Jason Ritter, Anthony Carrigan and Chris Meloni in the adult animated comedy, Captain Fall which airs July 2023 on Netflix. Lesley-Ann is now permanently based in Los Angeles.

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:45 to 12:00

Lesley-Ann Brandt Lesley-Ann Brandt International Actress
12:45 - 13:30 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OP

AUTOGRAPH – LESLEY-ANN BRANDT | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 12:45 | R400.00

Born and raised in Cape Town South Africa, Brandt immigrated with her family to Auckland, New Zealand in her late teens. Discovered by local casting directors, Brandt took on the role of "Naevia" in the Starz hits, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" and "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena." Working with producers Steven S. D Knight and Sam Raimi, she captivated audiences with her performance and became one of the show's breakout stars. She starred in the hit Netflix series, Lucifer which had a 6 year run, playing the fan favorite Vertigo/DC comic book character, Mazikeen. Lucifer went on the break binge records and was named the top binged show in 2021 by Forbes. Brandt can next be seen opposite Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira in the 6 episode limited Walking Dead spin-off which airs in 2024. She is also starring opposite Jason Ritter, Anthony Carrigan and Chris Meloni in the adult animated comedy, Captain Fall which airs July 2023 on Netflix. Lesley-Ann is now permanently based in Los Angeles.

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:45 to 13:30

Lesley-Ann Brandt Lesley-Ann Brandt International Actress
12:45 - 01:30 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – SEAN GUNN | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 12:45 | R800.00

Actor and writer Sean Gunn is known for his role as Kraglin in the Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy films. In addition to portraying Kraglin, Sean provided motion reference for Rocket Raccoon for the Guardians trilogy, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Thor: Love and Thunder. Putting his motion reference talents to work again, Sean brought the character Weasel to life in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

Sean’s first role was in Troma Films’ Tromeo and Juliet where he played Sammy Capulet. He has worked alongside his brother, writer and director James Gunn, on The Specials, Super, the video game Lollipop Chainsaw and The Belko Experiment in addition to the Guardians films. Other film credits include Stricken, Pearl Harbor, Jesus, Mary and Joey, Pants on Fire, The Giant Mechanical Man, Who the F is Buddy Applebaum, and The Education of Eddie and Mortimer. Sean also has had many television roles, most endearingly as the quirky Kirk Gleason on Gilmore Girls and the Netflix original Gilmore Girls Revival. He has also appeared on Any Day Now, DAG, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Bunheads, Bones, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Good Doctor and many more.

Most recently, Sean provided motion reference for Rocket Raccoon and reprised the role of Kraglin for the final film of the Guardians trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Coming in 2024 from DC’s Expanded Universe is the animated series Creature Commandos, for which Sean will reprise the role of Weasel from The Suicide Squad, and also another new character, G.I. Robot.

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 12:45 to 13:30

Sean Gunn Sean Gunn International Actor
14:30 - 15:15 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – SEAN GUNN | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 14:30 | R400.00

Actor and writer Sean Gunn is known for his role as Kraglin in the Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy films. In addition to portraying Kraglin, Sean provided motion reference for Rocket Raccoon for the Guardians trilogy, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Thor: Love and Thunder. Putting his motion reference talents to work again, Sean brought the character Weasel to life in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

Sean’s first role was in Troma Films’ Tromeo and Juliet where he played Sammy Capulet. He has worked alongside his brother, writer and director James Gunn, on The Specials, Super, the video game Lollipop Chainsaw and The Belko Experiment in addition to the Guardians films. Other film credits include Stricken, Pearl Harbor, Jesus, Mary and Joey, Pants on Fire, The Giant Mechanical Man, Who the F is Buddy Applebaum, and The Education of Eddie and Mortimer. Sean also has had many television roles, most endearingly as the quirky Kirk Gleason on Gilmore Girls and the Netflix original Gilmore Girls Revival. He has also appeared on Any Day Now, DAG, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Bunheads, Bones, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Good Doctor and many more.

Most recently, Sean provided motion reference for Rocket Raccoon and reprised the role of Kraglin for the final film of the Guardians trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Coming in 2024 from DC’s Expanded Universe is the animated series Creature Commandos, for which Sean will reprise the role of Weasel from The Suicide Squad, and also another new character, G.I. Robot.

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 14:30 to 15:15

Sean Gunn Sean Gunn International Actor
14:30 - 15:15 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH - VERONICA TAYLOR | SATURDAY (SESSION 2) | 27 APRIL @ 14:30 | R300.00

Veronica Taylor is an American voice actress. She is best known for her role as Ash Ketchum in the English dub of Pokémon (1997) from 1998 to 2006, having voiced the character (along with Delia Ketchum, May, and various other characters) in the main series and its associated movies. Outside of Pokémon, she appeared in numerous projects (primarily English dubs of anime) from 4Kids Entertainment and Central Park Media, including Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun in The Slayers (1995), Nico Robin in the first dub of One Piece (1999), and April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), among others...

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 14:30 to 15:15

Veronica Taylor Veronica Taylor International Voice Actress
GAMING
00:00 - 10:00 GAMING HALL

WELCOME TO DAY ONE GAMING

Come get your GAME ON!

TABLE TOP GAMING
09:00 - 06:00 SOLAR POP

Pokémon Tournament

Get ready to be the very best, like no one ever was! This Pokémon tournament is your chance to prove you have what it takes to be a Pokémon master. Participants will compete in a series of intense battles using their own carefully curated teams of Pokémon. From classic fan favorites to the latest pocket monsters, trainers will strategize and outsmart their opponents in a quest to be crowned the tournament champion.

Whether you're a seasoned Pokémon veteran or a newcomer just starting your journey, this tournament offers an opportunity to test your skills, make new friends, and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Pokémon. With prizes, bragging rights, and the thrill of competition on the line, you won't want to miss this chance to showcase your Pokémon prowess.

So gather your Poké Balls, sharpen your tactics, and get ready to battle your way to victory! The Pokémon Tournament is sure to be an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLARPOP

Magic: The Gathering Tournament

Calling all planeswalkers! The Magic: The Gathering tournament is where the most skilled and strategic card game enthusiasts come to test their mettle. Prepare to unleash your mightiest spells, summon legendary creatures, and outwit your opponents in a battle of wits and strategy. This tournament is open to players of all skill levels, from seasoned veterans to newcomers eager to learn the game's nuances.

Participants will need to bring their own decks, showcasing their creativity and mastery of the game's mechanics. As they navigate the tournament's rounds, they'll face a diverse array of strategies and deck archetypes, challenging them to adapt and evolve their playstyles. The ultimate prize? The title of Magic: The Gathering tournament champion, along with valuable prizes and the respect of the gaming community.

Whether you're a longtime devotee of the game or a curious newcomer, the Magic: The Gathering tournament promises an exhilarating and immersive experience. Dive into the rich, fantastical world of Magic and prove your mettle against the best players around.

21:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament

Get ready to draw, duel, and dominate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament! This event is a must-attend for any fan of the iconic trading card game, where duelists will clash in a thrilling battle of wits, strategy, and powerful monsters. Participants will bring their custom-built decks, each one a unique reflection of their playstyle and deck-building prowess.

The tournament will feature a series of intense one-on-one duels, with players strategically deploying their monsters, spells, and traps to outmaneuver their opponents. From the classic fan favorites to the latest game-changing cards, the action will be fast-paced and unpredictable, keeping spectators and participants on the edge of their seats.

Whether you're a seasoned duelist or a newcomer eager to learn the ropes, the Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament offers an unforgettable experience. Prove your mastery of the game, forge new connections with fellow enthusiasts, and rise to the top as the ultimate Yu-Gi-Oh! champion. Gather your cards, activate your Duel Disk, and get ready to duel!

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

D&D day 1 Tournament

Adventurers, assemble! This multi-day Dungeons & Dragons tournament promises an epic quest filled with danger, intrigue, and the chance to become legends. Teams of players will embark on a thrilling campaign, navigating a world of fantasy, mystery, and high-stakes challenges. From slaying fearsome beasts to uncovering ancient treasures, this tournament will test the mettle of even the most experienced roleplayers.

As the adventure unfolds over the course of several days, teams will need to strategize, collaborate, and make crucial decisions that will shape the outcome of their quest. With a diverse cast of characters, each player will have the opportunity to shine, showcasing their unique skills and contributions to the group's success. The tournament will culminate in an epic final showdown, where the winning team will be crowned the champions of this legendary D&D campaign.

Whether you're a seasoned Dungeon Master or a dice-rolling rookie, this D&D tournament promises an unforgettable experience. Gather your party, sharpen your wits, and get ready to embark on an adventure unlike any other. Will your team have what it takes to emerge victorious and cement their place in the annals of D&D history?

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Star Wars Legion

Take your first steps into the Star Wars Legion battlefield! This instructional session will teach you the fundamentals of playing the Star Wars Legion miniatures game. Whether you're a seasoned wargamer or a newcomer to the galaxy far, far away, our expert facilitators will guide you through the rules, strategies, and key mechanics that bring this cinematic tabletop experience to life.

From commanding your factions of iconic characters and vehicles to navigating the dynamic combat system, you'll have the chance to participate in hands-on demo games and receive personalized feedback. Immerse yourself in the Star Wars universe and discover the thrill of commanding your own clone troopers, Rebel heroes, or Imperial forces as you maneuver them across the battlefield.

No prior experience is necessary, so grab your blaster and get ready to lead your troops to victory! This "Learn to Play Star Wars Legion" session is the perfect entry point for those eager to dive into the world of Star Wars miniatures gaming.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Star Wars Shatter Point

Embark on a new adventure in the Star Wars galaxy with the "Learn to Play Star Wars Shatter Point" session. This introductory event will teach you the fundamentals of the Star Wars Shatter Point roleplaying game, allowing you to explore the rich and diverse worlds of the legendary sci-fi franchise through the lens of player-driven storytelling.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn the core mechanics, character creation, and narrative techniques that bring the Star Wars Shatter Point system to life. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer to the genre, you'll have the chance to participate in interactive demonstrations and ask questions to ensure you feel confident and ready to embark on your own galactic odyssey.

Immerse yourself in the iconic settings, iconic characters, and thrilling challenges of the Star Wars universe. Forge your own path as a Jedi Knight, a cunning smuggler, or a fearsome bounty hunter, and let your choices shape the narrative. This "Learn to Play Star Wars Shatter Point" session is the perfect gateway to discovering the wonders and possibilities of tabletop roleplaying in a galaxy far, far away.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering

Prepare to unlock the strategic depth of the world's most beloved trading card game with the "Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering" session. Whether you're a newcomer eager to dive into the fantastical realms of Magic or a seasoned player looking to brush up on your skills, our expert instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of this epic card game.

From building your first deck to mastering the intricate interactions between spells, creatures, and abilities, you'll have the opportunity to participate in hands-on demos and receive personalized feedback. Discover the joy of casting powerful sorceries, summoning legendary creatures, and outsmarting your opponents as you navigate the rich, ever-evolving landscape of Magic: The Gathering.

This session is the perfect entry point for anyone interested in exploring the strategic depth and creative potential of one of the most iconic tabletop games of all time. Unleash your inner planeswalker and get ready to embark on a journey through the Multiverse, where the only limit is your imagination.

09:00 - 18:00 SOALR POP

Learn to Play D&D Onslaught

Prepare to be immersed in a world of fantasy, adventure, and heroic deeds with the "Learn to Play D&D Onslaught" session. This introductory event will teach you the fundamentals of the D&D Onslaught roleplaying system, allowing you to explore the wonders and challenges of the iconic Dungeons & Dragons universe.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn character creation, core mechanics, and narrative techniques that bring the D&D Onslaught experience to life. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer to the genre, you'll have the chance to participate in interactive demonstrations, ask questions, and receive personalized feedback to ensure you feel ready to embark on your own epic quests.

Unleash your imagination and embrace the thrill of collaborative storytelling as you venture forth into a world of magic, monsters, and endless possibilities. Forge your own path as a valiant warrior, a cunning rogue, or a wise spellcaster, and let your choices shape the narrative. This "Learn to Play D&D Onslaught" session is the perfect gateway to discovering the wonders of tabletop roleplaying in the rich and immersive Dungeons & Dragons universe.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Yu-Gi-Oh!

Prepare to unleash the power of the Ancient Egyptian Gods with the "Learn to Play Yu-Gi-Oh!" session. This instructional event will teach you the fundamentals of the iconic Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game, empowering you to become a master duelist and embark on thrilling battles against your opponents.

Our expert facilitators will guide you through the core mechanics, deck-building strategies, and game-changing card effects that define the Yu-Gi-Oh! experience. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a newcomer eager to learn, you'll have the opportunity to participate in hands-on demo games, receive personalized feedback, and ask questions to ensure you feel confident and ready to duel.

Unleash the power of your favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! monsters, cast game-changing spells, and outsmart your rivals as you navigate the high-stakes world of the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game. This "Learn to Play Yu-Gi-Oh!" session is the perfect entry point for anyone seeking to embrace the excitement and strategic depth of this beloved anime-inspired card game.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Star Wars Unlimited

Venture into the vast and diverse Star Wars galaxy with the "Learn to Play Star Wars Unlimited" session. This introductory event will teach you the fundamentals of the Star Wars Unlimited roleplaying system, allowing you to explore the iconic settings, characters, and challenges of the legendary sci-fi franchise through the lens of player-driven storytelling.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn character creation, core mechanics, and narrative techniques that bring the Star Wars Unlimited experience to life. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer to the genre, you'll have the chance to participate in interactive demonstrations, ask questions, and receive personalized feedback to ensure you feel ready to embark on your own galactic adventures.

Embrace your inner Jedi, cunning smuggler, or fearsome bounty hunter as you forge your own path through the Star Wars universe. Immerse yourself in the rich lore, iconic locations, and thrilling challenges that define this beloved sci-fi saga. This "Learn to Play Star Wars Unlimited" session is the perfect gateway to discovering the wonders of tabletop roleplaying in a galaxy far, far away.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Dungeons and Dragons: Quick encounter

Experience the thrill of Dungeons & Dragons in a fast-paced, self-contained adventure with our "Dungeons and Dragons: Quick Encounter" session. This event is perfect for those who want to dive into the world of D&D but may have limited time to commit to a longer campaign.

Under the guidance of our skilled Dungeon Master, you and your fellow adventurers will embark on a thrilling quest filled with perilous challenges, cunning foes, and the potential for great rewards. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer eager to try out the game, you'll have the opportunity to create a character, immerse yourself in the story, and make critical decisions that shape the outcome of your adventure.

The "Dungeons and Dragons: Quick Encounter" session is designed to be completed within a single game session, allowing you to experience the excitement and drama of D&D without the commitment of a multi-session campaign. Gather your friends, sharpen your wits, and get ready to face the unknown in this fast-paced, self-contained Dungeons & Dragons adventure.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Dungeons and Dragons: Full Sessions

Embark on an epic, multi-session Dungeons & Dragons campaign with our "Dungeons and Dragons: Full Sessions" event. This immersive experience will take you and your party of adventurers on a journey that spans across multiple game sessions, allowing you to delve deeper into the rich narrative, develop your characters, and face increasingly challenging obstacles.

Under the guidance of our experienced Dungeon Master, you'll collaborate with your fellow players to navigate a world of fantasy, overcome formidable foes, and uncover ancient secrets. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer eager to explore the wonders of D&D, you'll have the opportunity to create a character, make meaningful choices, and witness the unfolding of a grand, multi-part adventure.

The "Dungeons and Dragons: Full Sessions" event is designed for those who want to invest time and dedication into a long-form D&D campaign. Prepare to be captivated by the rich storytelling, engaging combat encounters, and the opportunity to forge deep bonds with your party members as you collectively shape the fate of the world. Gather your dice, sharpen your strategy, and get ready for an unforgettable Dungeons & Dragons experience.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Dungeons and Dragons: Treasure Hunt

Embark on a thrilling Dungeons & Dragons adventure focused on the pursuit of valuable treasures with our "Dungeons and Dragons: Treasure Hunt" session. In this self-contained event, you and your party of adventurers will delve into a world of mystery, danger, and the promise of untold riches.

Under the guidance of our skilled Dungeon Master, you'll navigate treacherous dungeons, outwit cunning traps, and overcome formidable foes in your quest to uncover the most valuable loot. Whether you're a seasoned D&D player or a newcomer to the game, you'll have the opportunity to create a character, make critical decisions, and witness the unfolding of a narrative centered around the hunt for precious treasures.

The "Dungeons and Dragons: Treasure Hunt" session is designed to be completed within a single game session, allowing you to experience the excitement and rewards of a focused, treasure-centric D&D adventure. Gather your party, sharpen your wits, and get ready to claim your share of the spoils in this thrilling Dungeons & Dragons event.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Miniatures painting Experience

Unlock your creative potential and bring your tabletop miniatures to life with the "Miniatures Painting Experience" session. Whether you're a seasoned miniature painting aficionado or a newcomer eager to explore this hobby, this event offers a unique opportunity to hone your artistic skills and transform your gaming figures into stunning works of art.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn essential painting techniques, color theory, and detailing methods that will elevate your miniatures to the next level. From classic fantasy characters to futuristic sci-fi models, you'll have the chance to experiment with a variety of media, including acrylics, washes, and specialized painting tools, as you breathe life into your miniatures.

Unleash your inner artist and discover the joy of transforming flat, static figures into vibrant, three-dimensional pieces that will enhance your tabletop gaming experiences. This "Miniatures Painting Experience" session is the perfect opportunity to develop your hobby skills, connect with like-minded enthusiasts, and create miniatures that will be the envy of your gaming group.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Catan Experience

Embark on a quest for settlement, trade, and victory with the "Catan Experience" session. This event invites you to immerse yourself in the beloved Settlers of Catan board game, where you'll strategize, negotiate, and build your way to becoming the most successful colony leader.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn the core mechanics and strategies that define the Catan gaming experience. Gather your resources, trade with your fellow players, and carefully plan your settlements, roads, and cities as you strive to outmaneuver your opponents and become the dominant force on the island of Catan.

Whether you're a seasoned Catan veteran or a newcomer eager to discover this classic game of resource management and clever decision-making, the "Catan Experience" session promises an engaging and social gaming event. Unleash your strategic prowess, forge valuable alliances, and prove your mettle as you navigate the ever-changing landscape of this beloved board game classic.

KIDSCON
09:00 - 18:00 KIDSCON - Toys R Us Store

MEET GEOFFREY

Get ready for a towering good time as the one and only Geofrey Giraffe makes daily appearances at the Toys R Us store on Level 2!

Kids and families won't want to miss the chance to meet this beloved mascot and icon of the iconic toy retailer. Geofrey will be on hand throughout the day, greeting fans, posing for photos, and spreading joy and laughter with his larger-than-life personality.

Snap unforgettable pictures with the friendly giraffe, get autographs, and discover the playful side of this classic character. Geofrey is sure to delight children and adults alike with his warm smiles, silly antics, and memorable interactions.

Whether you're a longtime Toys R Us enthusiast or experiencing the magic of Geofrey for the first time, this is a can't-miss opportunity to create cherished memories with the one and only Geofrey Giraffe. So head to the Toys R Us store on Level 2 and get ready for a towering good time!

Location: Toys R Us Store, Level 2

Geoffrey Geoffrey Giraffe | Doctor
09:00 - 12:00 LEVEL 2 - KIDSCON - RGB GAMING

UNIVERSITY DAY - EDUVOS (TOURNAMENT 15 UNIVERSITY TEAMS (APEX LEGENDS)

University Day - EDUVOS (Tournament 15 University Teams (Apex Legends)

Get ready for an intense clash of gaming titans as 15 university teams battle it out in the Apex Legends tournament at the KIDSCON RGB Gaming zone on Level 2.

This special University Day, brought to you by EDUVOS, promises an electrifying display of skill, strategy, and competitive spirit. Top gaming teams from universities across the region will take the stage, showcasing their mastery of Respawn Entertainment's popular battle royale title.

Witness the next generation of esports stars as they engage in high-octane matches, vying for the championship title and the ultimate bragging rights. Cheer on your alma mater or favorite team as they navigate the treacherous landscapes of the Apex Games, employing lightning-fast reflexes and unparalleled teamwork.

This event is a must-attend for any fan of competitive gaming and those interested in the burgeoning world of university-level esports. Come immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere, connect with fellow gaming enthusiasts, and be part of the action as the future of esports takes the spotlight.

Location: Level 2 - KIDSCON - RGB Gaming

13:00 - 13:30 LEVEL 2 - KIDSCON

MEET NOODLE AND BUN

Calling all kids (and kids-at-heart)! Get ready for an unforgettable meet-and-greet with Noodle and Bun, the beloved characters from the hit animated series.

Join us in the KIDSCON ZONE on Level 2 as these adorable, larger-than-life friends come to life before your eyes. Noodle and Bun will be making daily appearances throughout the event, so be sure to stop by and say hello!

Snap photos, get autographs, and interact with your favorite characters in this interactive and engaging session. Discover the playful personalities of Noodle and Bun up close, and learn more about the whimsical world they inhabit.

Whether you're a dedicated fan or discovering these characters for the first time, this is a can't-miss opportunity to create lasting memories with the stars of KIDSCON. Don't forget to bring your camera and get ready for a truly delightful experience!

Location: KIDSCON ZONE, Level 2

Noodle and Bun Noodle and Bun Content Creators / Animators
12:30 - 12:55 LEVEL 1 - MAIN STAGE

KIDS COSPLAY (DURING DAILY CASUAL)

Attention all young cosplay enthusiasts! Get ready to be dazzled by the incredible costumes and characters that will take center stage during the Kids Cosplay event on the Main Stage.

This daily showcase will feature the most imaginative, creative, and downright adorable cosplayers that KIDSCON has to offer. Watch in awe as pint-sized heroes, heroines, and everything in between strut their stuff, bringing their favorite fictional characters to life.

From anime icons to comic book legends, video game protagonists to storybook legends, these talented kids will captivate the audience with their attention to detail, impressive craftsmanship, and boundless energy. Prepare to be inspired by their passion, talent, and sheer joy of self-expression through costuming.

Don't miss this enchanting daily event that celebrates the creativity and imagination of the next generation of cosplayers. Cheer on these young stars as they take the spotlight and showcase their incredible costumes on the Main Stage.

Location: Level 1 - Main Stage

14:00 - 18:00 LEVEL 2 - KIDSCON

FREE TO PLAY XBOX/PC/VR

Get ready for an all-out gaming extravaganza at the KIDSCON zone on Level 2! Throughout the day, we're opening up free access to a variety of the latest and greatest gaming platforms - Xbox, PC, and VR.

Whether you're a seasoned gamer or just discovering the joy of interactive entertainment, this is your chance to dive into a world of endless possibilities. Explore expansive open-world adventures, engage in pulse-pounding competitive matches, or immerse yourself in breathtaking virtual reality experiences.

With a vast selection of titles and genres to choose from, there's something to captivate everyone. Challenge your friends in friendly rivalries, teamup for cooperative quests, or simply lose yourself in the sheer thrill of gameplay.

This free-to-play gaming session promises hours of entertainment, laughter, and unforgettable memories. Grab your friends, family, or even make new ones as you navigate the cutting edge of gaming technology right here at KIDSCON.

So what are you waiting for? Head to Level 2 and get ready to game like never before - the controllers are waiting, and the action is about to begin!

Location: Level 2 - KIDSCON

14:00 - 18:00 LEVEL 2 - KIDSCON

FREE TO PLAY

Get ready for an all-out gaming extravaganza! Throughout the day, we're opening up free access to a variety of the latest and greatest gaming platforms - Xbox, PC, and VR.

Whether you're a seasoned gamer or just discovering the joy of interactive entertainment, this is your chance to dive into a world of endless possibilities. Explore expansive open-world adventures, engage in pulse-pounding competitive matches, or immerse yourself in breathtaking virtual reality experiences.

With a vast selection of titles and genres to choose from, there's something to captivate everyone. Challenge your friends in friendly rivalries, teamup for cooperative quests, or simply lose yourself in the sheer thrill of gameplay.

This free-to-play gaming session promises hours of entertainment, laughter, and unforgettable memories. Grab your friends, family, or even make new ones as you navigate the cutting edge of gaming technology.

So what are you waiting for? The controllers are waiting, and the action is about to begin!

09:00 - 18:00 LEVEL 2 - Nintendo

MEET MARIO & LUIGI

Get ready to jump for joy as the iconic gaming duo, Mario and Luigi, make daily appearances at the Nintendo zone on Level 2!

Kids and families won't want to miss the chance to meet these beloved plumbers and iconic Nintendo characters in person. Mario and Luigi will be on hand throughout the day, greeting fans, posing for photos, and delighting everyone with their trademark antics and charm.

Snap unforgettable pictures with the dynamic duo, get autographs, and experience the boundless energy and enthusiasm that Mario and Luigi bring to life. Whether you're a lifelong Nintendo fan or discovering these characters for the first time, this is a can't-miss opportunity to create cherished memories with the stars of the Mushroom Kingdom.

So head to the Nintendo zone on Level 2 and get ready for an adventure like no other. The Mario Bros. are waiting to meet you and share the magic of the Mushroom Kingdom in person!

Location: Level 2 - Nintendo

MARIO AND LUIGI MARIO AND LUIGI
09:00 - 18:00 LEVEL 2 - Nintendo

JUST DANCE

Daily
09:00 - 18:00

Get ready to groove and groove some more at the Just Dance experience on Level 2 of the Nintendo zone!

Throughout the day, dance enthusiasts of all ages are invited to step onto the dance floor and showcase their best moves to the infectious beats of the popular Just Dance franchise. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just looking to have a blast, this high-energy event promises to get your feet tapping and your body moving.

Compete against friends, family, and fellow attendees in a series of lively dance-offs, showcasing your rhythm, style, and signature dance moves. The vibrant visuals, catchy music, and intuitive gameplay of Just Dance will have you dancing the day away in no time.

Don't worry if you're not the most coordinated dancer - the inclusive and welcoming atmosphere of this event encourages everyone to let loose and have fun. Prizes and giveaways will be up for grabs, so bring your A-game and get ready to become the ultimate Just Dance champion!

So put on your dancing shoes and head to the Nintendo zone on Level 2 for a day of pure unadulterated fun and movement. The dance floor is all yours!

Location: Level 2 - Nintendo

09:00 - 18:00 LEVEL 2 - LEGO

LEGO SPEED BUILD

Attention all LEGO enthusiasts! Get ready to put your building skills to the test at the LEGO Speed Build event on Level 2.

Throughout the day, visitors will have the opportunity to showcase their lightning-fast LEGO construction abilities. Whether you're a seasoned LEGO builder or a newcomer to the bricks, this event promises an exciting challenge that will put your dexterity and problem-solving skills to the test.

Compete against the clock and your fellow attendees as you race to assemble a variety of LEGO sets, from iconic movie franchises to cutting-edge technological marvels. The fastest builders will be awarded prizes and recognition for their impressive feats of LEGO engineering.

But the fun doesn't stop there! In between the speed build competitions, you can explore the expansive LEGO play area, where you can let your creativity run wild. Construct your own unique creations, collaborate with others, and immerse yourself in the endless possibilities of the LEGO universe.

So gather your friends, family, and fellow LEGO fanatics, and head to the LEGO zone on Level 2 for a day of fast-paced building, friendly competition, and pure LEGO bliss!

Location: Level 2 - LEGO

ACTIVATIONS
09:00 - 10:00 POP CULTURE HALL

WELCOME TO DAY ONE ACTIVITIES

Come and have some FREE FUN with your favourite brands!

AFTER DARK EVENTS
19:00 - 22:00 BEERHOUSE LONG STREET

QUIZ NIGHT AT BEERHOUSE (POKÉMON) | SATURDAY - 27 APRIL | RSVP ONLY (R0.00)

Calling all Pokemon trainers! Test your knowledge of the beloved pocket monster franchise at this exciting quiz night hosted at Beerhouse Long Street.

Whether you're a seasoned Pokedex expert or a casual fan, this interactive trivia event promises a fun-filled evening of friendly competition and Pokemon-themed revelry. Grab your friends, brush up on your type matchups and evolution trivia, and get ready to prove you're the ultimate Pokemon master.

With a range of questions covering the original games, beloved anime series, and the ever-expanding Pokemon universe, this quiz will challenge even the most dedicated Poke-enthusiasts. Prizes will be awarded to the top-performing teams, so come prepared to battle it out for the chance to win exciting Pokemon-themed goodies.

Don't miss this chance to immerse yourself in the world of Pokemon, enjoy some refreshing drinks, and connect with fellow fans in a lively, competitive environment. Whether you're a longtime Poke-fan or a newcomer to the franchise, this quiz night is sure to be an unforgettable experience for all ages.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS! **Address:** 223 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000

MAINSTAGE
09:00 - 09:15 MAINSTAGE

WELCOME TO DAY TWO MAINSTAGE

Welcome to the epic Main Stage at Comic Con Cape Town 2024! We are so excited to have you join us for the biggest and best that pop culture has to offer. Get ready for groundbreaking panels, conversations with your favourite creators, mind-blowing performances, and celebrity appearances on this legendary stage. Whether you're a movie buff, TV fanatic, comic book collector, or pop culture super-fan, the Main Stage will be home to unforgettable moments with the pop culture fandoms. Stick around as we kick things off - the Main Stage experience starts now!

DJ Elliot DJ Elliot Fandoms Favourite DJ
09:30 - 09:55 MAINSTAGE

COME AND DANCE K-POP WITH MUSES

Get ready to dance along as MUSES leads an interactive K-Pop dance session! Whether you're a die-hard K-Pop fan or curious beginner, this session invites you to learn choreography to favorite K-Pop hits and join in the high energy fun. The dance group MUSES will break down the moves so you can pick them up, even if you've never danced to K-Pop before. Classic and current K-Pop tracks will be played to inspire the ultimate dance party. Come ready to keep up with fast-paced beats!

MUSES MUSES K-POP Dance Crew
10:00 - 10:25 MAINSTAGE

GUEST SPOTLIGHT SESSION WITH VERONICA TAYLOR

Prepare for an intimate and engaging experience as we shine the spotlight on the talented and renowned voice actress, Veronica Taylor. In this exclusive session, fans and aspiring voice artists alike will have the rare opportunity to delve into the remarkable career and insights of one of the most iconic voices in the industry.

Step into Veronica Taylor's world as she takes you on a captivating journey, sharing her experiences, challenges, and triumphs in the world of voice acting. From her iconic portrayal of beloved characters to her mastery of voice techniques, this session promises to be a treasure trove of invaluable knowledge and inspiration.

Engage in a candid conversation as Taylor shares her personal anecdotes, behind-the-scenes stories, and the creative processes that have shaped her illustrious career. Gain insights into the art of voice acting, character development, and the nuances of bringing scripts to life through the power of vocal expression.

Whether you're a die-hard fan seeking a deeper connection with your favorite characters or an aspiring voice artist seeking guidance and motivation, this session offers a unique opportunity to connect with a true legend in the industry.

Don't miss this chance to experience the infectious energy, passion, and expertise of Veronica Taylor in an intimate setting. Be prepared to be inspired, entertained, and leave with a newfound appreciation for the craft of voice acting and the remarkable talent behind some of the most beloved characters in pop culture history.

Veronica Taylor Veronica Taylor International Voice Actress
10:30 - 10:55 MAINSTAGE

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT - ONE PIECE CAST PANEL

Engage in a lively Q&A session, where you can ask burning questions, seek advice, and forge connections with the talented individuals who have brought your favorite characters to life. Share your love for the series and express your appreciation for the hard work and dedication these voice actors have poured into their craft.

Witness the camaraderie and infectious energy that radiates from the cast as they share their passion for this beloved series. Get an inside look at what it's truly like to work on One Piece, the joys and struggles of bringing these characters to life, and the bond that forms among the cast members as they embark on this epic adventure together.

Celeste Loots Celeste Loots Local Actress
Albert Pretorius Albert Pretorius Local Actor
Theo Le Ray Theo Le Ray Local Actor
Chioma Umeala Chioma Umeala Local Actress
Alexander Maniatis Alexander Maniatis Local Actor
Langley Kirkwood Langley Kirkwood Local Actor
Aidan Scott Aidan Scott Local Actor
Zaid Motala Zaid Motala ZHM ENTERTAINMENT
11:00 - 11:25 MAINSTAGE

GUEST SPOTLIGHT SESSION WITH LESLEY-ANN BRANDT

Prepare for an unforgettable experience as we shine the spotlight on the talented and captivating Lesley-Ann Brandt. Best known for her portrayal of the fierce and complex Mazikeen on the hit series "Lucifer," Brandt has showcased her versatility and depth as an actress across film, television, and digital platforms.

From her breakout roles to her latest projects, this session promises to offer an intimate look into the life and mind of this extraordinary talent. Discover the creative process, the dedication, and the passion that have propelled Brandt to the forefront of the industry, captivating audiences with her dynamic and nuanced performances.

Lesley-Ann Brandt Lesley-Ann Brandt International Actress
11:30 - 11:55 MAINSTAGE

INTERNATIONAL COSPLAY SPOTLIGHT SESSION WITH YUEGENE FAY & TARYN COSPLAY

Immerse yourself in the world of cosplay with Taryn Cosplay and Yuegene Fay! In this spotlight session, the talented cosplayers Taryn and Yuegene will share their expertise and passion for bringing beloved characters to life. Get an inside look at the creative process behind their stunning cosplay creations, from concept development to intricate costume construction. Taryn and Yuegene will showcase some of their most impressive works, revealing the techniques and attention to detail that make their cosplays truly remarkable. Whether you're an aspiring cosplayer or simply appreciate the art form, this session promises to inspire and entertain. Prepare to be amazed as Taryn Cosplay and Yuegene Fay take you on a journey through their cosplay adventures!

Yuegene Fay Yuegene Fay International Cosplayer
Taryn Cosplay Taryn Cosplay International Cosplayer
12:00 - 12:25 MAINSTAGE

GUEST SPOTLIGHT SESSION WITH SEAN GUNN

Prepare to be captivated as we welcome the renowned actor and fan-favorite, Sean Gunn, to the spotlight. Best known for his iconic roles as Kraglin in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise and Weasel in James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad," Gunn has carved out an impressive career in both television and film.

In this exclusive session, attendees will have the rare opportunity to delve into the remarkable journey and insights of this versatile and beloved performer. Beyond his on-screen roles, Sean Gunn has also showcased his talents as a motion reference actor, bringing beloved characters like Rocket Raccoon to life through his physical performance.

Sean Gunn Sean Gunn International Actor
12:30 - 12:55 MAINSTAGE

DAILY CASUAL COSPLAY

Show off your amazing cosplay skills without the pressure of an ultra-complex costume! Cosplayers get your horror on for this dedicated horror event. Cosplayers of all experience levels are invited to participate in the Daily Casual Cosplay event.

Contestants will model creative casual outfits inspired by their favorite fandoms. Anything goes as long as you can identify what character or universe you're representing through your costume and styling.

Whether you use found items, budget pieces, or DIY crafty touches, this is your chance to flaunt your fandom fashion flair. Come compete against fellow cosplayers and wow the audience with your unique take on casual cosplay!

Sign up at Cosplay Central for free prior to this session

13:30 - 13:35 MAINSTAGE

A DEEP DIVE INTO FIGHTING GAME ANIMATION | TDA: SUPER DRAGON PUNCH FORCE 3

Join the Talent Digital Art team as they introduce Super Dragon Punch Force 3, a stylish 2.5D fighting game for mobile and PC that features a cast of awesome characters, fast and fluid combat and richly detailed environments! In this session, they'll discuss the vision for the game, its design, art, animation and more.

Tim Argall Tim Argall Company Owner @ Bugbox Animation
Michelle Kao Michelle Kao 2D Art Lead/Principle Texture Artist @ Talent Digital Art
13:00 - 13:25 MAINSTAGE

INTERNATIONAL COMIC BOOK ARTIST SPOTLIGHT SESSION WITH TODD NAUCK

Comic book fans, prepare to be captivated as we welcome the acclaimed artist Todd Nauck to the spotlight. With over two decades of experience in the industry, Nauck has left an indelible mark on some of the most beloved Marvel and DC Comics franchises.

Known for his work on titles such as Amazing Spider-Man, Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man, Gwen Stacy, Deadpool, Nightcrawler, and the original Young Justice series, Nauck has amassed an impressive portfolio that showcases his exceptional storytelling skills and dynamic visual style.

In this exclusive session, attendees will have the rare opportunity to delve into Nauck's creative process, gain insights into his artistic journey, and learn about the inspirations and techniques that have defined his acclaimed career. From his work on the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man #583, featuring the iconic Spider-Man/Barack Obama team-up, to his recent projects like the Stargirl: The Lost Children miniseries and the Marvel mini-series Magneto, Nauck's versatility and innovation will be on full display.

Whether you're a lifelong comic book enthusiast or an aspiring artist seeking guidance and inspiration, this spotlight session with Todd Nauck promises to be a must-see event. Get ready to be enthralled, enlightened, and left with a renewed appreciation for the art of sequential storytelling.

Todd Nauck Todd Nauck International Comic Book Artist
14:30 - 15:25 MAINSTAGE

WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT SA QUALIFIER

Get ready cosplayers! Another Cosplay Competition announcement for you, GeekXP Promotions will be bringing the exhilarating 2024 World Cosplay Summit South African Preliminary Competition to CTICC on 28 April 2024. Let your creative juices flow and dazzle the judges as you compete for the supreme honour of representing South Africa on the global cosplay stage in Japan! Strut your stuff as a Japanese pop culture character in the WCS competition and nail a championship performance to win an epic, sponsored trip to Japan where you can immerse in a vibrant celebration of Japanese pop culture alongside elite cosplayers from 30+ countries at the WCS finals this August. Enter the contest as a duo for the adventure of a lifetime! ENTER HERE: https://comicconafrica.co.za/world-cosplay-summit/

WCS South Africa WCS South Africa Organizer
16:05 - 16:15 MAINSTAGE

SUICIDE SQUAD: KILL THE JUSTICE LEAGUE COSPLAY REVEAL!

Calling all DC Comics fans! Get ready for an explosive reveal on Sunday, 28th April from 4:05 PM to 4:15 PM on the main stage!

Witness the grand unveiling of a stunning Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League cosplay group! Ludus (Captain Boomerang), Cashmere Tart (Harley Quinn), Fred Wolf (Deadshot), and Gammablast (King Shark) have been teasing their incredible work-in-progress on social media, and now it's finally time for the full squad to assemble!

Don't miss this electrifying moment as these talented cosplayers bring their detailed costumes and epic teamwork to life. Be there to witness the ultimate Arkham Asylum escape!

Fred Wolf Fred Wolf Cosplayer
Gammablast Gammablast Cosplayer
Luke "Ludus Cosplay" Andalis Luke "Ludus Cosplay" Andalis Cosplayer | Champion | Brand Ambassador
Cashmere Tart Cashmere Tart Streamer / Content Creator
16:30 - 17:25 MAINSTAGE

QUIZ: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

p>Attention all Guardians of the Galaxy fans! Test your knowledge of the beloved Marvel cosmic heroes in an exciting and interactive quiz experience.

Dive deep into the intergalactic adventures of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot as you tackle a series of challenging questions covering the characters, storylines, and trivia from the Guardians of the Galaxy universe.

Whether you're a longtime devotee of the Guardians or a newcomer to their eclectic and entertaining exploits, this quiz promises to put your Celestial expertise to the test. Showcase your mastery of the Guardians' unique personalities, their dynamic team dynamics, and the high-stakes missions they undertake to protect the galaxy.

Compete against fellow fans in a friendly battle of wits, with prizes awarded to the top-performing participants. This is your chance to prove you're the ultimate Guardians of the Galaxy superfan and earn the coveted title of "Guardian of Galactic Knowledge."

So gather your team, dust off your Milano piloting skills, and get ready to embark on a thrilling Guardians of the Galaxy quiz adventure. The fate of the cosmos may very well depend on your ability to answer these cosmic conundrums!

Zaid Motala Zaid Motala ZHM ENTERTAINMENT
POP CULTURE CONTENT ZONE
09:00 - 09:15 POP-CULTURE STAGE

WELCOME TO DAY TWO POP CULTURE CONTENT

Welcome to Comic Con Cape Town 2024! We are thrilled to have you join us for the opening of the Pop Culture Content Stage. This stage is dedicated to the latest and greatest in movies, TV, books, comics, and more from the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, horror, anime, and pop culture fandoms. Whether you're a cosplayer, collector, artist, or super-fan, the Pop Culture Content Stage will be your hub all weekend long for exciting panels, special guests, and insider pop culture reveals. Stick around as we kick things off and let the pop culture celebration begin!

Zaid Motala Zaid Motala ZHM ENTERTAINMENT
09:30 - 09:55 POP CULTURE STAGE

ORIGAMI CREATIONS CAPTURED: THE CRAFT OF VIDEO PRODUCTION

Go behind the scenes with origami(paper folding) artist and animator Ross Symons to explore the captivating world of origami and stop-motion animation. Ross will discuss his creative process for using an art form to create content for social media and television, from initial concept to filming to final edits. Learn professional techniques for lighting, camerawork, music, and editing to showcase stop-motion artistry. Gain insight into Ross' most popular animations and his collaborations with other top paper folders. Discover how origami sculptural designs can be translated into engaging stories through thoughtful stop-motion animation.

Ross 'White on Rice' Symons Ross 'White on Rice' Symons Creative Entrepreneur
10:00 - 10:55 POP CULTURE STAGE

MASTERING CHARACTER DESIGN (STADIO)

We will be analysing how to use shapes and forms to create interesting and captivating characters.

Sandile Linda Sandile Linda Lecturer | School of Media Design @ STADIO
11:00 - 11:45 POP CULTURE STAGE

AUTHOR'S AVENUE: WORLD BUILDING EXCERCISES TO SEE YOUR UNIVERSE CLEARLY

Immerse yourself in worldbuilding strategies to construct vivid, consistent worlds for your fantasy, sci-fi, or alternate reality stories. Through interactive writing exercises guided by genre experts, explore innovative ways to develop the history, geography, cultures, religions, languages, politics and more for your fictional universe. Learn how to maintain continuity and logic while letting your creativity run wild. Attendees will come away with tangible techniques for building layered, engaging story worlds.

Monique Snyman Monique Snyman Author | Social Media Manager
Shreya "ShreSays" La Cock Shreya "ShreSays" La Cock Sci-Fi Fantasy Author
Shameez Patel Papathanasiou Shameez Patel Papathanasiou Author
11:30 - 12:15 POP CULTURE STAGE

MOVIES AND TV: TALES OF A SHOW RUNNER -WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A GOOD PRODUCER

What does it take to succeed as a producer in entertainment? This session provides an inside look at the world of TV and film production. Gain insights into breaking into the industry, pitching studios, and landing your first gig. Discover how to earn respect as an up-and-coming producer while managing planning, coordination, casting, directing, editing, finances, marketing and distribution. Learn tips for juggling the many moving parts of production while meeting expectations across teams, studios, and audiences. Whether you're an aspiring producer or simply interested in the behind-the-scenes process, this session uncovers the key skills and traits successful showrunners need to bring captivating stories to screens big and small.

Khosie Dali Khosie Dali Producer
James C. Williamson James C. Williamson Producer / Writer
Ariye Mahdeb Ariye Mahdeb Producer, Editorial Department, Executive
Patrick Garcia Patrick Garcia Director, Producer, Cinematographer
13:10 - 13:35 POP CULTURE STAGE

TABLE TOP GAME JAM DAY TWO: [ART & GRAPHICS]

Dive into the exciting world of tabletop game art and graphics! On Day Two of the Table Top Game Jam, participants will focus on bringing their game concepts to life visually. Professional artists and graphic designers will provide guidance on graphic design principles, character illustration, environment art, iconography, layout, and more.

In this hands-on session, attendees will have the opportunity to start developing the art assets for their tabletop games. Experts will lead tutorials demonstrating techniques for digital painting, 3D modeling, texturing, and other skills critical to modern game art production.

Participants will get feedback on their work-in-progress art from the pros. They'll also learn best practices for branding, style guides, and creating a consistent, engaging look across all their game components and marketing materials.

Whether you're a first-time designer or an experienced artist, this collaborative environment allows you to level up your skills and produce outstanding visual elements to make your tabletop game stand out. Leave this session energized and equipped with the tools to effectively communicate your game's theme and mechanics through beautiful, functional art and design.

Jon Keevy Jon Keevy Writer / Narrative Designer / Content Creator / Story Consultant
Adhil Patel Adhil Patel Boardgame Guru
13:40 - 14:25 MAINSTAGE

STREAMERCON: BEST VIDEO AND AUDIO HACKS FOR BEGINNERS

Calling all aspiring streamers and content creators! This session is designed to equip you with the essential video and audio hacks that will elevate your streaming game and help you stand out in the competitive world of online broadcasting.

Whether you're just starting out or looking to level up your existing setup, this session will provide you with practical tips and tricks to enhance your video and audio quality without breaking the bank. Discover cost-effective solutions and innovative techniques that will give your streams a professional touch.

Explore the world of lighting hacks, camera positioning, and background optimization to create a visually appealing and engaging environment for your viewers. Learn how to utilize everyday household items and inexpensive gear to achieve stunning results. Additionally, dive into the realm of audio optimization, ensuring your voice is heard with clarity through microphone placement and software solutions.

Copacaxi Copacaxi Streamer | Content Creator
Zakk Wolf Zakk Wolf Content Creator / Streamer
Nicholasvanj Nicholasvanj Content Creator
Sipho "ZuluMachine" Motha Sipho "ZuluMachine" Motha Content Creator / Streamer
14:30 - 14:55 POP CULTURE STAGE

COSPLAY: CHARISMA AND CONFIDENCE TECHNIQUES FOR DEALING WITH STAGE FRIGHT

Step into the spotlight and conquer your fears with this empowering session on charisma and confidence techniques for cosplayers. Hosted by the dynamic duo, Anzel Schutz (affectionately known as Baka Sakura) and Nate Biccard, this interactive workshop will equip you with the tools to overcome stage fright and unleash your inner performer.

Drawing from their extensive experience in the cosplay community, Anzel and Nate will share invaluable insights and practical exercises to help you embrace your confidence and channel your charisma. Discover proven techniques for managing anxiety, projecting presence, and captivating your audience, whether you're on stage or in front of the camera.

Explore the power of body language, vocal projection, and storytelling as you learn how to bring your cosplay characters to life with authenticity and flair. Gain valuable tips on connecting with your audience, commanding attention, and leaving a lasting impression.

Whether you're a seasoned cosplayer seeking to take your performance to new heights or a newcomer navigating the challenges of stage fright, this session promises to be a transformative experience. Embrace the opportunity to learn from experienced mentors, connect with like-minded individuals, and unlock your full potential as a captivating cosplay performer.

Nate "neon.okami" Biccard Nate "neon.okami" Biccard Cosplayer / Editor
Anzel "Baka Sakura" Schutz Anzel "Baka Sakura" Schutz COSPLAYER | GRAPHIC DESIGNER
14:40 - 15:05 POP CULTURE STAGE

GAME SHOW: COLLECTORS ROADSHOW - COME GET YOUR COLLECTABLES APPRAISED!

Dust off those long-neglected collectibles and bring them to the ultimate appraisal event! In this entertaining game show format, collectibles experts Barry Van Zyl, Peet van Niekerk, Andy Mason, and Nizar Abrahams will examine an assortment of quirky and potentially valuable pop culture artifacts brought in by audience members.

Whether you have vintage action figures still in their packaging, rare comic book issues, obscure movie memorabilia, or any kind of geeky treasure, these aficionados will assess their condition and estimated worth. Owners will get the inside scoop on their items' history, significance, and expert valuations.

But it's not just about the appraisals! Expect lively banter between the hosts as they take friendly jabs at each other's expertise. Attendees may even get to play along with trivia about iconic collectibles.

Who knows what delightfully oddball pieces will show up? Maybe a superhero's torn cape from a 1960s TV show? Or ex-prop rings forged by amateur jewelers? This light-hearted event celebrates the joy of collecting with humor and insight from true enthusiasts. Don't miss this chance to discover if your discarded knick-knacks are actually worth a fortune!

Nizar Abrahams Nizar Abrahams Co Owner / Reader's Den Comics
Andy Mason Andy Mason Creative Director @ ToonZA
Peet Van Niekerk Peet Van Niekerk Director - RCPG
Barrie Van Zyl Barrie Van Zyl Director - RCPG
Zaid Motala Zaid Motala ZHM ENTERTAINMENT
15:00 - 15:25 POP CULTURE STAGE

WHAT MAKES COMICS RARE AND SOUGHT AFTER

Step into the fascinating world of rare and sought-after comics with Andy Mason (N.D. Mazin), a renowned expert in the field. In this insightful session, you'll uncover the secrets behind the most valuable and coveted comic books on the market.

Explore the intricate factors that contribute to a comic's rarity and desirability, from first appearances and key issues to printing errors and limited print runs. Gain a deeper understanding of what drives collectors and investors to pursue these prized possessions with such fervor.

Andy Mason will share his vast knowledge and experiences, shedding light on the historical significance, cultural impact, and artistic merits that elevate certain comics to iconic status. Learn about the influential creators, groundbreaking storylines, and pivotal moments that have shaped the comic book industry and captivated generations of fans.

Dive into the world of grading, condition, and preservation, as Mason reveals the meticulous standards and practices that ensure the longevity and value of these cherished artifacts. Discover the importance of provenance, authentication, and the role of reputable grading companies in establishing a comic's worth.

Whether you're an avid collector, a comic book enthusiast, or simply curious about the allure of rare and sought-after comics, this session promises to be an eye-opening and engaging experience. Prepare to have your passion ignited and your knowledge expanded as you navigate the captivating realm of comic book treasures.

Andy Mason Andy Mason Creative Director @ ToonZA
17:40 - 18:05 POP CULTURE STAGE

THE GREAT FAN DEBATE: THE IMPACT OF HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL AI ON CREATIVE INDUSTRY

Get ready for a riveting fan debate on the opportunities and risks of advanced AI in creative fields. This session will feature a friendly debate between fans on whether highly functional AI could shape the future of art, music, writing, and other creative industries in a net positive or concerning way. Key points that will likely come up include: how AI might enhance versus displace human creativity; the potential democratizing effect of AI on art and media production; establishing best practices around AI content creation; and more philosophical debates around originality and authenticity in AI-generated art. The debate will tap into fans' perspectives on this complex issue that has intriguing possibilities but also raises important questions. An audience Q&A will follow to continue the spirited discussion. Ross 'White on Rice' Symons

Hercules Mare Hercules Mare Lecturer | School of Media Design @ STADIO
Josephine (Jo) Eyre Josephine (Jo) Eyre Founder & Managing Director | Voxeon Communications
Arthur Goldstuck Arthur Goldstuck Author / CEO of World Wide Worx
Ross 'White on Rice' Symons Ross 'White on Rice' Symons Creative Entrepreneur
Donovan Marsh Donovan Marsh Director, Writer, Producer
Nerine Dorman Nerine Dorman Author, Editor, Graphic Designer
ARTIST ALLEY
09:00 - 09:15 ARTIST ALLEY

WELCOME TO DAY TWO ARTIST ALLEY

Welcome to Artist Alley at Comic Con Cape Town 2024! This is the epicenter of creativity and comics where hundreds of talented independent artists and crafters from around the world gather to showcase their original art, prints, comics, crafts, and more. Get ready to explore, discover new favorites, and connect with amazing creative talent throughout the weekend. Meet artists up close, get works signed, and buy unique handmade goods. Artist Alley is the heart of Comic Con, so stick around as we kick things off and start exploring this creative wonderland!

09:15 - 22:45 ARTIST ALLEY

COMIC ART WORKSHOP WITH ANDY MASON

Andy Mason, cartoonist, artist & writer, editor, and publisher, and with over 30 years experience in the visual arts field and academia, hosts a workshop for beginners on the art of comics and cartooning !

Andy Mason Andy Mason Creative Director @ ToonZA
11:00 - 23:45 ARTIST ALLEY

ARCHITECT OF THE DC UNIVERSE : DAN DIDIO

Dan Didio, editor and co-publisher alongside Jim Lee of DC Comics for nearly two decades, spearheaded all phases of the development process of the entire DC Universe from 2002-2020, including such memorable relaunches as the New52 reboot. A frank discussion with the iconic comics creator on his long tenure at DC Comics, overseeing iconic superheroes, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Justice League, and…well, everything else !

Dan DiDio Dan DiDio International comic book writer & publisher
12:00 - 12:00 ARTIST ALLEY

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST ALLEY GUEST : BILL MASUKU

Award-winning Zimbabwean comic book artist and writer Bill Masuku takes centre stage. Bill is the talented creator behind Captain South Africa, Runeless, Razor-Man, and Tokoloshe Hunters. Bill talks about his struggles as a rising comic talent in Zimbabwe, his time with Kugali Media, and his experience working as a storyboard artist for Triggerfish, and more recently, Disney X’s original animated series Iwaju.

Bill Masuku Bill Masuku Comic Artist and Writer
13:00 - 13:45 ARTIST ALLEY

WRITING COMICS 101 : TIPS AND TRICKS FROM THE EXPERTS

The art of writing comics and the role of the script in producing comics is often overshadowed by the more obvious artwork that shouts out to the reader and comic fan, from the eye-catching covers to striking interior pages. Veteran editor and writer, Dan Didio, and top writer, John Layman, along with David Baron, a seasoned colour artist who has recently transitioned to writer, chat about the vital role of the script in producing a successful comic book, and offer their advice to newbies – and experienced writers – on what it takes to write comics.

David Baron David Baron International comic book artist
John Layman John Layman International Comic book artist
Dan DiDio Dan DiDio International comic book writer & publisher
14:00 - 14:45 ARTIST ALLEY

YASUKE : WAY OF THE BUTTERFLY – THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

Yasuke was a real-life samurai in 16th century feudal Japan, and hailed as a legendary black samurai, and while historical records are hazy, Yasuke has become the stuff of legend, spawning a Netflix anime series, a children’s book, a video game, and it was even announced that Chadwick Boseman, before his untimely death, was set to play the lead role in a live action movie. Now, acclaimed South African fine artist and comic book artist, is the artist on the upcoming Yasuke graphic novel by independent publisher, Pambili Media. Loyiso is joined by…. and tells us more !

LOYISO MKIZE LOYISO MKIZE CONTEMPORARY PAINTER, COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATOR & AUTHOR
15:00 - 15:45 ARTIST ALLEY

FROM PAGE TO PUNCHLINE : CARTOONING WITH GAVIN THOMSON

Top South African cartoonist Gavin Thomson, co-creator and artist on long running daily newspaper strips, Treknet, Koos, Mama Taxi, and more, takes the audience through the paces of creating a successful cartoon strip. Its no joke coming up with a light bulb punchline in 1 or 2 sequential panels on a daily basis, and Gavin gives us the lowdown on how exactly a seemingly simple cartoon strip is brought to life ! Gavin Thomson

Gavin Thomson Gavin Thomson Cartoonist
16:00 - 16:45 ARTIST ALLEY

APOCALYPTIC LANDSCAPES : THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE AKIRA AND HEAVENLY DELUSION MANGA

SARAH VAN DER WESTHUIZEN SARAH VAN DER WESTHUIZEN
17:00 - 17:45 ARTIST ALLEY

SKETCH BATTLE 2

Comic book artists battle it out on the drawing board ! TBC vs TBC

AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
10:45 - 11:30 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP - VERONICA TAYLOR | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 10:45 | R600.00

Veronica Taylor is an American voice actress. She is best known for her role as Ash Ketchum in the English dub of Pokémon (1997) from 1998 to 2006, having voiced the character (along with Delia Ketchum, May, and various other characters) in the main series and its associated movies. Outside of Pokémon, she appeared in numerous projects (primarily English dubs of anime) from 4Kids Entertainment and Central Park Media, including Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun in The Slayers (1995), Nico Robin in the first dub of One Piece (1999), and April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), among others...

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 10:45 to 11:30

Veronica Taylor Veronica Taylor International Voice Actress
11:45 - 12:30 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH - VERONICA TAYLOR | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 11:45 | R300.00

Veronica Taylor is an American voice actress. She is best known for her role as Ash Ketchum in the English dub of Pokémon (1997) from 1998 to 2006, having voiced the character (along with Delia Ketchum, May, and various other characters) in the main series and its associated movies. Outside of Pokémon, she appeared in numerous projects (primarily English dubs of anime) from 4Kids Entertainment and Central Park Media, including Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun in The Slayers (1995), Nico Robin in the first dub of One Piece (1999), and April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), among others...

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 11:45 to 12:30

Veronica Taylor Veronica Taylor International Voice Actress
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – AIDAN SCOTT |SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 11:15 | R600.00

Aidan Scott is an actor from Cape Town who studied Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town in 2016.

During his third year he was cast in his first professional production of “The Mousetrap”, which toured South Africa and New Zealand in 2019. Aidan has since worked in both the film and theatre industry in South Africa and the UK.

He has most recently completed nine months of filming on the Netflix series “One Piece” playing the character of Helmeppo. The series is an adaptation of the most successful Japanese manga of all time.

He has just returned home from a successful Edinburgh run of the play “Don’t Make Tea” by Scotland’s leading Disabled theatre company “Birds of Paradise” which will be running in the West End for a season in 2024.

In 2020 he took on the part of Theodore Roosevelt in the History channel’s series “Roosevelt” which was produced through Leonardo Di Caprio’s Appian Way.

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Aidan Scott Aidan Scott Local Actor
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – AIDAN SCOTT | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 12:00 | R300.00

Aidan Scott is an actor from Cape Town who studied Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town in 2016.

During his third year he was cast in his first professional production of “The Mousetrap”, which toured South Africa and New Zealand in 2019. Aidan has since worked in both the film and theatre industry in South Africa and the UK.

He has most recently completed nine months of filming on the Netflix series “One Piece” playing the character of Helmeppo. The series is an adaptation of the most successful Japanese manga of all time.

He has just returned home from a successful Edinburgh run of the play “Don’t Make Tea” by Scotland’s leading Disabled theatre company “Birds of Paradise” which will be running in the West End for a season in 2024.

In 2020 he took on the part of Theodore Roosevelt in the History channel’s series “Roosevelt” which was produced through Leonardo Di Caprio’s Appian Way.

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Aidan Scott Aidan Scott Local Actor
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – THEO LE RAY | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 11:15 | R300.00

I was born and raised in Cape Town, Hout Bay. I developed my love for performance through my drama years in High School. I would perform one act plays and many monologues. After High school I dived into traveling, only to come home and now pursuing my passion. Learning and upcoming, I am an actor to watch out for.

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Theo Le Ray Theo Le Ray Local Actor
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – THEO LE RAY | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 12:00 | R150.00

I was born and raised in Cape Town, Hout Bay. I developed my love for performance through my drama years in High School. I would perform one act plays and many monologues. After High school I dived into traveling, only to come home and now pursuing my passion. Learning and upcoming, I am an actor to watch out for.

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Theo Le Ray Theo Le Ray Local Actor
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – ALEXANDER MANIATIS | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 11:15 | R600.00

Born on 27 December 1985 in Pretoria, South Africa, Alexander studied drama at the Pretoria Arts Campus; Tshwane University of Technology. He is known for his role as the devious villain; the captain of The Black Cat Pirates; Captain Kuro, also known as, Klahadore in the critically acclaimed Netflix live action adaptation of ONE PIECE (2023). His career as an actor kicked off in 2016 and since then has covered a wide range of genres where he portrays diverse roles; drama (Love, Lies and Hybrids etc), comedy (Asseblief en Dankie etc) and action (ICE -Season 2 etc). Maniatis also works as a voice artist and a musician (vocals, piano and guitar)

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Alexander Maniatis Alexander Maniatis Local Actor
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – ALEXANDER MANIATIS | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 12:00 | R300.00

Born on 27 December 1985 in Pretoria, South Africa, Alexander studied drama at the Pretoria Arts Campus; Tshwane University of Technology. He is known for his role as the devious villain; the captain of The Black Cat Pirates; Captain Kuro, also known as, Klahadore in the critically acclaimed Netflix live action adaptation of ONE PIECE (2023). His career as an actor kicked off in 2016 and since then has covered a wide range of genres where he portrays diverse roles; drama (Love, Lies and Hybrids etc), comedy (Asseblief en Dankie etc) and action (ICE -Season 2 etc). Maniatis also works as a voice artist and a musician (vocals, piano and guitar)

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Alexander Maniatis Alexander Maniatis Local Actor
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – CELESTE LOOTS | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 11:15 | R600.00

Celeste Loots is a South African actress known for playing Lily Williams in the films Home Affairs: A Christmas Tale (2020) and Home Affairs: A Love Story (2021). She has recently garnered recognition for her portrayal of Kaya in the live action series One Piece (2023). Apart from the Netflix hit, she has also became the talk of the town for her roles in FDR (2023), Trompoppie (2023)and Wyfie (2024). In addition to acting, she plays the guitar and sings.

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Celeste Loots Celeste Loots Local Actress
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – CELESTE LOOTS | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 12:00 | R300.00

Celeste Loots is a South African actress known for playing Lily Williams in the films Home Affairs: A Christmas Tale (2020) and Home Affairs: A Love Story (2021). She has recently garnered recognition for her portrayal of Kaya in the live action series One Piece (2023). Apart from the Netflix hit, she has also became the talk of the town for her roles in FDR (2023), Trompoppie (2023)and Wyfie (2024). In addition to acting, she plays the guitar and sings.

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Celeste Loots Celeste Loots Local Actress
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – BIANCA OOSTHUIZEN | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 11:15 | R600.00

Bianca Oosthuizen is a South African actress. She studied at the University of Cape Town and did further training at The Barrow Group in New York City. She has been working in the film and theater industry since. She portrayed Sham in One Piece on Netflix, an adaption of the beloved and highly successful Japanese manga. Most recently, she completed filming the series The Morning After. Additionally, she has partook in roles in Afterlife of the Party and Resident Evil, both on Netflix.

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Bianca oosthuizen Bianca oosthuizen Local Actress
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – BIANCA OOSTHUIZEN | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 12:00 | R300.00

Bianca Oosthuizen is a South African actress. She studied at the University of Cape Town and did further training at The Barrow Group in New York City. She has been working in the film and theater industry since. She portrayed Sham in One Piece on Netflix, an adaption of the beloved and highly successful Japanese manga. Most recently, she completed filming the series The Morning After. Additionally, she has partook in roles in Afterlife of the Party and Resident Evil, both on Netflix.

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Bianca oosthuizen Bianca oosthuizen Local Actress
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHTO OPS

PHOTO OP - BRASHAAD MAYWEATHER | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 11:15 | R600.00

Brashaad Mayweather is an actor, producer, and philanthropist from Houston, Texas. Most recently comedy feature film "Summer With The Guys" released on many streaming platforms which Brashaad is one of the leads and the writer. Apart from playing Patty in the One Piece live action, he has also acted in over 300 projects to include movies, TV shows, video games, commercials, print ads, and more. Aside from acting, he loves to inspire, do motivational speaking, and travel the world learning new skills such as Spanish and Muy Thai Instagram @Brashaad_Mayweather Tiktok @MayweatherLive

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Brashaad Mayweather Brashaad Mayweather International Actor
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – BRASHAAD MAYWEATHER | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 12:00 | R300.00

Brashaad Mayweather is an actor, producer, and philanthropist from Houston, Texas. Most recently comedy feature film "Summer With The Guys" released on many streaming platforms which Brashaad is one of the leads and the writer. Apart from playing Patty in the One Piece live action, he has also acted in over 300 projects to include movies, TV shows, video games, commercials, print ads, and more. Aside from acting, he loves to inspire, do motivational speaking, and travel the world learning new skills such as Spanish and Muy Thai Instagram @Brashaad_Mayweather Tiktok @MayweatherLive

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Brashaad Mayweather Brashaad Mayweather International Actor
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPH AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – BRETT WILLIAMS | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 11:15 | R600.00

Brett Williams is an actor based in Cape Town. He is known for his work in film and television, including popular titles like One Piece, Fried Barry, Raised by Wolves, Outlander, and others. When he is not acting, he enjoys surfing, painting, exploring the human condition, and indulging in ramen.

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Brett Williams Brett Williams Local Actor
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – BRETT WILLIAMS | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 12:00 | R300.00

Brett Williams is an actor based in Cape Town. He is known for his work in film and television, including popular titles like One Piece, Fried Barry, Raised by Wolves, Outlander, and others. When he is not acting, he enjoys surfing, painting, exploring the human condition, and indulging in ramen.

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Brett Williams Brett Williams Local Actor
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – ALBERT PRETORIUS | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 11:15 | R600.00

Originally from Volksrust in Mpumalanga, Albert Pretorius knew he wanted to be an actor from age 11. At the age of 16 the family moved to Pretoria and Albert started attending acting classes with Shareen Swart and went on to study Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town. He graduated from UCT in 2008 with a BA in Theatre and Performance. This was also the year in which he made his professional acting debut in Jaco Bouwer’s “#Untitled” and started the Pink Couch with Tara Notcutt, Gideon Lombard and Mat Lewis, a theatre collective that is responsible for the hit production “…miskien” that travelled all over South Africa, Australia and The Netherlands.

Since 2008 Albert has worked and collaborated with some of South Africa’s most exciting theatre makers, resulting in productions such as “The Three Little Pigs” (which was also performed in Australia, The Netherlands and Edinburgh) with Rob van Vuuren and James Cairns which was directed once again by Notcutt, Athol Fugard’s “Playland” directed by Albert Maritz for The Fugard Theatre and Chekov’s “Die Seemeeu” directed by Christiaan Olwagen to name but a few.

He also regularly appears on the small and big screen, starring in movies such as “Johnny is nie Dood nie”, “Die Seemeeu” and “Griekwastad”. Television audiences know him from the series “Buurtwag”, “Die Waterfront”, “Fynskrif” and “Nêrens, Noord-Kaap”. In 2023 he was seen in the Netflix series “One Piece”, the hit series “Spinners” and the action-thriller “Devil’s Peak” based on the Deon Meyer novel with the same name.

He has been nominated various times for his work in film and theatre and has won several awards including a Fleur du Cap, two Silwerskerm Awards, two Kannas and a Fiësta.

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Albert Pretorius Albert Pretorius Local Actor
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – ALBERT PRETORIUS | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 12:00 | R300.00

Originally from Volksrust in Mpumalanga, Albert Pretorius knew he wanted to be an actor from age 11. At the age of 16 the family moved to Pretoria and Albert started attending acting classes with Shareen Swart and went on to study Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town. He graduated from UCT in 2008 with a BA in Theatre and Performance. This was also the year in which he made his professional acting debut in Jaco Bouwer’s “#Untitled” and started the Pink Couch with Tara Notcutt, Gideon Lombard and Mat Lewis, a theatre collective that is responsible for the hit production “…miskien” that travelled all over South Africa, Australia and The Netherlands.

Since 2008 Albert has worked and collaborated with some of South Africa’s most exciting theatre makers, resulting in productions such as “The Three Little Pigs” (which was also performed in Australia, The Netherlands and Edinburgh) with Rob van Vuuren and James Cairns which was directed once again by Notcutt, Athol Fugard’s “Playland” directed by Albert Maritz for The Fugard Theatre and Chekov’s “Die Seemeeu” directed by Christiaan Olwagen to name but a few.

He also regularly appears on the small and big screen, starring in movies such as “Johnny is nie Dood nie”, “Die Seemeeu” and “Griekwastad”. Television audiences know him from the series “Buurtwag”, “Die Waterfront”, “Fynskrif” and “Nêrens, Noord-Kaap”. In 2023 he was seen in the Netflix series “One Piece”, the hit series “Spinners” and the action-thriller “Devil’s Peak” based on the Deon Meyer novel with the same name.

He has been nominated various times for his work in film and theatre and has won several awards including a Fleur du Cap, two Silwerskerm Awards, two Kannas and a Fiësta.

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Albert Pretorius Albert Pretorius Local Actor
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – CHIOMA UMEALA | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 11:15 | R600.00

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Chioma Umeala is South AfricanNigerian, which has allowed her to bring a unique look and a fresh, intercontinental perspective to the industry. She began acting in her high school years and has since gone on to pursue a career in the film industry, featuring in multiple projects. Having trained at AFDA and the Indigo View Academy for Advanced Actors, Chioma made her stage debut at Joburg Theatre with the production Scenes in 2018. She has also been in national & continental commercial campaigns for big brands such as MTC Namibia and Dark and Lovely. Chioma has also appeared on BET’s Isono as the character Ayo. She most notably featured in the SONY film ‘The Woman King’ and has been cast in Netflix’s live-action adaptation of ‘One Piece’ Aside from acting, she also plays the piano, guitar, as well as percussion instruments. Chioma is also skilled as a mezzo-soprano, dancer, and in stunts.

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR PHOTO OP!Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Chioma Umeala Chioma Umeala Local Actress
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – CHIOMA UMEALA | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 12:00 | R300.00

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Chioma Umeala is South AfricanNigerian, which has allowed her to bring a unique look and a fresh, intercontinental perspective to the industry. She began acting in her high school years and has since gone on to pursue a career in the film industry, featuring in multiple projects. Having trained at AFDA and the Indigo View Academy for Advanced Actors, Chioma made her stage debut at Joburg Theatre with the production Scenes in 2018. She has also been in national & continental commercial campaigns for big brands such as MTC Namibia and Dark and Lovely. Chioma has also appeared on BET’s Isono as the character Ayo. She most notably featured in the SONY film ‘The Woman King’ and has been cast in Netflix’s live-action adaptation of ‘One Piece’ Aside from acting, she also plays the piano, guitar, as well as percussion instruments. Chioma is also skilled as a mezzo-soprano, dancer, and in stunts. CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR AUTOGRAPH!Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Chioma Umeala Chioma Umeala Local Actress
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – LANGLEY KIRKWOOD | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 11:15 | R600.00

Langley Kirkwood is an English-born South African actor best known for his roles in the international television series Generation Kill, Black Sails, Banshee and One Piece live action. Local television shows he has acted in include Backstage, Isidingo, Charlie Jade and the second season of Snitch. He has also made guest appearances in the ITV drama series Wild at Heart and the SABC3 drama Hard Copy. He played the role of Nolan Murray in the M-Net soccer drama series League of Glory, in 2010; and the guest starring role of Interpol agent Liam Hartley in the M-Net soapie The Wild, in 2012

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Langley Kirkwood Langley Kirkwood Local Actor
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – LANGLEY KIRKWOOD | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 12:00 | R300.00

Langley Kirkwood is an English-born South African actor best known for his roles in the international television series Generation Kill, Black Sails, Banshee and One Piece live action. Local television shows he has acted in include Backstage, Isidingo, Charlie Jade and the second season of Snitch. He has also made guest appearances in the ITV drama series Wild at Heart and the SABC3 drama Hard Copy. He played the role of Nolan Murray in the M-Net soccer drama series League of Glory, in 2010; and the guest starring role of Interpol agent Liam Hartley in the M-Net soapie The Wild, in 2012

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Langley Kirkwood Langley Kirkwood Local Actor
11:45 - 12:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – LESLEY-ANN BRANDT | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 11:45 | R800.00

Born and raised in Cape Town South Africa, Brandt immigrated with her family to Auckland, New Zealand in her late teens. Discovered by local casting directors, Brandt took on the role of "Naevia" in the Starz hits, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" and "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena." Working with producers Steven S. D Knight and Sam Raimi, she captivated audiences with her performance and became one of the show's breakout stars. She starred in the hit Netflix series, Lucifer which had a 6 year run, playing the fan favorite Vertigo/DC comic book character, Mazikeen. Lucifer went on the break binge records and was named the top binged show in 2021 by Forbes. Brandt can next be seen opposite Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira in the 6 episode limited Walking Dead spin-off which airs in 2024. She is also starring opposite Jason Ritter, Anthony Carrigan and Chris Meloni in the adult animated comedy, Captain Fall which airs July 2023 on Netflix. Lesley-Ann is now permanently based in Los Angeles.

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:45 to 12:00

Lesley-Ann Brandt Lesley-Ann Brandt International Actress
12:45 - 13:30 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – LESLEY-ANN BRANDT | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 12:45 | R400.00

Born and raised in Cape Town South Africa, Brandt immigrated with her family to Auckland, New Zealand in her late teens. Discovered by local casting directors, Brandt took on the role of "Naevia" in the Starz hits, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" and "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena." Working with producers Steven S. D Knight and Sam Raimi, she captivated audiences with her performance and became one of the show's breakout stars. She starred in the hit Netflix series, Lucifer which had a 6 year run, playing the fan favorite Vertigo/DC comic book character, Mazikeen. Lucifer went on the break binge records and was named the top binged show in 2021 by Forbes. Brandt can next be seen opposite Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira in the 6 episode limited Walking Dead spin-off which airs in 2024. She is also starring opposite Jason Ritter, Anthony Carrigan and Chris Meloni in the adult animated comedy, Captain Fall which airs July 2023 on Netflix. Lesley-Ann is now permanently based in Los Angeles.

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:45 to 13:30

Lesley-Ann Brandt Lesley-Ann Brandt International Actress
12:45 - 13:30 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – SEAN GUNN | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 12:45 | R800.00

Actor and writer Sean Gunn is known for his role as Kraglin in the Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy films. In addition to portraying Kraglin, Sean provided motion reference for Rocket Raccoon for the Guardians trilogy, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Thor: Love and Thunder. Putting his motion reference talents to work again, Sean brought the character Weasel to life in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

Sean’s first role was in Troma Films’ Tromeo and Juliet where he played Sammy Capulet. He has worked alongside his brother, writer and director James Gunn, on The Specials, Super, the video game Lollipop Chainsaw and The Belko Experiment in addition to the Guardians films. Other film credits include Stricken, Pearl Harbor, Jesus, Mary and Joey, Pants on Fire, The Giant Mechanical Man, Who the F is Buddy Applebaum, and The Education of Eddie and Mortimer. Sean also has had many television roles, most endearingly as the quirky Kirk Gleason on Gilmore Girls and the Netflix original Gilmore Girls Revival. He has also appeared on Any Day Now, DAG, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Bunheads, Bones, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Good Doctor and many more.

Most recently, Sean provided motion reference for Rocket Raccoon and reprised the role of Kraglin for the final film of the Guardians trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Coming in 2024 from DC’s Expanded Universe is the animated series Creature Commandos, for which Sean will reprise the role of Weasel from The Suicide Squad, and also another new character, G.I. Robot.

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 12:45 to 13:30

Sean Gunn Sean Gunn International Actor
14:30 - 15:15 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – SEAN GUNN | SUNDAY | 28 APRIL @ 14:30 | R400.00

Actor and writer Sean Gunn is known for his role as Kraglin in the Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy films. In addition to portraying Kraglin, Sean provided motion reference for Rocket Raccoon for the Guardians trilogy, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Thor: Love and Thunder. Putting his motion reference talents to work again, Sean brought the character Weasel to life in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

Sean’s first role was in Troma Films’ Tromeo and Juliet where he played Sammy Capulet. He has worked alongside his brother, writer and director James Gunn, on The Specials, Super, the video game Lollipop Chainsaw and The Belko Experiment in addition to the Guardians films. Other film credits include Stricken, Pearl Harbor, Jesus, Mary and Joey, Pants on Fire, The Giant Mechanical Man, Who the F is Buddy Applebaum, and The Education of Eddie and Mortimer. Sean also has had many television roles, most endearingly as the quirky Kirk Gleason on Gilmore Girls and the Netflix original Gilmore Girls Revival. He has also appeared on Any Day Now, DAG, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Bunheads, Bones, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Good Doctor and many more.

Most recently, Sean provided motion reference for Rocket Raccoon and reprised the role of Kraglin for the final film of the Guardians trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Coming in 2024 from DC’s Expanded Universe is the animated series Creature Commandos, for which Sean will reprise the role of Weasel from The Suicide Squad, and also another new character, G.I. Robot.

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 14:30 to 15:15

Sean Gunn Sean Gunn International Actor
GAMING
09:00 - 10:00

WELCOME TO DAY TWO GAMING

Come get your GAME ON!

TABLE TOP GAMING
09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Pokémon Tournament

Get ready to be the very best, like no one ever was! This Pokémon tournament is your chance to prove you have what it takes to be a Pokémon master. Participants will compete in a series of intense battles using their own carefully curated teams of Pokémon. From classic fan favorites to the latest pocket monsters, trainers will strategize and outsmart their opponents in a quest to be crowned the tournament champion.

Whether you're a seasoned Pokémon veteran or a newcomer just starting your journey, this tournament offers an opportunity to test your skills, make new friends, and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Pokémon. With prizes, bragging rights, and the thrill of competition on the line, you won't want to miss this chance to showcase your Pokémon prowess.

So gather your Poké Balls, sharpen your tactics, and get ready to battle your way to victory! The Pokémon Tournament is sure to be an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Magic: The Gathering Tournament

Calling all planeswalkers! The Magic: The Gathering tournament is where the most skilled and strategic card game enthusiasts come to test their mettle. Prepare to unleash your mightiest spells, summon legendary creatures, and outwit your opponents in a battle of wits and strategy. This tournament is open to players of all skill levels, from seasoned veterans to newcomers eager to learn the game's nuances.

Participants will need to bring their own decks, showcasing their creativity and mastery of the game's mechanics. As they navigate the tournament's rounds, they'll face a diverse array of strategies and deck archetypes, challenging them to adapt and evolve their playstyles. The ultimate prize? The title of Magic: The Gathering tournament champion, along with valuable prizes and the respect of the gaming community.

Whether you're a longtime devotee of the game or a curious newcomer, the Magic: The Gathering tournament promises an exhilarating and immersive experience. Dive into the rich, fantastical world of Magic and prove your mettle against the best players around.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament

Get ready to draw, duel, and dominate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament! This event is a must-attend for any fan of the iconic trading card game, where duelists will clash in a thrilling battle of wits, strategy, and powerful monsters. Participants will bring their custom-built decks, each one a unique reflection of their playstyle and deck-building prowess.

The tournament will feature a series of intense one-on-one duels, with players strategically deploying their monsters, spells, and traps to outmaneuver their opponents. From the classic fan favorites to the latest game-changing cards, the action will be fast-paced and unpredictable, keeping spectators and participants on the edge of their seats.

Whether you're a seasoned duelist or a newcomer eager to learn the ropes, the Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament offers an unforgettable experience. Prove your mastery of the game, forge new connections with fellow enthusiasts, and rise to the top as the ultimate Yu-Gi-Oh! champion. Gather your cards, activate your Duel Disk, and get ready to duel!

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

D&D day 2 Tournament

Adventurers, assemble! This multi-day Dungeons & Dragons tournament promises an epic quest filled with danger, intrigue, and the chance to become legends. Teams of players will embark on a thrilling campaign, navigating a world of fantasy, mystery, and high-stakes challenges. From slaying fearsome beasts to uncovering ancient treasures, this tournament will test the mettle of even the most experienced roleplayers.

As the adventure unfolds over the course of several days, teams will need to strategize, collaborate, and make crucial decisions that will shape the outcome of their quest. With a diverse cast of characters, each player will have the opportunity to shine, showcasing their unique skills and contributions to the group's success. The tournament will culminate in an epic final showdown, where the winning team will be crowned the champions of this legendary D&D campaign.

Whether you're a seasoned Dungeon Master or a dice-rolling rookie, this D&D tournament promises an unforgettable experience. Gather your party, sharpen your wits, and get ready to embark on an adventure unlike any other. Will your team have what it takes to emerge victorious and cement their place in the annals of D&D history?

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Star Wars Legion

Take your first steps into the Star Wars Legion battlefield! This instructional session will teach you the fundamentals of playing the Star Wars Legion miniatures game. Whether you're a seasoned wargamer or a newcomer to the galaxy far, far away, our expert facilitators will guide you through the rules, strategies, and key mechanics that bring this cinematic tabletop experience to life.

From commanding your factions of iconic characters and vehicles to navigating the dynamic combat system, you'll have the chance to participate in hands-on demo games and receive personalized feedback. Immerse yourself in the Star Wars universe and discover the thrill of commanding your own clone troopers, Rebel heroes, or Imperial forces as you maneuver them across the battlefield.

No prior experience is necessary, so grab your blaster and get ready to lead your troops to victory! This "Learn to Play Star Wars Legion" session is the perfect entry point for those eager to dive into the world of Star Wars miniatures gaming.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Star Wars Shatter Point

Embark on a new adventure in the Star Wars galaxy with the "Learn to Play Star Wars Shatter Point" session. This introductory event will teach you the fundamentals of the Star Wars Shatter Point roleplaying game, allowing you to explore the rich and diverse worlds of the legendary sci-fi franchise through the lens of player-driven storytelling.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn the core mechanics, character creation, and narrative techniques that bring the Star Wars Shatter Point system to life. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer to the genre, you'll have the chance to participate in interactive demonstrations and ask questions to ensure you feel confident and ready to embark on your own galactic odyssey.

Immerse yourself in the iconic settings, iconic characters, and thrilling challenges of the Star Wars universe. Forge your own path as a Jedi Knight, a cunning smuggler, or a fearsome bounty hunter, and let your choices shape the narrative. This "Learn to Play Star Wars Shatter Point" session is the perfect gateway to discovering the wonders and possibilities of tabletop roleplaying in a galaxy far, far away.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering

Prepare to unlock the strategic depth of the world's most beloved trading card game with the "Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering" session. Whether you're a newcomer eager to dive into the fantastical realms of Magic or a seasoned player looking to brush up on your skills, our expert instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of this epic card game.

From building your first deck to mastering the intricate interactions between spells, creatures, and abilities, you'll have the opportunity to participate in hands-on demos and receive personalized feedback. Discover the joy of casting powerful sorceries, summoning legendary creatures, and outsmarting your opponents as you navigate the rich, ever-evolving landscape of Magic: The Gathering.

This session is the perfect entry point for anyone interested in exploring the strategic depth and creative potential of one of the most iconic tabletop games of all time. Unleash your inner planeswalker and get ready to embark on a journey through the Multiverse, where the only limit is your imagination.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play D&D Onslaught

Prepare to be immersed in a world of fantasy, adventure, and heroic deeds with the "Learn to Play D&D Onslaught" session. This introductory event will teach you the fundamentals of the D&D Onslaught roleplaying system, allowing you to explore the wonders and challenges of the iconic Dungeons & Dragons universe.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn character creation, core mechanics, and narrative techniques that bring the D&D Onslaught experience to life. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer to the genre, you'll have the chance to participate in interactive demonstrations, ask questions, and receive personalized feedback to ensure you feel ready to embark on your own epic quests.

Unleash your imagination and embrace the thrill of collaborative storytelling as you venture forth into a world of magic, monsters, and endless possibilities. Forge your own path as a valiant warrior, a cunning rogue, or a wise spellcaster, and let your choices shape the narrative. This "Learn to Play D&D Onslaught" session is the perfect gateway to discovering the wonders of tabletop roleplaying in the rich and immersive Dungeons & Dragons universe.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Yu-Gi-Oh!

Prepare to unleash the power of the Ancient Egyptian Gods with the "Learn to Play Yu-Gi-Oh!" session. This instructional event will teach you the fundamentals of the iconic Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game, empowering you to become a master duelist and embark on thrilling battles against your opponents.

Our expert facilitators will guide you through the core mechanics, deck-building strategies, and game-changing card effects that define the Yu-Gi-Oh! experience. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a newcomer eager to learn, you'll have the opportunity to participate in hands-on demo games, receive personalized feedback, and ask questions to ensure you feel confident and ready to duel.

Unleash the power of your favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! monsters, cast game-changing spells, and outsmart your rivals as you navigate the high-stakes world of the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game. This "Learn to Play Yu-Gi-Oh!" session is the perfect entry point for anyone seeking to embrace the excitement and strategic depth of this beloved anime-inspired card game.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Star Wars Unlimited

Venture into the vast and diverse Star Wars galaxy with the "Learn to Play Star Wars Unlimited" session. This introductory event will teach you the fundamentals of the Star Wars Unlimited roleplaying system, allowing you to explore the iconic settings, characters, and challenges of the legendary sci-fi franchise through the lens of player-driven storytelling.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn character creation, core mechanics, and narrative techniques that bring the Star Wars Unlimited experience to life. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer to the genre, you'll have the chance to participate in interactive demonstrations, ask questions, and receive personalized feedback to ensure you feel ready to embark on your own galactic adventures.

Embrace your inner Jedi, cunning smuggler, or fearsome bounty hunter as you forge your own path through the Star Wars universe. Immerse yourself in the rich lore, iconic locations, and thrilling challenges that define this beloved sci-fi saga. This "Learn to Play Star Wars Unlimited" session is the perfect gateway to discovering the wonders of tabletop roleplaying in a galaxy far, far away.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Dungeons and Dragons: Quick encounter

Experience the thrill of Dungeons & Dragons in a fast-paced, self-contained adventure with our "Dungeons and Dragons: Quick Encounter" session. This event is perfect for those who want to dive into the world of D&D but may have limited time to commit to a longer campaign.

Under the guidance of our skilled Dungeon Master, you and your fellow adventurers will embark on a thrilling quest filled with perilous challenges, cunning foes, and the potential for great rewards. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer eager to try out the game, you'll have the opportunity to create a character, immerse yourself in the story, and make critical decisions that shape the outcome of your adventure.

The "Dungeons and Dragons: Quick Encounter" session is designed to be completed within a single game session, allowing you to experience the excitement and drama of D&D without the commitment of a multi-session campaign. Gather your friends, sharpen your wits, and get ready to face the unknown in this fast-paced, self-contained Dungeons & Dragons adventure.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Dungeons and Dragons: Full Sessions

Embark on an epic, multi-session Dungeons & Dragons campaign with our "Dungeons and Dragons: Full Sessions" event. This immersive experience will take you and your party of adventurers on a journey that spans across multiple game sessions, allowing you to delve deeper into the rich narrative, develop your characters, and face increasingly challenging obstacles.

Under the guidance of our experienced Dungeon Master, you'll collaborate with your fellow players to navigate a world of fantasy, overcome formidable foes, and uncover ancient secrets. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer eager to explore the wonders of D&D, you'll have the opportunity to create a character, make meaningful choices, and witness the unfolding of a grand, multi-part adventure.

The "Dungeons and Dragons: Full Sessions" event is designed for those who want to invest time and dedication into a long-form D&D campaign. Prepare to be captivated by the rich storytelling, engaging combat encounters, and the opportunity to forge deep bonds with your party members as you collectively shape the fate of the world. Gather your dice, sharpen your strategy, and get ready for an unforgettable Dungeons & Dragons experience.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Dungeons and Dragons: Treasure Hunt

Embark on a thrilling Dungeons & Dragons adventure focused on the pursuit of valuable treasures with our "Dungeons and Dragons: Treasure Hunt" session. In this self-contained event, you and your party of adventurers will delve into a world of mystery, danger, and the promise of untold riches.

Under the guidance of our skilled Dungeon Master, you'll navigate treacherous dungeons, outwit cunning traps, and overcome formidable foes in your quest to uncover the most valuable loot. Whether you're a seasoned D&D player or a newcomer to the game, you'll have the opportunity to create a character, make critical decisions, and witness the unfolding of a narrative centered around the hunt for precious treasures.

The "Dungeons and Dragons: Treasure Hunt" session is designed to be completed within a single game session, allowing you to experience the excitement and rewards of a focused, treasure-centric D&D adventure. Gather your party, sharpen your wits, and get ready to claim your share of the spoils in this thrilling Dungeons & Dragons event.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Miniatures painting Experience

Unlock your creative potential and bring your tabletop miniatures to life with the "Miniatures Painting Experience" session. Whether you're a seasoned miniature painting aficionado or a newcomer eager to explore this hobby, this event offers a unique opportunity to hone your artistic skills and transform your gaming figures into stunning works of art.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn essential painting techniques, color theory, and detailing methods that will elevate your miniatures to the next level. From classic fantasy characters to futuristic sci-fi models, you'll have the chance to experiment with a variety of media, including acrylics, washes, and specialized painting tools, as you breathe life into your miniatures.

Unleash your inner artist and discover the joy of transforming flat, static figures into vibrant, three-dimensional pieces that will enhance your tabletop gaming experiences. This "Miniatures Painting Experience" session is the perfect opportunity to develop your hobby skills, connect with like-minded enthusiasts, and create miniatures that will be the envy of your gaming group.

09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Catan Experience

Embark on a quest for settlement, trade, and victory with the "Catan Experience" session. This event invites you to immerse yourself in the beloved Settlers of Catan board game, where you'll strategize, negotiate, and build your way to becoming the most successful colony leader.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn the core mechanics and strategies that define the Catan gaming experience. Gather your resources, trade with your fellow players, and carefully plan your settlements, roads, and cities as you strive to outmaneuver your opponents and become the dominant force on the island of Catan.

Whether you're a seasoned Catan veteran or a newcomer eager to discover this classic game of resource management and clever decision-making, the "Catan Experience" session promises an engaging and social gaming event. Unleash your strategic prowess, forge valuable alliances, and prove your mettle as you navigate the ever-changing landscape of this beloved board game classic.

KIDSCON
09:00 - 11:00

WELCOME TO DAY TWO KIDSCON

Come and have some FUN!

09:00 - 04:00 LEVEL 2 Toys R Us Store

MEET GEOFFREY GIRAFFE

Get ready for a towering good time as the one and only Geoffrey Giraffe makes daily appearances at the Toys R Us store on Level 2!

Kids and families won't want to miss the chance to meet this beloved mascot and icon of the iconic toy retailer. Geoffrey will be on hand throughout the day, greeting fans, posing for photos, and spreading joy and laughter with his larger-than-life personality.

Snap unforgettable pictures with the friendly giraffe, get autographs, and discover the playful side of this classic character. Geofrey is sure to delight children and adults alike with his warm smiles, silly antics, and memorable interactions.

Whether you're a longtime Toys R Us enthusiast or experiencing the magic of Geofrey for the first time, this is a can't-miss opportunity to create cherished memories with the one and only Geoffrey Giraffe. So head to the Toys R Us store on Level 2 and get ready for a towering good time!

Location: Toys R Us Store, Level 2

Geoffrey Geoffrey Giraffe | Doctor
09:00 - 14:00 LEVEL 2 - KIDSCON - RGB GAMING

PRIMARY SCHOOL DAY -MINECRAFT ( 8 -12 SCHOOLS) MINECRAFT KIDSCON TOURNAMENT

Attention all Minecraft enthusiasts! KIDSCON is thrilled to host the ultimate Primary School Minecraft Tournament, bringing together students ages 8-12 from 28 schools across the region.

In this highly anticipated event, young Minecraft masters will showcase their building prowess, problem-solving skills, and collaborative spirit as they compete in a series of exciting challenges and game modes within the iconic blocky world.

Witness the next generation of Minecraft legends as they work together in teams, strategize, and put their creativity to the test. Cheer on your local school as they battle it out for the coveted tournament championship and the chance to claim Minecraft glory.

Beyond the competitive aspect, this event also aims to foster a sense of community, encouraging participants to connect, share insights, and inspire one another through their shared love of Minecraft. Educators and parents alike will have the opportunity to observe the educational and social benefits of this beloved game.

Don't miss this chance to be part of the action and see the future of Minecraft unfold before your eyes. Head to the KIDSCON RGB Gaming zone on Level 2 and get ready for a day of immersive, block-building excitement!

Location: Level 2 - KIDSCON - RGB Gaming

13:00 - 13:30 LEVEL 2 - KIDSCON

MEET NOODLE AND BUN

Calling all kids (and kids-at-heart)! Get ready for an unforgettable meet-and-greet with Noodle and Bun, the beloved characters from the hit animated series.

Join us in the KIDSCON ZONE on Level 2 as these adorable, larger-than-life friends come to life before your eyes. Noodle and Bun will be making daily appearances throughout the event, so be sure to stop by and say hello!

Snap photos, get autographs, and interact with your favorite characters in this interactive and engaging session. Discover the playful personalities of Noodle and Bun up close, and learn more about the whimsical world they inhabit.

Whether you're a dedicated fan or discovering these characters for the first time, this is a can't-miss opportunity to create lasting memories with the stars of KIDSCON. Don't forget to bring your camera and get ready for a truly delightful experience!

Location: KIDSCON ZONE, Level 2

Noodle and Bun Noodle and Bun Content Creators / Animators
12:30 - 12:55 LEVEL 1 - MAIN STAGE

KIDS COSPLAY (DURING DAILY CASUAL COSPLAY)

Attention all young cosplay enthusiasts! Get ready to be dazzled by the incredible costumes and characters that will take center stage during the Kids Cosplay event on the Main Stage.

This daily showcase will feature the most imaginative, creative, and downright adorable cosplayers that KIDSCON has to offer. Watch in awe as pint-sized heroes, heroines, and everything in between strut their stuff, bringing their favorite fictional characters to life.

From anime icons to comic book legends, video game protagonists to storybook legends, these talented kids will captivate the audience with their attention to detail, impressive craftsmanship, and boundless energy. Prepare to be inspired by their passion, talent, and sheer joy of self-expression through costuming.

Don't miss this enchanting daily event that celebrates the creativity and imagination of the next generation of cosplayers. Cheer on these young stars as they take the spotlight and showcase their incredible costumes on the Main Stage.

Location: Level 1 - Main Stage

09:00 - 18:00 LEVEL 2 - Nintendo

MEET MARIIO & LUIGI

Get ready to jump for joy as the iconic gaming duo, Mario and Luigi, make daily appearances at the Nintendo zone on Level 2!

Kids and families won't want to miss the chance to meet these beloved plumbers and iconic Nintendo characters in person. Mario and Luigi will be on hand throughout the day, greeting fans, posing for photos, and delighting everyone with their trademark antics and charm.

Snap unforgettable pictures with the dynamic duo, get autographs, and experience the boundless energy and enthusiasm that Mario and Luigi bring to life. Whether you're a lifelong Nintendo fan or discovering these characters for the first time, this is a can't-miss opportunity to create cherished memories with the stars of the Mushroom Kingdom.

So head to the Nintendo zone on Level 2 and get ready for an adventure like no other. The Mario Bros. are waiting to meet you and share the magic of the Mushroom Kingdom in person!

Location: Level 2 - Nintendo

MARIO AND LUIGI MARIO AND LUIGI
09:00 - 18:00 LEVEL 2 - Nintendo

JUST DANCE

Daily
09:00 - 18:00

Get ready to groove and groove some more at the Just Dance experience on Level 2 of the Nintendo zone!

Throughout the day, dance enthusiasts of all ages are invited to step onto the dance floor and showcase their best moves to the infectious beats of the popular Just Dance franchise. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just looking to have a blast, this high-energy event promises to get your feet tapping and your body moving.

Compete against friends, family, and fellow attendees in a series of lively dance-offs, showcasing your rhythm, style, and signature dance moves. The vibrant visuals, catchy music, and intuitive gameplay of Just Dance will have you dancing the day away in no time.

Don't worry if you're not the most coordinated dancer - the inclusive and welcoming atmosphere of this event encourages everyone to let loose and have fun. Prizes and giveaways will be up for grabs, so bring your A-game and get ready to become the ultimate Just Dance champion!

So put on your dancing shoes and head to the Nintendo zone on Level 2 for a day of pure unadulterated fun and movement. The dance floor is all yours!

Location: Level 2 - Nintendo

ACTIVITIES
09:00 - 10:00

WELCOME TO DAY TWO ACTIVITIES

Come and have some FREE FUN with your favourite brands!

AFTER DARK EVENTS
19:00 - 22:00 TRUTH COMICS

COFFEE AND COMICS | SUNDAY - 28 APRIL | R150.00

Comic book fans, assemble! Before the main event, join us for a special "COFFEE AND COMICS" session at 36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000.

In this unique experience, renowned comic book artists will be on-site, creating one-of-a-kind drawings directly on the bottom of your coffee coasters. These limited-edition coasters will be sold for R150 each, with all proceeds going to a local charity.

Sip on your favorite brew while watching these talented creators bring their artistic visions to life right in front of your eyes. This is your chance to not only enjoy a caffeine boost but also take home a truly special piece of comic book history.

Whether you're an avid collector, an aspiring artist, or simply someone who appreciates the art of sequential storytelling, this event promises to be a must-attend for all comic book enthusiasts. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the creative spirit of the medium and support a worthy cause.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS! **Address:** Truth Coffee - 36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000

MAINSTAGE
11:00 - 11:15

WELCOME TO DAY THREE MAINSTAGE

Welcome to the epic Main Stage at Comic Con Cape Town 2024! We are so excited to have you join us for the biggest and best that pop culture has to offer. Get ready for groundbreaking panels, conversations with your favourite creators, mind-blowing performances, and celebrity appearances on this legendary stage. Whether you're a movie buff, TV fanatic, comic book collector, or pop culture super-fan, the Main Stage will be home to unforgettable moments with the pop culture fandoms. Stick around as we kick things off - the Main Stage experience starts now!

DJ Elliot DJ Elliot Fandoms Favourite DJ
23:30 - 23:55

INTERNATIONAL COSPLAY SPOTLIGHT SESSION WITH TARYN COSPLAY & YUEGENE FAYE

Taryn and Yuegene will showcase some of their most impressive works, revealing the techniques and attention to detail that make their cosplays truly remarkable. Whether you're an aspiring cosplayer or simply appreciate the art form, this session promises to inspire and entertain. Prepare to be amazed as Taryn Cosplay and Yuegene Fay take you on a journey through their cosplay adventures!

Yuegene Fay Yuegene Fay International Cosplayer
Taryn Cosplay Taryn Cosplay International Cosplayer
14:30 - 14:55

GAME SHOW: WHATS IN THE BOX

This game can be a lot of fun if the audience have the right attitude. Fill boxes with random items, for added fun, add one high value item to each box. Each contestant on stage gets a box, they must feel what they are holding and try give clues, when the audience guesses what they had in mind, they pull the item out. If both are correct, the host can throw the item to the audience member. If wrong, both do a risk challenge.

Cameron Scott Cameron Scott SA l ACTOR, SCREENWRITER & PRODUCER
Mark Fitzgibbon Mark Fitzgibbon Content Creator / Talk Show Host
GoKatGo GoKatGo Streamer/Content Creator
13:30 - 13:55

GUEST SPOTLIGHT SESSION WITH VERONICA TAYLOR

Prepare for an intimate and engaging experience as we shine the spotlight on the talented and renowned voice actress, Veronica Taylor. In this exclusive session, fans and aspiring voice artists alike will have the rare opportunity to delve into the remarkable career and insights of one of the most iconic voices in the industry.

Step into Veronica Taylor's world as she takes you on a captivating journey, sharing her experiences, challenges, and triumphs in the world of voice acting. From her iconic portrayal of beloved characters to her mastery of voice techniques, this session promises to be a treasure trove of invaluable knowledge and inspiration.

Engage in a candid conversation as Taylor shares her personal anecdotes, behind-the-scenes stories, and the creative processes that have shaped her illustrious career. Gain insights into the art of voice acting, character development, and the nuances of bringing scripts to life through the power of vocal expression.

Whether you're a die-hard fan seeking a deeper connection with your favorite characters or an aspiring voice artist seeking guidance and motivation, this session offers a unique opportunity to connect with a true legend in the industry.

Don't miss this chance to experience the infectious energy, passion, and expertise of Veronica Taylor in an intimate setting. Be prepared to be inspired, entertained, and leave with a newfound appreciation for the craft of voice acting and the remarkable talent behind some of the most beloved characters in pop culture history.

Veronica Taylor Veronica Taylor International Voice Actress
14:00 - 14:25

GUEST SPOTLIGHT SESSION WITH SEAN GUNN

Prepare to be captivated as we welcome the renowned actor and fan-favorite, Sean Gunn, to the spotlight. Best known for his iconic roles as Kraglin in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise and Weasel in James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad," Gunn has carved out an impressive career in both television and film.

In this exclusive session, attendees will have the rare opportunity to delve into the remarkable journey and insights of this versatile and beloved performer. Beyond his on-screen roles, Sean Gunn has also showcased his talents as a motion reference actor, bringing beloved characters like Rocket Raccoon to life through his physical performance.

Sean Gunn Sean Gunn International Actor
15:00 - 15:25

DANCE K-POP WITH CAPE2K-POP

Get ready to dance along as CAPE2KPOP leads an interactive K-Pop dance session! Whether you're a die-hard K-Pop fan or curious beginner, this session invites you to learn choreography to favorite K-Pop hits and join in the high energy fun. The dance group CAPE2KPOP will break down the moves so you can pick them up, even if you've never danced to K-Pop before. Classic and current K-Pop tracks will be played to inspire the ultimate dance party. Come ready to keep up with fast-paced beats!

Cape2Kpop Cape2Kpop K-pop Dance Group
15:40 - 16:05

HORROR BINGO

Horror fans, prepare to be chilled and thrilled at the terrifying and tantalizing "Horror Bingo" event!

Get ready to test your knowledge of all things spooky and spine-tingling as you play a macabre version of the classic bingo game. From iconic slasher villains to bone-chilling supernatural entities, the bingo cards will be filled with ghastly imagery and ominous references that will have you on the edge of your seat.

As the bone-chilling calls are made, you'll have to stay alert and mark off the squares faster than your fellow players to claim the horrifying prizes. But beware - this isn't your ordinary bingo game, as unexpected twists and jump scares may lurk around every corner, keeping you constantly on your toes.

Whether you're a hardcore horror aficionado or simply enjoy a thrilling good time, "Horror Bingo" promises an immersive and unforgettable experience. Embrace your inner scream queen or horror hound and get ready to face your fears in the most spine-tingling bingo game you've ever encountered!

So gather your courage, grab a seat, and prepare to be haunted by the chilling delights of "Horror Bingo" at KIDSCON.

Zaid Motala Zaid Motala ZHM ENTERTAINMENT
16:10 - 16:35

DAILY CASUAL HORROR COSPLAY

Show off your amazing cosplay skills without the pressure of an ultra-complex costume! Cosplayers get your horror on for this dedicated horror event. Cosplayers of all experience levels are invited to participate in the Daily Casual Cosplay event

Contestants will model creative casual outfits inspired by their favorite fandoms. Anything goes as long as you can identify what character or universe you're representing through your costume and styling.

Whether you use found items, budget pieces, or DIY crafty touches, this is your chance to flaunt your fandom fashion flair. Come compete against fellow cosplayers and wow the audience with your unique take on casual cosplay!

Sign up at Cosplay Central for free prior to this session

17:15 - 18:00

QUIZ: THE CONJURING UNIVERSE

Test your knowledge of the Conjuring horror film franchise at our upcoming quiz night! On Monday, April 29th from 5:15pm to 6:00pm, join us for a fun trivia challenge all about the scary and supernatural world of The Conjuring. Featuring questions on both major films like The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2, and spin-offs like Annabelle and The Nun, this quiz will cover factoids and details from across the entire Conjuring universe. Prizes will be awarded to the top scoring teams! Whether you're a superfan who has seen every film multiple times, or just a casual viewer who enjoys creepy horror movies, this quiz is for you. Come alone or bring a team to take on the challenge. Seating is limited, so arrive early to secure your spot. Get ready to test your knowledge on all things Conjuring -- demonic dolls, haunted houses, exorcisms, and more! See you on April 29th for a frightfully fun time.

Zaid Motala Zaid Motala ZHM ENTERTAINMENT
19:05 - 20:00

A NIGHT OF INTERACTIVE DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS!

D&D Fans can join the cast of Zarnia Games and Geekery on a hilarious one shot adventure in the world of Storm's Eye. But in this world, the audience hold the power. With a simple online app the audience will be able to send the Dungeon Master suggestions which will affect the telling of the story. From tavern names to NPC responses the audience can get up to all sorts of shenanigans that will keep our players, and our DM on their toes!

Jon Keevy Jon Keevy Writer / Narrative Designer / Content Creator / Story Consultant
Michal Malek Michal Malek Co-Creator of Zarnia Games and Geekery
Adhil Patel Adhil Patel Boardgame Guru
POP CULTURE CONTENT ZONE
11:00 - 11:15 POP-CULTURE STAGE

WELCOME TO DAY THREE POP CULTURE CONTENT

Welcome to Comic Con Cape Town 2024! We are thrilled to have you join us for the opening of the Pop Culture Content Stage. This stage is dedicated to the latest and greatest in movies, TV, books, comics, and more from the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, horror, anime, and pop culture fandoms. Whether you're a cosplayer, collector, artist, or super-fan, the Pop Culture Content Stage will be your hub all weekend long for exciting panels, special guests, and insider pop culture reveals. Stick around as we kick things off and let the pop culture celebration begin!

Zaid Motala Zaid Motala ZHM ENTERTAINMENT
11:20 - 11:55 POP CULTURE STAGE

ART: THE ART OF TOY PHOTOGRAPHY

Join professional toy photographer Robert Whitehead as he explores the creative and technical side of toy photography. Robert will discuss how he got started in toy photography, share examples of his work, and provide tips on composition, lighting, setting up shots, editing, and more. You'll get a look into this imaginative art form that uses toys as subjects to tell stories and create magical realms.

Robert "SHUNDEEZ" Whitehead Robert "SHUNDEEZ" Whitehead Proffessional Toy Photographer
12:30 - 13:15 POP CULTURE STAGE

MOVIES AND TV: THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE - WHAT ITS LIKE SITTING IN THE DIRECTORS CHAIR

What is it like being at the helm of a major film production? In this exclusive session, three highly accomplished directors will give you a firsthand look into the exhilarating challenges of sitting in the director's chair. Donovan Marsh, Patrick Garcia, and Ryan Kruger will provide rare insights into their directorial processes - from working with actors and crew to making creative decisions that bring stories to life on the big screen. Learn how they manage high pressure shoots, collaborate with department heads, and navigate the studio system.  Whether you dream of calling the shots on set someday or simply want to understand the director's indispensable role, this session pulls back the curtain on the art and logistics of filmmaking at the highest level. Claim the best seat in the house as these celebrated directors detail the creativity and problem-solving that brings movie magic into focus

Daryne Joshua Daryne Joshua Writer / Producer / Director at Gambit Films
Ryan Kruger Ryan Kruger Director, Writer, Actor
Patrick Garcia Patrick Garcia Director, Producer, Cinematographer
Donovan Marsh Donovan Marsh Director, Writer, Producer
13:20 - 13:45 POP CULTURE

TABLE TOP GAME JAM DAY THREE: [DEVELOPMENT]

The third day of the Table Top Game Jam is all about taking your game to the next level! After receiving valuable feedback from playtesting sessions, it's time to roll up your sleeves and dive into the development process.

This session is dedicated to refining and adjusting your game mechanics, rules, and components based on the insights gained from players' experiences. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with your team, brainstorm ideas, and implement changes to enhance gameplay, balance, and overall enjoyment.

During this session, you'll explore innovative solutions to address any issues or challenges identified during playtesting. You'll playtest the updated version of your game with fellow developers and gather fresh feedback, allowing you to iteratively improve your creation.

Additionally, you'll have the chance to share your development process, challenges faced, and lessons learned with other teams. This exchange of ideas and experiences can be invaluable in overcoming obstacles and elevating your game to new heights.

Seasoned game designers and developers will be on hand to offer advice and guidance, ensuring you have the support you need to fine-tune your game and prepare for the final stages of polishing and presentation.

Jon Keevy Jon Keevy Writer / Narrative Designer / Content Creator / Story Consultant
Adhil Patel Adhil Patel Boardgame Guru
13:50 - 14:15 POP CULTURE STAGE

AUTHOR'S AVENUE: YOUR READERS' BEST NIGHTMARE - HOW TO WRITE HORROR?

Delve into the twisted depths of the horror/thriller genre and learn how to make spines tingle through interactive writing exercises. Led by horror writers, this session will uncover the elements that create bone-chilling tension and fear, from creepy characters to unsettling plot twists. Attendees will walk through focused horror writing prompts and discussions on conjuring suspense, surprise, and the fear of the unknown. Come ready to unleash your darkest literary visions.

Paul Blom Paul Blom Musician / Filmmaker / Author
Monique Snyman Monique Snyman Author | Social Media Manager
Nerine Dorman Nerine Dorman Author, Editor, Graphic Designer
14:50 - 15:35 MAINSTAGE

COSPLAY: HORROR COSPLAY TUTORIAL

Are you ready to take your cosplay to the dark side? Join Rogue on Mars, the renowned horror cosplay artist, as she shares her secrets for crafting chilling and captivating costumes.

In this tutorial, Rogue will demonstrate advanced techniques for transforming everyday materials into the stuff of nightmares. Learn how to sculpt ghastly prosthetics, master gory special effects makeup, and bring your most terrifying character concepts to life.

Whether you're aiming to become a gruesome ghoul, a twisted monster, or a disturbing dystopian denizen, Rogue's expertise will guide you through every step. Prepare to leave this session armed with the skills to shock and awe at your next convention or event.

Get ready to embrace the darkness and tap into your inner horror master. This is a can't-miss opportunity for any cosplayer seeking to expand their spooky skillset.

Marissa "Rogue on Mars" Horn Marissa "Rogue on Mars" Horn Cosplayer | Make-Up Artist
14:20 - 14:45 POP CULTURE STAGE

GAME SHOW: BURNING QUESTIONS WITH JORDDIE

Think you can handle the heat? In this game show, we'll be interviewing celebrity guests and content creators while they eat increasingly spicy hot wings. Contestants will answer hard-hitting and hilarious questions as the scoville level rises. Categories span pop culture, music, sports, entertainment and more. Watch as our guests try to keep their cool under fire from the wings of death. Can they rationally answer questions while fighting the burn? Or will the heat get the best of them, leading to hilarious moments? The last one standing wins a cash prize for charity! Modeled after the hit web series Hot Ones, this game show blends interviews, trivia and spice for a viewing experience that's equal parts intellect and indigestion. Come ready to feel the burn!

Cullan Andrews Cullan Andrews Content Creator
Jordie Jordie Content Creator @ NIXUH GG
16:10 - 16:35 POP CULTURE STAGE

HORROR MOVIE MAKE-UP BATTLE

Get ready for an edge-of-your-seat, spine-chilling experience as we witness the ultimate Horror Movie Make-up Battle! In this thrilling session, three talented make-up artists will compete head-to-head to create the most terrifying and realistic horror movie make-up looks.

Prepare to be amazed as these skilled professionals showcase their mastery of prosthetics, special effects make-up, and intricate character designs. Watch in awe as they transform their models into nightmarish creatures, haunting apparitions, and bone-chilling monsters straight out of your darkest dreams.

As the clock ticks down, these artists will race against time to bring their terrifying visions to life, leaving the audience in suspense and awe. Who will emerge victorious in this spine-tingling battle of make-up mastery? Don't miss this unforgettable opportunity to witness the art of horror movie make-up at its finest.

Margo Croukamp Margo Croukamp Freelance Make-up Artist
Gerald Clark Sutherland Gerald Clark Sutherland Prosthetics Maker, Creation Studio
Shakirah Sithole Shakirah Sithole Streamer / Content Creator
16:30 - 17:00 POP CULTURE STAGE

GAME SHOW: GEEK HERESY- ANIME EDITION

Prepare for an explosive clash of anime opinions and hilarious heresy! In this outrageous game show, anime experts and YouTubers will face off against the ultimate anime fandom by voicing their most controversial hot takes.

The host will fire off shocking statements like "Naruto is the worst shonen anime" or "Evangelion is overhyped garbage". The guests will then attempt to deflect and deceive the audience about which scorching take is really theirs.

It's up to the crowd to interrogate the panelists, analyze their responses, and correctly identify who originated each "heretical" viewpoint. Audience members who successfully expose the true heretic behind the heinous claims will win fabulous prizes!

But it's not just about the games and prizes. This no-holds-barred panel is an open forum to passionately debate and defend our most beloved anime series, characters, and tropes. Whose opinions will reign supreme?

Get ready for impassioned rants, dramatic outbursts, and fan-raging galore. Justice will be served...through the court of extremely opinionated anime devotees! Join us for this wild celebration and roasting of anime's most devout fandom.

Khetho Borole Khetho Borole Content Creator
Dean Brorson Dean Brorson Illustrator, Concept Artist
Kudzai “Afro Tokyo” Ngundu Kudzai “Afro Tokyo” Ngundu VISUAL ARTIST
Ziyaad Rahman (Awali Comics) Ziyaad Rahman (Awali Comics) Mangaka
16:40 - 17:15 POP CULTURE CONTENT ZONE

WHOSE THE WEREWOLF

Get ready for an interactive and thrilling experience in this session of "Whose the Werewolf?" Join fellow attendees in a fun and engaging game of deception and mystery. In this classic social deduction game, players will take on various roles, including villagers and werewolves, and work together (or against each other) to uncover the truth.

Immerse yourself in the gameplay as you develop your skills in deduction, logic, and persuasion while trying to identify the werewolves among the group. Practice your bluffing and acting abilities as you attempt to mislead other players and conceal your true identity. Engage in lively discussions and strategic planning with your team members, whether you're a villager or a werewolf, to outsmart the opposition.

Observe and analyze the behaviors and actions of other players to gather clues and make informed decisions. Enjoy the social aspect of the game as you interact with fellow attendees and create memorable moments. Whether you're a seasoned player or a newcomer to social deduction games, "Whose the Werewolf?" promises an exciting and engaging experience filled with mystery and deceit.

Zaid Motala Zaid Motala ZHM ENTERTAINMENT
18:10 - 20:00 POP CULTURE CONTENT STAGE

HORROR MOVIE SCREENING: FRIED BARRY

Barry is a drug-addled, abusive bastard who - after yet another bender - is abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as an alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a joyride through Cape Town. What follows is an onslaught of drugs, sex and violence as our alien tourist enters the weird and wonderful world of humankind. FRIED BARRY is based upon the short film of the same name, which earned 57 official selections and 12 wins at festivals around the world.

SYNOPSIS

After walking out on his wife Suz and their son Bubby, drug-addicted deadbeat Barry shoots heroin with a fellow barfly. A UFO abducts Barry while he wanders Cape Town streets afterward. An alien entity possesses Barry and returns him to Earth as an odd mute who observes human behavior.

With bystanders reacting strangely to him everywhere he goes, Barry eats an entire bag of ecstasy at a dance club. Barry's alien penis leaves a man mutilated when he tries performing oral sex on Barry in the bathroom. A woman takes Barry home for sex. Once he returns to the streets, Barry unintentionally chases a transvestite hooker who ends up struck by a car.

Barry has sex with a prostitute. Barry instantaneously impregnates the prostitute, who subsequently gives birth in front of Barry and her astonished pimp.

Suz finds Barry using alien abilities to heal a man having a heart attack on a sidewalk. Suz brings Barry home. Mimicking endearments he heard on television and in public, Barry speaks sweetly to Suz. With Barry apparently reformed, Suz renews their romantic relationship even though he still acts weirdly.

Suz rushes Barry to a hospital upon finding him suffering from sudden chills and a fever. However, Barry jumps out of Suz's car, runs away, and collapses on a sidewalk.

Barry recovers with two tweaks who smoke crack with him. Barry later comes across a stabbed man asking for help, but Barry merely gives him a pair of headphones he found. Three thugs beat Barry unconscious.

A man called 'Daddy' captures Barry and imprisons him alongside a young girl held captive with other children. Noticing Barry's regenerative abilities, Daddy uses pliers to painfully remove one of Barry's teeth to see if it grows back. The next day, Barry escapes his restraints and rescues the girl. Daddy comes after them with a chainsaw. Barry kills Daddy with the chainsaw while the girl frees the other captive children. Cops arrive at the location and arrest Barry for Daddy's crimes.

Since he won't speak and can only be identified as 'John Doe,' Barry is committed to a mental institution. Fellow patients Ronald and Martini organize an escape for Barry. Barry flees in a getaway car driven by Ronald's contact Laurence, who gives Barry more drugs.

Back on the streets, Barry experiences more hallucinations. Barry sees Suz conducting a search for him, but he is unable to call out to her.

Barry knocks out an abusive pimp to rescue a prostitute, who turns out to be the woman he impregnated. The prostitute takes Barry home. The prostitute's son is now a fully-grown Barry clone, although he is named Gene and still behaves like a child.

The prostitute rushes Barry to a hospital when he begins convulsing. Suz arrives in time to see Barry die following a doctor's failed CPR attempt. Suz mourns over Barry's body.

Barry suddenly resurrects. Suz realizes he isn't the real Barry. Barry puts his hand on Suz's forehead to transfer visions of the alien abduction.

The prostitute helps Suz sneak Barry out of the hospital. The two women take Barry back to the abduction spot, say their emotional goodbyes, and watch him ascend to a UFO. As the two women begin discussing how they know Barry, they hear him fall back to the ground behind them as his normal self. (thanks to culturecrypt)

Fried Barry

Ryan Kruger Ryan Kruger Director, Writer, Actor
ARTIST ALLEY
11:00 - 11:45

WELCOME TO DAY THREE ARTIST ALLEY

Welcome to Artist Alley at Comic Con Cape Town 2024! This is the epicenter of creativity and comics where hundreds of talented independent artists and crafters from around the world gather to showcase their original art, prints, comics, crafts, and more. Get ready to explore, discover new favorites, and connect with amazing creative talent throughout the weekend. Meet artists up close, get works signed, and buy unique handmade goods. Artist Alley is the heart of Comic Con, so stick around as we kick things off and start exploring this creative wonderland!

12:00 - 12:45

HOW ARTISTS CAN OVERCOME AI

A discussion about strategies artists can apply to their art careers to help them be noticed, break into the art industry, and continue thriving in this age og generative AI.

ESTELLE MULLER ESTELLE MULLER
Dean Brorson Dean Brorson Illustrator, Concept Artist
13:00 - 13:45

STEPS THAT HELP YOU DEVELOP YOUR UNIQUE ART STYLE

Presenting a basic, yet effective approach towards developing an unique art style by building off the fundamentals of drawing, and how to reference other creative works towards including various themes within your own designs

MORAY RHODA MORAY RHODA
Neal Strydom, Moray Rhoda, Anton Vermeulen, Alex Bielovich Neal Strydom, Moray Rhoda, Anton Vermeulen, Alex Bielovich
14:00 - 14:45

SCOTT MCCLOUD’S UNDERSTANDING COMICS : THE INVISIBLE ART

SARAH VAN DER WESTHUIZEN SARAH VAN DER WESTHUIZEN
15:00 - 15:45

TBC HORROR TOPIC

16:00 - 16:45

TBC HORROR TOPIC

17:00 - 17:45

SKETCH BATTLE 3

Comic book artists battle it out on the drawing board !

18:00 - 18:45

TBC HORROR TOPIC

19:00 - 19:45

TBC HORROR TOPIC

20:00 - 20:00

CLOSE STAGE

STAGE CLOSED!

AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
11:30 - 12:15 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – SEAN GUNN | MONDAY | 29 APRIL @ 11:30 | R800.00

Actor and writer Sean Gunn is known for his role as Kraglin in the Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy films. In addition to portraying Kraglin, Sean provided motion reference for Rocket Raccoon for the Guardians trilogy, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Thor: Love and Thunder. Putting his motion reference talents to work again, Sean brought the character Weasel to life in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

Sean’s first role was in Troma Films’ Tromeo and Juliet where he played Sammy Capulet. He has worked alongside his brother, writer and director James Gunn, on The Specials, Super, the video game Lollipop Chainsaw and The Belko Experiment in addition to the Guardians films. Other film credits include Stricken, Pearl Harbor, Jesus, Mary and Joey, Pants on Fire, The Giant Mechanical Man, Who the F is Buddy Applebaum, and The Education of Eddie and Mortimer. Sean also has had many television roles, most endearingly as the quirky Kirk Gleason on Gilmore Girls and the Netflix original Gilmore Girls Revival. He has also appeared on Any Day Now, DAG, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Bunheads, Bones, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Good Doctor and many more.

Most recently, Sean provided motion reference for Rocket Raccoon and reprised the role of Kraglin for the final film of the Guardians trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Coming in 2024 from DC’s Expanded Universe is the animated series Creature Commandos, for which Sean will reprise the role of Weasel from The Suicide Squad, and also another new character, G.I. Robot.

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:30 to 12:15

Sean Gunn Sean Gunn International Actor
12:30 - 13:15 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – SEAN GUNN | MONDAY | 29 APRIL @ 12:30 | R400.00

Actor and writer Sean Gunn is known for his role as Kraglin in the Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy films. In addition to portraying Kraglin, Sean provided motion reference for Rocket Raccoon for the Guardians trilogy, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Thor: Love and Thunder. Putting his motion reference talents to work again, Sean brought the character Weasel to life in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

Sean’s first role was in Troma Films’ Tromeo and Juliet where he played Sammy Capulet. He has worked alongside his brother, writer and director James Gunn, on The Specials, Super, the video game Lollipop Chainsaw and The Belko Experiment in addition to the Guardians films. Other film credits include Stricken, Pearl Harbor, Jesus, Mary and Joey, Pants on Fire, The Giant Mechanical Man, Who the F is Buddy Applebaum, and The Education of Eddie and Mortimer. Sean also has had many television roles, most endearingly as the quirky Kirk Gleason on Gilmore Girls and the Netflix original Gilmore Girls Revival. He has also appeared on Any Day Now, DAG, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Bunheads, Bones, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Good Doctor and many more.

Most recently, Sean provided motion reference for Rocket Raccoon and reprised the role of Kraglin for the final film of the Guardians trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Coming in 2024 from DC’s Expanded Universe is the animated series Creature Commandos, for which Sean will reprise the role of Weasel from The Suicide Squad, and also another new character, G.I. Robot.

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:30 to 13:15

Sean Gunn Sean Gunn International Actor
15:15 - 16:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP - VERONICA TAYLOR | MONDAY | 29 APRIL @ 15:15 | R600.00

Veronica Taylor is an American voice actress. She is best known for her role as Ash Ketchum in the English dub of Pokémon (1997) from 1998 to 2006, having voiced the character (along with Delia Ketchum, May, and various other characters) in the main series and its associated movies. Outside of Pokémon, she appeared in numerous projects (primarily English dubs of anime) from 4Kids Entertainment and Central Park Media, including Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun in The Slayers (1995), Nico Robin in the first dub of One Piece (1999), and April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), among others...

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 15:15 to 16:00

Veronica Taylor Veronica Taylor International Voice Actress
16:00 - 16:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH - VERONICA TAYLOR | MONDAY | 29 APRIL @ 16:00 | R300.00

Veronica Taylor is an American voice actress. She is best known for her role as Ash Ketchum in the English dub of Pokémon (1997) from 1998 to 2006, having voiced the character (along with Delia Ketchum, May, and various other characters) in the main series and its associated movies. Outside of Pokémon, she appeared in numerous projects (primarily English dubs of anime) from 4Kids Entertainment and Central Park Media, including Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun in The Slayers (1995), Nico Robin in the first dub of One Piece (1999), and April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), among others...

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 16:00 to 16:45

Veronica Taylor Veronica Taylor International Voice Actress
GAMING
09:00 - 10:00

WELCOME TO DAY THREE GAMING

Come get your GAME ON!

TABLE TOP GAMING
11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Pokémon Tournament

Get ready to be the very best, like no one ever was! This Pokémon tournament is your chance to prove you have what it takes to be a Pokémon master. Participants will compete in a series of intense battles using their own carefully curated teams of Pokémon. From classic fan favorites to the latest pocket monsters, trainers will strategize and outsmart their opponents in a quest to be crowned the tournament champion.

Whether you're a seasoned Pokémon veteran or a newcomer just starting your journey, this tournament offers an opportunity to test your skills, make new friends, and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Pokémon. With prizes, bragging rights, and the thrill of competition on the line, you won't want to miss this chance to showcase your Pokémon prowess.

So gather your Poké Balls, sharpen your tactics, and get ready to battle your way to victory! The Pokémon Tournament is sure to be an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Magic: The Gathering Tournament

Calling all planeswalkers! The Magic: The Gathering tournament is where the most skilled and strategic card game enthusiasts come to test their mettle. Prepare to unleash your mightiest spells, summon legendary creatures, and outwit your opponents in a battle of wits and strategy. This tournament is open to players of all skill levels, from seasoned veterans to newcomers eager to learn the game's nuances.

Participants will need to bring their own decks, showcasing their creativity and mastery of the game's mechanics. As they navigate the tournament's rounds, they'll face a diverse array of strategies and deck archetypes, challenging them to adapt and evolve their playstyles. The ultimate prize? The title of Magic: The Gathering tournament champion, along with valuable prizes and the respect of the gaming community.

Whether you're a longtime devotee of the game or a curious newcomer, the Magic: The Gathering tournament promises an exhilarating and immersive experience. Dive into the rich, fantastical world of Magic and prove your mettle against the best players around.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament

Get ready to draw, duel, and dominate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament! This event is a must-attend for any fan of the iconic trading card game, where duelists will clash in a thrilling battle of wits, strategy, and powerful monsters. Participants will bring their custom-built decks, each one a unique reflection of their playstyle and deck-building prowess.

The tournament will feature a series of intense one-on-one duels, with players strategically deploying their monsters, spells, and traps to outmaneuver their opponents. From the classic fan favorites to the latest game-changing cards, the action will be fast-paced and unpredictable, keeping spectators and participants on the edge of their seats.

Whether you're a seasoned duelist or a newcomer eager to learn the ropes, the Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament offers an unforgettable experience. Prove your mastery of the game, forge new connections with fellow enthusiasts, and rise to the top as the ultimate Yu-Gi-Oh! champion. Gather your cards, activate your Duel Disk, and get ready to duel!

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

D&D day 3 Tournament

Adventurers, assemble! This multi-day Dungeons & Dragons tournament promises an epic quest filled with danger, intrigue, and the chance to become legends. Teams of players will embark on a thrilling campaign, navigating a world of fantasy, mystery, and high-stakes challenges. From slaying fearsome beasts to uncovering ancient treasures, this tournament will test the mettle of even the most experienced roleplayers.

As the adventure unfolds over the course of several days, teams will need to strategize, collaborate, and make crucial decisions that will shape the outcome of their quest. With a diverse cast of characters, each player will have the opportunity to shine, showcasing their unique skills and contributions to the group's success. The tournament will culminate in an epic final showdown, where the winning team will be crowned the champions of this legendary D&D campaign.

Whether you're a seasoned Dungeon Master or a dice-rolling rookie, this D&D tournament promises an unforgettable experience. Gather your party, sharpen your wits, and get ready to embark on an adventure unlike any other. Will your team have what it takes to emerge victorious and cement their place in the annals of D&D history?

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Star Wars Legion

Take your first steps into the Star Wars Legion battlefield! This instructional session will teach you the fundamentals of playing the Star Wars Legion miniatures game. Whether you're a seasoned wargamer or a newcomer to the galaxy far, far away, our expert facilitators will guide you through the rules, strategies, and key mechanics that bring this cinematic tabletop experience to life.

From commanding your factions of iconic characters and vehicles to navigating the dynamic combat system, you'll have the chance to participate in hands-on demo games and receive personalized feedback. Immerse yourself in the Star Wars universe and discover the thrill of commanding your own clone troopers, Rebel heroes, or Imperial forces as you maneuver them across the battlefield.

No prior experience is necessary, so grab your blaster and get ready to lead your troops to victory! This "Learn to Play Star Wars Legion" session is the perfect entry point for those eager to dive into the world of Star Wars miniatures gaming.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Star Wars Shatter Point

Embark on a new adventure in the Star Wars galaxy with the "Learn to Play Star Wars Shatter Point" session. This introductory event will teach you the fundamentals of the Star Wars Shatter Point roleplaying game, allowing you to explore the rich and diverse worlds of the legendary sci-fi franchise through the lens of player-driven storytelling.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn the core mechanics, character creation, and narrative techniques that bring the Star Wars Shatter Point system to life. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer to the genre, you'll have the chance to participate in interactive demonstrations and ask questions to ensure you feel confident and ready to embark on your own galactic odyssey.

Immerse yourself in the iconic settings, iconic characters, and thrilling challenges of the Star Wars universe. Forge your own path as a Jedi Knight, a cunning smuggler, or a fearsome bounty hunter, and let your choices shape the narrative. This "Learn to Play Star Wars Shatter Point" session is the perfect gateway to discovering the wonders and possibilities of tabletop roleplaying in a galaxy far, far away.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering

Prepare to unlock the strategic depth of the world's most beloved trading card game with the "Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering" session. Whether you're a newcomer eager to dive into the fantastical realms of Magic or a seasoned player looking to brush up on your skills, our expert instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of this epic card game.

From building your first deck to mastering the intricate interactions between spells, creatures, and abilities, you'll have the opportunity to participate in hands-on demos and receive personalized feedback. Discover the joy of casting powerful sorceries, summoning legendary creatures, and outsmarting your opponents as you navigate the rich, ever-evolving landscape of Magic: The Gathering.

This session is the perfect entry point for anyone interested in exploring the strategic depth and creative potential of one of the most iconic tabletop games of all time. Unleash your inner planeswalker and get ready to embark on a journey through the Multiverse, where the only limit is your imagination.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play D&D Onslaught

Prepare to be immersed in a world of fantasy, adventure, and heroic deeds with the "Learn to Play D&D Onslaught" session. This introductory event will teach you the fundamentals of the D&D Onslaught roleplaying system, allowing you to explore the wonders and challenges of the iconic Dungeons & Dragons universe.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn character creation, core mechanics, and narrative techniques that bring the D&D Onslaught experience to life. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer to the genre, you'll have the chance to participate in interactive demonstrations, ask questions, and receive personalized feedback to ensure you feel ready to embark on your own epic quests.

Unleash your imagination and embrace the thrill of collaborative storytelling as you venture forth into a world of magic, monsters, and endless possibilities. Forge your own path as a valiant warrior, a cunning rogue, or a wise spellcaster, and let your choices shape the narrative. This "Learn to Play D&D Onslaught" session is the perfect gateway to discovering the wonders of tabletop roleplaying in the rich and immersive Dungeons & Dragons universe.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Yu-Gi-Oh!

Prepare to unleash the power of the Ancient Egyptian Gods with the "Learn to Play Yu-Gi-Oh!" session. This instructional event will teach you the fundamentals of the iconic Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game, empowering you to become a master duelist and embark on thrilling battles against your opponents.

Our expert facilitators will guide you through the core mechanics, deck-building strategies, and game-changing card effects that define the Yu-Gi-Oh! experience. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a newcomer eager to learn, you'll have the opportunity to participate in hands-on demo games, receive personalized feedback, and ask questions to ensure you feel confident and ready to duel.

Unleash the power of your favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! monsters, cast game-changing spells, and outsmart your rivals as you navigate the high-stakes world of the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game. This "Learn to Play Yu-Gi-Oh!" session is the perfect entry point for anyone seeking to embrace the excitement and strategic depth of this beloved anime-inspired card game.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Star Wars Unlimited

Venture into the vast and diverse Star Wars galaxy with the "Learn to Play Star Wars Unlimited" session. This introductory event will teach you the fundamentals of the Star Wars Unlimited roleplaying system, allowing you to explore the iconic settings, characters, and challenges of the legendary sci-fi franchise through the lens of player-driven storytelling.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn character creation, core mechanics, and narrative techniques that bring the Star Wars Unlimited experience to life. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer to the genre, you'll have the chance to participate in interactive demonstrations, ask questions, and receive personalized feedback to ensure you feel ready to embark on your own galactic adventures.

Embrace your inner Jedi, cunning smuggler, or fearsome bounty hunter as you forge your own path through the Star Wars universe. Immerse yourself in the rich lore, iconic locations, and thrilling challenges that define this beloved sci-fi saga. This "Learn to Play Star Wars Unlimited" session is the perfect gateway to discovering the wonders of tabletop roleplaying in a galaxy far, far away.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Dungeons and Dragons: Quick encounter

Experience the thrill of Dungeons & Dragons in a fast-paced, self-contained adventure with our "Dungeons and Dragons: Quick Encounter" session. This event is perfect for those who want to dive into the world of D&D but may have limited time to commit to a longer campaign.

Under the guidance of our skilled Dungeon Master, you and your fellow adventurers will embark on a thrilling quest filled with perilous challenges, cunning foes, and the potential for great rewards. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer eager to try out the game, you'll have the opportunity to create a character, immerse yourself in the story, and make critical decisions that shape the outcome of your adventure.

The "Dungeons and Dragons: Quick Encounter" session is designed to be completed within a single game session, allowing you to experience the excitement and drama of D&D without the commitment of a multi-session campaign. Gather your friends, sharpen your wits, and get ready to face the unknown in this fast-paced, self-contained Dungeons & Dragons adventure.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Dungeons and Dragons: Full Sessions

Embark on an epic, multi-session Dungeons & Dragons campaign with our "Dungeons and Dragons: Full Sessions" event. This immersive experience will take you and your party of adventurers on a journey that spans across multiple game sessions, allowing you to delve deeper into the rich narrative, develop your characters, and face increasingly challenging obstacles.

Under the guidance of our experienced Dungeon Master, you'll collaborate with your fellow players to navigate a world of fantasy, overcome formidable foes, and uncover ancient secrets. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer eager to explore the wonders of D&D, you'll have the opportunity to create a character, make meaningful choices, and witness the unfolding of a grand, multi-part adventure.

The "Dungeons and Dragons: Full Sessions" event is designed for those who want to invest time and dedication into a long-form D&D campaign. Prepare to be captivated by the rich storytelling, engaging combat encounters, and the opportunity to forge deep bonds with your party members as you collectively shape the fate of the world. Gather your dice, sharpen your strategy, and get ready for an unforgettable Dungeons & Dragons experience.

11:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Dungeons and Dragons: Treasure Hunt

Embark on a thrilling Dungeons & Dragons adventure focused on the pursuit of valuable treasures with our "Dungeons and Dragons: Treasure Hunt" session. In this self-contained event, you and your party of adventurers will delve into a world of mystery, danger, and the promise of untold riches.

Under the guidance of our skilled Dungeon Master, you'll navigate treacherous dungeons, outwit cunning traps, and overcome formidable foes in your quest to uncover the most valuable loot. Whether you're a seasoned D&D player or a newcomer to the game, you'll have the opportunity to create a character, make critical decisions, and witness the unfolding of a narrative centered around the hunt for precious treasures.

The "Dungeons and Dragons: Treasure Hunt" session is designed to be completed within a single game session, allowing you to experience the excitement and rewards of a focused, treasure-centric D&D adventure. Gather your party, sharpen your wits, and get ready to claim your share of the spoils in this thrilling Dungeons & Dragons event.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Miniatures painting Experience

Unlock your creative potential and bring your tabletop miniatures to life with the "Miniatures Painting Experience" session. Whether you're a seasoned miniature painting aficionado or a newcomer eager to explore this hobby, this event offers a unique opportunity to hone your artistic skills and transform your gaming figures into stunning works of art.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn essential painting techniques, color theory, and detailing methods that will elevate your miniatures to the next level. From classic fantasy characters to futuristic sci-fi models, you'll have the chance to experiment with a variety of media, including acrylics, washes, and specialized painting tools, as you breathe life into your miniatures.

Unleash your inner artist and discover the joy of transforming flat, static figures into vibrant, three-dimensional pieces that will enhance your tabletop gaming experiences. This "Miniatures Painting Experience" session is the perfect opportunity to develop your hobby skills, connect with like-minded enthusiasts, and create miniatures that will be the envy of your gaming group.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Catan Experience

Embark on a quest for settlement, trade, and victory with the "Catan Experience" session. This event invites you to immerse yourself in the beloved Settlers of Catan board game, where you'll strategize, negotiate, and build your way to becoming the most successful colony leader.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn the core mechanics and strategies that define the Catan gaming experience. Gather your resources, trade with your fellow players, and carefully plan your settlements, roads, and cities as you strive to outmaneuver your opponents and become the dominant force on the island of Catan.

Whether you're a seasoned Catan veteran or a newcomer eager to discover this classic game of resource management and clever decision-making, the "Catan Experience" session promises an engaging and social gaming event. Unleash your strategic prowess, forge valuable alliances, and prove your mettle as you navigate the ever-changing landscape of this beloved board game classic.

KIDSCON
11:00 - 17:00 LEVEL 2 - KIDSCON - RGB GAMING

MINECRAFT FREE PLAY

Attention all Minecraft enthusiasts! Get ready to unleash your creativity and competitive spirit at the KIDSCON Minecraft Free Play and Open Registration Tournaments on Level 2.

Throughout the day, the RGB Gaming zone will be transformed into a blocky wonderland, where players of all ages and skill levels can dive into the endless possibilities of the Minecraft universe. Whether you're a seasoned builder, a redstone engineer, or just starting your Minecraft journey, this event has something for everyone.

Jump into the free play area and let your imagination run wild as you construct your dream structures, explore vast landscapes, and uncover hidden secrets. Challenge your friends, family, and fellow attendees in a series of open registration Minecraft tournaments, showcasing your problem-solving skills, teamwork, and mastery of the game's mechanics.

Prizes and giveaways will be up for grabs for the top performers, so bring your A-game and get ready to prove your Minecraft prowess. But above all, this event is about fostering a sense of community, sharing knowledge, and celebrating the joy of this timeless sandbox game.

So gather your resources, sharpen your tools, and head to the KIDSCON RGB Gaming zone on Level 2 for a day of Minecraft magic and endless possibilities!

Location: Level 2 - KIDSCON - RGB Gaming

11:00 - 17:00 LEVEL 2 - KIDSCON - RGB GAMING

MINECRAFT FREE PLAY

Attention all Minecraft enthusiasts! Get ready to unleash your creativity and competitive spirit at the KIDSCON Minecraft Free Play and Open Registration Tournaments on Level 2.

Throughout the day, the RGB Gaming zone will be transformed into a blocky wonderland, where players of all ages and skill levels can dive into the endless possibilities of the Minecraft universe. Whether you're a seasoned builder, a redstone engineer, or just starting your Minecraft journey, this event has something for everyone.

Jump into the free play area and let your imagination run wild as you construct your dream structures, explore vast landscapes, and uncover hidden secrets. Challenge your friends, family, and fellow attendees in a series of open registration Minecraft tournaments, showcasing your problem-solving skills, teamwork, and mastery of the game's mechanics.

Prizes and giveaways will be up for grabs for the top performers, so bring your A-game and get ready to prove your Minecraft prowess. But above all, this event is about fostering a sense of community, sharing knowledge, and celebrating the joy of this timeless sandbox game.

So gather your resources, sharpen your tools, and head to the KIDSCON RGB Gaming zone on Level 2 for a day of Minecraft magic and endless possibilities!

Location: Level 2 - KIDSCON - RGB Gaming

13:00 - 13:30 LEVEL 2 - KIDSCON

MEET NOODLE AND BUN

Calling all kids (and kids-at-heart)! Get ready for an unforgettable meet-and-greet with Noodle and Bun, the beloved characters from the hit animated series.

Join us in the KIDSCON ZONE on Level 2 as these adorable, larger-than-life friends come to life before your eyes. Noodle and Bun will be making daily appearances throughout the event, so be sure to stop by and say hello!

Snap photos, get autographs, and interact with your favorite characters in this interactive and engaging session. Discover the playful personalities of Noodle and Bun up close, and learn more about the whimsical world they inhabit.

Whether you're a dedicated fan or discovering these characters for the first time, this is a can't-miss opportunity to create lasting memories with the stars of KIDSCON. Don't forget to bring your camera and get ready for a truly delightful experience!

Location: KIDSCON ZONE, Level 2

Noodle and Bun Noodle and Bun Content Creators / Animators
17:00 - 20:00 LEVEL 2 - KIDSCON

FREE TO PLAY XBOX/PC/VR DAILY

Get ready for an all-out gaming extravaganza at the KIDSCON zone on Level 2! Throughout the day, we're opening up free access to a variety of the latest and greatest gaming platforms - Xbox, PC, and VR.

Whether you're a seasoned gamer or just discovering the joy of interactive entertainment, this is your chance to dive into a world of endless possibilities. Explore expansive open-world adventures, engage in pulse-pounding competitive matches, or immerse yourself in breathtaking virtual reality experiences.

With a vast selection of titles and genres to choose from, there's something to captivate everyone. Challenge your friends in friendly rivalries, teamup for cooperative quests, or simply lose yourself in the sheer thrill of gameplay.

This free-to-play gaming session promises hours of entertainment, laughter, and unforgettable memories. Grab your friends, family, or even make new ones as you navigate the cutting edge of gaming technology right here at KIDSCON.

So what are you waiting for? Head to Level 2 and get ready to game like never before - the controllers are waiting, and the action is about to begin!

Location: Level 2 - KIDSCON

17:00 - 20:00 KIDSCON

FREE TO PLAY

Get ready for an all-out gaming extravaganza! Throughout the day, we're opening up free access to a variety of the latest and greatest gaming platforms - Xbox, PC, and VR.

Whether you're a seasoned gamer or just discovering the joy of interactive entertainment, this is your chance to dive into a world of endless possibilities. Explore expansive open-world adventures, engage in pulse-pounding competitive matches, or immerse yourself in breathtaking virtual reality experiences.

With a vast selection of titles and genres to choose from, there's something to captivate everyone. Challenge your friends in friendly rivalries, teamup for cooperative quests, or simply lose yourself in the sheer thrill of gameplay.

This free-to-play gaming session promises hours of entertainment, laughter, and unforgettable memories. Grab your friends, family, or even make new ones as you navigate the cutting edge of gaming technology.

So what are you waiting for? The controllers are waiting, and the action is about to begin!

16:10 - 16:35 MAINSTAGE

KIDS COSPLAY (DURING CASUAL COSPLAY)

Attention all young cosplay enthusiasts! Get ready to be dazzled by the incredible costumes and characters that will take center stage during the Kids Cosplay event on the Main Stage.

This daily showcase will feature the most imaginative, creative, and downright adorable cosplayers that KIDSCON has to offer. Watch in awe as pint-sized heroes, heroines, and everything in between strut their stuff, bringing their favorite fictional characters to life.

From anime icons to comic book legends, video game protagonists to storybook legends, these talented kids will captivate the audience with their attention to detail, impressive craftsmanship, and boundless energy. Prepare to be inspired by their passion, talent, and sheer joy of self-expression through costuming.

Don't miss this enchanting daily event that celebrates the creativity and imagination of the next generation of cosplayers. Cheer on these young stars as they take the spotlight and showcase their incredible costumes on the Main Stage.

Location: Level 1 - Main Stage

09:00 - 18:00 LEVEL 2 - Nintendo

MEET MARIO & LUIGI DAILY

Get ready to jump for joy as the iconic gaming duo, Mario and Luigi, make daily appearances at the Nintendo zone on Level 2!

Kids and families won't want to miss the chance to meet these beloved plumbers and iconic Nintendo characters in person. Mario and Luigi will be on hand throughout the day, greeting fans, posing for photos, and delighting everyone with their trademark antics and charm.

Snap unforgettable pictures with the dynamic duo, get autographs, and experience the boundless energy and enthusiasm that Mario and Luigi bring to life. Whether you're a lifelong Nintendo fan or discovering these characters for the first time, this is a can't-miss opportunity to create cherished memories with the stars of the Mushroom Kingdom.

So head to the Nintendo zone on Level 2 and get ready for an adventure like no other. The Mario Bros. are waiting to meet you and share the magic of the Mushroom Kingdom in person!

Location: Level 2 - Nintendo

MARIO AND LUIGI MARIO AND LUIGI
09:00 - 18:00 LEVEL 2 - Nintendo

JUST DANCE

Daily
09:00 - 18:00

Get ready to groove and groove some more at the Just Dance experience on Level 2 of the Nintendo zone!

Throughout the day, dance enthusiasts of all ages are invited to step onto the dance floor and showcase their best moves to the infectious beats of the popular Just Dance franchise. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just looking to have a blast, this high-energy event promises to get your feet tapping and your body moving.

Compete against friends, family, and fellow attendees in a series of lively dance-offs, showcasing your rhythm, style, and signature dance moves. The vibrant visuals, catchy music, and intuitive gameplay of Just Dance will have you dancing the day away in no time.

Don't worry if you're not the most coordinated dancer - the inclusive and welcoming atmosphere of this event encourages everyone to let loose and have fun. Prizes and giveaways will be up for grabs, so bring your A-game and get ready to become the ultimate Just Dance champion!

So put on your dancing shoes and head to the Nintendo zone on Level 2 for a day of pure unadulterated fun and movement. The dance floor is all yours!

Location: Level 2 - Nintendo

ACTIVITIES
11:00 - 12:00

WELCOME TO DAY THREE ACTIVITIES

Come and have some FREE FUN with your favourite brands!

MAINSTAGE
11:00 - 11:15 MAINSTAGE

WELCOME TO DAY FOUR MAINSTAGE

Welcome to the epic Main Stage at Comic Con Cape Town 2024! We are so excited to have you join us for the biggest and best that pop culture has to offer. Get ready for groundbreaking panels, conversations with your favourite creators, mind-blowing performances, and celebrity appearances on this legendary stage. Whether you're a movie buff, TV fanatic, comic book collector, or pop culture super-fan, the Main Stage will be home to unforgettable moments with the pop culture fandoms. Stick around as we kick things off - the Main Stage experience starts now!

DJ Elliot DJ Elliot Fandoms Favourite DJ
11:30 - 11:55 MAINSTAGE

COME AND DANCE K-POP WITH MUSES

Get ready to dance along as MUSES leads an interactive K-Pop dance session! Whether you're a die-hard K-Pop fan or curious beginner, this session invites you to learn choreography to favorite K-Pop hits and join in the high energy fun. The dance group MUSES will break down the moves so you can pick them up, even if you've never danced to K-Pop before. Classic and current K-Pop tracks will be played to inspire the ultimate dance party. Come ready to keep up with fast-paced beats!

MUSES MUSES K-POP Dance Crew
12:30 - 12:55 MAINSTAGE

GUEST SPOTLIGHT SESSION : VERONICA TAYLOR

Prepare for an intimate and engaging experience as we shine the spotlight on the talented and renowned voice actress, Veronica Taylor. In this exclusive session, fans and aspiring voice artists alike will have the rare opportunity to delve into the remarkable career and insights of one of the most iconic voices in the industry.

Step into Veronica Taylor's world as she takes you on a captivating journey, sharing her experiences, challenges, and triumphs in the world of voice acting. From her iconic portrayal of beloved characters to her mastery of voice techniques, this session promises to be a treasure trove of invaluable knowledge and inspiration.

Engage in a candid conversation as Taylor shares her personal anecdotes, behind-the-scenes stories, and the creative processes that have shaped her illustrious career. Gain insights into the art of voice acting, character development, and the nuances of bringing scripts to life through the power of vocal expression.

Whether you're a die-hard fan seeking a deeper connection with your favorite characters or an aspiring voice artist seeking guidance and motivation, this session offers a unique opportunity to connect with a true legend in the industry.

Don't miss this chance to experience the infectious energy, passion, and expertise of Veronica Taylor in an intimate setting. Be prepared to be inspired, entertained, and leave with a newfound appreciation for the craft of voice acting and the remarkable talent behind some of the most beloved characters in pop culture history.

Veronica Taylor Veronica Taylor International Voice Actress
13:00 - 13:25 MAINSTAGE

BURNING QUESTIONS WITH NATURALCAUZES

Think you can handle the heat? In this game show, we'll be interviewing celebrity guests and content creators while they eat increasingly spicy hot wings. Contestants will answer hard-hitting and hilarious questions as the scoville level rises. Categories span pop culture, music, sports, entertainment and more. Watch as our guests try to keep their cool under fire from the wings of death. Can they rationally answer questions while fighting the burn? Or will the heat get the best of them, leading to hilarious moments? The last one standing wins a cash prize for charity! Modeled after the hit web series Hot Ones, this game show blends interviews, trivia and spice for a viewing experience that's equal parts intellect and indigestion. Come ready to feel the burn!

NaturalCauzes NaturalCauzes Youtuber / Content Creator
Cullan Andrews Cullan Andrews Content Creator
13:30 - 14:15 MAINSTAGE

MOVIES AND TV: CRAFTING CINEMATIC WORLDS - THE ART OF VFX, PROPS AND PROSTHETICS

Step behind the scenes to explore the incredible artistry and technology behind visual effects (VFX), props and prosthetics that bring extraordinary cinematic worlds to life. In this illuminating session, attendees will get an exclusive look at how VFX experts, prolific props masters and prosthetics artists collaborate to create imaginative environments and characters on screen.

Learn about innovations in CGI alongside intricacies of prop making, prosthetic application, makeup, animatronics and more. Gain insights on digitally enhancing practical effects and live action with VFX. Appreciate the ingenuity behind designing iconic prop pieces and realistic creature prosthetics.

Whether you're an aspiring filmmaker or movie fan, this session offers a rare glimpse into the collaborative efforts between VFX, props and prosthetics teams that make movie magic possible. Discover how they work together to immerse audiences in fantastical realms and make movies spectacular.

Clinton Smith Clinton Smith Founder @ COSMESIS
Gerald Clark Sutherland Gerald Clark Sutherland Prosthetics Maker, Creation Studio
Marco Raposo de Barbosa Marco Raposo de Barbosa VFX Supervisor - Animation Director - Flame Artist
14:50 - 15:15 MAINSTAGE

INTERNATIONAL COMIC BOOK SPOTLIGHT SESSION

Join renowned comic book artist Bill Masuku as he discusses his creative process and inspirations behind his acclaimed work. In this intimate spotlight session, Masuku will share behind-the-scenes details, preliminary sketches, and the challenges of bringing vivid characters and worlds to life on the comic book page. Get a rare glimpse into the mind of one of the industry's most unique artistic voices. This is a can't-miss opportunity for aspiring artists, comic enthusiasts, and fans of Masuku's distinctive style. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

Bill Masuku Bill Masuku Comic Artist and Writer
15:20 - 15:45 MAINSTAGE

DAILY CASUAL COSPLAY

Show off your amazing cosplay skills without the pressure of an ultra-complex costume! Cosplayers get your horror on for this dedicated horror event. Cosplayers of all experience levels are invited to participate in the Daily Casual Cosplay event.

Contestants will model creative casual outfits inspired by their favorite fandoms. Anything goes as long as you can identify what character or universe you're representing through your costume and styling.

Whether you use found items, budget pieces, or DIY crafty touches, this is your chance to flaunt your fandom fashion flair. Come compete against fellow cosplayers and wow the audience with your unique take on casual cosplay!

Sign up at Cosplay Central for free prior to this session

15:50 - 16:15 MAINSTAGE

GAME SHOW: JUST DOODLE IT

Guests are given art supplies and timed challenges to quickly draw scenes described by The audience. Example: Your comfort food of choice… You only have 30 seconds so draw quick. As rounds progress you can decrease the playtime by 5-10 seconds to make it harder. If you want a final showdown, bring out the blind fold.

Cullan Andrews Cullan Andrews Content Creator
Kudzai “Afro Tokyo” Ngundu Kudzai “Afro Tokyo” Ngundu VISUAL ARTIST
Bill Masuku Bill Masuku Comic Artist and Writer
16:35 - 17:30 MAINSTAGE

ANIMATION BEST OF 2023

The Best of CTIAF 2023 African Film Selection showcases films fro across South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria. In this collection our african creators explore a journey through Oakland city USA, reflect on the destruction caused by domestic violence, dealing with grief, a kidnapping mystery, the inner workings of the human soul, comedic events around newlyweds and parenting, as well as the effects of the pandemic and an inspiring poem about a wildlife cameraman. With a mixture of 2D traditional animation, stop frame and 3D animation, this inspiring collection showcases an eclectic range of creative African works.

WILDLIFE CAMERAMAN (SUMMER FARM) WILDLIFE CAMERAMAN (SUMMER FARM) A Wreckless Creative Film
The Island The Island
SUPER DAD SUPER DAD By: Magic Carpet Studios
SIP SIP
OLIVE BRANCH OLIVE BRANCH By: Maureen Mureithi
NALEDI NALEDI A film by: Lola Aikins
MASK SANITISER ZOOM CALL MASK SANITISER ZOOM CALL Created by: Cabblow Studios
GLISTEN GLISTEN
DOROTHY DOROTHY Directed By: Henk Coetzee
Detective Jacqueline: Babushka Detective Jacqueline: Babushka Written and Animated by: reagle
18:00 - 18:30 MAINSTAGE

GAMESHOW: ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A PARENT?

Three families have the chance to team up and win awesome prizes from _______! This three round game starts with teams going up against each other in answering school questions as accurately and quickly as possible. After the first round one family is quickly elimated and the questions get harder. In the final round, the last team of parent and child will be divided into a Parent VS Child finale. If the parent wins, the spoils are all theirs, but if the child wins, they get the prize of a lifetime.

Noodle and Bun Noodle and Bun Content Creators / Animators
17:15 - 18:00 MAINSTAGE

QUIZ: ULTIMATE WITCHES AND WIZARDS

Calling all witches, wizards, and muggles! Join us for an enchanting quiz night on Tuesday. This fun trivia challenge will test your knowledge of the Wizarding World across all Harry Potter books and movies. Expect questions on characters, spells, creatures, Hogwarts houses, and more! From the Sorcerer's Stone to the Deathly Hallows, no Potter detail is too small for this quiz. Whether you've read each novel six times or have only seen the films once, all levels of fans are welcome! Grab your wands, don your house colors, and apparate on over for this magical trivia night. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Prizes will be awarded to top scoring teams and individuals. Seating is limited, so arrive early to claim your spot. Accio trip down memory lane! Join us to reminisce about The Boy Who Lived. The night promises to be Sirius-ly entertaining for muggle and wizard folk alike!

Zaid Motala Zaid Motala ZHM ENTERTAINMENT
18:15 - 20:00 MAINSTAGE

DISCO PAGAMA PARTY

Get your comfiest pyjamas on and join us for a super fun gaming music pyjama party! On Tuesday, April 30th from 6:15pm to 8:00pm, we'll be rocking out to beloved tunes from classic video games while hanging out in our PJs.

We'll be spinning iconic gaming tracks from franchises like Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Halo, Pokémon, and more. From 8-bit masterpieces to sweeping orchestral scores, we'll cover an awesome range of gaming music new and old.

Whether you're a retro gamer or love modern titles, this pajama dance party has something for all gamers and music lovers. Bring your favorite plushie or pillow to lounge on and be prepared for gaming trivia, sing-alongs, and just an epic night of dancing to game soundtracks in our comfiest clothes. Admission is free, just bring your love for gaming music! Come get your nostalgia on and make new memories with us at this one-of-a-kind pajama party. Don't miss out on a chance to geek out and relax at the same time. We'll have snacks and drinks to fuel the fun!

POP CULTURE CONTENT ZONE
11:00 - 11:15 POP-CULTURE STAGE

WELCOME TO DAY FOUR POP CULTURE STAGE

Welcome to Comic Con Cape Town 2024! We are thrilled to have you join us for the opening of the Pop Culture Content Stage. This stage is dedicated to the latest and greatest in movies, TV, books, comics, and more from the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, horror, anime, and pop culture fandoms. Whether you're a cosplayer, collector, artist, or super-fan, the Pop Culture Content Stage will be your hub all weekend long for exciting panels, special guests, and insider pop culture reveals. Stick around as we kick things off and let the pop culture celebration begin!

Zaid Motala Zaid Motala ZHM ENTERTAINMENT
11:30 - 11:55 POP CULTURE STAGE

GAME SHOW: WHAT'S IN THE BOX

Get ready for a hilarious and interactive game show experience like no other! "What's in the Box" is a fun-filled session that will keep you on the edge of your seat, guessing and laughing along with every twist and turn. In this exciting game, contestants will take the stage and face the challenge of describing the mysterious contents of their boxes without revealing too much.

The audience plays a crucial role, as they must decipher the clues and guess what's hidden inside each box. To add an extra layer of excitement, one box will contain a high-value item, raising the stakes and the anticipation. If the audience guesses correctly, the item might even be thrown into the crowd, creating unforgettable moments of joy and surprise.

However, if the guesses are incorrect, the contestants will face hilarious "risk challenges," adding to the unpredictability and entertainment value of the game. With a lively host guiding the proceedings, "What's in the Box" promises to be an interactive and engaging experience for both the contestants and the audience. Prepare for a rollercoaster of laughter, suspense, and excitement as you try to unravel the mysteries hidden within each box.

Astrid "RebelMonkey_ZA" Lochner Astrid "RebelMonkey_ZA" Lochner Content Creator / Photographer
Cullan Andrews Cullan Andrews Content Creator
Mark Fitzgibbon Mark Fitzgibbon Content Creator / Talk Show Host
Shakirah Sithole Shakirah Sithole Streamer / Content Creator
12:00 - 12:25 POP CULTURE STAGE

LEGALESE: A GUIDE TO THE LAW OF CREATIVE MEDIA

Navigating the legal landscape of the creative media industry can be a daunting task, but fear not! This session aims to demystify the world of legalese and provide valuable insights into the laws and regulations that govern the realm of creative media. Presented by the esteemed Eitan Stern, a seasoned legal professional with extensive experience in the field, this session will serve as a comprehensive guide to the legal intricacies that every creative professional should be aware of.

Explore topics such as copyright protection, intellectual property rights, fair use, and licensing agreements. Gain a deeper understanding of the legal implications surrounding content creation, distribution, and monetization in today's digital age. Stern will shed light on the contractual obligations and legal considerations involved in various aspects of the creative media industry, including film, television, music, and digital media.

Learn how to protect your creative work, navigate licensing agreements, and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Additionally, this session will provide practical insights into negotiation strategies, dispute resolution mechanisms, and best practices for mitigating legal risks in the creative media landscape. Whether you're a filmmaker, musician, artist, or digital content creator, this session promises to equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the legal complexities of your craft with confidence.

Eitan Stern Eitan Stern Founder & Director at Legalese
13:50 - 14:15 POP CULTURE STAGE

TABLE TOP GAME JAM DAY FOUR: [MARKETING]

As the Table Top Game Jam enters its fourth day, it's time to shift gears and focus on the crucial aspect of marketing your game. This session is dedicated to the final testing and tweaks, ensuring your game is polished and ready for presentation.

In addition to the final rounds of playtesting and fine-tuning, you'll begin assembling the marketing materials that will help your game stand out in a crowded market. Crafting compelling sell sheets, engaging descriptions, and eye-catching visuals is essential to capture the attention of potential players and publishers.

During this session, you'll receive guidance on creating effective marketing strategies tailored to the tabletop gaming industry. Learn how to highlight your game's unique selling points, target your desired audience, and craft a compelling narrative that resonates with players and publishers alike.

Collaborate with your team to develop a comprehensive marketing plan, encompassing both traditional and digital channels. Explore techniques for creating buzz and building anticipation around your game's launch, leveraging social media, online communities, and industry events.

Remember, a well-crafted marketing campaign can be the difference between a game that captivates audiences and one that gets lost in the shuffle. Seize this opportunity to refine your game's presentation and position it for success in the dynamic and competitive world of tabletop gaming.

Jon Keevy Jon Keevy Writer / Narrative Designer / Content Creator / Story Consultant
Adhil Patel Adhil Patel Boardgame Guru
14:20 - 14:45 POP CULTURE STAGE

COSPLAY: CROSSPLAY Q&A

Curious about the world of crossplay cosplay? Join us for a candid Q&A session where you can get all your questions answered by experienced crossplay cosplayers.

Whether you're a seasoned crossplay pro or just starting to explore the art of portraying characters of a different gender, this is your chance to learn from the best. Panelists will share their personal journeys, offer advice on overcoming challenges, and provide insights on crafting authentic crossplay looks.

Bring your burning questions about makeup, wigs, body shaping, and more. Our experts will provide practical tips and creative solutions to help you take your crossplay cosplay to new heights. This is a judgment-free zone - the only requirement is a passion for self-expression through costuming.

Get ready to be inspired and empowered as you discover the joys and nuances of crossplay cosplay. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with like-minded creatives and take your cosplay skills to the next level.

Caitlin "Mittel Elf Cat" Mittelmeyer Caitlin "Mittel Elf Cat" Mittelmeyer Cosplayer
Wesley-Jade "Nox Noctua" Wyngaard Wesley-Jade "Nox Noctua" Wyngaard Cosplayer
Sean "FrostyKity" Robinson Sean "FrostyKity" Robinson Cosplayer
Jessica "Yamaki" Logie Jessica "Yamaki" Logie Cosplayer | PalaeoBiologist
15:00 - 15:25 POP CULTURE STAGE

STREAMERCON: BEST APPROACHES TO WORKING WITH BRANDS

This session provides an insider's guide to best practices for streamers and brands seeking authentic, mutually beneficial sponsorships. Learn key strategies for vetting partners, negotiating terms, integrating brands creatively, maintaining creative freedom, measuring success, and building long-term relationships. Walk away with actionable advice for collaborating effectively as a streamer or company.

Jessica 'MissLadyJay" Bock Jessica 'MissLadyJay" Bock Content Creator and Community Manager
RushkaGG RushkaGG Streamer / Content Creator
TheaBeasty TheaBeasty Streamer / Content Creator / Nixuh Co-Owner
15:50 - 16:15 POP CULTURE STAGE

AUTHOR'S AVENUE: MASTERING THE CRAFT - WRITING FOR DIFFERENT GENRES

Flex your writing muscles and gain mastery over different fiction genres through targeted creativity exercises. Led by multi-genre authors, attendees will receive an overview of key genre conventions while learning how to adapt style, voice, pacing and other elements for impactful genre writing. Whether your passion is science fiction, romance, mystery, or more, you'll come away with new skills for success within your chosen category.

Keli H Keli H Author / CEO - KREST Publishers
16:50 - 17:45 POP CULTURE STAGE

PYJAMA KARAOKE

Get ready to unleash your inner rockstar at the Pyjama Karaoke session! Join us for an hour of musical madness and sing your heart out to all your favorite tunes while rocking your comfiest pyjamas. Whether you're a karaoke pro or a first-time crooner, this is your chance to take center stage and belt out legendary tracks in your coziest sleepwear. Grab a mic, gather your friends, and let loose in a judgment-free zone filled with music, laughter, and unforgettable memories. Get ready to make some noise and have a blast at Pyjama Karaoke!

DJ Elliot DJ Elliot Fandoms Favourite DJ
18:00 - 20:00 POP CULTURE STAGE

UNHORSED AND UNSCRIPTED - A KNIGHT OF FANTASY MEDIEVAL IMPROV THEATRE

Step back in time and join us for a truly unique theatrical experience - Unhorsed and Unscripted: A Knight of Fantasy Medieval Improv Theatre! This two-hour improvisation showcase will transport you to the whimsical realm of knights, princesses, and mythical creatures. Witness a troupe of skilled performers as they craft fantastical tales on the spot, drawing inspiration from the audience's suggestions. Brace yourself for side-splitting comedy, epic adventures, and unforgettable characters, all brought to life through the art of improvisational theatre. Whether you're a fan of fantasy or simply love a good laugh, this one-of-a-kind event promises to be an enchanting and hilarious journey like no other!

Jon Keevy Jon Keevy Writer / Narrative Designer / Content Creator / Story Consultant
Michal Malek Michal Malek Co-Creator of Zarnia Games and Geekery
ARTIST ALLEY
11:00 - 11:15 ARTIST ALLEY

WELCOME TO DAY FOUR ARTIST ALLEY

Welcome to Artist Alley at Comic Con Cape Town 2024! This is the epicenter of creativity and comics where hundreds of talented independent artists and crafters from around the world gather to showcase their original art, prints, comics, crafts, and more. Get ready to explore, discover new favorites, and connect with amazing creative talent throughout the weekend. Meet artists up close, get works signed, and buy unique handmade goods. Artist Alley is the heart of Comic Con, so stick around as we kick things off and start exploring this creative wonderland!

12:00 - 12:45 ARTIST ALLEY

SCAMMERS BEWARE ! A COMIC BUYERS GUIDE TO NOT GETTING ROBBED AND HOW TO BE AN ETHICAL SELLER

people wishing to take advantage of your ignorance by using the tools and resources that are readily available to anyone who knows where to look, as well as helping potential sellers to become ethical and trustworthy sellers who contribute positively to the comic book collecting community.

Gavin Thomson Gavin Thomson Cartoonist
DOLAN KEMP DOLAN KEMP
13:00 - 13:45 ARTIST ALLEY

LIVE DRAWING SESSION WITH LUKE CALDER

"A live drawing session with artist Luke Calder. Luke draws fantasy animal characters on his laptop and drawing tablet, while talking through the process with the audience !

LUKE CALDER LUKE CALDER
14:00 - 14:45 ARTIST ALLEY

EMERGING ARTISTS : THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN PROGRAMME

15:00 - 15:45 ARTIST ALLEY

TBC FAMILY TOPIC

16:00 - 16:45 ARTIST ALLEY

TBC FAMILY TOPIC

17:00 - 17:45 ARTIST ALLEY

SKETCH BATTLE 4 COMIC BOOK ARTISTS BATTLE IT OUT ON THE DRAWING BOARD !

Comic book artists battle it out on the drawing board ! TBC vs TBC

18:00 - 18:45 ARTIST ALLEY

TBC FAMILY TOPIC

19:00 - 19:45 ARTIST ALLEY

TBC FAMILY TOPIC

20:00 - 20:00 ARTIST ALLEY

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AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
15:30 - 16:15 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP - VERONICA TAYLOR | TUESDAY | 30 APRIL @ 15:30 | R600.00

Veronica Taylor is an American voice actress. She is best known for her role as Ash Ketchum in the English dub of Pokémon (1997) from 1998 to 2006, having voiced the character (along with Delia Ketchum, May, and various other characters) in the main series and its associated movies. Outside of Pokémon, she appeared in numerous projects (primarily English dubs of anime) from 4Kids Entertainment and Central Park Media, including Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun in The Slayers (1995), Nico Robin in the first dub of One Piece (1999), and April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), among others...

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR PHOTO OP!

Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 15:30 to 16:15

Veronica Taylor Veronica Taylor International Voice Actress
16:15 - 17:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH - VERONICA TAYLOR | TUESDAY | 30 APRIL @ 16:15 | R300.00

Veronica Taylor is an American voice actress. She is best known for her role as Ash Ketchum in the English dub of Pokémon (1997) from 1998 to 2006, having voiced the character (along with Delia Ketchum, May, and various other characters) in the main series and its associated movies. Outside of Pokémon, she appeared in numerous projects (primarily English dubs of anime) from 4Kids Entertainment and Central Park Media, including Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun in The Slayers (1995), Nico Robin in the first dub of One Piece (1999), and April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), among others...

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR AUTOGRAPH!

Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 16:15 to 17:00

Veronica Taylor Veronica Taylor International Voice Actress
GAMING
09:00 - 10:00

WELCOME TO GAMING

Come get your GAME ON!

FOUR TABLE TOP GAMING
11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Pokémon Tournament

Get ready to be the very best, like no one ever was! This Pokémon tournament is your chance to prove you have what it takes to be a Pokémon master. Participants will compete in a series of intense battles using their own carefully curated teams of Pokémon. From classic fan favorites to the latest pocket monsters, trainers will strategize and outsmart their opponents in a quest to be crowned the tournament champion.

Whether you're a seasoned Pokémon veteran or a newcomer just starting your journey, this tournament offers an opportunity to test your skills, make new friends, and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Pokémon. With prizes, bragging rights, and the thrill of competition on the line, you won't want to miss this chance to showcase your Pokémon prowess.

So gather your Poké Balls, sharpen your tactics, and get ready to battle your way to victory! The Pokémon Tournament is sure to be an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Magic: The Gathering Tournament

Calling all planeswalkers! The Magic: The Gathering tournament is where the most skilled and strategic card game enthusiasts come to test their mettle. Prepare to unleash your mightiest spells, summon legendary creatures, and outwit your opponents in a battle of wits and strategy. This tournament is open to players of all skill levels, from seasoned veterans to newcomers eager to learn the game's nuances.

Participants will need to bring their own decks, showcasing their creativity and mastery of the game's mechanics. As they navigate the tournament's rounds, they'll face a diverse array of strategies and deck archetypes, challenging them to adapt and evolve their playstyles. The ultimate prize? The title of Magic: The Gathering tournament champion, along with valuable prizes and the respect of the gaming community.

Whether you're a longtime devotee of the game or a curious newcomer, the Magic: The Gathering tournament promises an exhilarating and immersive experience. Dive into the rich, fantastical world of Magic and prove your mettle against the best players around.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament

Get ready to draw, duel, and dominate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament! This event is a must-attend for any fan of the iconic trading card game, where duelists will clash in a thrilling battle of wits, strategy, and powerful monsters. Participants will bring their custom-built decks, each one a unique reflection of their playstyle and deck-building prowess.

The tournament will feature a series of intense one-on-one duels, with players strategically deploying their monsters, spells, and traps to outmaneuver their opponents. From the classic fan favorites to the latest game-changing cards, the action will be fast-paced and unpredictable, keeping spectators and participants on the edge of their seats.

Whether you're a seasoned duelist or a newcomer eager to learn the ropes, the Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament offers an unforgettable experience. Prove your mastery of the game, forge new connections with fellow enthusiasts, and rise to the top as the ultimate Yu-Gi-Oh! champion. Gather your cards, activate your Duel Disk, and get ready to duel!

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

D&D day 4 Tournament

Adventurers, assemble! This multi-day Dungeons & Dragons tournament promises an epic quest filled with danger, intrigue, and the chance to become legends. Teams of players will embark on a thrilling campaign, navigating a world of fantasy, mystery, and high-stakes challenges. From slaying fearsome beasts to uncovering ancient treasures, this tournament will test the mettle of even the most experienced roleplayers.

As the adventure unfolds over the course of several days, teams will need to strategize, collaborate, and make crucial decisions that will shape the outcome of their quest. With a diverse cast of characters, each player will have the opportunity to shine, showcasing their unique skills and contributions to the group's success. The tournament will culminate in an epic final showdown, where the winning team will be crowned the champions of this legendary D&D campaign.

Whether you're a seasoned Dungeon Master or a dice-rolling rookie, this D&D tournament promises an unforgettable experience. Gather your party, sharpen your wits, and get ready to embark on an adventure unlike any other. Will your team have what it takes to emerge victorious and cement their place in the annals of D&D history?

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Star Wars Legion

Take your first steps into the Star Wars Legion battlefield! This instructional session will teach you the fundamentals of playing the Star Wars Legion miniatures game. Whether you're a seasoned wargamer or a newcomer to the galaxy far, far away, our expert facilitators will guide you through the rules, strategies, and key mechanics that bring this cinematic tabletop experience to life.

From commanding your factions of iconic characters and vehicles to navigating the dynamic combat system, you'll have the chance to participate in hands-on demo games and receive personalized feedback. Immerse yourself in the Star Wars universe and discover the thrill of commanding your own clone troopers, Rebel heroes, or Imperial forces as you maneuver them across the battlefield.

No prior experience is necessary, so grab your blaster and get ready to lead your troops to victory! This "Learn to Play Star Wars Legion" session is the perfect entry point for those eager to dive into the world of Star Wars miniatures gaming.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Star Wars Shatter Point

Embark on a new adventure in the Star Wars galaxy with the "Learn to Play Star Wars Shatter Point" session. This introductory event will teach you the fundamentals of the Star Wars Shatter Point roleplaying game, allowing you to explore the rich and diverse worlds of the legendary sci-fi franchise through the lens of player-driven storytelling.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn the core mechanics, character creation, and narrative techniques that bring the Star Wars Shatter Point system to life. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer to the genre, you'll have the chance to participate in interactive demonstrations and ask questions to ensure you feel confident and ready to embark on your own galactic odyssey.

Immerse yourself in the iconic settings, iconic characters, and thrilling challenges of the Star Wars universe. Forge your own path as a Jedi Knight, a cunning smuggler, or a fearsome bounty hunter, and let your choices shape the narrative. This "Learn to Play Star Wars Shatter Point" session is the perfect gateway to discovering the wonders and possibilities of tabletop roleplaying in a galaxy far, far away.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering

Prepare to unlock the strategic depth of the world's most beloved trading card game with the "Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering" session. Whether you're a newcomer eager to dive into the fantastical realms of Magic or a seasoned player looking to brush up on your skills, our expert instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of this epic card game.

From building your first deck to mastering the intricate interactions between spells, creatures, and abilities, you'll have the opportunity to participate in hands-on demos and receive personalized feedback. Discover the joy of casting powerful sorceries, summoning legendary creatures, and outsmarting your opponents as you navigate the rich, ever-evolving landscape of Magic: The Gathering.

This session is the perfect entry point for anyone interested in exploring the strategic depth and creative potential of one of the most iconic tabletop games of all time. Unleash your inner planeswalker and get ready to embark on a journey through the Multiverse, where the only limit is your imagination.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play D&D Onslaught

Prepare to be immersed in a world of fantasy, adventure, and heroic deeds with the "Learn to Play D&D Onslaught" session. This introductory event will teach you the fundamentals of the D&D Onslaught roleplaying system, allowing you to explore the wonders and challenges of the iconic Dungeons & Dragons universe.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn character creation, core mechanics, and narrative techniques that bring the D&D Onslaught experience to life. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer to the genre, you'll have the chance to participate in interactive demonstrations, ask questions, and receive personalized feedback to ensure you feel ready to embark on your own epic quests.

Unleash your imagination and embrace the thrill of collaborative storytelling as you venture forth into a world of magic, monsters, and endless possibilities. Forge your own path as a valiant warrior, a cunning rogue, or a wise spellcaster, and let your choices shape the narrative. This "Learn to Play D&D Onslaught" session is the perfect gateway to discovering the wonders of tabletop roleplaying in the rich and immersive Dungeons & Dragons universe.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Yu-Gi-Oh!

Prepare to unleash the power of the Ancient Egyptian Gods with the "Learn to Play Yu-Gi-Oh!" session. This instructional event will teach you the fundamentals of the iconic Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game, empowering you to become a master duelist and embark on thrilling battles against your opponents.

Our expert facilitators will guide you through the core mechanics, deck-building strategies, and game-changing card effects that define the Yu-Gi-Oh! experience. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a newcomer eager to learn, you'll have the opportunity to participate in hands-on demo games, receive personalized feedback, and ask questions to ensure you feel confident and ready to duel.

Unleash the power of your favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! monsters, cast game-changing spells, and outsmart your rivals as you navigate the high-stakes world of the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game. This "Learn to Play Yu-Gi-Oh!" session is the perfect entry point for anyone seeking to embrace the excitement and strategic depth of this beloved anime-inspired card game.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Learn to Play Star Wars Unlimited

Venture into the vast and diverse Star Wars galaxy with the "Learn to Play Star Wars Unlimited" session. This introductory event will teach you the fundamentals of the Star Wars Unlimited roleplaying system, allowing you to explore the iconic settings, characters, and challenges of the legendary sci-fi franchise through the lens of player-driven storytelling.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn character creation, core mechanics, and narrative techniques that bring the Star Wars Unlimited experience to life. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer to the genre, you'll have the chance to participate in interactive demonstrations, ask questions, and receive personalized feedback to ensure you feel ready to embark on your own galactic adventures.

Embrace your inner Jedi, cunning smuggler, or fearsome bounty hunter as you forge your own path through the Star Wars universe. Immerse yourself in the rich lore, iconic locations, and thrilling challenges that define this beloved sci-fi saga. This "Learn to Play Star Wars Unlimited" session is the perfect gateway to discovering the wonders of tabletop roleplaying in a galaxy far, far away.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Dungeons and Dragons: Quick encounter

Experience the thrill of Dungeons & Dragons in a fast-paced, self-contained adventure with our "Dungeons and Dragons: Quick Encounter" session. This event is perfect for those who want to dive into the world of D&D but may have limited time to commit to a longer campaign.

Under the guidance of our skilled Dungeon Master, you and your fellow adventurers will embark on a thrilling quest filled with perilous challenges, cunning foes, and the potential for great rewards. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer eager to try out the game, you'll have the opportunity to create a character, immerse yourself in the story, and make critical decisions that shape the outcome of your adventure.

The "Dungeons and Dragons: Quick Encounter" session is designed to be completed within a single game session, allowing you to experience the excitement and drama of D&D without the commitment of a multi-session campaign. Gather your friends, sharpen your wits, and get ready to face the unknown in this fast-paced, self-contained Dungeons & Dragons adventure.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Dungeons and Dragons: Full Sessions

Embark on an epic, multi-session Dungeons & Dragons campaign with our "Dungeons and Dragons: Full Sessions" event. This immersive experience will take you and your party of adventurers on a journey that spans across multiple game sessions, allowing you to delve deeper into the rich narrative, develop your characters, and face increasingly challenging obstacles.

Under the guidance of our experienced Dungeon Master, you'll collaborate with your fellow players to navigate a world of fantasy, overcome formidable foes, and uncover ancient secrets. Whether you're a seasoned roleplayer or a newcomer eager to explore the wonders of D&D, you'll have the opportunity to create a character, make meaningful choices, and witness the unfolding of a grand, multi-part adventure.

The "Dungeons and Dragons: Full Sessions" event is designed for those who want to invest time and dedication into a long-form D&D campaign. Prepare to be captivated by the rich storytelling, engaging combat encounters, and the opportunity to forge deep bonds with your party members as you collectively shape the fate of the world. Gather your dice, sharpen your strategy, and get ready for an unforgettable Dungeons & Dragons experience.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Dungeons and Dragons: Treasure Hunt

Embark on a thrilling Dungeons & Dragons adventure focused on the pursuit of valuable treasures with our "Dungeons and Dragons: Treasure Hunt" session. In this self-contained event, you and your party of adventurers will delve into a world of mystery, danger, and the promise of untold riches.

Under the guidance of our skilled Dungeon Master, you'll navigate treacherous dungeons, outwit cunning traps, and overcome formidable foes in your quest to uncover the most valuable loot. Whether you're a seasoned D&D player or a newcomer to the game, you'll have the opportunity to create a character, make critical decisions, and witness the unfolding of a narrative centered around the hunt for precious treasures.

The "Dungeons and Dragons: Treasure Hunt" session is designed to be completed within a single game session, allowing you to experience the excitement and rewards of a focused, treasure-centric D&D adventure. Gather your party, sharpen your wits, and get ready to claim your share of the spoils in this thrilling Dungeons & Dragons event.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Miniatures painting Experience

Unlock your creative potential and bring your tabletop miniatures to life with the "Miniatures Painting Experience" session. Whether you're a seasoned miniature painting aficionado or a newcomer eager to explore this hobby, this event offers a unique opportunity to hone your artistic skills and transform your gaming figures into stunning works of art.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn essential painting techniques, color theory, and detailing methods that will elevate your miniatures to the next level. From classic fantasy characters to futuristic sci-fi models, you'll have the chance to experiment with a variety of media, including acrylics, washes, and specialized painting tools, as you breathe life into your miniatures.

Unleash your inner artist and discover the joy of transforming flat, static figures into vibrant, three-dimensional pieces that will enhance your tabletop gaming experiences. This "Miniatures Painting Experience" session is the perfect opportunity to develop your hobby skills, connect with like-minded enthusiasts, and create miniatures that will be the envy of your gaming group.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Catan Experience

Embark on a quest for settlement, trade, and victory with the "Catan Experience" session. This event invites you to immerse yourself in the beloved Settlers of Catan board game, where you'll strategize, negotiate, and build your way to becoming the most successful colony leader.

Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, you'll learn the core mechanics and strategies that define the Catan gaming experience. Gather your resources, trade with your fellow players, and carefully plan your settlements, roads, and cities as you strive to outmaneuver your opponents and become the dominant force on the island of Catan.

Whether you're a seasoned Catan veteran or a newcomer eager to discover this classic game of resource management and clever decision-making, the "Catan Experience" session promises an engaging and social gaming event. Unleash your strategic prowess, forge valuable alliances, and prove your mettle as you navigate the ever-changing landscape of this beloved board game classic.

KIDSCON
11:00 - 18:00 LEVEL 2 Toys R Us Store

MEET GEOFFREY GIRAFFE

Get ready for a towering good time as the one and only Geoffrey Giraffe makes daily appearances at the Toys R Us store on Level 2!

Kids and families won't want to miss the chance to meet this beloved mascot and icon of the iconic toy retailer. Geoffrey will be on hand throughout the day, greeting fans, posing for photos, and spreading joy and laughter with his larger-than-life personality.

Snap unforgettable pictures with the friendly giraffe, get autographs, and discover the playful side of this classic character. Geofrey is sure to delight children and adults alike with his warm smiles, silly antics, and memorable interactions.

Whether you're a longtime Toys R Us enthusiast or experiencing the magic of Geofrey for the first time, this is a can't-miss opportunity to create cherished memories with the one and only Geoffrey Giraffe. So head to the Toys R Us store on Level 2 and get ready for a towering good time!

Location: Toys R Us Store, Level 2

Geoffrey Geoffrey Giraffe | Doctor
11:00 - 05:00 LEVEL 2 - KIDSCON - RGB GAMING

HIGH SCHOOL DAY – FORTNITE BATTLEBUS TOURNAMENT

Fortnite fans, assemble! KIDSCON is proud to host the thrilling "High School Day - Fortnite (8 High Schools) BattleBus Tournament" on Level 2 in the RGB Gaming zone.

Get ready to witness the ultimate clash of high school Fortnite titans as 8 teams from across the region compete for the championship title. These skilled players will put their mastery of building, combat, and strategic positioning to the test in an intense battle royale showdown.

Cheer on your alma mater or favorite high school as they drop onto the Fortnite map, scavenge for resources, and engage in nail-biting confrontations. Watch as they coordinate their movements, exploit the terrain, and unleash their deadliest weapon combinations to outlast the competition.

Beyond the competitive spirit, this event aims to foster a sense of community and camaraderie among young Fortnite enthusiasts. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded players, share tips and strategies, and celebrate their passion for this iconic battle royale game.

Whether you're a seasoned Fortnite veteran or a newcomer to the game, this high-intensity tournament is sure to captivate and entertain. Don't miss your chance to be part of the action on the KIDSCON RGB Gaming stage!

Location: Level 2 - KIDSCON - RGB Gaming

11:00 - 17:00 LEVEL 2 - KIDSCON

MEET NOODLE AND BUN

Fortnite fans, assemble! KIDSCON is proud to host the thrilling "High School Day - Fortnite (8 High Schools) BattleBus Tournament" on Level 2 in the RGB Gaming zone.

Get ready to witness the ultimate clash of high school Fortnite titans as 8 teams from across the region compete for the championship title. These skilled players will put their mastery of building, combat, and strategic positioning to the test in an intense battle royale showdown.

Cheer on your alma mater or favorite high school as they drop onto the Fortnite map, scavenge for resources, and engage in nail-biting confrontations. Watch as they coordinate their movements, exploit the terrain, and unleash their deadliest weapon combinations to outlast the competition.

Beyond the competitive spirit, this event aims to foster a sense of community and camaraderie among young Fortnite enthusiasts. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded players, share tips and strategies, and celebrate their passion for this iconic battle royale game.

Whether you're a seasoned Fortnite veteran or a newcomer to the game, this high-intensity tournament is sure to captivate and entertain. Don't miss your chance to be part of the action on the KIDSCON RGB Gaming stage!

Location: Level 2 - KIDSCON - RGB Gaming

Noodle and Bun Noodle and Bun Content Creators / Animators
14:00 - 18:00 LEVEL 2 - KIDSCON

FREE TO PLAY XBOX/PC/VR

Get ready for an all-out gaming extravaganza at the KIDSCON zone on Level 2! Throughout the day, we're opening up free access to a variety of the latest and greatest gaming platforms - Xbox, PC, and VR.

Whether you're a seasoned gamer or just discovering the joy of interactive entertainment, this is your chance to dive into a world of endless possibilities. Explore expansive open-world adventures, engage in pulse-pounding competitive matches, or immerse yourself in breathtaking virtual reality experiences.

With a vast selection of titles and genres to choose from, there's something to captivate everyone. Challenge your friends in friendly rivalries, teamup for cooperative quests, or simply lose yourself in the sheer thrill of gameplay.

This free-to-play gaming session promises hours of entertainment, laughter, and unforgettable memories. Grab your friends, family, or even make new ones as you navigate the cutting edge of gaming technology right here at KIDSCON.

So what are you waiting for? Head to Level 2 and get ready to game like never before - the controllers are waiting, and the action is about to begin!

Location: Level 2 - KIDSCON

14:00 - 18:00 LEVEL 2 - KIDSCON

FREE TO PLAY

Get ready for an all-out gaming extravaganza! Throughout the day, we're opening up free access to a variety of the latest and greatest gaming platforms - Xbox, PC, and VR.

Whether you're a seasoned gamer or just discovering the joy of interactive entertainment, this is your chance to dive into a world of endless possibilities. Explore expansive open-world adventures, engage in pulse-pounding competitive matches, or immerse yourself in breathtaking virtual reality experiences.

With a vast selection of titles and genres to choose from, there's something to captivate everyone. Challenge your friends in friendly rivalries, teamup for cooperative quests, or simply lose yourself in the sheer thrill of gameplay.

This free-to-play gaming session promises hours of entertainment, laughter, and unforgettable memories. Grab your friends, family, or even make new ones as you navigate the cutting edge of gaming technology.

So what are you waiting for? The controllers are waiting, and the action is about to begin!

15:20 - 15:45 LEVEL 1 - MAIN STAGE

KIDS COSPLAY (DURING CASUAL COSPLAY)

Attention all young cosplay enthusiasts! Get ready to be dazzled by the incredible costumes and characters that will take center stage during the Kids Cosplay event on the Main Stage.

This daily showcase will feature the most imaginative, creative, and downright adorable cosplayers that KIDSCON has to offer. Watch in awe as pint-sized heroes, heroines, and everything in between strut their stuff, bringing their favorite fictional characters to life.

From anime icons to comic book legends, video game protagonists to storybook legends, these talented kids will captivate the audience with their attention to detail, impressive craftsmanship, and boundless energy. Prepare to be inspired by their passion, talent, and sheer joy of self-expression through costuming.

Don't miss this enchanting daily event that celebrates the creativity and imagination of the next generation of cosplayers. Cheer on these young stars as they take the spotlight and showcase their incredible costumes on the Main Stage.

Location: Level 1 - Main Stage

09:00 LEVEL 2 - Nintendo

MEET MARIO & LUIGI DAILY

Get ready to jump for joy as the iconic gaming duo, Mario and Luigi, make daily appearances at the Nintendo zone on Level 2!

Kids and families won't want to miss the chance to meet these beloved plumbers and iconic Nintendo characters in person. Mario and Luigi will be on hand throughout the day, greeting fans, posing for photos, and delighting everyone with their trademark antics and charm.

Snap unforgettable pictures with the dynamic duo, get autographs, and experience the boundless energy and enthusiasm that Mario and Luigi bring to life. Whether you're a lifelong Nintendo fan or discovering these characters for the first time, this is a can't-miss opportunity to create cherished memories with the stars of the Mushroom Kingdom.

So head to the Nintendo zone on Level 2 and get ready for an adventure like no other. The Mario Bros. are waiting to meet you and share the magic of the Mushroom Kingdom in person!

Location: Level 2 - Nintendo

MARIO AND LUIGI MARIO AND LUIGI
09:00 - 18:00 LEVEL 2 - Nintendo

JUST DANCE

Get ready to groove and groove some more at the Just Dance experience on Level 2 of the Nintendo zone!

Throughout the day, dance enthusiasts of all ages are invited to step onto the dance floor and showcase their best moves to the infectious beats of the popular Just Dance franchise. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just looking to have a blast, this high-energy event promises to get your feet tapping and your body moving.

Compete against friends, family, and fellow attendees in a series of lively dance-offs, showcasing your rhythm, style, and signature dance moves. The vibrant visuals, catchy music, and intuitive gameplay of Just Dance will have you dancing the day away in no time.

Don't worry if you're not the most coordinated dancer - the inclusive and welcoming atmosphere of this event encourages everyone to let loose and have fun. Prizes and giveaways will be up for grabs, so bring your A-game and get ready to become the ultimate Just Dance champion!

So put on your dancing shoes and head to the Nintendo zone on Level 2 for a day of pure unadulterated fun and movement. The dance floor is all yours!

Location: Level 2 - Nintendo

17:25 - 17:50 LEVEL 1 - MAIN STAGE

BEST DRESSED PJ FAMILY

Get ready for a cozy and delightful celebration of family togetherness at the "Best Dressed PJ Family" event during KIDSCON's Family Day festivities!

Grab your coziest, most creative pajamas and bring the whole family for a chance to showcase your matching or coordinated sleepwear looks. This lighthearted competition will recognize the families who have truly embraced the spirit of comfort and camaraderie through their stylish, imaginative, and downright adorable PJ ensembles.

Strut your stuff on the runway as the audience cheers you on and the judges evaluate your family's pajama prowess. Prizes will be awarded to the top three families, so come prepared to impress with your coordinated comfort and unique flair.

Beyond the competition, this event is all about celebrating the joy of quality time spent with loved ones. Embrace the relaxed atmosphere, snap cherished family photos, and connect with other families who share your appreciation for the simple pleasures of a cozy evening at home.

So gather your crew, don your most fabulous pajamas, and get ready to make memories at the "Best Dressed PJ Family" event - where comfort, creativity, and family spirit reign supreme!

ACTIVATIONS
11:00 - 12:00

WELCOME TO ACTIVITIES

Come and have some FREE FUN with your favourite brands!

MAINSTAGE
09:00 - 09:15 MAINSTAGE

WELCOME TO DAY FIVE MAINSTAGE

Welcome to the epic Main Stage at Comic Con Cape Town 2024! We are so excited to have you join us for the biggest and best that pop culture has to offer. Get ready for groundbreaking panels, conversations with your favourite creators, mind-blowing performances, and celebrity appearances on this legendary stage. Whether you're a movie buff, TV fanatic, comic book collector, or pop culture super-fan, the Main Stage will be home to unforgettable moments with the pop culture fandoms. Stick around as we kick things off - the Main Stage experience starts now!

DJ Elliot DJ Elliot Fandoms Favourite DJ
09:15 - 09:55 MAINSTAGE

PAUL ROOS GYMNASIUM PERFORMS THEME SONGS

Calling all fans of fantasy, animation and epic adventure! Join the Paul Roos Gymnasium for a musical tribute to some of fiction's most magical worlds. Experience iconic themes from anime classics hits, Middle Earth, and the Wizarding World performed live by this talented group. From spirited melodies to lush orchestral arrangements, this showstopping performance will transport you to the realms of your favorite stories and movies. Don't miss the chance to geek out and sing along during this fun-filled show guaranteed to kick off your day at Comic Con on the right note!

Paul Roos Gymnasium Paul Roos Gymnasium High School
10:00 - 22:25 MAINSTAGE

GUEST SPOTLIGHT SESSION WITH VERONICA TAYLOR

Prepare for an intimate and engaging experience as we shine the spotlight on the talented and renowned voice actress, Veronica Taylor. In this exclusive session, fans and aspiring voice artists alike will have the rare opportunity to delve into the remarkable career and insights of one of the most iconic voices in the industry.

Step into Veronica Taylor's world as she takes you on a captivating journey, sharing her experiences, challenges, and triumphs in the world of voice acting. From her iconic portrayal of beloved characters to her mastery of voice techniques, this session promises to be a treasure trove of invaluable knowledge and inspiration.

Engage in a candid conversation as Taylor shares her personal anecdotes, behind-the-scenes stories, and the creative processes that have shaped her illustrious career. Gain insights into the art of voice acting, character development, and the nuances of bringing scripts to life through the power of vocal expression.

Whether you're a die-hard fan seeking a deeper connection with your favorite characters or an aspiring voice artist seeking guidance and motivation, this session offers a unique opportunity to connect with a true legend in the industry.

Don't miss this chance to experience the infectious energy, passion, and expertise of Veronica Taylor in an intimate setting. Be prepared to be inspired, entertained, and leave with a newfound appreciation for the craft of voice acting and the remarkable talent behind some of the most beloved characters in pop culture history.

Veronica Taylor Veronica Taylor International Voice Actress
10:30 - 11:15 MAINSTAGE

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT - ONE PIECE CAST PANEL

Ahoy, One Piece fans! Get ready for an exclusive peek behind the scenes of the hit anime series as we welcome the local voice cast members to the stage.

Joining us are Aidan Scott, Alex Maniatis, Langley Kirkwood, Chioma Umeala, and Celeste Loots - the talented actors who bring some of your favorite Straw Hat Pirates to life with their vocal performances.

In this candid panel discussion, the cast will share insights into their character portrayals, reveal juicy behind-the-scenes stories, and answer burning questions from the audience. Learn about their creative process, the challenges of voice acting, and what it's like to be part of the One Piece phenomenon.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to interact with the local voices behind the iconic members of the Straw Hat crew. Come prepared with your questions and get ready for a lively discussion that will deepen your appreciation for the art of voice acting.

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Celeste Loots Celeste Loots Local Actress
Chioma Umeala Chioma Umeala Local Actress
Alexander Maniatis Alexander Maniatis Local Actor
Langley Kirkwood Langley Kirkwood Local Actor
Aidan Scott Aidan Scott Local Actor
11:20 - 11:25 MAINSTAGE

DAILY CASUAL COSPLAY

Show off your amazing cosplay skills without the pressure of an ultra-complex costume! Cosplayers get your horror on for this dedicated horror event. Cosplayers of all experience levels are invited to participate in the Daily Casual Cosplay event.
Contestants will model creative casual outfits inspired by their favorite fandoms. Anything goes as long as you can identify what character or universe you're representing through your costume and styling.

Whether you use found items, budget pieces, or DIY crafty touches, this is your chance to flaunt your fandom fashion flair. Come compete against fellow cosplayers and wow the audience with your unique take on casual cosplay!

Sign up at Cosplay Central for free prior to this session

11:50 - 12:15 MAINSTAGE

BEHIND THE SCENES - BEYOND THE LIGHT BARRIER

Go behind the scenes of the groundbreaking immersive experience "Beyond the Light Barrier" with the creative visionaries who brought this ambitious project to life.



In this exclusive panel, you'll hear from director, writer, and producer UGA CARLINI, cinematographer and executive producer GEORGIA COURT, projection artist and animation director INKA KENDZIA, sound producer CATHERINE GRENFELL, and illustrator CARMEN ZIERVOGEL.



Learn about the challenges and innovations that went into crafting this mesmerizing blend of live performance, projection mapping, and interactive technology. Discover the inspiration and collaborative process that shaped the artistic vision for this one-of-a-kind experience.



Whether you've had the chance to witness "Beyond the Light Barrier" or are curious to learn more, this behind-the-scenes panel promises a unique glimpse into the creative minds behind this groundbreaking work. Get ready for an enlightening deep dive into the making of this boundary-pushing production.

Carmen Ziervogel Carmen Ziervogel Illustrator
Catherine Grenfell Catherine Grenfell Sound Producer | Executive Producer @ Sound Militia
Inka Kendzia Inka Kendzia Projection Artist & Animation Director
Georgia Court Georgia Court Cinematographer & Executive Producer
Uga Carlini Uga Carlini Director, Writer, Producer | Towerkop Creations
12:20 - 12:45 MAINSTAGE

INTERNATIONAL COMIC BOOK SPOTLIGHT SESSION WITH JOHN LAYMAN

Comic book enthusiasts, prepare to be captivated by the remarkable talents of acclaimed writer John Layman as he takes the spotlight at Comic Con Cape Town.

Layman's extensive body of work has left an indelible mark on the industry, with his acclaimed runs on titles such as "Chew," "Detective Comics," "Gambit," and "Batman Eternal" solidifying his reputation as a master storyteller. Known for his clever writing, dark humor, and ability to craft complex, character-driven narratives, Layman has consistently pushed the boundaries of the medium.

In this exclusive session, attendees will have the rare opportunity to delve into Layman's creative process, gain insights into his artistic journey, and learn about the inspirations and techniques that have defined his celebrated career. From his unique approach to developing captivating plots and memorable characters to the challenges and joys of working in the ever-evolving world of comics, Layman's insights are sure to inspire and enlighten.

Whether you're a lifelong fan of Layman's work or simply intrigued by the art of comic book storytelling, this spotlight session promises to be a must-see event. Get ready to be enthralled, entertained, and left with a renewed appreciation for the power of sequential art.

John Layman John Layman International Comic book artist
12:50 - 13:15 MAINSTAGE

DANCE K-POP WITH CAPE2KPOP

Get ready to dance along as CAPE2KPOP leads an interactive K-Pop dance session! Whether you're a die-hard K-Pop fan or curious beginner, this session invites you to learn choreography to favorite K-Pop hits and join in the high energy fun. The dance group CAPE2KPOP will break down the moves so you can pick them up, even if you've never danced to K-Pop before. Classic and current K-Pop tracks will be played to inspire the ultimate dance party. Come ready to keep up with fast-paced beats!

Cape2Kpop Cape2Kpop K-pop Dance Group
13:20 - 13:30 MAINSTAGE

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: WIN A BRANDED SNEAKER - SUPER SHOES

The moment you've all been waiting for is here! It's time to announce the winner of the custom-designed sneaker giveaway, courtesy of the talented artists behind The Bureau Customs, at Comic Con Cape Town.

Throughout the convention, attendees had the opportunity to enter the raffle by donating a new pair of school shoes or contributing R100 to the organizer's office. Your generous donations will go towards providing underprivileged children in the local community with much-needed footwear.

The custom sneakers, designed by the nine-member collective of artists that make up The Bureau Customs, are a true work of art. Boasting a unique and eye-catching design, the lucky winner will have the chance to choose the specific look they want, making this prize truly one-of-a-kind.

As we announce the winner's name, prepare to be amazed by the creativity and craftsmanship that has gone into these remarkable sneakers. This is your chance to own a piece of Comic Con Cape Town history and support a worthy cause in the process.

Don't miss this exciting moment as we reveal the lucky recipient of the custom-designed "Super Shoes" sneakers. Congratulations to the winner, and thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to this meaningful initiative!


The Bureau Customs:

Formed in 2021 The Bureau is a group of artists mostly based across Cape Town with one member based in Durban. It currently consists of nine artists each with their own unique styles and skills sets.

The main idea behind the group is to inspire collaboration and provide a stable community for sharing resources and knowledge. Tackling large projects and events, outsourcing and individual growth for each artist has become easier with rising demand

The competition:

Donate a new pair of school shoes or R100 at the organizer's office all days of the event and you'll be entered in a raffle to win a pair of custom-designed sneakers worth R2000! Designed by @bureau_customs_, the winner gets to choose the look!

The Bureau Customs The Bureau Customs Sneaker Customisers
14:00 - 15:00 MAINSTAGE

COMIC CON CAPE TOWN COSPLAY CHAMPS

The cosplay competition culminates in this championship finale! Attend to see contestants model their creative costumes inspired by favorite characters across pop culture.

Don't miss this opportunity to see the impressive costumes and attention to detail from these finalists throughout the competition.

Sign up at Cosplay Central for free prior to this session

15:00 - 15:55 MAINSTAGE

QUIZ - DISNEY

Test your knowledge of all things Disney at our upcoming trivia quiz! Questions will cover Disney animated films, live action movies, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, theme parks, music, characters, and more from across the magical Disney universe. From classic movies to modern hits, obscure facts to famous songs, this quiz challenges even the biggest Disney experts. Come show off your Disney smarts, whether you're a lifelong superfan or casual viewer. The quiz features questions suitable for all ages and is fun for the whole family. Disney-themed costumes are encouraged! Join other Disney enthusiasts for a nostalgic and lively trivia challenge.

16:20 - 17:15 MAINSTAGE

SA HORROR SHOWCASE STREETTRASH

Go behind the scenes of the highly anticipated horror film STREET TRASH as director Ryan Kruger and his production team give fans an exclusive first look. They'll take us through the making of this brutal and timely piece of transgressive cinema that flips the script on society's treatment of the homeless. Prepare for an unflinching look at the film's gritty aesthetics, controversial subject matter, and the powerful socio-political statement at its core - taking the streets back and melting the rich.

Synopsis:

A group of homeless misfits must fight for survival when they discover a plot to exterminate every homeless person in the city.

Ryan Kruger Ryan Kruger Director, Writer, Actor
17:20 - 18:00 POP CULTURE STAGE

DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION FINALS

Get ready to showcase your fancy footwork! The Dance Dance Revolution Finals will determine the ultimate champion of this classic rhythm game.

Competitors have been practicing their heart out, perfecting their sync with the dance pads. Now it's time for the finals! Who will stay on beat and who will stumble?

Don't miss the intense showdowns on the dance floor as participants battle it out, arrow by arrow. This high-energy event is sure to get your feet tapping and heart pumping.

Come cheer on the finalists as they Dancer Dance Revolution their way to glory!

Malikhoa Shikwane Malikhoa Shikwane DDR Champion
POP CULTURE CONTENT ZONE
09:00 - 09:15 POP CULTURE CONTENT STAGE

WELCOME TO DAY FIVE POP CULTURE CONTENT STAGE

Welcome to Comic Con Cape Town 2024! We are thrilled to have you join us for the opening of the Pop Culture Content Stage. This stage is dedicated to the latest and greatest in movies, TV, books, comics, and more from the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, horror, anime, and pop culture fandoms. Whether you're a cosplayer, collector, artist, or super-fan, the Pop Culture Content Stage will be your hub all weekend long for exciting panels, special guests, and insider pop culture reveals. Stick around as we kick things off and let the pop culture celebration begin!

Zaid Motala Zaid Motala ZHM ENTERTAINMENT
11:00 - 11:55 POP CULTURE STAGE

TABLE TOP GAME JAM DAY FIVE: [PITCHING]

The game jam concludes with the ultimate pitch! After five days of ideating, designing, testing, and tweaking, our creators present their game concept to a panel of industry experts. This mock pitch emulates taking a prototype to publishers to get backing for further development. The designers must sell their game's uniqueness, fun factor, and market potential in a high stakes environment. Don't miss the finale as they make the case for why their creation deserves to exist.

Jon Keevy Jon Keevy Writer / Narrative Designer / Content Creator / Story Consultant
Adhil Patel Adhil Patel Boardgame Guru
12:00 - 12:45 POP CULTURE STAGE

BUSINESS OF GAMING FORUM: HOW TO BREAK INTO GAME DEVELOPMENT FROM AFRICA?

Join our esteemed panel of industry veterans and rising stars as they demystify the path to a rewarding career in game development from the African continent. Gain invaluable insights into navigating the unique challenges and opportunities that come with pursuing this passion from an African perspective. Whether you're a seasoned developer or just starting, this session promises to equip you with the knowledge and inspiration to unleash your creativity and leave your mark on the global gaming industry.

Josephine (Jo) Eyre Josephine (Jo) Eyre Founder & Managing Director | Voxeon Communications
William Mabin William Mabin Consultant and Mentor @ Mastered | Game Technology
Kirsten-Lee Naidoo Kirsten-Lee Naidoo Head of External Investment at Landfall Games
12:50 - 13:15 MAINSTAGE

STREAMERCON: AI CONTENT CREATION - FRIEND OR FOE FOR CREATORS?

As AI technology continues to evolve, the impact on content creation has become a hot-button issue in the streaming community. Is AI a helpful tool for creators, or a threat to their livelihoods? This must-see panel brings together industry experts to tackle this complex question.

Our panelists include Copae Xi, a pioneering AI developer, Jay Anne Lopez, a popular streamer and digital artist, Double Scuffed, a gaming influencer known for their innovative use of technology, and Akua Harris, an advocacy group leader fighting for creator rights in the age of AI.

Listen as they engage in a lively discussion on the pros and cons of AI-powered content creation. Discover how leading creators are leveraging these technologies, the ethical concerns surrounding AI, and strategies for navigating this rapidly evolving landscape.

Whether you're a creator yourself or simply fascinated by the future of digital media, this panel promises to shed light on a crucial topic that will shape the industry for years to come. Get ready for a thought-provoking exploration of AI's role in the creator economy.

Akua Harris Akua Harris Gaming & Geekdom Marketing (Ex-W+K, R/GA, SYFY)
Jay-Ann Lopez Jay-Ann Lopez CEO / Founder - Black Girl Gamers
Martin "doublescuffed" Barrios Martin "doublescuffed" Barrios Content Creator / Streamer
13:20 - 14:05 POP CULTURE STAGE

MOVIES AND TV: ART DIRECTION 101 - MAKING ART FOR MOVIES

Dive into the captivating world of art direction for movies and television in this immersive session. Uncover the secrets behind bringing the visual aspects of a film or TV show to life, as you delve into the intricate process of translating a script into a cohesive and compelling visual language that supports the story and enhances the overall viewing experience. Explore the various components that fall under the umbrella of art direction, including set design, prop creation, and location scouting. Learn how research and attention to detail are essential in creating authentic and believable environments that transport the audience into the heart of the narrative. Discover the techniques used by art directors to establish mood, atmosphere, and visual storytelling, elevating the emotional impact of a scene. Gain insights into the problem-solving skills and creative thinking required to overcome challenges that arise during the art direction process. Understand the importance of collaboration with other departments to achieve a seamless and cohesive visual experience. Stay ahead of the curve by learning about the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in art direction for movies and TV.

Caroline Vos Caroline Vos Senior Art Director @ Triggerfish Animation
Viwe Mfaku Viwe Mfaku Creative Director / Artist / Visonary
Kudzai “Afro Tokyo” Ngundu Kudzai “Afro Tokyo” Ngundu VISUAL ARTIST
14:10 - 14:35 POP CULTURE STAGE

AUTHOR'S AVENUE: WRITING HEROES AND VILLAINS - THE KEY TO A GOOD STORY

Break through writer's block and tackle the fundamentals of writing for film/TV through guided creativity exercises. Led by experienced screenwriters, attendees will learn how to translate compelling stories from page to screen, including developing memorable characters, impactful dialogue, and properly structured scenes. Whether you're writing your first short film or aiming for a feature screenplay, this session will unlock your storytelling potential.

Shreya "ShreSays" La Cock Shreya "ShreSays" La Cock Sci-Fi Fantasy Author
Stephen Nagel Stephen Nagel Screenwriter | Director
Dean Hayden Ravell Dean Hayden Ravell Screen Writer
15:40 - 16:25 POP CULTURE STAGE

MOVIES AND TV: WRITER'S UNBLOCKED! - THE KEY TO WRITING SCIPTS FOR FILM

Break through writer's block and tackle the fundamentals of writing for film/TV through guided creativity exercises. Led by experienced screenwriters, attendees will learn how to translate compelling stories from page to screen, including developing memorable characters, impactful dialogue, and properly structured scenes. Whether you're writing your first short film or aiming for a feature screenplay, this session will unlock your storytelling potential.

Magdalena Brynard Magdalena Brynard Author | Screen Writer
Stephen Nagel Stephen Nagel Screenwriter | Director
Dean Hayden Ravell Dean Hayden Ravell Screen Writer
Sean Drummond Sean Drummond Screenwriter and Producer at Be Phat Motel
James C. Williamson James C. Williamson Producer / Writer
17:00 - 17:00 POP CULTURE STAGE

ONE PIECE FAN MEETUP

Ahoy, nakama! All One Piece fans, gather 'round for the ultimate fan meetup. Whether you're a member of the Straw Hat crew or loyal to another pirate gang, this is your chance to unite with fellow fans of the legendary anime and manga series.

Swap theories on where the journey will take Luffy and his crew next. Debate who truly deserves to be the Pirate King. Or simply revel in your shared love for Eiichiro Oda's world of high-sea adventures, bizarre Devil Fruit powers, and intense character relationships.

This meetup promises the opportunity to connect with kindred spirits and forge new friendships over your passion for One Piece. So don your best pirate garb and set sail toward an unforgettable experience!

16:50 - 17:15 POP CULTURE STAGE

MOVIES AND TV: SO YOU WANT TO BE A STUNTS PROFESSIONAL? - PRO TIPS

Ever dreamed of being the stunt performer who leaps from tall buildings, engages in intense fight choreography, or pilots high-speed vehicles on the big screen? This exclusive panel offers an inside look at the captivating world of professional stunts.

Join industry veterans Reon Van Der Watt and Deville Vannik as they share their expert insights and advice for aspiring stunt performers. Learn about the rigorous training, safety protocols, and specialized skills required to thrive in this high-adrenaline field.

Discover the keys to breaking into the stunt industry, navigating union requirements, and building a successful career. Hear firsthand accounts of their most memorable and death-defying stunts, as well as the reality behind the glamour of Hollywood action sequences.

Whether you're an action junkie or simply fascinated by the art of cinematic stunts, this is your chance to get an unfiltered peek behind the scenes. Prepare to be inspired and armed with the knowledge to take your first steps toward becoming a stunt professional.

Reon Van Der Watt Reon Van Der Watt Stuntman
DeVille Vannik DeVille Vannik Stuntman and Fight Choreographer | Co-owner of Turbo Action
ARTIST ALLEY
09:00 - 09:15 ARTIST ALLEY

WELCOME TO DAY FIVE ARTIST ALLEY

Welcome to Artist Alley at Comic Con Cape Town 2024! This is the epicenter of creativity and comics where hundreds of talented independent artists and crafters from around the world gather to showcase their original art, prints, comics, crafts, and more. Get ready to explore, discover new favorites, and connect with amazing creative talent throughout the weekend. Meet artists up close, get works signed, and buy unique handmade goods. Artist Alley is the heart of Comic Con, so stick around as we kick things off and start exploring this creative wonderland!

10:00 - 10:45 ARTIST ALLEY STAGE

FROM PAGE TO PUNCHLINE : CARTOONING WITH BRANDAN REYNOLDS

South Africa’s most prolific editorial cartoonist Brandan Reynolds, drawing the daily editorial cartoon for the national newspaper Business Day and the weekly cartoon for the Sunday Times, takes the audience through the paces of creating a successful cartoon strip. It’s no joke coming up with a light bulb punchline in 1 or 2 sequential panels on a daily basis, and Brendan gives us the lowdown on how exactly a seemingly simple cartoon strip is brought to life !

Brandan Reynolds Brandan Reynolds Editorial Cartoonist
11:00 - 11:45 ARTIST ALLEY

FROM PAGE TO PRINT : COMIC PRO’S ON THE EVOLUTION OF A COMIC BOOK

Comic book professionals takes us through the evolution of a comic book, its development and the creative processes involved from story concept to finished product. A round table discussion with seasoned professionals in the industry, each with over two decades experience in their particular field of expertise : publisher, editor and writer, Dan Didio; writer, John Layman; artist, Todd Nauck; and colourist, David Baron.

David Baron David Baron International comic book artist
John Layman John Layman International Comic book artist
Dan DiDio Dan DiDio International comic book writer & publisher
Todd Nauck Todd Nauck International Comic Book Artist
12:00 - 12:45 ARTIST ALLEY

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST ALLEY GUEST : CLYDE BEECH

Cape Town born visual artist and storyteller Clyde Beech takes centre stage. Clyde is a multi-talented creator, and has worked as an artist on SA’s favourite superhero series, Kwezi, the nationally distributed soccer comic, Super Strykas, where he was lead artist and art director, and more recently, the colourist for Triggerfish Animation Studio’s graphic novel, Pearl of the Sea. Clyde chats about his past work and gives us a glimpse into his upcoming projects, including forays into animation.

CLYDE BEECH CLYDE BEECH VISUAL ARTIST & STORYTELLER
13:00 - 13:45 ARTIST ALLEY STAGE

STAINED : THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CREATOR-OWNED COMIC

David Baron, colourist and writer, discusses his creator-owned project, Stained, a 5 issue limited series originally published independently in 2017, along with the artist on the soon-to-be released second series, South Africa’s very own Karl Mostert ! American creator/writer David Baron meets his South African collaborator for the first time, and the creative team chat about their upcoming sci-fi adventure.

David Baron David Baron International comic book artist
Karl Mostert Karl Mostert Comic book artist
14:00 - 14:45 ARTIST ALLEY STAGE

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS WITH TODD NAUCK

Have your comic art reviewed by veteran comic book artist and industry professional, Todd Nauck ! Invaluable tips and advice from a comics legend !

Todd Nauck Todd Nauck International Comic Book Artist
15:00 - 15:45 ARTIST ALLEY

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS WITH DAN DIDIO

Have your comic art reviewed by comic book icon, publisher, editor and writer, Dan Didio ! Invaluable tips and advice from a comics legend ! Dan is also partnered with Frank Miller Presents, Miller’s independently owned publishing company, and is actively scouting for fresh talent !

Dan DiDio Dan DiDio International comic book writer & publisher
16:00 - 16:45 ARTIST ALLEY

COLLECTING ORIGINAL COMIC BOOK ART AND SIGNATURES

For comic book fans, collecting comic book original art and signatures is an exciting dimension within the realm of collecting. Original artwork shows off the skill and vision of the artists who create the new worlds and tales that our beloved comic book characters find themselves in, offering a rare window into the creative process. Signed items provide an additional dimension of authenticity and personal importance, which frequently raises its value and its significance. Throughout this panel, you will learn how these two dimensions of collecting can raise the value of your collection and what collectors should look out for when navigating the twists and turns of the world of collecting original art and signatures.

DOLAN KEMP DOLAN KEMP
GAVIN TOWNSEN GAVIN TOWNSEN
17:00 - 17:45 ARTIST ALLEY STAGE

SKETCH BATTLE 5

Comic Book Artists Battle It Out On The Drawing Board !

18:00 - 18:00 ARTISTA ALLEY STAGE

CLOSE STAGE

STAGE CLOSED!

AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPH AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – LANGLEY KIRKWOOD | WEDNESDAY | 1 MAY @ 11:15 | R600.00

Langley Kirkwood is an English-born South African actor best known for his roles in the international television series Generation Kill, Black Sails, Banshee and One Piece live action. Local television shows he has acted in include Backstage, Isidingo, Charlie Jade and the second season of Snitch. He has also made guest appearances in the ITV drama series Wild at Heart and the SABC3 drama Hard Copy. He played the role of Nolan Murray in the M-Net soccer drama series League of Glory, in 2010; and the guest starring role of Interpol agent Liam Hartley in the M-Net soapie The Wild, in 2012

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Langley Kirkwood Langley Kirkwood Local Actor
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPH AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – LANGLEY KIRKWOOD | WEDNESDAY | 1 MAY @ 12:00 | R300.00

Langley Kirkwood is an English-born South African actor best known for his roles in the international television series Generation Kill, Black Sails, Banshee and One Piece live action. Local television shows he has acted in include Backstage, Isidingo, Charlie Jade and the second season of Snitch. He has also made guest appearances in the ITV drama series Wild at Heart and the SABC3 drama Hard Copy. He played the role of Nolan Murray in the M-Net soccer drama series League of Glory, in 2010; and the guest starring role of Interpol agent Liam Hartley in the M-Net soapie The Wild, in 2012

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Langley Kirkwood Langley Kirkwood Local Actor
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPH AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – AIDAN SCOTT | WEDNESDAY | 1 MAY @ 11:15 | R600.00

Aidan Scott is an actor from Cape Town who studied Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town in 2016.

During his third year he was cast in his first professional production of “The Mousetrap”, which toured South Africa and New Zealand in 2019. Aidan has since worked in both the film and theatre industry in South Africa and the UK.

He has most recently completed nine months of filming on the Netflix series “One Piece” playing the character of Helmeppo. The series is an adaptation of the most successful Japanese manga of all time.

He has just returned home from a successful Edinburgh run of the play “Don’t Make Tea” by Scotland’s leading Disabled theatre company “Birds of Paradise” which will be running in the West End for a season in 2024.

In 2020 he took on the part of Theodore Roosevelt in the History channel’s series “Roosevelt” which was produced through Leonardo Di Caprio’s Appian Way.

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Aidan Scott Aidan Scott Local Actor
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – AIDAN SCOTT | WEDNESDAY | 1 MAY @ 12:00 | R300.00

Aidan Scott is an actor from Cape Town who studied Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town in 2016.

During his third year he was cast in his first professional production of “The Mousetrap”, which toured South Africa and New Zealand in 2019. Aidan has since worked in both the film and theatre industry in South Africa and the UK.

He has most recently completed nine months of filming on the Netflix series “One Piece” playing the character of Helmeppo. The series is an adaptation of the most successful Japanese manga of all time.

He has just returned home from a successful Edinburgh run of the play “Don’t Make Tea” by Scotland’s leading Disabled theatre company “Birds of Paradise” which will be running in the West End for a season in 2024.

In 2020 he took on the part of Theodore Roosevelt in the History channel’s series “Roosevelt” which was produced through Leonardo Di Caprio’s Appian Way.

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Aidan Scott Aidan Scott Local Actor
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPH AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – ALEXANDER MANIATIS | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 11:15 | R600.00

Born on 27 December 1985 in Pretoria, South Africa, Alexander studied drama at the Pretoria Arts Campus; Tshwane University of Technology. He is known for his role as the devious villain; the captain of The Black Cat Pirates; Captain Kuro, also known as, Klahadore in the critically acclaimed Netflix live action adaptation of ONE PIECE (2023). His career as an actor kicked off in 2016 and since then has covered a wide range of genres where he portrays diverse roles; drama (Love, Lies and Hybrids etc), comedy (Asseblief en Dankie etc) and action (ICE -Season 2 etc). Maniatis also works as a voice artist and a musician (vocals, piano and guitar)

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Alexander Maniatis Alexander Maniatis Local Actor
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPH AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – ALEXANDER MANIATIS | SATURDAY | 27 APRIL @ 12:00 | R300.00

Born on 27 December 1985 in Pretoria, South Africa, Alexander studied drama at the Pretoria Arts Campus; Tshwane University of Technology. He is known for his role as the devious villain; the captain of The Black Cat Pirates; Captain Kuro, also known as, Klahadore in the critically acclaimed Netflix live action adaptation of ONE PIECE (2023). His career as an actor kicked off in 2016 and since then has covered a wide range of genres where he portrays diverse roles; drama (Love, Lies and Hybrids etc), comedy (Asseblief en Dankie etc) and action (ICE -Season 2 etc). Maniatis also works as a voice artist and a musician (vocals, piano and guitar)

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Alexander Maniatis Alexander Maniatis Local Actor
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP - BRASHAAD MAYWEATHER | WEDNESDAY | 1 MAY @ 11:15 | R600.00

Brashaad Mayweather is an actor, producer, and philanthropist from Houston, Texas. Most recently comedy feature film "Summer With The Guys" released on many streaming platforms which Brashaad is one of the leads and the writer. Apart from playing Patty in the One Piece live action, he has also acted in over 300 projects to include movies, TV shows, video games, commercials, print ads, and more. Aside from acting, he loves to inspire, do motivational speaking, and travel the world learning new skills such as Spanish and Muy Thai Instagram @Brashaad_Mayweather Tiktok @MayweatherLive

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Brashaad Mayweather Brashaad Mayweather International Actor
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – BRASHAAD MAYWEATHER | WEDNESDAY | 1 MAY @ 12:00 | R300.00

Brashaad Mayweather is an actor, producer, and philanthropist from Houston, Texas. Most recently comedy feature film "Summer With The Guys" released on many streaming platforms which Brashaad is one of the leads and the writer. Apart from playing Patty in the One Piece live action, he has also acted in over 300 projects to include movies, TV shows, video games, commercials, print ads, and more. Aside from acting, he loves to inspire, do motivational speaking, and travel the world learning new skills such as Spanish and Muy Thai Instagram @Brashaad_Mayweather Tiktok @MayweatherLive

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Brashaad Mayweather Brashaad Mayweather International Actor
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – BRETT WILLIAMS | WEDNESDAY | 1 MAY @ 11:15 | R600.00

Brett Williams is an actor based in Cape Town. He is known for his work in film and television, including popular titles like One Piece, Fried Barry, Raised by Wolves, Outlander, and others. When he is not acting, he enjoys surfing, painting, exploring the human condition, and indulging in ramen.

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Brett Williams Brett Williams Local Actor
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – BRETT WILLIAMS | WEDNESDAY | 1 MAY @ 12:00 | R300.00

Brett Williams is an actor based in Cape Town. He is known for his work in film and television, including popular titles like One Piece, Fried Barry, Raised by Wolves, Outlander, and others. When he is not acting, he enjoys surfing, painting, exploring the human condition, and indulging in ramen.

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Brett Williams Brett Williams Local Actor
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – BIANCA OOSTHUIZEN | WEDNESDAY | 1 MAY @ 11:15 | R600.00

Bianca Oosthuizen is a South African actress. She studied at the University of Cape Town and did further training at The Barrow Group in New York City. She has been working in the film and theater industry since. She portrayed Sham in One Piece on Netflix, an adaption of the beloved and highly successful Japanese manga. Most recently, she completed filming the series The Morning After. Additionally, she has partook in roles in Afterlife of the Party and Resident Evil, both on Netflix.

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Bianca oosthuizen Bianca oosthuizen Local Actress
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – BIANCA OOSTHUIZEN | WEDNESDAY | 1 MAY @ 12:00 | R300.00

Bianca Oosthuizen is a South African actress. She studied at the University of Cape Town and did further training at The Barrow Group in New York City. She has been working in the film and theater industry since. She portrayed Sham in One Piece on Netflix, an adaption of the beloved and highly successful Japanese manga. Most recently, she completed filming the series The Morning After. Additionally, she has partook in roles in Afterlife of the Party and Resident Evil, both on Netflix.

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Bianca oosthuizen Bianca oosthuizen Local Actress
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP – CHIOMA UMEALA | WEDNESDAY | 1 MAY @ 11:15 | R600.00

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Chioma Umeala is South AfricanNigerian, which has allowed her to bring a unique look and a fresh, intercontinental perspective to the industry. She began acting in her high school years and has since gone on to pursue a career in the film industry, featuring in multiple projects. Having trained at AFDA and the Indigo View Academy for Advanced Actors, Chioma made her stage debut at Joburg Theatre with the production Scenes in 2018. She has also been in national & continental commercial campaigns for big brands such as MTC Namibia and Dark and Lovely. Chioma has also appeared on BET’s Isono as the character Ayo. She most notably featured in the SONY film ‘The Woman King’ and has been cast in Netflix’s live-action adaptation of ‘One Piece’ Aside from acting, she also plays the piano, guitar, as well as percussion instruments. Chioma is also skilled as a mezzo-soprano, dancer, and in stunts. CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR PHOTO OP!

Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Chioma Umeala Chioma Umeala Local Actress
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – CHIOMA UMEALA | WEDNESDAY | 1 MAY @ 12:00 | R300.00

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Chioma Umeala is South AfricanNigerian, which has allowed her to bring a unique look and a fresh, intercontinental perspective to the industry. She began acting in her high school years and has since gone on to pursue a career in the film industry, featuring in multiple projects. Having trained at AFDA and the Indigo View Academy for Advanced Actors, Chioma made her stage debut at Joburg Theatre with the production Scenes in 2018. She has also been in national & continental commercial campaigns for big brands such as MTC Namibia and Dark and Lovely. Chioma has also appeared on BET’s Isono as the character Ayo. She most notably featured in the SONY film ‘The Woman King’ and has been cast in Netflix’s live-action adaptation of ‘One Piece’ Aside from acting, she also plays the piano, guitar, as well as percussion instruments. Chioma is also skilled as a mezzo-soprano, dancer, and in stunts. CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR AUTOGRAPH!

Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Chioma Umeala Chioma Umeala Local Actress
11:15 - 11:45 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOS

PHOTO OP – CELESTE LOOTS | WEDNESDAY | 1 MAY @ 11:15 | R600.00

Celeste Loots is a South African actress known for playing Lily Williams in the films Home Affairs: A Christmas Tale (2020) and Home Affairs: A Love Story (2021). She has recently garnered recognition for her portrayal of Kaya in the live action series One Piece (2023). Apart from the Netflix hit, she has also became the talk of the town for her roles in FDR (2023), Trompoppie (2023)and Wyfie (2024). In addition to acting, she plays the guitar and sings.

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:15 to 11:45

Celeste Loots Celeste Loots Local Actress
12:00 - 13:00 AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH – CELESTE LOOTS | WEDNESDAY | 1 MAY @ 12:00 | R300.00

Celeste Loots is a South African actress known for playing Lily Williams in the films Home Affairs: A Christmas Tale (2020) and Home Affairs: A Love Story (2021). She has recently garnered recognition for her portrayal of Kaya in the live action series One Piece (2023). Apart from the Netflix hit, she has also became the talk of the town for her roles in FDR (2023), Trompoppie (2023)and Wyfie (2024). In addition to acting, she plays the guitar and sings.

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:00 to 13:00

Celeste Loots Celeste Loots Local Actress
11:30 - 12:15 AUTOGRAPH AND PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OP - VERONICA TAYLOR | WEDNESDAY | 1 MAY @ 11:30 | R600.00

Veronica Taylor is an American voice actress. She is best known for her role as Ash Ketchum in the English dub of Pokémon (1997) from 1998 to 2006, having voiced the character (along with Delia Ketchum, May, and various other characters) in the main series and its associated movies. Outside of Pokémon, she appeared in numerous projects (primarily English dubs of anime) from 4Kids Entertainment and Central Park Media, including Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun in The Slayers (1995), Nico Robin in the first dub of One Piece (1999), and April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), among others...

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Professionally taken photograph | Up to four people in a photo | Includes print out of image | Session runs from 11:30 to 12:15

Veronica Taylor Veronica Taylor International Voice Actress
12:30 - 13:15 AUTOGRAPH AND PHOTO OPS

AUTOGRAPH - VERONICA TAYLOR | WEDNESDAY | 1 MAY @ 12:30 | R300.00

Veronica Taylor is an American voice actress. She is best known for her role as Ash Ketchum in the English dub of Pokémon (1997) from 1998 to 2006, having voiced the character (along with Delia Ketchum, May, and various other characters) in the main series and its associated movies. Outside of Pokémon, she appeared in numerous projects (primarily English dubs of anime) from 4Kids Entertainment and Central Park Media, including Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun in The Slayers (1995), Nico Robin in the first dub of One Piece (1999), and April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), among others...

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Remember to bring an item to get sign, if you do not have an item you will be able to select from available prints | Price per item | Session runs from 12:30 to 13:15

Veronica Taylor Veronica Taylor International Voice Actress
GAMING
09:00 - 10:00

WELCOME TO DAY FIVE GAMING

Come get your GAME ON!

TABLE TOP GAMING
09:00 - 18:00 SOLAR POP

Pokémon Tournament

Get ready to be the very best, like no one ever was! This Pokémon tournament is your chance to prove you have what it takes to be a Pokémon master. Participants will compete in a series of intense battles using their own carefully curated teams of Pokémon. From classic fan favorites to the latest pocket monsters, trainers will strategize and outsmart their opponents in a quest to be crowned the tournament champion.

Whether you're a seasoned Pokémon veteran or a newcomer just starting your journey, this tournament offers an opportunity to test your skills, make new friends, and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Pokémon. With prizes, bragging rights, and the thrill of competition on the line, you won't want to miss this chance to showcase your Pokémon prowess.

So gather your Poké Balls, sharpen your tactics, and get ready to battle your way to victory! The Pokémon Tournament is sure to be an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

11:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Magic: The Gathering Tournament

Calling all planeswalkers! The Magic: The Gathering tournament is where the most skilled and strategic card game enthusiasts come to test their mettle. Prepare to unleash your mightiest spells, summon legendary creatures, and outwit your opponents in a battle of wits and strategy. This tournament is open to players of all skill levels, from seasoned veterans to newcomers eager to learn the game's nuances.

Participants will need to bring their own decks, showcasing their creativity and mastery of the game's mechanics. As they navigate the tournament's rounds, they'll face a diverse array of strategies and deck archetypes, challenging them to adapt and evolve their playstyles. The ultimate prize? The title of Magic: The Gathering tournament champion, along with valuable prizes and the respect of the gaming community.

Whether you're a longtime devotee of the game or a curious newcomer, the Magic: The Gathering tournament promises an exhilarating and immersive experience. Dive into the rich, fantastical world of Magic and prove your mettle against the best players around.

09:00 - 20:00 SOLAR POP

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament

Get ready to draw, duel, and dominate in the Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament! This event is a must-attend for any fan of the iconic trading card game, where duelists will clash in a thrilling battle of wits, strategy, and powerful monsters. Participants will bring their custom-built decks, each one a unique reflection of their playstyle and deck-building prowess.

The tournament will feature a series of intense one-on-one duels, with players strategically deploying their monsters, spells, and traps to outmaneuver their opponents. From the classic fan favorites to the latest game-changing cards, the action will be fast-paced and unpredictable, keeping spectators and participants on the edge of their seats.

Whether you're a seasoned duelist or a newcomer eager to learn the ropes, the Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament offers an unforgettable experience. Prove your mastery of the game, forge new connections with fellow enthusiasts, and rise to the top