Comic Con coming to Cape Town for one day only with pop-up event

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Comic Con Africa has attracted thousands of fans since its inception in 2018.
Comic Con Africa has attracted thousands of fans since its inception in 2018.
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  • Cape Town will get a taste of Comic Con this October when the city hosts a series of pop culture pop-up activities for one day only.
  • Comic Con Cape Town Pop-up Around the City will see several activities take place in different locations with Covid-19 guidelines in place.
  • Fans can look forward to cosplay competitions, quizzes, fandom meetups and more.
  • The pop-up convention will sun alongside the Cape Town International Animation Festival and the FAME Africa Week


Comic Con fans will be able to get a taste of the convention this October in Cape Town when the city hosts a series of pop culture pop-up activities for one day only.

Due to Covid-19 regulations, a traditional, large scale convention was not possible, and organisers were forced to postpone Comic Con Cape Town for the second year in a row.

But on 2 October, Comic Con Cape Town Pop-up Around the City will see several activities take place in different locations with Covid-19 guidelines in place.

"Fans can look forward to exploring exciting pop-up activities like Cosplay Competitions for professionals, casuals and kids, the extremely popular Comic Art Drink & Draw & Sketch-off Competitions, Pop Culture Quiz Sessions, Fandom meetups across the city, Gaming and Tabletop Competitions and film watch parties to mention a few," a press statement explains.  

The pop-up convention will sun alongside the Cape Town International Animation Festival and the FAME Africa Week, "all with the goal of doing smaller activations in the current environment and [in] preparation to return and launch as fully-fledged bigger events in 2022." 

About the event, show director, Carla Massmann, says: "We have been navigating the landscape of the pandemic with caution and creativity, and the pop-up activities during this one-day-only fan day gives us the opportunity to connect with the Cape Town Comic Con fans, while we wait for a full-force festival, and it allows for us to stay true to Comic Con's spirit, which is to bring people of all fandoms and interests together and facilitate friendship and connection, all whilst celebrating the love of all thing Pop Culture." 

The one-day-only event will follow Covid-19 regulations "as the health and safety of fans remains of paramount importance and the activations are all subject to change and dependent on any lockdown regulations," the press statement reads.    

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