Comic Con Cape Town is coming to Cape Town this April 2023

Words: Crush

The highly anticipated Comic Con Cape Town is coming to the CTICC in Cape Town, between the 27th and the 30th of April 2023. The Mother City is gearing up for the most incredible pop culture marvel. Comic Con Cape Town, hosted by the City of Cape Town, will offer the highly anticipated, first-ever four-day festival dedicated to the world of pop culture – boasting the best in gaming and esports, cosplay, international celebrities, and more for the whole family to experience.

Comic Con – The Centre of pop-culture and community

Not only focusing on the world of comic books, superheroes, fan fiction and their creators – these fan conventions are synonymous with an offering for everyone. Comic Con launched successfully in South Africa, with Comic Con Africa in 2018, having three successful festivals to date being held in Johannesburg. The excitement is palpable with the announcement of the first-ever Comic Con Cape Town.

A festival of self expression

With fan-favourite TV stars and popular movie actors also on the schedule along with already announced bona fide Marvel and DC Comics comic book artists, fans can look forward to a festival of international standard. Carla Massmann, Show Director shared that, “As a team, we are thankful for the welcoming spirit that the local pop-culture fans have already shown. We are so excited to be bringing Africa’s largest pop culture and gaming festival to the Mother City where visitors get to embrace being themselves, regardless of their cultural background, physical ability, or personal identity.”

“This is a self-expressive festival where visitors can experience the best in pop culture and enjoy a tangible experience of brands and fandoms. We are striving for a festival and show programme that is as dynamic as the city itself. We want Comic Con Cape Town to ignite the heartbeat of the city all weekend long”, Massmann added.

But the party doesn’t stop there; Comic Con Cape Town will also be co-located with the renowned Cape Town International Animation Festival. Moreover, in collaboration with the well-known FanCon – to unite and strengthen the pop culture community within Cape Town, Comic Con Cape Town will host over 100 local artists in the Artist Alley; a place on the show floor where illustrators across a various range of mediums can sell unique art pieces and take on custom commissions.

More about Comic Con in Africa

In 2018 the South African Comic Con journey began when the annual Comic Con Africa was launched in Johannesburg with much excitement and with great success. In 2019 Comic Con Africa reached 71,000 guests over four days. ( Partners for Comic Con Cape Town include: The City of Cape Town as Host City The City of Cape Town is a local government entity with authority over the greater city of Cape Town.

Wrapped around a mountain range and nestled between two oceans, Cape Town boasts an array of attractions including one of the New7Wonders of Nature – Table Mountain – which provides a memorable experience for its residents and visitors. Cape Town is the undisputed DigiTech hub of Africa and has earned a reputation as a premier events destination by successfully hosting major events.

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