Cape Town will finally get a taste of the famed Comic-Con, with series of pop-up activities set to take place at different locations around the city.
Happening for one day only (Saturday, 02 October 2021) the event will feature art, illustrations, anime, games, cosplay and will feature 12 pop-ups around the city bowl to allow participants to experience each piece of the city.
The inaugural Comic Con Cape Town was again delayed this year due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re connecting fandoms and creating spaces and activities for fellow fans to meet,” Carla Massmann, Comic Con Cape Town Show Director said. “Some of these activities will also be streamed out live to the fans who could not get a spot at an activity or prefer to enjoy it from the comfort of their own home.”
Each venue will be limited to 50 occupants across various locations throughout the day.
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.
Comic Con Cape Town Pop-up around the City will run alongside the renowned Cape Town International Animation Festival and the much-anticipated FAME Africa Week (Film, Arts, Media & Entertainment) all with the goal of doing smaller activations in the current environment and preparation to return and launch as fully-fledged bigger events in 2022.