The Multiple award-winning City of Cape Town has been home to many incredible creatives, change-makers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and artists, and now, the city will bring together the entire pop-culture community for a first-of-its-kind Comic Con, hosted in the Cape Town City bowl, creating the region’s largest pop-culture experience inspired by the best of what the Mother City is.

Cape Town is the ideal city to host Comic Con Cape Town. The city is a hub for the film and television industry, with many blockbuster movies and TV shows being filmed in and around Cape Town, including Tomb Raider (2018), Maze Runner: The Death Cure, and Mad Max: Fury Road. This has spilled into the city’s culture creating a thriving community of artists, writers, and creators who are passionate about pop-culture and eager to connect with fans who share mutual interests from around the world.

Cape Town is a vibrant and diverse city with a rich cultural heritage that is reflected in its music, food, and art. The city’s many museums, galleries, and cultural institutions provide the perfect backdrop for Comic Con Cape Town, which will showcase the best of South African and African pop culture. Moreover, the natural beauty of Cape Town provides an opportunity for our of this world photo-ops for fans in cosplay.

Cape Town has shown through its positive response to the announcement of the event that it is a city that is passionate about comics, gaming, and all things geeky.

Comic Con Cape Town will become the heartbeat of this vibrant city over Freedom Day weekend from 27 to 30 April 2023. Hosted by the City of Cape Town, the festival is aimed at creating a cultural pulse, stimulating the local economy, encouraging a creative flair as well as captivating new and old pop-culture fans, at a destination recognised as ‘the Most innovative African City’ by various international agencies.

With the main event hosted at the CTICC, one of South Africa’s premier conferencing and event venues, Comic Con Cape Town will be creating an engaging environment across all four days, featuring a line-up of international and local celebrities, including comic book artists, writers, and illustrators, as well as popular TV and movie stars.  Showcasing a wide range of local exhibitors and vendors, fans are in for a treat as the Con will also feature the latest in pop-culture merchandise, gaming, comic books, collectibles, and stimulate local audiences through panel discussions, Cosplay competitions and loads of interactive experiences. 

“Since the inaugural Comic Con in Africa, which was hosted in Johannesburg in 2018, we have heard a loud outcry from the Cape Town Fans to bring a con to them.” Show Director, Carla Massmann expressed. “With such a vibrant city and creative community Cape Town has set a high standard for itself, in many of the creative outlets that feature at the festival. We are excited to be taking over the entire city, with the festival all weekend and side events at various venue within the City bowl”.

Visitors are encouraged to take the opportunity and enjoy the festival and all Cape Town has to offer, turning it into a long weekend to remember – because Comic Con Cape Town does end with the main event at CTICC. Boasting server “After Dark” events – fans can take to the city to enjoy a cosplay themed sunset cruise, coffee with acclaimed comic book artists, and a Star Wars quiz, all of which are hosted at different iconic places within City Bowl.

For fans outside of Cape Town, Comic Con Cape Town has work with their partners Cape Town Tourism to secure up to 30% off accommodation for the Con weekend.

Fan can experience the best in pop-culture, gaming, cosplay, international celebrities, and more by purchasing tickets here:

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