I’ve been a loyal FanCon: Cape Town Comic Con attendee since the days it was a geek fest in celebration of Free Comic Book Day at the Stadium on Main so I was pretty bummed when they had to cancel due to COVID 19. That announcement was soon followed by the REALLY cool news that the Con will go on – online from Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 July 2020!
Touted as a virtual celebration of all things FanCon: Cape Town, this online event will see fans come together to reminisce about the Mother City’s premiere comic book and geek culture convention.
There certainly is a lot to get nostalgic about – let us not forget that FanCon was the first to bless us mere mortals with a chance to sit on the Iron Throne. Here’s what that looked like for me at the first FanCon in 2016:
Each year, the Con has gone from strength to strength, moving from the Lookout at the V&A Waterfront to the CTICC and blessing us with all of the geek merchandise, cosplaying competitions, comic book artists and writers we could possibly wish for.
This year’s event will look somewhat different but it definitely won’t feel that way with some super cool activities planned, including virtual cosplay contests, the artists’ alley, a fandom feast and more:
See you at the FanCon:Cape Town online!