JHB rAge 2017 – get hyped (and also get free tickets!)

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For many years, rAge expo has been a staple event on my social calendar. As soon as I know the dates, I clear that weekend, apply for leave and mentally prepare myself for the coming excitement. Spending a weekend in the TicketPro Dome, surrounded by the sights (and smells) of other geeks and gamers is a thrilling experience. Okay, fine, maybe not the smell part, but everything else is awesome!

This year, rAge is celebrating 15 years as South Africa’s annual video gaming, computer, technology and geek culture exhibition. In addition to cosplay, gadgets, tabletop games and enough merch to bankrupt you several times over, the main attraction is, of course, the games. LANs, esports, hardware, playable demos, overclocking and probably much, much more.

Here are all the important details:


Ticketpro Dome, Northgate


R120 day pass (valid for one day only)
R300 weekend pass (valid for all three days)

Event Times:

Friday 6 October: 10am-6pm
Saturday 7 October: 9am-6pm
Sunday 8 October: 9am-4pm

For the influencers among you, the official hashtags are:


Now, for the really fun part. Critical Hit, being a social bunch of people, want you to join us for this year’s rAge. We’ve got five sets of double tickets to give away to south Africa’s premiere video game and geeky goodness expo. All you need to do is fill in the form you’ll find here:

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Hope to see y’all there!

Last Updated: September 7, 2017

Tracy Benson

All about movies, board games, cider, sci-fi, fantasy and geek culture.

  • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

    MINE !!!

  • Yes well. We also had a CPT rAge “once”!

    *sticks tongue out*

    • VampyreSquirrel

      You’re just jealous.

    • Original Heretic
      • I don’t need my tongue to rant on the interwebs xD

        • Original Heretic

          Ever watched Titus? That Shakespeare movie that Anthony Hopkins was in?

          • No. But I can rap like the first 151 pokemon names in order.

          • Original Heretic

            Sounds like you might have cancer, get that checked.

            Anyways, there’s the one scene where Titus’s enemies do bad things to his daughter. But they don’t want her telling who did it. So they end up cutting out her tongue and cutting her hands off. Cannot speak who did the deed, cannot write a note of who did the deed…
            Kinda messed up.

          • So writing with your feet and mouth are out? 😛

          • Original Heretic

            Considering the time period, writing like that with a quill would have been nigh impossible.

          • Daniel Day-Lewis and his left foot laughs at Titus Andronicus!

          • Original Heretic

            Laugh? You mean grunt and moan unintelligibly?

  • VampyreSquirrel

    I will be at rAge either way, would be awesome to have won tickets to go though.

  • Skittle

    I hope there is more on show this year, last year was a bit of a disappointment (for me at least).

    • Skyblue

      Yeah, Batman Origins was my last year, all that bullshit BATMAN IS GOD was rubbish and there wasn’t any Quake Duel to watch…

  • Original Heretic

    Further proof that nobody cares about PE.
    Jhb’s event gets a write up a month before it actually happens.
    A PE event happens, and not a whiff of a write up.

    You see, everyone? Size matters.

    • MonsterCheddar

      I heard its more about girth than length.

      • Original Heretic

        But both is better.

    • VampyreSquirrel

      PE? Never heard of it.

      • Original Heretic

        You’re not the only one, apparently.
        And man, some of the cosplay there was actually rather good.

        • VampyreSquirrel

          Actually just pulling the piss… I’ve been to PE.

          Did any of them have a Ford Bantam named a Ford Batman?

          • Original Heretic

            Don’t recall anything like that. But then, I wasn’t scrutinizing the cars outside. None of them were dressed up.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            darn… still questioning why Darryn doesn’t own a Ford Batman (Bantam is an anagram of Batman :P)

          • Original Heretic

            I never saw D there, though I heard he did attend. One of my mates who cosplayed a knight (it looked pretty kickass) spoke to him.
            But I was only able to make it later in the day, due to my 2 year old’s nap time!

          • Original Heretic
          • VampyreSquirrel

            That’s awesome!

          • Original Heretic

            Two of my best mates. They’re brothers. And not just in arms.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Looks like they’re brothers… and that they’re armed… and dangerous.

          • Original Heretic

            Considering the training they’ve had, yup, they are pretty dangerous with those weapons. They don’t just carry them, they CAN use them.

  • MonsterCheddar
  • Admiral Chief

    Medya tickhuts or gits!

  • Kim Jong Jim

    Influencers? Among us? I’m watching you @rincethis:disqus

  • Yondaime

    Dear chosen deity, please let me win. I stay right by the dome, but you already know this!

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