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UCON kicks off on March 29

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This isn't even Cape Town's final form...

Cape Town, you get a bum deal when it comes to conventions. rAge is exclusive to Johannesburg and the less said about last year’s Comic Con fiasco, the better. What you do get however, is UCON. And it all kicks off in March.

March 29-30 to be exact. Die Kaap gaming and anime convention is hitting the University of Cape Town Sport’s Centre soon, and is promising plenty of shopping for all your pop culture needs. There’ll be comics, anime, scantily-clad figures and of course plenty of cosplay on offer, plus a few starving artists who’ll be more than willing to accept your commissions for some custom art in the artist alley.

Tickets cost R50 a day, or R75 for a pass that includes access to console gaming, with that extra R25 going to charity. For the cosplay this year the grand prize is a trip up to rAge, while photographers will be on hand to take pictures and get them printed out for you.

Organised Chaos is handling the LAN this year, with a specially-quarantined section for anyone taking part in the all-night gaming session. There’s plenty more happening, so don’t forget to check out the UCON Facebook page for more details.

Last Updated: January 24, 2014


  1. Going to be a crazy insane weekend! UCON TAKES CAPE TOWN BY STORM. I will be participating there in many ways such as having a stall, hosting a ‘How to Cosplay’ panel/presentation, MCing the cosplay competition as Jigglypuff and also performing in that costume (bring your earmuffs), cosplaying a maid at the maid cafe and enjoying the event which offers so much to us!!!


    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      January 27, 2014 at 07:24

      So when are you doing a Liara (Mass Effect) cos play?


  2. Umar Break Dancing Cyborg

    January 24, 2014 at 17:53

    Looking forward to this…just fyi. There might be tentacles present


    • RinceThis2014

      January 27, 2014 at 11:29

      Ha! Like you’ll show up 😉 Will finally get to meet! 🙂


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    January 24, 2014 at 23:34

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  4. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    January 25, 2014 at 07:26

    Heh, good to see CT getting some gaming love!


    • MakeItLegal

      January 26, 2014 at 19:02

      Totally trolling here , but do u have any experience on buying pc parts in the uk and brining them over ?

      in short is it cheaper to buy parts in the uk to build a pc ?


      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        January 27, 2014 at 07:22

        Possibly with the current Rand being useless


        • Hammersteyn

          January 27, 2014 at 07:30

          My bum disagrees.


        • Sageville

          January 27, 2014 at 09:56

          I would imagine the rand being so poor would mean importing would be more expensive.


          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            January 27, 2014 at 09:57

            Importing would be suicide

    • Willem Swanepoel

      January 27, 2014 at 07:13

      No it is not.

      Gauteng must get all the gaming love and no one else is allowed to have it!!!

      all your base are belong to us!!


  5. Captain GUZ

    January 26, 2014 at 16:24

    Smaak the header, my 7 dragon ball star wish is that I was there!


  6. Ivan Sadler

    January 26, 2014 at 19:46

    I’m really amped to be a part of this year’s Ucon – will be selling alternative printed shirts and clothes, along with a whole bunch of other amazing stalls, games and craziness. Check it out.



  7. Sageville

    January 27, 2014 at 09:53

    I’m so glad that cosplay is starting to be a feature in these conventions, props to organisers!


  8. Tidycpc

    January 27, 2014 at 10:32

    Good to know


  9. RinceThis2014

    January 27, 2014 at 11:30

    AWESOME. After this weekend’s awesome GGJ I need more events! Will definitely be arranging the LG Cape Town crew to attend. I want to see Trevor dressed up as Lightening, so I can klap him…


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      January 27, 2014 at 11:37

      le sigh…


      • RinceThis2014

        January 27, 2014 at 11:44

        getting into character, good boy 😉


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