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