For those who don’t know, one of South Africa’s biggest geek events is happening this weekend in Cape Town from Saturday 28th April to Sunday 29th April at Cape Town International Convention Centre. FanCon, which offers a jam-packed programme of comic book panel talks, workshops, autograph sessions, cosplay masquerades, and everything geek-related, is an annual comic convention which attracts thousands of people every year.

The good news is that you can win an Ultimate FanCon fan hamper, which includes double tickets to the entire 2-day convention, a R250 FanCon official store voucher, a R249 Rockefella voucher (which you can use to purchase a t-shirt at Rockefella Clothing) and a Funko POP Maleficent FanCon exclusive (courtesy of Funko SA by Gammatek).

The convention was also the first to bring renowned comic book creators and cosplayers to the country. This month FanCon returns and promises to be even bigger and better than before. With guests like international comic book artists (Declan Shalvey, Yanick Paquette, Ken Lashley, Laura Braga, and Ulysse Malassagne), world-renowned cosplay artists (Riki “Riddle” Lecotey, Kinpatsu) and speciality costumers and prop makers for Marvel movies (Riki Lecotey and Chris Donio), it’s bound to be something special.

The 2-day FanCon Programme

FanCon Guide Saturday

FanCon Guide Sunday 2018

To stand a chance of winning this awesome Ultimate FanCon fan hamper, all you need to do is tell us why you love FanCon (in the comments section below). Please use a working email address.

Competition closes Friday, 27th April 2018. Please note winners will be contacted by Friday afternoon. The vouchers (FanCon store, Rockefella, and Gammatek) can be redeemed at the relevant stands on show.

The Giveaway is restricted to readers residing in South African who have signed up for our newsletter only and cannot be exchanged for cash. Terms and conditions/Site Disclaimer rules apply. One entry per person. The winners will be contacted via email. The prize excludes travel, is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash.


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44 Comments

  1. Enrico Cottee

    I have been going to the event Free Comic Book day before the inception of Fancon. Fancon is the next level Free Comic Book Day. Its become bigger, better and with a whole lot more on offering. I look forward to it now every year for the cosplay, a massive boost is the international artists that come down and most of all the geek culture that goes with it. It never dissapoints

  2. Dere Langford

    My first Con experience was with Free Comic Book Day hosted by Reader’s Den 5 years ago. Loved this because of all the comics, action figures and geek fixes you need!!!! This experience eventually matured into FanCon…the main reason for loving this event: FanCon IS Life!

  3. cobus van wyk

    Fancon Brings all my childhood fans to life what an awesome experience it would be to take part in it. Fancon for life

  4. Phillip Gibb

    Love it because it is an opportunity to get together with likeminded enthusiasts in an epic environment, besides if I won I would take my son and it would blow his mind.

  5. Tami Barnard

    I love the original SA Art, I bought some Art last year and the talent thats out there is just so amazing !! I need to add to my art collection

  6. David Hendricks

    What can I say? Even though I don’t read comics anymore, the stories I read years ago are still stuck in my head. Beautiful stories, thrilling action… that’s why, when I first heard FanCon was coming to Cape Town, I was excited! And I’d love to win the 2-day pass, because. It would make the perfect weekend, especially since I intend to watch Avengers Infinity War!

  7. Ramona

    I love FanCon because to me it’s more than just a Geek convention Fancon is where all fans of pop culture are being celebrated, represented and included every step of the way! Local and international talent! photo ops, and one awesomely amazeballz experience!

  8. Ruby Hammond

    I’m a huge comic book fan and all things Star Wars! So much so that I’ve dedicated my lounge to all things Marvel comics and started a tattoo collection too!

    I’ve only been to FanCon once before and would love an opportunity to throw on my Poison Ivy handmade cosplay outfit and attend this year again but unfortunately my bank funds say “no”. 😣. Hoping Fortress of Solitude can be like the other parent and say “yes” 😉😋.

  9. Tracy Meyer

    Would love to surprise my daughter with this as she is a huge fan. This memory will last a lifetime so it would be awesome to share this experience with her

  10. Dale

    1st of all…it’s FanCon! All comic,gaming and movie enthusiasts doing display and a perfect time to see everyone dress up and act the part! Not to mention Jason Momoa showing up (whom my fiance loves by the way 😓 ) and the prizes up for grabs are pretty damn nice aswell! 😉

  11. Dale

    1st of all…it’s FanCon! All comic,gaming and movie enthusiasts doing cosplay and a perfect time to see everyone dress up and act the part! Not to mention Jason Momoa showing up (whom my fiance loves by the way 😓 ) and the prizes up for grabs are pretty damn nice aswell! 😉

  12. Isabelle

    I love Fancon because it allows me to see some of my favourite artists and buy merch from my favourite anime’s and game’s as well as meeting my inspirations for cosplaying, I would love to go with my friends for the first time and cosplay with them too, GL HF Game on🎮🎨

  13. Isabelle Masson

    I would love to go and meet my inspirations for cosplaying and art, it would be amazing if I went with all my friends and cosplay the hell out the place and take pictures ooooooohhhh it makes me so excited I cant wait I can only imagine all the merch I would buy from game’s, anime’s and more art, GL HF Game on🎨🎮

  14. Amy

    I attended my first FCBD 5 years ago, I had just moved to Cape Town and it was magical. It absolutely blew my mind. I’ve been attending every event since. It’s amazing how the community has grown and how FCBD evolved into Fancon and how it keeps growing ❤️ The cosplay, the art, the shared enthusiasm for everything geek. I just love everything about it.

  15. Amy

    I attended my first FCBD 5 years ago, I had just moved to Cape Town and it was magical. It absolutely blew my mind. I’ve been attending every event since. It’s amazing how the community has grown and how FCBD evolved into Fancon and how it keeps growing ❤️ The cosplay, the art, the shared enthusiasm for everything geek. I just love everything about it!

  16. Gabriel Chetty

    Love Fancon because it allows people to full embrace their inner geek and having a feeling of being part of a much larger, ever-growing community

  17. Grace

    It will be my first FanCon this year (I actually only found out about it post-event last year). What I love about it is that people get the chance to express themselves as they wish without fear of judgement – they can cosplay as any character from any universe. The merchandise that is available. And most importantly, being able to meet like-minded people, who they may never have met if not for events like this.

  18. Dewald Olivier

    Bringing the fandom to the locals! Will definitely be attending this, went to Geekfest in PE, can’t wait to support the Cape Town scene!

  19. Cathy Lourens

    This is the event of the year! We would love to see and experience all the wonders and get to hear the masterminds behind these wonderful creations! My daughters dream is to follow on this exciting path and what a wonderful opportunity to hear from such talent!

  20. David Klaasen

    I’ve been a fan boy my who life, but have not been able to attend comic-cons because of work commitments. It would be awesome to attend, because FanCon converts your imagination into something tangible.

  21. Mellisa Walker

    We do Fancon as a family, me, my partner & our 2 kids. Once we get the first notification about it, it gets placed on our family calendar & then the countdown begins, days leading up to Fancon weekend our house is crazy with excitement & getting costumes ready, nothing else gets done unless its Fancon related. I’m surprised we still have jobs & my kids has not yet gotten suspended from school(Is this anonymous,lol) We even made a flip file(old school style) to make sure we don’t miss anything!!! WE LOVE FANCON!!!

  22. Adam Barker

    I have been lucky enough to attend both Fancon and have loved it. It’s such a highlight of my year and unfortunately this year I didn’t get tickets. I am proud to say that even though ComicCon is coming to Joberg, we have had our own for the past 3 years and counting :)

  23. Yaseen

    I love Fancon because its the one place to meet people with the same interests as me, there aren’t many events in South Africa that attracts this sort of crowd and its the reason why I keep on coming back to this event.

  24. Asrin Leary

    HEY!! So, I love FanCon because I just feel like you get to go there and just express your love for different characters and with other people. Plus you get to dress up in costumes which you can’t do in public without someone judging you :D

  25. Carlo Hendricks

    Because this is THE ONLY celebration for us here in Cape town! ….and all my money is going to my families Infinity War Imax tickets…

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