Epic line up for Comic Con Cape Town

26 April 2023

Comic Con Cape Town is upon us and fans can look forward to an incredible four-day line-up of all things pop culture.

This includes gaming, cosplay, film events, animation and appearances by international film and series celebrity for the star-studded show.

Africa’s largest pop culture and gaming festival takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC2) from 27 to 30 April 2023.

Powered by Toyota, hosted by the City of Cape Town, with connectivity partner Telkom, Cape Town’s first full Comic Con experience is going to be a weekend like no other.

In collaboration with FanCon and the Cape Town International Animation Festival, the festival is set to host over 200 exhibitors and will be able to accommodate over 20 000 visitors across the four days.

With two halls, large activity zones, and an immersive experience for all, the show will be like nothing Capetonians have ever seen.

Four stages and content zones

Featuring four stages and content zones, dozens of speakers on the programme that includes over 250 hours of content, fans will have endless options to choose from.

The star-studded line-up of 4 international film and series stars include Tati Gabrielle (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Kat Graham (Vampire Diaries), Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead), and David Oakes, who is best known for his roles in the series Vikings: Valhalla and Victoria.

Hosting one of the largest Artist Alleys in the Southern Hemisphere, with dozens of exhibiting comic artists and creatives, the backbone of Comic Con Cape Town is stronger than ever.

The exhibition will host over over 95 local artists, several international artists from across the globe including the USA, UK and Zimbabwe, comic artists, illustrators and animators will engage with fans all weekend long.

On the Artist Alley stage, fans can look forward to live draw sessions as well as interviews with international and local comic book artists.

Cosplay and gaming

Brought to you by Brother South Africa, Cosplay Central –brings out the creative, fun, and imaginative fans who will come adorned in their costumes, some taking part in the Cosplay Master’s Competition for the chance to be crowned the Regional Champion.

Cosplay fans can look forward to meeting international cosplay superstars including the incredible Elizabeth Range, and the legendary Leon Chiro.

Gaming fans can gear up as Comic Con Cape Town will feature a next-level gaming experiences, with free-to-play tournaments and zones, as well as gaming deals.

Telkom VS Gaming will bring gaming to life with an unforgettable gaming experience.

The Doritos Crunch Cup will have R10 000 up for grabs each day.

StreetCon, in partnership with Palladium, is an area on the show floor that highlights the perfect mash up between urban culture and pop culture, will feature the latest in popular streetwear, music and street art.

Bringing together everything that makes watching, promoting, and creating the future of online video content to life, StreamerCon will offer digital creators, platform innovators, and their fans a place to meet, mingle, make new friends, and expand their reach through ground-breaking industry exchanges with over 30 speakers and content creators.

Tabletop gamers can expect to immerse themselves in the world of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, Magic: The Gathering, as well as taking part in open play sessions all while seeing a broad range of tabletop game demos.

The Programme on the Mainstage will have fans in awe for hours on end. With international guest Q&As, panel discussions, casual cosplay competitions, daily quizzes, various announcements taking place, and more – fans will never experience a dull moment.


Collocated with Comic Con Cape Town will be the Cape Town International Animation Festival, where visitors will have access to workshops, panel discussions, screenings and so much more, with the same ticket.

As a family friendly show, Comic Con Cape Town encourages you to geek out at this year’s festival and make memories at Cape Town’s first and premier pop culture and gaming festival.