South African Comics Calendar Of Events


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Stay up to date with upcoming events, launches, and conventions that South African (and occasionally Southern African) comics creators will be participating in.

Welcome to the South African Comics Events Calendar home page. Items will be added to the calendar and updated as information becomes available. Click on the "More Details" links under any listing to find out more about the event, including ticketing information (if applicable). Bookmark this page and follow our Twitter account for announcements and reminders.

Comics Creators Please Note: To have your event listed contact the webmaster with all the pertinent information and an event flyer or logo. Do not assume it will be here if you don't get in touch.


South AfricaExhibition: Com!cs 2018 And Under 18s Only, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 21 June 2018, 18:00 to 22:00 (opening night); Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 17:00; Saturday: 10:00 to 14:00. Exhibition closes 29 July 2018
• Where: AVA Gallery, 35 Church Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The AVA Gallery in Cape Town is hosting a number of comics events in June and July 2018, the centre of which is the exhibition Com!cs 2018 and the accompanying exhibition and activity area for kids, Under 18s Only. The month long event includes zine workshops, a Monster Battle, a reading area, and local zines that will be for sale. Participating South African comics creators include: Shameema Dharsey, Gerhard Human, Maya LeMaitre, Andy Mason, The Trantraal Brothers, and Willem Samuel.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 7 July 2018, 11:00 to 14:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is hosting one of its regular Sketch Meetups at The Drawing Room, a café and art gallery in Observatory. While it's not specifically a South African comics event it is organised by local comics creators and you can always find some of them in attendance.
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FinlandConvention: Finncon 2018, Turku
• When: Saturday, 14 July 2018, 10:00 to 17:00; Sunday, 15 July 2018, 10:00 to 17:00
• Where: The Natura, Agora, and Quantum buildings on University Hill, University Of Turku, Turku, Finland
• What: Lauren Beukes is the guest of honour at this year's Finncon science fiction and fantasy convention, which is taking place in Turku, Finland. She will be on panels discussing gender, sexuality, and the depiction of women in contemporary science fiction, as well as on a panel focused on mixing global tropes and local contexts.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 14 July 2018, 20:00 to 22:00
• Where: The Big Box Cafe, 18 Roeland Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is hosting an evening Sketch Meetup at The Big Box Café, a café and board-game venue in central Cape Town's East Precinct. While it's not specifically a South African comics event it is organised by local comics creators and you can always find some of them in attendance.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 21 July 2018, 11:00 to 14:00
• Where: The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Open Art Cape Town is hosting one of its regular Sketch Meetups at The Drawing Room, a café and art gallery in Observatory. While it's not specifically a South African comics event it is organised by local comics creators and you can always find some of them in attendance.
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South AfricaConvention: ICON Durban
• When: Friday, 27 July 2018 to Sunday, 29 July 2018
• Where: Old Mutual Sports Hall, University Of KwaZulu-Natal, Glenwood, Durban, South Africa
• What: The fourth ICON Durban (formerly ICON By The Sea), the Durban spinoff event of ICON in Johannesburg, is taking place over three days at the end of July 2018 and is once again at last year's bigger venue. The convention will feature comics, cosplay, video games, and board-game and tabletop-game tournaments.
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South AfricaZine Launch: Mistique Volume II, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 16 August 2018, 18:30
• Where: Blank Books, Unit 2, Salt Circle Arcade, 374 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Maya LeMaitre is launching her second issue of Mistique, a zine that parodies women's lifestyle magazines, including the health and holistic mumbo jumbo and the (un)intentional body shaming that often appears in the pages. The launch will be taking place at Blank Books.
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