South African Comics Calendar Of Events

Maintained By: Mandy J Watson
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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.

WorldwideCrowdfunding: Siri Watu: Descendants Of Africa
• When: Early May 2017, to circa Friday, 30 June 2017
• What: Siri Watu: Descendants Of Africa is an animation and comics by Awali Studios that's project looking for funding assistance.
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WorldwideCrowdfunding: Open Book Festival
• When: Thursday, 1 June 2017, to Friday, 30 June 2017
• What: The Open Book Festival is running a crowdfunding campaign to help it to generate more funds for this year's event and to keep it independent.
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South AfricaExhibition: Reversible Journeys, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 15 June 2017, 18:00 (opening night); Saturday, 17 June 2017, 10:00 (walkabout); exhibition closes 31 July 2017
• Where: The Hive, Muizenberg Festival HQ, 37 Palmer Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The art exhibition Reversible Journeys: Painting Through The Middle Passage will be opening at The Hive in Muizenberg, Cape Town, on 15 June 2017, with a walkabout scheduled for Saturday, 17 June 2017. Paintings by South African comics creator N.D. Mazin (the alter ego of Andy Mason), as well as Chas Unwin, Lizza Littlewort, Elaine Millin, Cynthia McPherson, and Angela Hough are featured in the show.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 24 June 2017, 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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ZimbabweConvention: Comexposed 2017, Harare
• When: Saturday, 12 August 2017, 09:00 to 17:00
• Where: Theatre In The Park, Harare Gardens, Harare, Zimbabwe
• What: The Zimbabwean comics community will be gathering in Harare at another Comexposed convention to showcase their publications and spend a day celebrating comics.
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South AfricaFestival: Open Book Comics Fest
• When: Wednesday, 6 September 2017, to Sunday, 10 Septmeber 2017
• Where: Various venues near The District 6 Homecoming Centre, Caledon Street, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The festival will comprise workshops, panel discussions, and more, with most of the events happening on 9 and 10 September 2017.
Details are still pending but in the meantime save the date.

WorldwideFestival: Halloween ComicFest
• When: 28 October 2017
• What: Halloween ComicFest is an annual comics event, similar to Free Comic Book Day, in which comic shops all over the world celebrate Halloween by giving free horror-themed comic books to customers. This full list of comics that will be released for the event this year is available here.
Local details are still pending but in the meantime save the date.

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