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: Tretchikoff Homage Exhibition, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 10 August 2017, 18:00 to 22:00 (opening night); exhibition closes 14 September 2017
• Where: Ahem, 77 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Ahem is hosting an exhibition paying homage to artist Vladimir Tretchikoff in collaboration with the Consulate General of Russia. South African comics creators and collaborators Daniël Hugo, Gerhard Human, Ben Winfield, and Caroline Vos, are participating in the exhibition.
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South AfricaExhibition: Unfinished Stories, Cape Town
• When: Thursday, 10 August 2017, 18:00 (opening night); Saturday, 12 August 2017, 10:00 (walkabout); Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 19:00 (talkabout); exhibition closes 30 September 2017
• Where: The Hive, Muizenberg Festival HQ, 37 Palmer Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: The art exhibition Unfinished Stories (Post-Pop Monologues With Dialogic Intent) will be featuring art by several comics-creating members of the ToonZA collective, including N.D. Mazin (the alter ego of Andy Mason), Luntu Vumazonke, Su Opperman, Chip Snaddon, Maya Lemaitre, Tegan Phillips, and Shaun Ballakistan.
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ZimbabwePostponed: Convention: 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.
Please Note: This event has been postponed until 7 October.


South AfricaExpo: Cape Town Pre Eid Expo
• When: Saturday, 19 August 2017, 10:00 to 17:00
• Where: Belgravia Secondary School Hall, Veld Road, Belgravia Estate, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Shameema Dharsey will be selling her comics and colouring books at this year's Cape Town Pre Eid Expo, which is once again being organised by Elegant Muslimah SA.
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South AfricaMarket: Winter Pre Eid Market, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 26 August 2017, 10:00 to 17:00
• Where: Darul Islam Hall, corner of Wilhelmus Road and Genootskap Road, Surrey Estate, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Shameema Dharsey will be selling her comics and colouring books at this year's Winter Pre Eid Market.
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South AfricaArt Meetup: Open Art Sketch Meet, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 26 August 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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South AfricaConvention: Stelcon, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 2 September 2017, 10:00 to 17:00
• Where: Academia Hall, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
• What: This year's one-day geek convention in Stellenbosch, themed "Creatures Of The Deep", will feature tabletop games, craft workshops, and stalls. Readers Den Comic Shop will have a stand at the event.
Details are still pending but in the meantime save the date.


South AfricaFestival: Con•ect 2017, Port Elizabeth
• When: Saturday, 2 September 2017, 10:00 to 18:00; Sunday, 3 September 2017, 10:00 to 18:00
• Where: Baywest Mall, 100 Baywest Boulevard, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
• What: Con•ect 2017 will be celebrating e-sports, cosplay, games, and comics in Port Elizabeth. The team from Awali Studios will be promoting Siri Watu: Descendants Of Africa at the festival.
Details are still pending but in the meantime save the date.


South AfricaFestival: Open Book Comics Fest
• When: Wednesday, 6 September 2017, to Sunday, 10 September 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: Batman Day
• When: Saturday, 23 September 2017
• What: Batman Day is becoming an annual comics event in which Batman, or the Batman universe, is celebrated with free comics. This year Harley Quinn is celebrating her 25th anniversary so the focus will be on her.
Local details are still pending but in the meantime save the date.


South AfricaFestival: Readers Den Comic Shop 25th Anniversary, Cape Town
• When: Saturday, 30 September 2017
• Where: Readers Den Comic Shop, Shop 148b, Basement Level, Tyger Valley Centre, corner of Bill Bezuidenhout and Willie van Schoor, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa
• Where: Readers Den Comic Shop, Shop G19, Stadium On Main, Main Road, Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa
• What: Readers Den Comic Shop in Cape Town will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at both its stores. It will be delaying Batman Day by a week and incorporating the celebrations into its anniversary event.
Details are still pending but in the meantime save the date.


ZimbabweConvention: Comexposed 2017, Harare
• When: Saturday, 7 October 2017, 09:00 to 12:00
• Where: TBC, 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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WorldwideFestival: Halloween ComicFest
• When: Saturday, 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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