South African Comics News Roundup: Haunted Garage, Comic Con Cape Town, TEDx, And Crowdfunding (thumbnail)
This news update dives into the Comic Con Cape Town controversy, offers a little teaser of a new game co-created by Jean de Wet, and highlights Tegan Phillips at TEDx and two crowdfunding projects that need support, plus there's a quick roundup of some of the news highs and lows from 2018. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 15 March 2019  |  View Comments




Watch The Animated Films That Won The 2019 Triggerfish Academy Competition (thumbnail)
The future of the animation industry in Africa looks very promising if the high quality of the entries in the inaugural Triggerfish Academy competition for young film-makers is any indication. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 14 March 2019  |  View Comments




Theatre Review: Unique Wonders With Stuart Lightbody (2019) (thumbnail)
Magician Stuart Lightbody has brought his 2017 hit show Unique Wonders back to the stage for a 2019 run that should not be missed. The show is curious in that, through making choices, audience members get to decide on what happens next, which means that every performance is different. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 7 March 2019  |  View Comments




Theatre Preview: 3 Funny Guys & A Pack Of Cards (thumbnail)
Three members of the Cape Town Magic Club - Marcel Oudejans, Greg Gelb, and Andrew "Magic Man" Eland - have put together a show that features ensemble pieces, as well as the performers centre stage with some of their best solo material, but it's still a work in progress. Here's why. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 1 March 2019  |  View Comments




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Some Tech Journalists Got To Pretend To Be Business People In Order To Try Out Logitech's New Video Conferencing System Called Rally (thumbnail)
The Logitech Rally video conferencing system uses a modular approach to allow you to grow the system as the number of people needed to be in your meetings increases. It was demonstrated at its South African launch in which attendees in three cities all participated in the same conference. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 28 February 2019  |  View Comments




News: Join In On The MWEB Gaming Gathering Community Event In Cape Town (thumbnail)
The MWEB Gaming Gathering is a community event for gamers in Cape Town that will be taking place in late February. The event will include a hands-on showcase of three new video games during a pizza fuelled evening that will include short gaming talks by local experts. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 12 February 2019  |  View Comments




Film Review: Aquaman (thumbnail)
After being teased through brief cameos in the DC Extended Universe and appearances in ensemble scenes Aquaman finally gets a movie of his own in which we learn more about this cinematic version of the character's origins and see hints of where the universe's storyline will be heading next. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 11 February 2019  |  View Comments













Theatre Review: Andrew Klazinga's What You Don't See - A Journey of Mind Reading, Mystery, & Magic (thumbnail)
Mentalist and magician Andrew Klazinga has debuted a show that once again uses his magic and mentalism skills to play with the illusion of what is and isn't real in order to confound members of the audience and leave them questioning the authenticity of what they perceive. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 8 February 2019  |  View Comments




News: Call For Submissions (Comics): You Died: An Anthology Of The Afterlife, To Be Published By Iron Circus Comics (thumbnail)
Iron Circus Comics is seeking proposals for submissions for its latest comics anthology, which will be themed around death positivity. Creators from anywhere in the world, working either solo or as a team, are invited to submit their ideas. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 1 February 2019  |  View Comments




News: Call For Submissions (Comics): Creators For Creators 2019 Grant (thumbnail)
The 2019 Creators For Creators grant, which is worth US$30 000, is open for submissions. Comic creators from anywhere in the world are invited to apply if they have a project that they would like to kick-start. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 24 January 2019  |  View Comments




News: Call For Entries (Film): Triggerfish Academy Is Looking For Future Animation Stars In Africa (thumbnail)
Triggerfish Academy is running a competition to find great short animated films made by young creators in Africa, with prizes that include cash, mentoring from industry professionals, and being showcased in front of an international audience during South Africa's biggest animation festival. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 23 January 2019  |  View Comments




News: Global Game Jam Is Taking Place In South Africa At Four Locations This Coming Weekend thumbnail
This year's Global Game Jam is coming up and you can participate for free, whether you're a seasoned game developer or an enthusiast who is looking for a way to experience what it's like to make a game. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 21 January 2019  |  View Comments




Mama Taxi Co-Creator Deni Brown Dies thumbnail
Deni Brown, who co-created Mama Taxi, a daily comic strip about a female taxi driver's adventures in Cape Town that was syndicated in newspapers all over the country, has died after a long battle with cancer. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 21 January 2019  |  View Comments




Game Preview: Fission Superstar X thumbnail
Fission Superstar X is an indie action, side-scrolling, shoot 'em up game set in space that has been developed and published by Turbo Pelvis 3000 in Canada. Set for a release in early 2019 for Windows via Steam and the Xbox One, this colourful and funny (funny "haha" not funny "hmm") rogue-lite shooter is anything but easy! Read on...

By: Bill Masuku  |  Posted: 28 December 2018  |  View Comments




E-Sports Highlights: FIFA 19 Tournament At Trenchtown In December thumbnail
Zombiegamer's community e-sports tournaments at Trenchtown in Cape Town are back for a short season that's running in the December 2018/January 2019 holiday period. Here are the highlights of the first tournament, a FIFA 19 event on the PlayStation 4. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 18 December 2018  |  View Comments




South African Comics News Roundup: Highlights Of New Releases At Comic Con Africa thumbnail
Learn about what launched at Comic Con Africa - and get some gift ideas in the process - in this final South African comics news roundup for 2018. Plus see some highlights of a few other geeky local-comics moments from the convention. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 11 December 2018  |  View Comments




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Comics To Note: Man-Eaters By Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk, Rachelle Rosenberg, Joe Caramagna, And Lia Miternique thumbnail
Something in Portland is on a killing spree. The government will need to round up the suspects while the specialists in the Pacific Northwest's Strategic Cat Apprehension Team will have to work with local law enforcement to catch the killer. The likely suspect is an adolescent girl - but which one? Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 1 November 2018  |  View Comments




Theatre Review: Monday Night Magic Season 7, Cape Town thumbnail
A new season of Monday Night Magic has debuted in Cape Town, once again hosted by the Cape Town Magic Club. This season is being held in the Artscape theatre complex and will be running until the end of November 2018. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 18 October 2018  |  View Comments




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News: Walking Dead Day Celebrates 15 Years Of The Walking Dead thumbnail
The Walking Dead (the comic) turns 15 this year - the first issue was published in October 2003 - and that means a celebration with all sorts of collectibles for fans of the series. Many comic stores around the world will also be taking part in the event, including Cosmic Comics in South Africa. Read on...

By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 11 October 2018  |  View Comments



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Comic Con Africa In A Day thumbnail
The inaugural Comic Con Africa was held earlier this month at the Kyalami Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Although there were some first day glitches, and there is definitely room for improvement in some areas, it brought South Africa's geeks together in a grand, and ultimately satisfying, celebration of comics, film, television, gaming, e-sports, and cosplay. Read on...

By: Fazielah Williams  |  Posted: 28 September 2018  |  View Comments







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  • 1-10: Woordfees, Stellenbosch
  • 2: Open Art Sketch Meet, CPT
  • 7: Jean De Wet/First Thursdays, CPT
  • 8-10: CTIAF 2019, CPT
  • 9-10: HalaalGoodsMarket, JHB
  • Until Mid March: Loyiso Mkize's EXDS, CPT
  • 16: Japan Day, Stellenbosch
  • 16-17: UCON 2019, CPT
  • 16: Open Art Sketch Meet, CPT
  • 23: Hellboy Day
  • 23-24: ComicEx Cape Town 2019
  • Until 18: Bal-Oog 2 Crowdfunding
  • Until 18: Creators For Creators Grant
  • Until 31: Em Is For Monsters Crowdfunding
  • Ongoing: Dan Perjovschi Exhibition, CPT
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