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Festival: Welcome To Geekdom Day, Johannesburg

Central City Comics in Johannesburg is holding a mini festival to celebrate a number of fandoms for long time fans and to encourage newcomers to broaden their horizons. The day will comprise activities and discussions hosted by notable local creators or entities associated with each fandom (each heading links to more information on Facebook):

• Board Games: Online board-game store Timeless Board Games will be demoing over 15 board games, card games, and tabletop games. (brainwavez.org can definitely recommend Love Letter and Exploding Kittens, which will be playable on the day.)

• Comics: Red Air co-creator Nas Hoosen, who is part of the Sector team, will discuss comics with Sean Izaakse, whose career has spanned Pathfinder, Stray, and, most recently, various Marvel titles, including Uncanny Avengers.

• Cosplay: Cosplayer Samsecrets will explain the basics of getting started with your first cosplay costume, including the style you might want to opt for and the tools you'll need.

• LARPs (Live-Action Role Playing): Tales Of Teana, which "focusses on embarking on stories that span role playing, combat and puzzle solving", will be setting up a live-action role playing game to demonstrate LARPing and allow visitors to join in and experience the thrills first hand.

• Tabletop Role Playing: Cara Harris, The Social Bard, will introduce gamers to tabletop role-playing games, LARPS, and being a game master.

Finally, the day will also feature a number of prizes. This post has more details and very obvious hints for how to win.

• When: Saturday, 29 July 2017, from 10:00 to 14:00
• Where: Central City Comics, Unit 6, Sandton Commercial Village, corner of 7th Avenue and 15th Street (off Marlboro Drive), Johannesburg, South Africa
• Entrance: Free
• Event Details: Facebook Event Page
• Event Hashtag: #CCHeroes

Central City Comics: Official Site, Facebook, Twitter



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