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Theatre Review: Monday Night Magic Season 7, Cape Town
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.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 18 October 2018  |  View Comments


News: Walking Dead Day Celebrates 15 Years Of The Walking Dead
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.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 11 October 2018  |  View Comments


Comic Con Africa In A Day
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.
By: Fazielah Williams  |  Posted: 28 September 2018  |  View Comments


Let Me School You Cats On How To Read Comic Books When You Live In A Small Town And You're Poor
While the Marvel and DC film studios flood cinemas worldwide with their superhero adaptations one comics fan recalls a past in which comic books and graphic novels were both expensive and inaccessible to a whole generation of readers and were frowned upon as being relevant reading material by the literature orthodoxy.
By: Rémy Ngamije  |  Posted: 31 August 2018  |  View Comments


News: Are You The Best Fighter In Sub-Saharan Africa? Prove It In ACGL's Injustice 2 Legendary Series Tournament
PlayStation 4 gamers in Sub-Saharan Africa are invited to compete in a free three stage Injustice 2 online tournament being run by ACGL, with a cash prize pool that's worth more than R12 000.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 28 August 2018  |  View Comments


Mistique Volume II Offers Advice To Soothe The Psyche Of The Modern Woman Of The Universe
What should you do if you find yourself suddenly single? Which colours suit your alignment towards order or chaos? What's your dating style? Do you have the appropriate equipment for a self-care moment? Maya LeMaitre's new humour zine, which was launched at Blank Books, has all the answers you are looking for.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 23 August 2018  |  View Comments


Exclusive: Sneak A Peek At The First Page Of Captain South Africa #2 Ahead Of Comic Con Africa
Captain South Africa #1 ended on a cliffhanger but the comic's creator, Bill Masuku, is offering a little teaser of what's to come in the next issue. You can see it here, exclusively, on brainwavez.org.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 17 August 2018  |  View Comments


South African Comics News Roundup: Girl Talk, Sean Izaakse On The Radio, More Werewolves, And Highlights From EGE
In this roundup, learn how comics are being used for cancer awareness and education, listen to Sean Izaakse fly the South African comics (and Marvel) flag on local radio, see who was at EGE, and find out how to read the first issue of James Bond: Eidolon for free.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 16 August 2018  |  View Comments


See Inside The LEGO Certified Store In Sandton
What can LEGO fans expect to find in South Africa's first LEGO Certified Store? Here are some details, including pricing of the fan favourites: the Pick A Brick Wall and the Build A Minifigure Station. Plus, see some photographs from the opening day.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 1 August 2018  |  View Comments


A Library In The USA Had A Stuffed-Animal Sleepover And It Was Adorable
The stuffed-animal sleepover, an endearing initiative that started in a library in the USA 11 years ago, has expanded to libraries and book stores across the world. It's an exercise that is proving to have a positive influence on children and their reading habits in a world dominated by screens.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 26 July 2018  |  View Comments


News: LEGO Certified Stores Are Coming To South Africa
Africa's first LEGO Certified Store will be opening in Sandton City Shopping Centre, in Johannesburg, later this month with more to follow in the rest of the country. This means that local LEGO fans will finally have access to a Pick A Brick Wall!
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 12 July 2018  |  View Comments


Film Review: Deadpool 2
Fourth-wall-breaking protagonist Deadpool has returned to the big screen in a sequel to his 2016 cinematic superhero caper. This time he assembles a group of mutants to neutralise the kind of threat that can only manifest due to the raging anger hormones and nonsensical brain thought patterns of a teenage boy in full bloom.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 1 June 2018  |  View Comments


Theatre Review: Die Avonture Van Bal-Oog En Brommel: Moord In Ixiastraat
A murder may have been committed in Ixia Street. Teenagers Bal-Oog and Brommel are on the case to solve the mystery in a comedic theatrical adaptation of an Afrikaans graphic novel that was published last year.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 31 May 2018  |  View Comments


Gear: Han In Carbonite MimoPowerDeck Star Wars Power Bank
Whether you're fighting, fast talking, or sneaking your way through the galaxy you're going to need power to keep your personal communication device going during those unexpected outages or when you're stranded in an alien location with foreign charging ports.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 25 May 2018  |  View Comments


Theatre Review: Skop!
A live-performance artist, a musician, and an Afrikaans slam poet spend just under an hour crafting sound, playing with your attention, and offering you ruminations on life in the experimental theatre piece Skop!.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 24 May 2018  |  View Comments


India Makes Very Good Single Malt Whiskies - Learn More About Paul John
India is the world's largest producer of whisky, though it's not considered as such by connoisseurs as most of what's produced is molasses based. Enter Paul John - a single malt brand made from organic barley grown at the foot of the Himalayas.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 18 May 2018  |  View Comments


News: Whisky Live Heads To Cape Town, Pretoria, And Durban
The Whisky Live Celebration, a boutique festival experience for whisky lovers, will be touring three cities during autumn/winter 2018. Here's a list of some highlights to seek out, as well as ticketing information.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 10 April 2018  |  View Comments


South African Comics News Roundup: FanCon Teasers, Johannesburg Gets Comic Con Africa, And A Crowdfunding Update
Here's a quick news update from the world of South African comics, with a special focus on news from some of the creators who will be appearing at FanCon Cape Town Comic Con later this month.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 6 April 2018  |  View Comments


Game Review: Injustice 2
Injustice 2 is a stand-out example of what fighting games should be and offers an interesting feature in the form of gear pieces that you can use to customise your fighters, as well as a single-player mode that continues to offer new challenges every day.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 29 March 2018  |  View Comments


News: With Two Weeks To Go, The Defenders Of Eden Crowdfunding Campaign Is Already Into Stretch Goals
It's been a long, long wait but the comics project Defenders Of Eden is finally on Kickstarter with a tangible offering - Issue #1 of the comics series - that's ready to be printed and shipped.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 23 March 2018  |  View Comments


Film Review: Tomb Raider
In a reboot of yet another film franchise we are presented with a new origin story for Lara Croft, one of the few female action heroes in both video games and cinema who offers the possibility of being a role model for young women. The result presents a question: is this reboot good enough to be the definitive version or will we be subjected to another reboot (after a sequel or two) in a few years?
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 16 March 2018  |  View Comments


Film Review: Black Panther
Black Panther is a modern day science-fiction superhero escapist fantasy set in a world in which we ask the question: what if there was a country in Africa that had not been colonised and instead it had secretly become the most technologically advanced nation in the world? This is the answer.
By: Bill Masuku  |  Posted: 13 March 2018  |  View Comments


Theatre Review: The Illusionists
The Illusionists, a grand spectacular featuring a cast of international magicians, illusionists, and escapologists, has opened in Cape Town at GrandWest, where it will complete a run of seven shows before moving to Johannesburg, to the Teatro at Montecasino, for a month.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 9 February 2018  |  View Comments


News: Apply For The Comics Residence 2018 In Sweden
The Swedish Comics Association has put out a call to comics creators all over the world to apply for its four week 2018 residency in Malmö. This is a perfect opportunity for African comic creators to get out of their comfort zones, meet likeminded individuals from around the world, and make better comics.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 30 January 2018  |  View Comments


South African Comics News Roundup: Brandan Reynolds, Captain South Africa, And Sector 9
Learn more about political cartoonist Brandan Reynolds, get a sneak peek of Captain South Africa, order the last issues of Stray, and find out more about some of the new South African comics coming out this year. There are also lots of fascinating news snippets and quick highlights of major events happening in the next couple of weeks.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 26 January 2018  |  View Comments