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Exclusive: See The First Three Pages Of Captain South Africa #3 Ahead Of FanCon Cape Town Comic Con (thumbnail)
In another brainwavez.org exclusive, preview the first three pages of the next issue of Bill Masuku's Captain South Africa, in which a new character is introduced and we get to know a little more about the world everyone inhabits.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 18 April 2019  |  View Comments


Film Review: Shazam! (thumbnail)
A wizard bestows his power upon a teenager, who is transformed into an adult superhero. It sounds like a terrible premise for a movie, as well as something completely out of place in the DC Extended Universe, and yet the creative team has made something truly magical that has a lot of heart.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 12 April 2019  |  View Comments


Film Review: Captain Marvel (thumbnail)
The (very long awaited) first female-led entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe jumps back in time to the Nineties to give us the origin story of, arguably, the universe's most powerful hero.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 11 April 2019  |  View Comments


ATK Signs South Africa's Top CS:GO Team (thumbnail)
ATK in Cape Town has signed South Africa's top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team, which had been training in the USA and achieving impressive global rankings before its earlier sponsoring organisation ran out of funding for the project, thereby threatening its ability to remain a top team.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 10 April 2019  |  View Comments


News: Indie Comics Creator Jamie Me's NSFW Superhero Comic Start Again Is Returning To Print Via A Kickstarter Campaign (thumbnail)
Jamie Me is running a crowdfunding campaign to fund the printing costs of the first two issues of a comic series that features a superhero who is dealing with relatable real world problems.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 9 April 2019  |  View Comments


News: Call For Submissions (Comics/Art): An Opportunity For South Africans To Showcase Their Work in IDW Publishing's Full Bleed (thumbnail)
It's a very tight call for submissions, with a deadline this Friday, but South Africans are invited to submit their best comic and pop-culture art to ICON Comics & Games Convention for a chance to be featured in an upcoming issue of IDW Publishing's arts-and-culture magazine.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 8 April 2019  |  View Comments


Theatre Review: Brendon Peel's The Trickster (thumbnail)
Brendon Peel's new mentalism and magic show challenges audience members to interrogate what they are seeing and determine for themselves what is and isn't real - because, this time, the trick is that not everything is a trick.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 4 April 2019  |  View Comments


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


Theatre Review: Unique Wonders With Stuart Lightbody (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.
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.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 1 March 2019  |  View Comments


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


News: Call For Submissions (Comics): Creators For Creators 2019 Grant
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.
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
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.
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
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.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 21 January 2019  |  View Comments


Mama Taxi Co-Creator Deni Brown Dies
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.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 21 January 2019  |  View Comments