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Entertain your inner geek : All things geek, gaming and glorious!

Sep 10, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

September sees the return of spring, school holidays and a plethora of festivals in the City of Gold that showcase geek culture. For the last two weeks of the month, you’ll be able to keep busy every day marching through conventions alongside cosplayers (dressed up as their favourite superheroes in handmade costumes) or watching competitive gamers battle it out on stages for prize money. It’s time to entertain your inner geek! 


Before we begin – read this 

As you get ready to delve into the world of superheroes, videogames and comic books, it might be worthwhile to start by learning a little bit about the comic book industry and how much love goes into the ‘cartoons’ you might’ve noticed growing up. Master of Comics is a new book that’s just been released and is written by Joel Meadows. It takes you on studio tours of some of the most famous comic book artist studios in the world, giving you insight into who these artists are and how they go about creating some of the most iconic characters of numerous generations. 

To Comic Con! 

Comic Con Africa is in its second year and will be hosted at Gallagher Convention Centre from 21the 24 September 2019. Comic Con showcases local and international comic book artists, professional gamers and anything geek culture. This year promises to offer up showcases from Nintendo, Funko Pops and even Hasbro toys. Expect to see a host of Cosplayers and fans dressed up, a stack of people gaming and playing board games and a ton of fun – no matter your geek level.  


Game on 

Now that you’ve had a taste of geek culture at Comic Con, it’s time to head to rAge and get your game on! rAge Expo has run at The Dome in Northgate for more than 10 years and is a gaming spectacle stretching over three days. New games that you’re able to try out are showcased on the expo floor, there’s a host of tech specials to take advantage of and you’ll be able to see the NAG Lan in all its glory –  more than 500 gamers stay at The Dome for three nights playing video games together. rAge will take place from 26 to 29 September 2019 at the Ticketpro Dome. 

Put your feet up 

As the month draws to a close, you may feel a little ‘geeked out’, which means it’s the perfect time to put your feet up and watch the new series on Amazon Prime called The Boys. The show explores the darker world of superheroes when a group of vigilantes bandy together to try stop corrupt superheroes. Expect characters similar to Superman abusing their fame and The Boys having to swoop in to stop them. It’s funny, it’s gritty and it’s a fresh new take on a genre in desperate need of some new comic book inspiration, which this is! 


By Sam Wright 

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