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Comic Con Africa 2022 Championship of Cosplay – Winners

After 8 months of planning, blood sweat and tears, The Annual Championship of Cosplay held at Comic Con Africa has come to a close. With a total of 59 contestants, spread over the novice, intermediate and masters levels, all of whom looked stunning and gave it their all and should be proud of themselves and what they achieved as it takes great courage to enter into a competition of this size. Pre-judging for the competition took place across the Thursday and Friday of Comic Con Africa where the judges got a chance to look at the contestants’ cosplay up close allowing them to see all the details and allowed the contestants to explain to the judges how they made their cosplay and what techniques they used, it is also during this pre-judging that the masters’ contestants are not only judged by the local judges but by the international cosplay guest. Where Taryn Cosplay joined in the masters judging on Thursday and Leon Chiro and Elizabeth Rage joined in on the masters judging on Friday. After all the pre-judging took place, 26 contestants were selected by the judges to move onto the finals where they were then judged on their stage presentation and how well they can be in character! After all the contestants did their stage walk the judges selected the winners.

What makes this competition different is that the Champion of Cosplay gets to go and compete on the global stage at MCM London Comic Con against other talented cosplayers across the world, in the World Championship. Africa has so far sent two Champions to take part the in the Crown the first being Kinpatsu Cosplay with her Sister of Battle cosplay where she came 2nd overall and our second Champion being Jinxie Cosplay with her Priestess Bathory, where she took 1st making her the current Crowned Champion of Cosplay. This puts extra pressure on Africa’s next Champion to keep up the winning streak!

This year the judges were blown away with all of our local talent and are excited to see how the community is going to keep growing in the future! So without further ado here are Comic Con Africa’s 2022 Championship of Cosplay Winners!

African Champion of Cosplay – Ludus Cosplay as Aratak – Chieftain of the Banuk Tribe from Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds (Africa’s First Male Champion and the Comic Con Cape Town Regional Champion of Cosplay)
Masters Champion – BlueCat Cosplay as Yennefer of Vengerberg from The Witcher Series (Hannah Alexander Design) (She won the Champion of Needlework title at Comic Con Africa 2019)
Construction Champion – AhtohCos as Baine Bloodhoof from World of Warcraft (This was his second ever cosplay and competition, he placed 3rd in Armour at Comic Con Africa 2019 with his first ever cosplay)
Armour Champion – Toonibug as Wonder Women from DC Comics (Royy_Ledger Design) (The artist himself consulted her on the construction of this cosplay)
2nd Place Armour – Artaxer as Katsuki Bakugo from My Hero Academia (This was his first ever cosplay)
3rd Place Armour – Nico as Griselbrand from Magic: The Gathering (This was his first GES Competition)
Champion of Needlework – Annakapat as Mollymauk Tealeaf from Critical Role Campaign 2
2nd Place Needlework – Jordan Fur-rie as Kassandra (OC) (This is her second ever cosplay)
3rd Place Needlework – Jeezz_Louise as Harley Quinn from Batman: The Animated Series
Judges Favourite – FrostyKitty Cosplay as Gorou from Genshin Impact
Best Newcomer – Chkombi as Neytiri from Avatar
Most Creative Techniques – Just Plain Cal as The Bone Armour set from Monster Hunter World
Best Prop – MonlyFans as Shoretrooper Grunt from Star Wars
Best Wig – Ruthie_Music as Rapunzel from Tangled
Green Leaf (Best use of recycled materials and upcycling) – Isola as Nobushi from For Honour

 Thank you to all who competed and supported this year’s competition! We can wait to see all your cosplays at the next one!
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Get Your Hands on The All-New HONOR 70 5G with Industry’s First Solo Cut Vlog Mode today

Get Your Hands on The All-New HONOR 70 5G with Industry’s First Solo Cut Vlog Mode today

HONOR Launches the all-new HONOR 70, The Best Vlog Phone*

South Africa, 1st September 2022: Global technology brand, HONOR, has once again reinvented its offerings to cater to digital audiences with the official availability of HONOR 70 5G in the region. The brand-new HONOR 70 5G features an impressive camera system with SONY IMX800 Dual Main Camera, as well as innovative vlog capabilities with the Industry’s First Solo Cut Vlog Mode.

Designed to meet the different tastes of the fashion-conscious crowd, the HONOR 70 is available in splendid colors including the iconic Crystal Silver, and Midnight Black.

HONOR 70 5G + (Redcore 1 GB) – is available now for pre-order. You can get it from Vodacom at the price of R749 with 24 months of installments, or at R579 with 36 months of installments. Available in premium colors Crystal Silver and Midnight Black. With the purchase consumers also get a chance to get R500 accessory voucher. The device is also available through MTN in the hero color the Crystal Silver and comes with Mega Talk/Gigs XS at a price of R799 with 24 months of installments, or R549 with 36 months of installments. Through MTN consumers can also avail 2000mAh power bank as a gift. Both versions come with Google Mobile Services.

Industry’s First Solo Cut Vlog Mode and SONY IMX800 Camera Sensor

Bringing remarkable videography innovations to empower the younger generation to fulfil their vlogging aspirations, the HONOR 70 5G delivers 4K video recording in 30fps in standard video recording and debuts the first-ever Solo Cut Vlog Mode, enabling budding creators to produce portrait vlogs using Person Autofocus Tracking Technology. With Seamless Focus Switch, users can change the focus of the video to spotlight a different subject at the tap of a finger.

Featuring a 54MP SONY IMX800 Main Video Camera, the HONOR 70 5G debuts the Sony flagship 1/1.49-inch SONY IMX800 camera sensor, which captures more light for brighter and more detailed pictures, especially in backlit and night scenarios. The HONOR 70 5G is also equipped with a 50MP 122o Ultra-Wide camera which also doubles as a Macro Camera.



Aesthetic Design Inspired by Symmetrical Geometry and the Craftsmanship of Jewelry

Continuing the curved Dual-Ring design of the N Series, the HONOR 70 5G features an axisymmetric camera setup, drawing inspiration from the craftsmanship of jewelry design.  Exceptionally thin, sleek, and stylish, the HONOR 70 5G boasts a thickness of just 7.91mm with a weight of just 178g, so it effortlessly fits into small handbags and pockets.

Superb Performance with a Robust 66W HONOR SuperCharge

Packed with self-developed single-cell dual-loop battery design, the HONOR 70 5G brings users a thin body size and low power loss. The HONOR 70 5G delivers a fast-charging experience with the 66W HONOR Wired SuperCharge technology, users can juice up HONOR 70 5G to 60% from 3% in just 20 minutes using the included charger, ensuring users can rapidly power up their device.



Established in 2013, HONOR is a leading global provider of smart devices. We are committed to becoming a global iconic tech brand and enabling a smart life across all scenarios and all channels, for all people. With a strategic focus on innovation, quality and service, HONOR is dedicated to developing technology that empowers people around the globe to go beyond through its R&D capabilities and forward-looking technology, as well as creating a new intelligent world for everyone with its portfolio of innovative products.

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Days of Play 2022 Sale commences today

Days of Play offers discounts across a wide range of PlayStation games and products for a limited period.

We’re pleased to announce that the Days of Play sale commences today, lasting until 8th June, with fantastic deals on select PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games as well as other select products at retail.

Selection of PlayStation games included

Standard Retail Price  Promotion Price
GOD OF WAR (PS4 HITS)            349.99         199.99
GOD OF WAR III REMASTERED (PS4 HITS)            349.99         199.99
GRAN TURISMO SPORT (PS4 HITS)            349.99         199.99
HORIZON ZERO DAWN COMPLETE EDT(PS4 HITS)            349.99         199.99
INFAMOUS SECOND SON (PS4 HITS)            349.99         199.99
RATCHET & CLANK (PS4 HITS)            349.99         199.99
THE LAST OF US (PS4 HITS)            349.99         199.99
UNCHARTED NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION (PS4 HITS)            349.99         199.99
RESIDENT EVIL 7 (PS4 HITS)            349.99         199.99
DOOM ETERNAL (PS4)            349.99         199.99
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS 4 (PS4)            349.99         199.99
MONSTER HUNTER WORLD (PS4)            349.99         199.99
MOTOGP 21 (PS4)            349.99         199.99
RIDE4 (PS4)            349.99         199.99
SAINTS ROW IV RE-ELECTED & GAT OUT OF HELL (PS4)            349.99         199.99
SEGA MEGADRIVE CLASSICS (PS4)            349.99         199.99
THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME 2 (PS4)            349.99         199.99
TWO POINT HOSPITAL-JUMBO EDITION (PS4)            349.99         199.99
ALAN WAKE REMASTERED (PS4)            399.99         299.99
AMONG US – CREWMATE EDT (PS4)            499.99         299.99
BIOMUTANT (PS4)            499.99         299.99
KENA: BRIDGE OF SPIRITS (PS4)            499.99         299.99
NERF LEGENDS (PS4)            499.99         299.99
NICKELODEON ALL STAR BRAWL (PS4)            499.99         299.99
SNIPER GHOST WARRIOR CONTRACTS 2 (PS4)            499.99         299.99
STAR WARS JEDI KNIGHT COLLECTION (PS4)            499.99         299.99
STAR WARS RACER & COMMANDO COMBO (PS4)            499.99         299.99
DAYS GONE (PS4)            699.99         399.99
GHOST OF TSUSHIMA (PS4)            699.99         399.99
MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION (PS4)            699.99         399.99
THE LAST OF US II STANDARD PLUS (PS4)            699.99         399.99
GHOST OF TSUSHIMA DIRECTOR’S CUT – REMASTERED (PS4)            999.99         799.99
MARVEL’S SPIDERMAN MILES MORALES (PS4)         1 199.99         799.99
SACKBOY A BIG ADVENTURE! (PS4)         1 199.99         599.99
UNCHARTED LEGACY OF THIEVES COLLECTION (PS5)            899.99         599.99
SACKBOY A BIG ADVENTURE! (PS5)         1 299.99         699.99
DEMON’S SOULS REMAKE (PS5)         1 399.99         799.99
DEATHLOOP (PS5)         1 299.99         799.99
MARVEL’S SPIDERMAN: MILES MORALES (PS5)         1 299.99         799.99
RETURNAL (PS5)         1 299.99         799.99
GHOST OF TSUSHIMA DIRECTOR’S CUT – REMASTERED (PS5)         1 199.99         799.99
GHOSTWIRE:TOKYO (PS5)         1 099.99         799.99
RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART (PS5)         1 299.99         799.99

PS5 Accessories 

PS5 DualSense wireless controllers in White, Midnight Black, Cosmic Red, Starlight Blue, Nova Pink, and Galactic Purple are discounted for the duration of the Days of Play sale at select retailers.

Standard Retail Price  Promotion Price
PS5 DUALSENSE WHITE         1 499.99      1 199.99
PS5 DUALSENSE COSMIC RED         1 499.99      1 199.99
PS5 DUALSENSE GALACTIC PURPLE         1 499.99      1 199.99
PS5 DUALSENSE MIDNIGHT BLACK         1 499.99      1 199.99
PS5 DUALSENSE NOVA PINK         1 499.99      1 199.99
PS5 DUALSENSE STARLIGHT BLUE         1 499.99      1 199.99

Participating Retailers include BT Games, Checkers Hyper, Game, Game4U, Incredible Connection, KOODOO, Loot, Makro, The Nexus Hub, RARU, Takealot, ToysRus and Toyzone.

Also check out a selection of top offerings on the PlayStation Store*.

*Days of Play sale runs from Wednesday 25 May 00.00am until Wednesday 8 June at 11.59pm with promotional items available only while stocks last.

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Disney+ South African Launch

Yesterday (18 May 2022) Disney Plus was officially launched here in South Africa and we had the honour of being invited to the launch event at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit hosted by Disney Africa. It was a night of fun, food and music where local celebrities and super fans got to celebrate the streaming service and all it has to offer.

When you arrived at the event you were greeted with a large projection of the Disney Plus logo on the side of the venue and a few led light blue lanterns. After being signed in you made your way to the blue carpet where local news agencies such as Soweto TV and SABC had cameras set up to interview the guest and take pictures. Afterwards, each guest received a blue drink (can you guess the colour of the night) and popcorn as they waited for the main show to start. While waiting guests could take in the view of the city skyline, mingle, and have fun having a 360-video filmed of themselves and friends.

The main event took place in a different hall where there were no less than 5 stages! The centre stage was the main stage where they opened the event and did a countdown to the official launch. After the count down Disney pulled out all the stops showing a selection of clips from a variety of their properties such as Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and National Geographic, the video would then seamless transition to live feeds 3 locations in South Africa, the first was the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban (which looks similar to the Disney Plus logo), where they light up the roof just like the Disney Plus Logo, next the feed went on to show Zeitz Museum Silos in Cape Town where they had projected some of their most iconic posters and some cute animations from various IPS. Lastly, the feed went to Soccer City in Johannesburg where they had a fireworks show official bringing in Disney Plus.  You can watch the video here of the opening:

The rest of the evening was made up of shows and performances highlighting the different aspects of Disney Plus. These performances were a combination of videos, live dancers, and live aerial artists from the Cirque. A separate performance was done for the National Geographic content, Encanto, Star Wars, The Stars Content and finally for the Black is King documentary by Beyonce. They surprised those in attendance with a live performance by local artist Busiswa performing some of her most popular and famous songs.

Overall, the event was extremely enjoyable highlighting what Disney Plus has to offer to its South African audience, the show went smoothly, the food and drinks did not disappoint, the staff were (as always) a dream and the best part is that the guest list was made up of people from all fandoms and walks of life.

We were also lucky enough to be gifted a Disney+ 12 Month sub from Disney themselves, I think the packaging speaks for itself with how amazing it is.


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