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CCCT x Fancon Regional Championships of Cosplay Competition 2023

Capetonians! Dust off your superhero costumes, review your wish list of collectables and get your gaming on – Comic Con Cape Town in partnership with FanCon is headed your way!

A four-day fun-filled festival featuring a large range of pop culture and entertainment elements across virtually all genres, including international and local Comic Artists, Film and TV celebrities, and Cosplay championships. There is something for everyone to enjoy, whether you are a casual fan or a bona fide geek. We are passionate about developing local fandoms, services and pop culture.

Superhero or sidekick – there are exciting activations to enjoy that include professional gaming tournaments, other gaming activations, cosplay competitions, and new movie and series promotions. Comic-Con Cape Town x Fancon visitors can also enjoy celebrity panel discussions, seminars, workshops, and autograph sessions.

Comic-Con Cape Town x Fancon Regional Championships of Cosplay Competition is the highlight of Comic-Con Cape Town x Fancon cosplay activities. The 2023 overall winner of this regional championship gets sponsored by Comic-Con Cape Town to go through to the Comic Con Africa Championships of Cosplay finals which will be hosted at Comic Con Africa in September 2023.

Comic Con Cape Town will take place on 27 – 30 April 2023 at CTICC2, Cape Town.

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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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Comic Con Africa Championship of Cosplay 2022 Entries are open!

THIS IS HAPPENING! 😱😱 From today you can apply to compete in the Comic Con Africa Championship of Cosplay here: https://bit.ly/CCA2022_ChampOfCosplay 👑👑

The Champions of Cosplay is the main cosplay competition that takes place annually at Comic Con Africa. There are two other competitions taking place daily: Kidscon Casual Cosplay Competition and Comic Con Africa casual Cosplay Competition.
The first Comic Con Africa Championship of Cosplay took place in 2018 where Kinpatsu Cosplay took the title with her Sister of Battle, in 2019 Jinxie Cosplay won with her Bathory Blood Priestess, and then in 2020 Jessie Jestar won the online Competition with her Sister of Battle.

What makes the Comic Con Africa Championship of Cosplay such a unique competition is that the winner gets to represent Africa at the Cosplay Central Crown Championships of Cosplay where they compete against other top cosplayers from across the world. Kinpatsu Cosplay represented Africa at C2E2 in 2019 and come 2nd overall. In 2020 Jinxie Cosplay represented Africa at C2E2 and came 1st overall winning the title Crown Champion of Cosplay.

This year’s winner will represent Africa at MCM London Comic Con 2021 in the Cosplay Central Crown Championship of Cosplay. The winner will receive sponsored flights and accommodation from Comic Con Africa and go straight into the finals at MCM London and will compete against other top cosplayers from across the world.

Entry forms: https://bit.ly/CCA2022_ChampOfCosplay
Rule Book: https://bit.ly/CCA2022_CosplayRuleBook

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Stand a Chance to win a ASUS Z690 Motherboard

ASUS is celebrating the launch of the new Intel Z690 by giving away a brand new ASUS Prime Z690-A motherboard! That’s right folks you can get your hands on a Z690 motherboard(if you win) by just following this link “Asus Z690 Competition” below and following the prompts to enter!

Here is the official press release for this awesome Competition from ASUS:

Johannesburg, South Africa, November 04, 2021 ASUS South Africa launched a competition today to mark the arrival of their new range of Z690 motherboards in South Africa. To stand a chance to win an ASUS Prime Z690-A motherboard, simply go to https://bit.ly/3q1TBIh and enter by correctly answering five questions about the new range of Z690 motherboards. Each correct answer will earn you one entry into the lucky draw, for which the winner will be announced one week after the competition closes.

The new ASUS Z690 motherboards will support both the new DDR5 memory module on selected models and PCIe® 5.0 slots for both video cards and storage. The ASUS Z690 platform ― covering ROG Maximus to the ROG Strix, TUF Gaming, ProArt and Prime motherboards ― is built to support all-new 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors that feature up to 16 cores and 24 threads. All motherboards will have built-in support for Windows 11 and LGA 1200 CPU coolers to help DIY builders get up and running more smoothly.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

All products mention will be available in the coming weeks from all leading South African retailers who sell ASUS products online and in-store. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

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Win a Knockout City Xbox One game code!

Thanks to the guys over at EA, we have two(yes Two) Xbox One game codes for EA’s Knockout City!

Knockout City Xbox One Giveaway

Welcome to Knockout City! This team-based multiplayer game created by Velan Studios is dodgeball like you’ve never played before. Flex your style, master position,timing, and teamwork by throwing, catching, passing and dodging, and become the weapon in this incredibly deep and highly competitive experience that will smack you in the face with surprises. It ain’t dodgeball, it’s DODGEBRAWL. Available on PC and consoles, brawlers unite on the platform of your choice, with cross-play and cross progression carried across systems.

Welcome To Knockout City

They say that it’s all fun and games until someone gets hit in the face. Well in Knockout City that’s where the fun begins! The over-the-top intensity brings out an attitude that leans into the thrill of competition while celebrating the humor and absurdity found only in dodgeball. From Knockout Roundabout’s traffic clogged main streets, to the dizzying rooftop heights of the city’s tallest buildings in Rooftop Rumble, Crews of rebellious and irreverent brawlers roam the streets battling for dominance. Get ready, because in Knockout City there’s only one way to settle scores — dodgeBRAWL.

Key Features

Over-The-Top Dodgeball Action – At launch, Knockout City features five multiplayer maps, each with its own unique set of obstacles and advantages, and one interactive environment where you and your Crew can practice. Choose between six distinct ball types including the explosive Bomb Ball, a ticking hot potato that will blow up when the fuse runs out, or the gravity defying Moon Ball, that knocks opponents higher and farther away. You’ll also be able toball-up” and become the weapon in fast-paced multiplayer matches.

Crews Run This Town Teamplay is essential in Knockout City. Play, progress and earn as part of a Crew to defeat the competition. You can play 3v3, 4v4 or free-for-all quick matches in Street Play, a competitive game in League play or in a Private Match with friends. It’s easy to pick up and play, but practice is key to dodgeball dominance and spectacular KOs. And, since the game features cross-play and cross-progression at launch, you and your Crew of up to 32 friends can team up across platforms, even switch between platforms with progress intact, to take down rival Crews.

Define Your Style You can customize your Crew and your character to show off your unique style with hundreds of cosmetic items and progression levels. With 17 cosmetic slots and 3 character presets to save your favorite cosmetic builds, choose from a large array of outfits, hairstyles, gliders, taunts, KO effects and much more to show off both your individual and Crew attitude. It’s more fun when each Crew arrives in style, so don’t forget to deck out the team car that is also customizable!

Play On, Post-Launch The fun doesn’t stop at launch! Knockout City will feature a ton of new content each season, which will be available to all players at no additional charge. The post-launch content could include new maps, modes, balls, limited time events and more, giving players new ways to play. The game will also feature new seasonally themed cosmetics that can be earned through new challenges, rank play or purchased in the Brawl Shop.

World Class Development Studio From the makers of mixed reality real-world racing game Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Velan Studios is composed of a team of industry veterans with the mission of creating breakthrough games that are magic. Many of the team worked on several of the most innovative game franchises of the last 20 years including Skylanders and Guitar Hero.

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Bloodshot – Locally Shot Movie Starring Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel take’s centre stage as Bloodshot in the new movie adaption

Based on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an unstoppable force –stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not – but he’s on a mission to find out.

Bloodshot was shot in Cape Town and features 2 of the 3 Goliath brothers, Jason and Donovan. The brothers were proud to have made it into the movie, be it for the 10 seconds as their Instagram post suggests:

COMPETITION TIME:

If you would like to win Double Tickets to watch the Bloodshot pre-screening, all you have to do is enter the form below and you could be randomly picked to be part of the pre-screening action.

Pre-Screening Details:

  • When: 12 March 2020 at 20:00
  • Where: Monte Casino, Johannesburg

Bloodshot hits cinemas on Friday 13th.

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