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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!

Netsurit creates a gaming event for their employees – Netsurit LAN Jam 2020

It’s great to see that company do look after staff and Netsurit definitely lives up to one of its core values of Family. Netsurit decided to hold a gaming event for their staff and instead of just doing a normal LAN, they actually created a mini expo.

The gaming event, called Netsurit LAN Jam, is the first and hopefully many more will still come in the future. Leon de Bruin, the Client Services Manager, along with a team of other staff took up the mantle to create this event. The team consisted of Akash Munsaur, Paul Grobler, Peter Ewang, Kyle Swanepoel, Dennis Moore, Kyle Osler and Shaun Davis. They utilized their partnership with some clients to be able to setup a wonderful event.

Gamefinity the distributor of PlayStation in South Africa along with Koodoo came on board and provided 9 PS4 units for the event for tournaments and some freeplay areas. There was a ton of game available and the PSVR with Beat Saber was especially a hit. The tournaments consisted of FIFA, Gran Tourismo and Mortal Kombat.

Reed Exhibitions with their Reed POP team brought some of the Comic Con Africa and Comic Con Cape Town team to talk to people about these awesome events. Cat’s Tail Cosplay was there as well to expose the people to what Cosplay is and also have some fun with everyone.

BlackChef food truck was there as well, providing food to the people who were starving for some great food and they also got engaged to the rest of the event.

The people who attended the LAN has great fun with COD Warzone released as a free to play game just the week before the event. Sades South Africa was there as well to join in and sponsored some great prizes for the LAN tournament.

The video above was created by one of the staff members of Netsurit, Mlingo Thangelane and his team at Snap Jozi. They did an Amazing job putting this together and it captures the magic that this event created.

The first Netsurit LAN Jam was an incredible event and hopefully we will see more to come. If you want to find out more about Netsurit and what they do and offer just follow the links below:

Netsurit Website
Netsurit YouTube
Netsurit FaceBook

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