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All the latest news from ICON CGC!
6
Jun

VALERIAN Is Coming!

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is the visually spectacular new adventure from the legendary director of ‘The Fifth Element’, ‘Lucy’ and ‘The Professional’, Luc Besson, and you can win tickets to the awesome pre-screen event at Hyde Park, Johannesburg! Based on the groundbreaking French graphic novel which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers, the movie follows Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne), a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order in the 28th century. A mysterious dark force threatens the peaceful existence of Alpha, the City of a Thousand Planets, and the duo must race...
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6
Jun

SANBS Blood Drive At ICON 2017!

In the time honoured tradition of the biggest conventions around the world, ICON Comics & Games Convention is proud to announce that the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) will be conducting a blood drive at #ICON2017! Giving blood is one of the most important things you can do, because you’re giving the gift of life – just like a super hero! Thousands of patients every day rely on these precious donations, and its important to develop a habit of donating regularly. ICON CGC wants to help you get into that habit with this special opportunity In addition to the the...
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6
Jun

E3 Breakdown

Last year, ICON 2016 was proud to host an E3 Breakdown panel, led by Pippa Tshablala, which covered the biggest news from the event and what it meant for SA gamers. This year, we’re taking it up another level. As E3 runs directly into ICON, we’ve sent Pippa to cover E3 directly, and she’ll be broadcasting LIVE from Los Angeles to give her first hand feedback on this year’s trade show. Pippa will be joined at E3 by Mweb GameZone’s Marco Cocomello and together they’ll be giving you a chance to see exclusive E3 footage from the panels, press meetings and...
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5
Jun

Nickelodeon Announcement: What does it mean, and how much fun will we have?

ICON Comics & Games Convention is proud to announce that Nickelodeon, through MTV Networks Africa, has agreed to be our exclusive media partner for our #ICON2017 birthday celebration event! But what does this actually mean for SA’s longest running comics, gaming and pop culture convention? Firstly, Nickelodeon will be running advertisements for #ICON2017 on the Nickelodeon and Nicktoons channels each day between now and 17th June to help promote the event. Plus they’ll let everyone know about #ICON2017 via their social media. Where does the fun come in? The big news for attendees to ICON 2017 this year: Hall 2 at Gallagher Convention Centre...
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2
Jun

#ICON2017 Announces Nickelodeon As Official Media Partner

ICON Comics and Games Convention is proud to announce Nickelodeon has joined #ICON2017 as the official media partner of this year’s anniversary event. Not only will Nickelodeon provide television and digital ad consideration to the event, there will be two major Nickelodeon attractions on the floor during the entire convention, from Friday morning on June 16 to Sunday night at 5 pm on June 18. More information around the partnership will be released on Monday, 5th June, including details of the specific attraction, so stay tuned!    
30
May

ICON CGC’s Official Press Release Thanks To Twiga Communications!

25th edition of SA’s ICON Comic and Games Convention, official press release Johannesburg, 24 May 2017 – Bigger and better than ever before, with growing international status, the 25th edition of the ICON Comic and Games Convention (ICON CGC), Home of the Super-Hero, returns to Johannesburg’s Gallagher Convention Centre from the 16th-18th June 2017 over the Youth Day Long Weekend. It is South Africa’s longest running and largest pop culture event – the destination for leading gaming and pop culture experts and anyone looking to celebrate their fantasy world while being immersed in a compelling and exciting storyline. This celebration...
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11
Apr

ICON CGC Announces Partnership With Student Brands

ICON Comics & Gaming Convention, South Africa’s longest running pop culture event, is proud to announce it has entered into an official partnership with Student Brands, South Africa’s leading student portal. Student Brands provides ICON CGC a key messaging channel to over 100,000 current and former students, many of whom take their first steps into geek and pop culture at varsity level. The ICON CGC team will be responsible for providing continued content on the Student Brands platforms, beginning with an ‘Introduction To Pop Culture’. This multi-part article series will introduce students to various aspects of geek and popular culture...
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11
Apr

ICON CGC Welcomes International Cosplay Sensation Linda “Vampy Bit Me” Le!

IGN says her “cosplay skills are off the charts“. Kotaku calls her “a cosplay machine, renowned for not just the quality of her costumes, but their variety as well.” She brought San Diego Comic Con to its knees as Morrigan from Darkstalkers. She’s been rated as one of the ten most popular cosplayers in the world and now she’s coming to South Africa! ICON CGC is proud to announce that Linda “Vampy Bit Me” will be our International Cosplay Guest of Honour for #ICON2017 Linda will be attending ICON over all three days where she’ll be part of our stellar panel...
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