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All the latest news from ICON CGC!
19
Mar

Exhibitor Applications Now Available!

With increased floor space and a prime location at Emperors Palace, there’s never been a better time to be part of the longest running comics, gaming and pop culture event in Africa! Download the 2019 Exhibitor Pack now, time’s running out! ICON_2019_Exhibitor_Pack_V1-0 If there are any questions or queries, you can contact Grant Charlton on email – gracrom@icon.co.za!
11
Feb

Important ICON 2019 Information!

With #ICON2019 fast approaching, here’s an update on the major things happening with our 27th event! While some final details are still TBC, here’s what we can tell you so far, leading with our first major announcement: #ICON2019 will be located in the Convention Centre: after some prolonged negotiations, ICON will be moving into the Convention Centre area inside the Emperors Palace complex! #ICON2019 will be running across multiple rooms throughout the complex, providing space to each gaming event as well as a separate exhibitor stall space. Being in the Convention Centre complex also means ICON will be exposed to...
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23
Jan

WCS 2019 SA Regional Qualifier Ruleset Is Now Available!

The ruleset for this year’s World Cosplay Summit 2019 SA Regional Qualifier is now available! This ruleset provides everything you need to know about submitting your application to be part of the biggest global cosplay event, as well as a template Construction Report file you’ll need to show the judges just how you made your awesome costumes. And now there are more ways to win! Due to high standard of the competitors at the World Cosplay Summit Championship event, we want to give South African teams as much time as possible to bring out their best when taking on the...
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26
Nov

What Is Cosplayers.Global?

Cosplayers.Global, opened earlier in 2018, is a platform designed to allow cosplayers all around the world the ability to connect and enjoy cosplay, without the language barrier that can sometimes get in the way. Creating a Cosplayers.Global profile allows you to create your own gallery, post your own cosplay recipies, celebrate character’s birthdays, and also an event tracker to let you know which cosplay events have been logged on the site. Addtionally, Cosplayers.Global runs amazing competitions with great prizes, including the chance to attend the World Cosplay Summit Championships in Nagoya, Japan! These competitions are over and above the actual...
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22
Nov

ICON 2019 Dates Announced

ICON CGC has some changes planned for 2019! As you may know from our updated header images, ICON CGC is making the move from our traditional mid-year anniversary to Easter. This isn’t a decision that was made on the spur of the moment – there are a number of factors the ICON Team had to consider before making the decision. Here are the reasons for the decision, and some other FAQs you may have: a) Our partnership with Emperors Palace: the team at Emperors Palace have been fantastic in getting behind ICON CGC, and have started putting plans in place...
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5
Mar

ICON 2018 Takes SA Cosplay To The Globe With World Cosplay Summit!

It’s been in the pipeline for a while, but ICON Comics & Games Convention is now proud to announce – South Africa will be part of the global World Cosplay¬†Summit (WCS) 2018¬†Championships! Starting in 2003, in Nagoya, Japan, WCS has grown to become the leading cosplay competition around the world, with a staggering 35 regions competing. The Championship doesn’t just judge the quality of participants’ costumes, but also the art direction and overall performance as cosplayers perform actual routines where they embody their characters. World Cosplay Summit’s Takagi Yasuhiro said “We are very happy to announce that South Africa will...
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