Blogs

All the latest news from ICON CGC!
20
Apr

Kids Activities All Weekend @ ICON 2019!

Need something for the young ones to help keep them not only occupied but stimulated? Look no further than ICON 2019! The following activities will be available this weekend: Dungeons & Dragons Colouring-In Competition: try your hand at bringing a D&D battle scene to life! LEGO Speedbuilds & Freebuilds: Speedbuild competitions every hour from 11 am daily, but for the younger fans there is a Freebuild area, and a small surprise with every build! Anime Cinema: the best of all ages anime playing in Centre Court from 10 am Kids Cosplay Competition: open kids cosplay competition taking place on Monday...
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20
Apr

ICON 2019 Welcomes The Johannesburg LEGO User Group!

It is with great pleasure ICON 2019 announces the Johannesburg LEGO User Group (JHB LUG) will be in attendance this weekend at Emperors Palace! The JHB LUG team will be providing a number of their “My Own Creations” (MOCs), which will be located throughout the venue, and have helped co-ordinate a massive LEGO Speedbuild competition!  
19
Apr

Important IDW “FULL BLEED” Update!

Due to the impressive response we’ve received around our IDW “FULL BLEED” competition, the decision has been made by IDW and ICON CGC to expand the competition – which also means an extension on the time frame! We’ve received a number of inquiries from outside the SA borders about entering the competition, and there’s little chance of those countries getting a pop culture event to run their own competition any time soon. Entries will be opened to the following countries: South Africa Zimbabwe Mozambique Madagascar Mauritius Reunion Swaziland Namibia Botswana Angola Zambia Because of this, the deadline will be pushed...
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16
Apr

#ICON2019 Welcomes Comic Book Legend Ron Marz!

Better late than never – but heroes are always on time, right? It’s with great pleasure we can now announce ICON2019’s comic book guest is the inimitable Ron Marz! Ron’s expansive body of work covers some of the biggest titles in comic books, with incredible runs on the #SilverSurfer during the height of the Infinity Gauntlet/War/Crusade, and the now legendary #GreenLantern run which changed Hal Jordan and the Corps forever! Ron will be a full weekend guest, check out our session schedule (http://bit.ly/2rJD6QU) to see when you can catch him in action!
13
Apr

@PokemonGOapp Partnering With #ICON2019 At Emperors Palace!

We’re excited to announce that @PokemonGOapp will be partnering up with us for our upcoming #ICON2019 event at Emperors Palace! Attending Trainers can enjoy special in-game bonuses like Pokémon spawns (more frequent Pokémon appearances in the wild) and extended Lure duration! Tickets to #ICON2019 available now!
5
Apr

Tabletop RPGs Return in Full Force To ICON 2019!

Tabletop roleplaying has long been a staple of ICON Comics & Games Convention. This year, with an increased dedicated space, ICON CGC has expanded the RPG offering to cover everyone – grizzled veterans to brave, new warriors. Here’s a breakdown of the smorgasboard of RPG offerings! New to Roleplaying? – This year we are running multiple demonstration games so that the maximum number of new enthusiasts can experience some of our favourite systems. So, sign yourself up, bring a friend or bring the whole family! We are running four sessions of Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition and two sessions of...
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4
Apr

IDW Publishing “Full Bleed” Competition @ ICON 2019!

ICON 2019 brings all those creatives out there an art submission competition in conjunction with IDW Publishing’s premiere publication FULL BLEED. Produced quarterly, this comics and culture hardcover magazine celebrates the best in comics, fiction, non-fiction, interviews and more. Local comic book artists will have the chance to be highlighted in the Spring edition of FULL BLEED, with the competition winners having their art showcased in a five page spread focusing on South African artists. FULL BLEED is curated and edited by IDW Publishing’s Creative Director Dirk Wood, alongside IDW Publishing Former CEO/Founder Ted Adams. On Saturday afternoon, April 20th,...
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