What is ICON?

ICON is South Africa’s longest running comics,¬†gaming and popular culture convention, this year taking place across three amazing days: Saturday, April 20th to Monday, April 22nd 2019.

Each year, ICON provides the best in pop culture retail and experiences, boardgaming & tabletop warfare, cosplay competitions, national tournaments, educational panels, and, most of all, loads of fun!


Each year, ICON CGC brings you the best in local and international guests covering the gamut of popular culture topics, all ready to share their advice and experiences with their fan base. Get up close and personal for an autograph or book signing, or enjoy listening to them talk on their chosen topics and professions.

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ICON CGC has long been the home of the biggest tabletop gaming events in South Africa: from regional competitions to national and international qualifiers, ICON is home to the best competitive board, CCG, RPG and tabletop gaming in the country. But beyond the competition, ICON also provides a raft of entertaining activities including Live Action Role Playing demonstrations, our popular ‘Comedy Night’, and ‘Awards Ceremony’, where we honour the victors!

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From comic books to game design, fiction writing to podcasting and so much more, ICON leads the way with dozens of informative and educational panels, all lived streamed around the world – a first for a South African pop culture convention. Whatever your interest, whatever your geek fandom, ICON CGC is the best time of the year for you to ‘level up’!

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Merchandise and ticket information coming soon!

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Emperors Palace
64 Jones Road, Kempton Park Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 928 1000


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