While a traditional Con is not possible in 2021, Comic Con Cape Town, in partnership with the City of Cape Town are excited to announce that they will be bringing a taste of Comic Con to the City this October.

Comic Con Cape Town will be hosting a series of pop culture pop-up activities at different locations around the city for one day only on the 2nd October 2021.


Fans can look forward to exploring exciting pop-up activities like Cosplay Competitions for professionals, casuals and kids, the extremely popular Comic Art Drink & Draw & Sketch-off Competitions, Pop Culture Quiz Sessions, Fandom meet ups across the city, Gaming and Tabletop Competitions and film watch parties to mention a few.

There will be a strong focus on connecting the geek & pop culture communities of Cape Town, with these pop-up activations at various locations with COVID-19 regulated capacities.

Comic Con Cape Town Pop-up around the City will run alongside the renowned Cape Town International Animation Festival and the much-anticipated FAME Week Africa (Film, Arts, Media & Entertainment) all with the goal of doing smaller activations in the current environment and preparation to return and launch as fully-fledged bigger events in 2022.

The Cape Town International Animation Festival will be hosting a hybrid event that hosts both in person and online events.


CTIAF has become renowned for presenting world-class content, from animated films to insightful workshops and masterclasses as well as providing a unique platform to engage with global industry leaders.

The Festival also hosts business-to-business sessions, producer events, networking opportunities and government panel discussions in addition to student competitions, a family programme and an outreach initiative.

These activities along with more information around the pop-up activities will be announced on Comic Con Cape Town and Cape Town International Animation Fests social pages listed below, so fans should keep a close eye on social media.

Comic Con Cape Town Pop-up around the City as well as Cape Town International Animation Festival will be compliant with all government and COVID19 regulations as the health and safety of fans remains of paramount importance and the activations are all subject to change and dependent on any lockdown regulations.

Keep an eye on the Comic Con Cape Town social platforms for more:

Facebook: /ComicConCPT

Twitter: @ComicConCPT

Instagram: @comicconcapetown

Webwww.comicconcapetown.co.za