fancon 2016

FanCon is a comic con held in Cape Town, South Africa and is the first event of its kind to focus primarily on the comics industry as well as all affiliated industries such as manga, anime, movies & TV,  table top gaming, console gaming, cosplay, and all related pop culture and geek interests. The event was born out of the long established Free Comic Book Day event organised by Readers Den Comic Shop, and the inaugural FanCon event seeks to expand and build upon the FCBD event with an even greater presence for all things comics and pop culture related, and firmly establish the comic con phenomenon in Cape Town and South Africa as a whole.

What can attendees expect over the 2 day weekend on 7 and 8 May 2016 at the stunning The Lookout venue at the V & A Waterfront : exhibitors and vendors promoting their brands and selling their products, including exclusive sales and specials offered by vendors; a marketplace of vendors selling a wide range of geek merchandise; an artist alley of local and national comic book artists showcasing, launching, and selling their comic books, graphic novels, and art related products; a programme of panels, talks, and author/artist signings; a visual feast of cosplay attendees, including a cosplay competition, masquerade, and parade ; a variety of live stage performances; an exhibit of rare & vintage comics, original comic art, and eye-popping displays of statues and models; gaming tournaments and demo’s;  a kids zone to keep young fans entertained; food & drinks vendors, many with superhero and anime inspired offerings; and much more !

FanCon is organised and primarily sponsored by Readers Den Comic Shop, the same team that brought you the popular Free Comic Book Day Cape Town event over the past 14 years !


Exhibitors and vendors who fit the above profile are welcome to enquire about stand space, or if you wish to enquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the organisers via the contact form or email us at