Comic and games convention comes to Gallagher

Guests who will take part in the icon Comic and Games Convention to be held on 16 to 18 June.


The Gallagher Convention Centre will host the Icon Comic and Games Convention from 16 to 18 June.

The 25th edition of the convention promises to be bigger and better than before with growing international status. This celebration of gaming, storytelling, role-playing and technology, positions Icon Comic and Games Convention as the ideal introduction to gaming for people of all ages and interests.

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The three-day adventure boasts local thought leaders, over 40 speaker panels, expert player showdowns, a comedy event and innovative activation, including multinational tech giants such as Canon Gigabyte and MakerBot, among others.

“What we’ve learnt from a quarter century of convening Icon is that ‘geeks’ are no longer on the fringe. Mainstream media exposure has made their expertise, enthusiasm and points of obsession with hobbies and intellectual pursuits accessible. Gaming and storytelling releases a part of everyone’s being. We just facilitate access to it in a myriad of ways,” said Icon’s director Les Allen.

Local thought leaders included in the line-up of panelists will be tech analyst and commentator, Arthur Goldstuck and Nikki Bush. Six of the country’s funniest comedians will take to the stage on 17 June.

Tickets are on sale at a R120 for a one-day pass. Weekend passes and limited VIP tickets are also available at

What would you like to see at the convention? Tweet @MidrandReporter

Lungile Dube

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