Cape Town hosts FanCon for comic lovers

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Hundreds of Cape Town comic book fans were in for a treat this weekend as the city hosted the inaugural FanCon.

Hundreds of Cape Town comic book fans were in for a treat this weekend as the city hosted the inaugural FanCon.

CAPE TOWN - Comic books fans had a treat this weekend in Cape Town.

The city played host to the inaugural Cape Town FanCon, where hundreds of fans took part.

It was a veritable feast for fantasy and science fiction enthusiasts, as well as comic book lovers looking to boost their collections.

Event organisers said the fans&39; response has been excellent.

“We did hit our capacity, we were full jam packed. Today is looking like really good strong turnout even though it&39;s Mother&39;s Day but a brilliant turnout. I think Cape Town has really come out for this show I am really impressed,” said event organiser, Nizar Abrahams.

Abrahams said FanCon is geek heaven for fans with activities galore, including cosplay, dance performances and the obligatory Geek Quiz .

Rare and vintage comic books were on display, while writers and illustrators from home and abroad were in attendance to enthral the crowds.

The organisers said they&39;re hoping the event becomes a prominent feature on the comic book social calendar.

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