As you may have seen on our social media, we will be at FanCon 2016 this weekend! The hype is real and we are amped.
FanCon evolved from the popular Free Comic Book Day event, hosted in Cape Town by Readers Den. Readers Den are good people. They’ve been working tirelessly for years to grow the South African comic culture, and to grow the market for South African comics. They’ve put in an enormous amount of resources and hours to make this event happen and we are so proud to be part of what is essentially South Africa’s first proper comic con. Good job guys! We’re behind you all the way.
FanCon 2016 will be held at The Lookout at the V&A Waterfront. It will run from Saturday the 7th to Sunday the 8th. Doors open to the public at 10am on both days, and close at 7pm on Saturday, and 6pm on Sunday.
Here are the price deets:
Day pass – R100 per day
Weekend 2 day pass – R160
Children 12 years and under FREE with an accompanying paying adult.
Tickets are available through Computicket.
Weekend tickets will only be available through Computicket until Friday 6 May. Thereafter one day tickets will be available at the door each day.
More detailed ticket info is available on the official FanCon website.
We will be at stand A25 (click the thumbnail for full size version, click here to see the map and full listings on the FanCon website):
What you can expect from us:
We still have limited stock of Chapters 1-4 of Cottonstar. Grab those early on because we get the feeling we’re going to run out. No reprints of those will be made again unless we get a bulk order of 100+. We want to focus our finances on putting together a big run of Volume 1 of Cottonstar, which will be a collection of Chapters 1-5, plus some extra content! More on that at a later stage.
Next, Chapter 5 is complete and will be available for purchase! You still have two more pages to go before you get to see the end, but if you come to FanCon this weekend, you can see the epilogue plus new cover a week early! Plus you get a physical comic to hold in your very hands, wowee! 😀
Did someone say mugs? We got mugs! Here they are:
We have very limited stock of these for FanCon, but if they do run out, we will take orders for another run. We will also stock them online at Indiecomics once FanCon is over!
We will also have the usual selection of posters, sketch edition comics, buttons, stickers, magnets and more. We also have special discounts on bundles and sets of items.
Lastly, some awesome news: We now have card facilities! We’ve invested in a Yoco wireless card reader, and can now accept paymenst via Visa and Mastercard. We also still have Snapscan if you prefer using that. Bring cash in any case though, because many of the other stands don’t have card facilities.
The hashtag people will be using to post pics and things is #FanCon2016. Give that a follow if you are keen on seeing live tweets and instagram pics!
That’s about it for now! See you guys there! 😀
Danelle & Ben