You all know how I love comic books. From Marvel and DC, through to IDW and Dark Horse, I think the comic book medium is an important part of human history. And certainly more important than the art of those damn abstract expressionists, whose Jackson Pollock statue I regularly deface in an attempt to prove this. But one thing I’d never done, was to actually attend the gateway drug of comic book events, Free Comic Book Day. Partly because I happen to live in a part of the country which regards comic books as “dem fancy picture books”. This year however, I decided to change things up.
Can you smell it? The aroma of hot glue, EVA Foam and freshly unwrapped comics. Oh hells yeah, that smells like Free Comic Book Day to me! The event may be young, but the growing pains certainly aren’t present. Every year, Free Comic Book Day has grown, thanks in no small part to the event living up to its name and various industry professionals and fans representing in style. Keen on going? Well here’s where you can attend.
Cape Town is a fascinating place. It’s filled to the brim with hipsters and has a mountain that is almost as flat as my introduction to this article! It’s also filled with many of our awesome readers, who we never get to see because we’re all based in Joburg - except for Darryn… he stays in PE, the place that will be used to film the reboot of Escape From New York. Anyways, do you ever feel like the Capetonians you chat to in the comments below are nothing more than online bots? Find out for yourself this weekend at the Lazygamer Cape Town meet!
Hey Cape Town, I know you’re used to seeing all kinds of horror. You’ve dealt with the terror of people questioning your precious flat mountain. You know how frightening it can be for baristas to use full cream milk instead of skim milk in your ultra-skinny latte del grande. Hell, you’re wary of walking the streets at night because those hipsters looks so ironically dangerous. But we’ve got something even more frightening for you…the chance to win one of 85 sets of double movie tickets to the hottest horror flick of the year.
As much as I love spending time clicking away behind my PC, there are times when I want to venture out into the real world. Sure it’s buggy and can use a good few updates, but the graphics are just so darn amazing. Holy hell, look at that Taxi in HD! Anyways, sometimes it just feels like there is nothing to do outside. Kiss those days goodbye (especially if you live in Cape Town). Zombiegamer has a good few events hidden up their shambled sleeves…
I went to the Make Games SA meet up last night in Joburg. It was a smaller turnout than normal, in a ridiculously freezing room, but it was all worthwhile because I saw a trailer that made me really psyched about a local game. I've already supported it on Greenlight, and after payday I'll be throwing money at their Kickstarter. You should, too.
Do you have plans for this weekend? You don’t? You mean you’re going to sit inside and ignore the doorbell when the Mormons come knocking? Testicles to that idea. There’s plenty going on this weekend, if you’re a fan of gaming, anime and other pop culture.
Cape Town, you get a bum deal when it comes to conventions. rAge is exclusive to Johannesburg and the less said about last year’s Comic Con fiasco, the better. What you do get however, is UCON. And it all kicks off in March.
Why so many people want to move to Australia is beyond me, if you want to live in a nanny state with nice beaches and still have some slight freedom then you may as well move to Cape Town. In another stunning act of stupidity the state of South Australia decided it was a good idea to post the following adverts to try and get people to stop gambling.
Over on Facebook, a mini-revolution has been going on. People dissatisfied with existing eSports associations in South Africa have banded together to make a new one. I had a chat with their President, Anthony Nell, to find out more.
Now if that isn’t the best headline I’ve ever come up with I simply don’t know what is...which is ironic since the first bullet point on my content creation slide is “Your headline is your first impression, make it count”
rAge is coming up, and I think I'm most excited about getting my hands on some vibrating triggers. But I'm second most excited about meeting all our awesome community! Okay fine, I'm actually most excited to meet you lot - but don't tell the guys because it will ruin my street cred.
We’ve said it before, but we don’t say it enough: You guys frikkin’ rock. Most people would complain endlessly about having to get up at the crack of noon to write gaming news. Not us though? Because we love you guys. And behind the monitors, you’re all rad to each other as well. Here’s where you Capetonians can meet up and talk about your flat mountain.
As we announced earlier this week we’re all going to head over to Hogshead at Rock Cottage on Saturday the 5th of October at 4pm to have a community meet up after a long day at rAge and you are all obviously invited.
It is time to report the results of the Cape Town Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 regional tournament!