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City teams up with Comic Con for epic trilogy <p>​</p><span><p>Council has granted approval for the Events Department to enter into an agreement that will see the City supporting Comic Con Cape Town for the 2024, 2025 and 2026 editions.</p><p> </p><p>Comic Con Cape Town is the mother of all pop culture events, with four days of the best in gaming, comics, shopping, cosplay and international celebrities under one roof. </p><p> </p><p>The new agreement will commence this year, with the event scheduled to take place over the Freedom Day week. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/Comic%20Con%2031124%202.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>Following a successful event in 2023, Comic Con Cape Town will this year add a fifth day to accommodate more fans. </p><p> </p><p>Over four days last year, the event provided trading opportunities to around 235 businesses in the exhibition, and drew 27 484 attendees who collectively spent over R24 million in Cape Town.</p><p> </p><p>'The event exceeded all expectations and received the full buy-in of local, national and international audiences in 2023. As the City, we believe it will keep on building from here and our support will go a long way in ensuring that Comic Con Cape Town remains a go-to event for people of all age groups. Additionally, it has been encouraging to see the immediate impact the event has had on the economy and the expectation is that this trend will continue for years to come,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/Comic%20Con%2031124.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>This year, the event organisers are planning to increase the number of exhibitors, providing opportunities for more local businesses and growing the attendance numbers.</p><p> </p><p>Comic Con Cape Town will take place at CTICC 2 from 27 April to 1 May 2024. </p><p> </p><p>Tickets for the event are available <a href="https://comiccon.howler.co.za/events/comic-con-cape-town-2024-81d1" target="_blank">here</a>. </p><p> <br></p><p>More information on events hosted in Cape Town is available at <a href="file:///C:/Users/ADEBRUYNS1/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/DCG1NKDG/eventsincapetown.com" target="_blank">eventsincapetown.com. </a><br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/Comic%20Con%2031124%201.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p>End<br></p>2024-01-30T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#f9891347-9853-4a33-be46-2fd52a61e835;L0|#0f9891347-9853-4a33-be46-2fd52a61e835|events;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb10

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