UCON is an anime and gaming convention that was started in 2013 by UCT’s anime (and general geek club) Genshiken. I covered the 2013 event, and overall ended up having a pretty good time, even though it did have a couple of minor issues. The event itself was successful enough that Genshiken was given the go ahead to host another event this year.
The 2014 event is aiming to be bigger (it’s being moved to the larger UCT sports center) and better (more vendors, more gaming, more cosplay, more workshops, etc), and I’m very interested to see if the organisers can add a bit more of a professional touch to this year’s event. UCON 2013, as cool as it was, was a little bit rough around the edges. With a bit more work (and a bit more budget), this event could become one of THE events to attend if you’re a geek in Cape Town. We shall see how things turn out for UCON 2014.
UCON will be hosted on the 29th and 30th of March, and tickets will set you back R50 for a standard 2 day pass. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or from any of the following vendors:
- Readers Den
- Gadget Time
- Outer Limits