Last year, the mother city had her first taste of Africa's biggest geek and gaming expo. For some, it just wasn't "all the rage," while other thought it was three days of "geeky happiness." We were just happy to visit planet rAge and see all the lovely folk from up north.
After the festivities concluded, rAge organizers, NAG, made a few predictions for 2017's event; “In terms of future growth in size – this year we took all the available space at GrandWest. For 2017, we have already booked the space we occupied this year, plus the GrandWest Arena and the additional Sun Exhibit space being installed later this year. So we’ll be triple the size already by 2017," stated rAge chief, Michael James.
In case you forgot the numbers; over 9000 people attended Cape Town's inaugural rAge Expo! May 2017's expo be over 9000. I am so making an image with "power level, it's over nine thousaaaaaaaand!"
Alas, I digress, you're here for the where and when news. Firstly, I noticed on the official rAge Expo website page that this year's event isn't happening at GrandWest, but at Canal Walk. I confirmed the details with the organizers, and you can expect an official press release about the change in venue on Monday.
rAge 2017 Cape Town
- Venue: Century City Conference Centre
- Dates: 27, 28, 29 April 2017
- Ticket sales: Opens on 25 February at Computicket
We'll update this article on Monday with the details from the press release.
While we're talking about rAge; for us, 2016's Gauteng expo was "the one to remember" and we can only hope that 2017's Cape Town event will draw more cosplayers, exhibitors, but most of all, geeks and gamers.
When we grow up, we want to look like rAge Gauteng.
Source: NAG online
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