Gamers and lovers of CosPlay will be flocking to UCT this weekend for the UCON Gaming and Anime Expo. The Expo is hosted by Genshiken, a society at UCT that’s dedicated to gaming and anime.
Member of UCT's UCON gaming society Adam Thomas James shares the story behind the conceptualisation of the society, and what people can expect at the Expo .
James says that in 2002, the society was created out of the need to cater for students that had a hard time socialising. He adds that they wanted to create a space for students who shared common interests around gaming and anime.
James says that at the expo, you can find stores and vendors selling unique food, and people selling games and merchandise.
We also have a cafe that is themed in a Japanese style.— Adam Thomas James, Member of UCT's UCON gaming society
James says that on Saturday and Sunday, they have the CosPlay competition and adds that they’ll also be holding workshops ranging from learning Japanese to origami.
Tickets are available at Readers Den, Stadium on Main in Claremont for R60 per person for the day pass, and R90 per person for the weekend pass. Children under 12 years old enter for free and tickets can also be purchased at the door.
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