ICON Comic & Games Convention 2024

ICON Comic & Games Convention 2024 Kicks Off This Weekend in Johannesburg

The ICON Comic & Games Convention 2024 is taking place this weekend in Johannesburg. The event marks the first ICON convention since 2019 and the theme of “Old Skool” means the event is going back to its roots.

ICON 2024 kicks off on Friday, 5 July and runs until Sunday 7 July. The event is taking place at the Crawford International School in Lonehill Johannesburg and tickets start at R100 for a Day Pass. You can also pick up a Weekend Pass for R250 and Comedy Night tickets for R125. Kids under 6 are free.

ICON is South Africa’s premier convention celebrating the vibrant worlds of gaming, comics, and popular culture! Established in 1992, ICON has grown into the largest and longest-running event of its kind in the country, drawing fans, creators, and enthusiasts from across the nation and beyond.

If you have attended any past ICON events, you would know the days are filled with cosplay, board games, card games, tabletop games, comedy and geek shopping. Not to mention the passionate local communities that rally together to celebrate all things games and comics.

ICON is dedicated to providing a dynamic and inclusive environment where fans of all ages and backgrounds can come together to share their passions, discover new interests, and celebrate the rich tapestry of geek culture. Our mission is to create unforgettable experiences that foster creativity, connection, and community.

ICON Comic & Games Convention 2024 Dates and Times

  • When: Friday 5 July – Sunday 7 July
    • Friday: 12:00 – 18:00
    • Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00
    • Sunday 09:00 – 17:00
  • Tickets

What to Expect?

We have a wide selection of vendors offering comics, collectables, art, games, geek paraphernalia, merch, geeky apparel, dice, plushies, figurines, crafts and more.

Activities include but are not limited to:

  • Boardgames
  • Tabletop role-playing – Dungeons & Dragons, ICON Classics
  • Geek Quiz
  • Comics & Collectibles
  • Movie screening – Princess Bride
  • Miniature Painting – Paint & Take
  • Escape rooms – escape detention
  • Starfleet International
  • Gaslands – vehicle-based miniature game
  • Bitty Bots – miniature robot carnage
  • Star Wars Legion – The Asset Organised Play Event
  • Star Wars X-Wing
  • ICON Blood Bowl
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! – MEGA Deckmaster Event
  • Pokemon TCG Tournament
  • Cosplay
  • Magic the Gathering

Be sure to visit the ICON Comic and Games Facebook page to stay updated on the event’s full schedule.

Marco is the owner and founder of GLITCHED. South Africa’s largest gaming and pop culture website. GLITCHED quickly established itself with tech and gaming enthusiasts with on-point opinions, quick coverage of breaking events and unbiased reviews across its website, social platforms, and YouTube channel.

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