One of the big events on the geek and comic culture calendar is happening right now in ICON 2017.

The convention kicked off today at the start of the long weekend and we’re in the thick of it right now. If you’re going to attend later this weekend or can’t make it, we’ve got you covered with a large gallery of everything we saw and heard which you can check out below.

If you’re wondering what’s awaiting you at the Gallagher Convention Centre, there’s a large focus on board and card games on the floor with many tables and stands dedicated to it. There’s a few tournaments going on for games such as Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokémon but you can always sit down with some friends or strangers to have a more casual affair.

There is, of course, a lot of stuff to buy. Miniatures, comics, card sleeves, dice. All that’s really keeping you back is how much you’re willing to spend. The big ticket item is a set of Dragon Balls for a ridiculous R7 000.

And don’t forget about the special guest speakers: Pathfinder co-creator James L. Sutter and famous cosplayer Linda ‘Vampy Bit Me’ Le.

Make sure you check out our previous story on ICON to get all the details about attending, and check back to tomorrow where we have a look at all the talented cosplayers on the expo floor.


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