The inaugural Comic Con Africa started today and we’ve been on the ground learning about local animation, playing unreleased titles and checking out all the impressive cosplay.

Yes South Africa’s local cosplay scene was out in force today showing off their best work, a small percentage of it you can see in the gallery we have prepared for you below.

The quality and variety on show here really impressed us as the big cosplay contest is only taking place tomorrow.

With R10K and a ticket to C2E2 on the line, we expect the competition to be fierce tomorrow and definitely suggest stopping by the main stage to see it.

If this sampler has convinced you to finally take the plunge and pick up some tickets for Comic Con Africa, we have some bad news for you: the entire convention has been sold out.

That being said, the recent news of Anthony Mackie pulling out of the event may have soured some people who bought tickets and freed some up, but we do not suggest flying / driving out to Kyalami with the hopes of picking up tickets at the door.

The best we can offer is checking out the Comic Con Africa Twitter account to see if they have any opportunities for latecomers to get entry.

Alternatively, follow our Twitter account where we’ve been posting a lot of sights and news from the floor.

Let us know who your favourite is from below, the Space Marine gets our vote but we cannot deny our love for the Mario.