It’s almost time for ICON again! This year it’s almost a month earlier than normal, that because Raymond E. Fiest will be attending and it’s been moved to fit his schedule!!! As you can tell, I’m excited…
So I was looking at my calendar and this weekend is full of stuff to do. While not everything is 100% gaming related there will be games for sale at most places and there should be some decent show specials.
I grew up in Durban, as a gamer, the lack of gaming events was noted. All through high school, the few times I could meet with friends to play Magic was something worth waiting for. When we discovered sanctioned games, which were scarce in the ’90’s, it was a whole new world. In comparison, the first Con’ that we went to, Oubliette, was a whole other universe.
Gaming was scarce in Durban. I’m sad to say that is still the case but, it is however changing. I recently discovered that ICON, SA’s biggest table top gaming Con, was going to Durban. I thought that I would investigate.
Hobby-x is a hobby expo held 4 times a year in South Africa. JHB has 2 events a year and DBN and CTN one each.
While it does not cover the whole range of hobbies available in SA, it’s rather exhaustive- you would need more than the three days that it runs to go to all the demos’ and workshops. Even if you were just browsing, you would still need a whole day just to look around.