GET READY FOR THE 13th ANNUAL FCBD CELEBRATED IN COMIC SHOPS WORLDWIDE !
SATURDAY 3 MAY 2014 : 9AM - 4PM STADIUM ON MAIN - CLAREMONT (The Tyger Valley store will have a selection of free comics and in-store discounts)
All publishers sponsor a free comic to be given away on FCBD ! This year there are a total of 60 different FCBD issues to choose from !!! Each person attending may choose one free comic (no purchase required, while stocks last)
Comic subscribers at either of our stores score 2 extra FREE COMICS !
If you have a subscription order for comics through either of our stores or a mail order subscriber, you will automatically receive the Gold sponsored DC and Marvel FCBD edition comics !
This is besides the free comic you choose on the day
FCBD 2014 COSPLAY COMPETITION
Saturday 3 May 2014 - 1PM Stadium on Main Forecourt - Claremont
Dress up as your favourite costumed character from the world of comics, anime, gaming & movies !
R3000,00 cash prizes to be won for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners
The rest of the top ten finalists will each receive a Readers Den gift card
Certificates of recognition awarded to the top 10 finalists, as well as Best New Cosplayer, Best Cosplay Prop, and Best In-Character cosplayer !
A panel of 3 judges will score cosplayers on accuracy, attention to detail, craftsmanship and presentation
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Online registration closes at 3PM on Friday 2 May. Last chance to register is at the Cosplay Registration Table on FCBD between 9am-11pm.
COSPLAY COMPETITION RULES - INFORMATION : The competition will be judged by a panel of 3 judges, who will score entrants on creativity, craftsmanship, accuracy, attention to detail , and presentation. Judges decision is final. R 3000 cash prizes to be won : R1500 for 1st place, R1000 for 2nd place, R500 for 3rd place. The remaining 7 finalist will each receive a R100 store gift card. All 10 finalists will receive a certificate of recognition. There will also be certificates of recognition for Best New Cosplayer, Best Cosplay Prop, and Best In-Character Cosplayer !
RULES : 1. You must be thirteen or older to enter. There will be a casual competition for junior cosplayers younger than 13 (no registration required). 2. Costumes must be from the world of comics/anime/manga/gaming/movies &TV. Costumes may be entered that are based on variations of existing characters ( e.g. a steampunk Harley Quinn ) but NO original characters are allowed. 3. Costumes may not be bought or hired. Particular parts , accessories and props may be purchased, but the costume as a whole must be self-made (at least 2/3rds). Hired and bought costumes are still welcome if you don’t plan to enter the competition. 4. Costumes must be publicly cosplayed for the 1st time. No costumes previously cosplayed at public events will be permitted to enter the competition. 5. Group entries will be classified as one entry, but each participant in the group must register individually. 6. Costumes may NOT include real weapons , but only replicas thereof. 7. A reference picture of your character is mandatory and must accompany your entry. 8. No nudity or sexually explicit costumes allowed. This is an all ages public event. 9. Please inform the organises asap should you wish to change any of the information on your entry form or wish to withdraw from the competition. 10. Online registration closes at 3PM on Friday 2 May. Last chance to enter will be on 3 May (FCBD) between 9am-11am at the cosplay registration table. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ALLOWED. 11. If you registered online you must collect your Cosplay Attendance Number (CAN) from the cosplay registration table between 9am-11pm. Your registration will NOT be complete without your CAN. 12. Entrants must make themselves available for pre-judging between 10am-12pm. This is essential so that you can be scored properly. 13. Competition starts 1pm and winners will be announced between 3.30-4pm.
These rules may be amended / adjusted as required
Don’t want to enter the competition ? JUST ROCK UP IN COSTUME FOR FUN !
Superman For Tomorrow vols 1-2 TP graphic novel pack
Fairest : Hidden Kingdom / Strange Adventures #1 (both signed by Lauren Beukes)
Avatar Last Airbender : Promise vols 1-3 SC
graphic novel pack
Love Hina Omnibus vol 1 SC manga
Full Metal Alchemist Omnibus vol 1 SC manga
Attack on Titan vols 1-2 SC manga pack
Iron Patriot / War Machine bobblehead pack
Superman Man of Steel DVD gift set with figurine
Marvel Select Classic Hulk action figure
Star Wars Block Mounted Poster
Gundam Model Kit ( HG )
Gears of War : Augustus Cole &
Marcus Fenix action figure pack
Predator : Shaman Predator action figure
DC New 52 : Harley Quinn action figure
Joker & Silver Surfer Pop Vinyl figure pack
Star Trek : Mr Spock bust bank
There will be additional prizes sponsored by some of the FCBD exhibitors and participants
ARTIST ALLEY EXHIBITORS
Gofu # 2
by Deon de Lange launches !
Also launching the limited edition print mini comic of the webcomic, Tomica both published by UO Comics
Art prints for sale.
Sophie Giant Slayer #1
by Kay Carmichael launches !
copies of the prelude issue on sale as well as skeches by the artist on request
Crimson # 2
by Alastair Brauns launches !
Copies of #1 on sale as well as fan art posters
TREE OF LIFE TRILOGY – BK. 1 : MA SC.
Based on an ancient African creation legend, from the iconic literary classic Indaba My Children by Credo Mutwa. First print edition of the recently published digital edition. Written by Mark McKeown, art by Andre Human
ECHO GEAR #1
by Vincent Sammy launches !
Copies of the prelude issue #0 will be for sale.
THE WAY OF THE TAO AND ZEN
by Luis Tolosana launches !
also fro sale : Philo's Wish, Project Tillian Rep, Posters & Pulp Cult online mag
by Jarred Cramer launches !
Get Juvied ! on the spot caricature sketches by the artist !
THE CAT LADY
by Shameema Dharsey launches !
Art prints for sale.
A one-shot by Daniel Hugo, with writer Jayson Geland launches !
A re-imagining of an old Cape folktale, the Van Hunks legend.
THE BABY KILLERS
A one-shot by Clinton Jones launches !
Sketchbooks and portfolios on display
by Ben Geldenhuys and Danelle Malan launches !
First print edition of the online comic. Print copies of the first 2 issues will also be for sale
RUN! THERE’S DINOSAURS IN THE CITY
A mini comic by Gina Viglietti launching!
Dinosaur & creature prints and stickers for sale.
Andy Mason, local comics veteran, will be selling his recently launched LEGEND OF THE BLUE MAMBA and GRAFLIT graphic novels.
by Chris Beukes launches !
Copies of #1 also for sale
LiL 5 : THE JOURNAL OF LIGHTNING JACK SC, a graphic novel album launches by They Did This! Illustration and Design studio.
VELOCITY : DARKER FORCES
one-shot by 34 Aussie & SA artists. Launched in Australia recently, this is the first SA launch
THE NUMBER ONE GAME #1 and #2
by Archie Birch
- for sale
CREAMY CHEESE NINJA’S #1
by kEda Gomes and Wesley Harris
Illustrations, postcards, zines and badges for sale
Handmade plushies and geek gear. Spend over R100 and receive a freebie !
Geek T-Shirts and novelties. Weird and wonderful hand-printed shirts & novelties for the discerning weirdo
THE ENGRAVE SLAVE
Geeky glass engravings. Hand-engraved glassware, personal artwork engraved on the spot.
Sculpting Studio based in Cape Town. Display of a range of sculptures by the artist Sina Sulger.
Introducing the "End of Days" series of miniature sculptures, an original series of fantasy figures.
Sterling silver geek jewellery inspired by TV and movies, pendants and rings. Plus, a comic-themed range for FCBD !
Comic art collectables, illustrations, caricatures, postcards, posters, badges by Pete Woo
READERS DEN SHOWCASE Awesome Sideshow and Hot Toys statues on display & for sale! Readers Den Comic Shop is the official SA distributor for Sideshow Collectibles
"Soccor Warrior" is a branded entertainment comic series that follows the life of protagonist, Vusi Vuzela.
FREE comic giveaways !
OMG! CAKE VIR JOU!
Geek cakes, cookies & confection.
Geek themed cupcakes and cookies for sale, plus special personalized cookies !
CAPE TOWN COSPLAY GROUP
Join the community of local cosplayers - A platform for cosplayers,photographers,crafters to network & share cos cards etc.
JAECHILD MOKUTON PROPS
Handmade cosplay props. Specialising in wooden swords, resin casting, and foam & organic props.
Various cosplay, geeky and cute items, hand-crafted by KomboKitten.
DOKIDOKI COSPLAY SHOP
A huge variety of cosplay merchandise - high quality wigs, professional contact lenses, stockings, and accessories.
DEMO'S & EXHIBITS
Check out the latest HeroClix table top miniature game, hosted by Skycastle Games
CARDFIGHT VANGUARD DEMO The collectable card game will be demo'ed and takes place inside the Wizards store. Sale products available at their exhibitor tables outside the shop.
A 1/144 Gundam model kit will be assembled, plus an exhibit of completed models will be on display.
Marvel at 75 a mini exhibit of Marvel Comics throughout the last 75 years
(another empty shop will be used as the gaming room)
Free game play on various console platforms as well as Kinect hosted by Sentient Gamer and 2upGamers