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)
Visit the official FCBD website for full details about the gold and silver sponsored comics
FCBD PERFORMANCE APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN !
Live performances /dances take place during the course of the morning on FCBD. These performances would be anime/j-pop or gaming inspired as well as LARPing.
If you are interested in participating as a performer (individually or part of a group) please email
for the application form. Applications close 31 March.
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
REGISTER ONLINE from 1 April.
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 -
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 !
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 !
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 2013 archive
view pics on photobucket
and loads more on our Facebook page
from last years FCBD (2013)
See the album on Photobucket from FCBD 2012
Pics also on our Facebook Page