When it comes to unleashing your inner child, everyone is different. However, there is only one event that creates an environment that allows us all to blend as one – Con.ect Port Elizabeth. Con.ect is an annual weekend-long event that brings together video gamers, comic lovers and cosplayers.

The concept of the convention originated back in 1970, in San Diego. The event was named the San Diego Comic Con, which has now spread across the world, and is independently organized.

Con.ect Port Elizabeth is co-organised by Janelle Vermaak, a program coordinator at Nelson Mandela University, in the Department of Journalism, Media and Philosophy.

The previous editions have seen various organisations partaking in the exhibitions. This year, students from Nelson Mandela University’s media department will be volunteering at the promotions, organised to raise awareness for the main event.

The 2017 edition of the “geek fest” will be hosted at Baywest Mall during the first weekend of September, with tickets ranging from R50 for a day to a weekend pass of R80.

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