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Con.ect convention changes location

By Jesica Slabbert - Aug 10, 2017
Con.ect convention changes location

Organisers of Port Elizabeth’s most anticipated geek convention, Con.ect, say they will no longer be hosting the event at the Baywest Mall, and will be moving to the Fairview Sports and Community Centre, where they hope to have the event on a yearly basis.

“Due to a surge in interested participants, Con.ect’s Port Elizabeth Geek Convention will not take place at Baywest Mall this year, but will be moving to the Fairview Sports Centre in Willow Road on September 2 and 3. We thank Baywest Mall for its role in growing these numbers and are grateful that it will still be involved with the event through sponsorship,” said the team on their Facebook page.

Con.ect is an event aimed at finding Port Elizabeth's fellow gamers, cosplayers and fandom lovers and bringing those people together, giving them a place to share passions and interests with fellow fans. The event will be concentrating on the main subjects of Gaming and Cosplay.

Sector 17 Esports will be running the LAN that has been organised for the weekend. And vendors from all over the country have decided to come down and bring some awesome geek merchandise for sale.

“Over the past few years we have seen very little gaming action here in Nelson Mandela Bay. With this new partnership between Con.ect expo and Sector 17 Esports we aim to provide an annual LAN event for local gamers to show off their talent and have a good time around like-minded individuals,” said Sector 17 Esports management.

Information on the LAN event is available here.  

The Con.ect team will be hosting promotions every Saturday at Baywest Mall until the convention which will be taking place on the 2nd and 3rd of September. Tickets are available from webtickets, R50 for one day, and R80 for a weekend pass. LAN gaming will also be taking place at the convention, tickets for this weekend pass are R200.

For more information on Con.ect check out their Facebook page and their Event page.