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Pop culture and cosplay galore at Con.ect 2018

By Jesica Slabbert - Aug 7, 2018
Pop culture and cosplay galore at Con.ect 2018

After months of planning, crafting and creating, geeks and cosplayers from Nelson Mandela Bay and beyond came down to the Nelson Mandela University’s Madibaz Indoor Sports Centre to attend Con.ect 2018!

Colours and sounds came alive at Con.ect on Saturday and Sunday, as people of all kinds came to enjoy the amazing stalls filled with highly collectable merchandise, play on classic arcade games, experience virtual reality, rock with some dinosaurs and of course, take some amazing pictures with cosplayers.

Have a look at some of the amazing cosplayers for this year:

Martial arts displays were from the PE Aikido group and Strydoms Kickboxing Academy and Parkour PE, who demonstrated their techniques for all in attendance.

Con.ect celebrated their 5th year running, and has grown bigger and better every year.

Janelle Vermaak, Director of Con.ect, was ecstatic over the great attendance they had this year.

“Con.ect 2018 was a huge success and we had over 2000 attendees this year,” she exclaimed.

The event most people were eagerly looking forward to was the cosplay competition on Sunday.

The competition was incredibly fierce this year as competitors dressed up as the terrifying Predator, Clarke from the game Dead Space and The Inquisitor from the table top game Warhammer 40k.

In total, there were 19 people entered in the competition, making it the most entrants in Con.ects history.

Have a look at our photo gallery to see what went down.

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