Sandton, Gauteng, 13 September 2017 – Heritage Day is a time for celebrating our different cultures and what makes us unique and uniquely South African. Central City Comics (The newest comic book superstore to satisfy your geeky gifts and goodies needs) is creating a weekend of activities to embrace this.
Central City Comics is hosting a weekend of Heritage Day events at their store in Sandton on the 23rd and 24th of September. The weekend will kick off on the Saturday with a live write event by Abigail Godsell, South African, wonderful woman and author of Idea War who has been recognized both locally and internationally for her writing talents.
What is a live write? Well…. It gives the attendees a chance to watch as a story is made in front of them, and they can change and shape the story as it’s being crafted. Abi Godsell will put her writing mouth weher her money is and spin sentences in front of a live audience whose reactions, suggestions, protests and praise will pull the story into new directions and make it into a co-created thing of many voices.
The live write will begin at 11am and run until 1pm on the Saturday, however the whole weekend will be filled with discounts, specials on all South African stock as well as a pop n shop (where every person who comes in store can pop a balloon for prizes, discounts and more). It’s a weekend meant to share and showcase South African stock including comics, books and geek items and clothing.
“Being a geek is part of who we are and our time reading comics or watching the Marvel movies has shaped us. We want to celebrate that part of our heritage and there are so many South Africans creating amazing things within the geek community, that we want to share and grow their businesses by showcasing their work. We don’t think enough people know that they can get geek items that are made by South Africans.” – Stephen Lewis, Co-owner of Central City Comics.
Central City wants to celebrate the fandoms and community that shaped them and give a chance to SA based creators to show that their items are of a world class quality and deserve to be celebrated, supported and form a part of a new heritage for new fans.
When: 23 and 24 September 2017
Where: Unit 6, Sandton Commercial Village, Cnr 7th & Marlboro Dr Sandton
Time: 10am – 3pm
Live Write: Saturday the 23rd of September 2017 11am – 1pm.