Calling all Cape Town gamers and geeks. Dragonfire is here

Last month Joburg role-players and tabletop gamers got their game on at ICON, South Africa's biggest gaming and comic convention. Back in April, Pretoria locals unleashed their inner geek at UPCON. And now, it's the turn of Cape Town.

Durban of course, as the handsome but hopelessly lazy stoner bro' of South African cities, has no cons, comic stores or role-playing societies. Anyway...

Dragonfire is South Africa's oldest gaming convention and takes place every year on the weekend closest to August's Women's Day public holiday. This year's con theme is Lost in Time.

Dragonfire obviously isn't as large scale as ICON, but there will be traders present, anime screenings and all kinds of gaming to be enjoyed - including card games, board games, wargaming, LARPs, and, of course, good ol' pen-and-paper RPG modules. Casual play, demos and competitive tournaments are all on offer.

You can find the full timetable here on the Dragonfire official site.

Although participation costs are unstated, Dragonfire 2011 is running 4 August (evening) to 9 August, with Monday the 8th a day of rest. The con is taking place in the Kramer building, Middle Campus at the University of Cape Town.

I encourage all Cape Town role-playing enthusiasts, and any locals curious about the fun and appeal of non-electronic gaming, to pop into Dragonfire sometime over the next 5 days. Grow that sense of community.


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