Events

A new reality with rAge 2016

AAISHA KALLIER

Every year a weekend is set aside and dedicated to South Africa’s biggest video gaming, computer, technology and geek culture exhibition. This year on 7-9 October, thousands will make their way to the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate to enjoy three days of gaming, tech and gadgets. At the event you will be able to purchase the newest games, chat to local comic book artists or take pictures with the amazing cosplayers. The latest and greatest are presented and showcased in an accessible way to people who all share the same passion.

In its 14th year, the NAG Lan is South Africa’s largest bring-your-own-computer Lan event. NAG Lan allows gamers to enjoy 52 hours of multiplayer games on one network. Sponsors come out in full force to support this unforgettable experience.

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Mi Casa to celebrate women at Emmarentia Live

JESSICA NOGIEĆ

Local favourite Mi Casa has been touring Africa but will be making a stop-off in their home country for Emmarentia Live on 9 August. Perdeby had a chat to them about their tour and what to expect on the day.

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A look at Krêkvars-Kopanong 2016

CAROLYN HUGHES

The annual Krêkvars-Kopanong Arts Festival, hosted by the Drama Department in collaboration with UP Arts and the University of Pretoria, opened with a bang this year. Palesa Matabane, newly appointed festival organiser for 2016, began proceedings by announcing in her opening address that as of 2017 Krêkvars-Kopanong will be continuing forward as the Kopanong Arts Festival in the interest of promoting transformation. Following Matabane’s address, The Broken Whole was performed for those invited.

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The lovely young behind the unsea: a look at the 2016 Oppi theme

JULIA BAIN

South Africa’s biggest music festival is around the corner and those with tickets are getting excited. There are many that wish to dress up to the theme, but this year’s The Unsea seems a bit abstract. Our interview with Hilltop Live, Oppikoppi’s organisers, will give festival lovers a greater insight into the inspiration and meaning behind 2016’s The Unsea.

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Here We Go events: outings for Pokemon Go fans

AAISHA KALLIER

Pokémon is once again the subject of attention with the release of the Pokémon Go app. Pokémon Go events, or Poképatrols, were organised all around South Africa and one such company, Here We Go Events, drew the most attention. Hosting one of the largest events at the Pretoria Zoo, we spoke to Reinhardt Kukkuk, the owner of Here We Go Events.

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