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WHOOOOSH!!!!! BLAM!!!!!
 
The SPCA Sandton /Marlboro needs you!
The sidekicks at Central City Comics (The newest comic book superstore to satisfy your geeky gifts and goodies needs) are here to help you BE A HERO!
 
Central City Comics invites you to their Store Launch Event on Free Comic Book Day on the 6th of May. There will be stalls,food, Cosplay competitions for pets,kids and Cosplayers, discounts and FREE COMICS (T’s and C’s apply)
But most of all there will be a chance to give back and support the SPCA and be a #CCHero
This is a day for families, pets and people who love the geeky side of life or are interested in an epic day out and love the superhero movies. It is for everyone.
Entrance is free, but we do suggest bringing a donation for the SPCA and we just ask that you register here:  so that we can measure how many people we will be having at the event.
 
How To Be A CC HERO?
-  Come to the #CCHeroes day and make a donation to the SPCA, dog food, blankets, towels etc you
   can see their wish list here or you can make a monetary donation.
   Your donation will give you a 10% discount off any purchase from Central City Comics
-  Get your Free Comic Books
-  Enter your furry, pet sidekick into our pet Cosplay competition*
-  Enter your less furry child into our kids Cosplay competition
-  Enter into the Cosplay competition (There will be a Comics category, Crafting Category, Other  
   Category for animes, games etc and a Skit Category)
-  Get artwork commissioned in our artist alley
-  Enjoy the day and take lots of photos!
 
Why?
Central City Comics was the dream of two guys who loved their comics, movies, toys, gadgets, zombies, sci-fi epics, costumes and general geekery. It was either become superheroes or open a comics and pop culture superstore. They went with the latter and established their own Fortress of Solitude, Batcave and Millennium Falcon all rolled into one. But they never forgot their dream of being superheroes and so want to launch their store and help the helpless, the animals of the SPCA Sandton/ Marlboro area which is five minutes away from the store.
 
We look forward to seeing you at this Heroic day #CCHeroes
Legal Stuff
People T’s and C’s:
Each person is allowed a maximum of three of the Free Comic Book Day Comics whilst stocks last. There is no alcohol allowed on the premises and Right of Admission is Reserved. Cosplay is not consent and any person dressed in a costume needs to be asked for photos and needs to give permission for any kind of physical contact.

Pet T’s and C’s:
All animals must be on leashes and please only bring your pet along if it is well-behaved, non-aggressive and doesn’t get stressed out in crowded, stimulating and noisy situations. Your pet will be exposed to dogs barking, people speaking loudly on microphones, crowds clapping and attendees cheering. You know your pet best, so please use your best judgement to make sure that your pet will enjoy the day just as much as you will. There will be water bowls for pets however please be aware and bring bags to collect your pets kryptonite aka droppings.

Supervillain T’s and C’s:
All plans to take over the world must be made for another day or must involve a monologue which exposes the plans every flaw, oh and a costume would be nice.

Hero Day Stage Schedule

#CCHeroes Day Cosplay Stage Schedule

Sat 06th 10:00 - 16:00

The Sidekicks who have helped make this day happen

Meet our Supporters and Exhibitors


Central City Comics

Central City Comics was the dream of two guys who loved their comics, movies, toys, gadgets, zombies, sci-fi epics, costumes and general geekery. It was either become superheroes or open a comics and pop culture superstore. They went with the latter and established their own Fortress of Solitude, Batcave and Millennium Falcone rolled into one: Central City Comics.

Central City Comics is the ultimate comics and pop culture superstore that stocks all the latest comics, figurines, toys, apparel and other fine geek-related merchandise. Embracing our inner superhero we provide a wide selection of merchandise supported by friendly staff, great service and the ability to source whatever your inner hero desires. We provide a haven for all lovers of pop culture, whether you’re a hard-core continuity freak or causal fan who is looking for great service, better value and all the things you didn’t know you were looking for.

https://www.facebook.com/centralcitycomicssa/
https://www.centralcitycomics.co.za

 
MARLBORO/SANDTON SPCA 

Sandton / Marlboro Thank you all for embarking on this journey to be a hero and help support the SPCA. We thought we would let you know a little more about these Superheroes. Thank you for your support. At the Sandton and Marlboro SPCA, we believe that animals, as living creatures, have a value beyond economic measurement and are entitled to legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection. Our aim is the prevention of cruelty to animals and to provide a place of safety and care for all animals in distress.

SPCA work encompasses all animals, including wildlife, equine and farm animals, marine life and animals used for experimentation. We are a non-profit organization not funded by government, and rely on the general public for financial support. The Sandton and Marlboro SPCA is situated in 9th Street, Malboro Gardens, Johannesburg. Find out more about how you can help:

http://www.sandtonspca.org.za/
https://www.facebook.com/SandtonSPCA

Supporters:  

 





 
Doggis for Africa - Parlour and Mobile Grooming Service

For the furry visitors Doggis for Africa is going to be supporting by having a freshen up station, to keep your pet happy, healthy and shiny. Doggis for Africa is a dog & cat grooming parlour based in Johannesburg. With mobile dog grooming services available, professional groomers will come & pamper your pet at home. Every dog & cat deserves to be pampered, they are man's best friend after all. Doggis for Africa treats your pets with the great care & respect they deserve.

Find out more:
http://lookguide.co.za/johannesburg-sandton/10- more-info/726-doggis-for-africa

Global Access

As a supporter of our Be A Hero Day Global Access has sponsored a display area for the SPCA with their new technology, Sensanetik where visitors can experience and learn more about the SPCA. Global Access is a passionate company that believes in our services and believes in giving our clients value. We are constantly innovating and finding new ways to help our clients access their full business potential. This bold approach to business has culminated in our wide range of solutions. Ranging from Digital Signage to corporate communications television broadcasting through our private DSTV channel. We are an innovative digital solutions and content provider.

Visit them:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/GlobalAccessSA
www.globalaccess.co.za

Mini Me Memorables

The proud supporter of our Be A Hero Day, Mini Me Memorables sponsored two Custom made Lego heroes made especially for the day and as a thank you giveaway to people who share the event before. Mini Me Memorables is an online store that offers 1000's of unique and rare LEGO mini figure items and custom plexiglas stands with your own personalised text giving you the opportunity to easily create the perfect mini gift for any occasion.

Visit them:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/MiniMeMemorables https://www.minimememorables.co.za/

Yes Sir! EPM (Events Promotion Management)

This wonderful company and it’s owner Franco, have supported and sponsored the event by helping to organise and run it smoothly. They have been an immense help and truly generous. Yes Sir! EPM is an Events management, Artist Management and promotions company. We can handle small to large events, corporate or private.

Visit them:
www.facebook.com/yessircafebar


Exhibitor Info:






Emilia Paw Arts LogoEmilia Paw Arts– A10

Selling digital and traditional art.
Visit them on:
https://www.facebook.com/Emilia.Paw.Arts/
http://emiliapaw5.deviantart.com/


Fairy Fountains – A9

3D Printed Geekery.


Visit them on:
https://www.facebook.com/FairyFountains/
http://www.fairyfountains.co.za/

Inks MD – A7

Inks M.D is a traditional mediums artist using graphite pencil, colour pencil and watercolours to create amazing artworks of all your favourite superheroes. So come by say hi and decorate your home with these incredible hand drawn artworks from Inks M.D.

Visit them on:
https://www.facebook.com/inksmd/

Ke Ai – A1

Stockist of Asian novelties and South African produced toys and all things cute, that you won't find anywhere else in South Africa.

Visit them on:
https://web.facebook.com/KeAiOriginal/

Miss Moan – A3

Wearable art and Fandom goodies.


Visit them on:
www.facebook.com/missmoan3000

Reigning Red – A8

Reigning Red are merchants of adorably brutal awesomeness. Selling t-shirts, stickers and accessories based on their own art and designs, and hardcore, cute and fantastical items that cater to everyone, from students to grandparents, frilly housemakers to tattooed moms and dads.

Visit them on:
https://www.facebook.com/reigningred

Salty Sweet – A9

Delicious custom homemade, hand decorated cupcakes and cakes for any occasion.

Visit them on:
https://www.facebook.com/Salty9sweet/

Sera Blue – A2

Sera Blue New Age Publishing is a local publishing house with 3 titles currently published and a keen interest in supporting local writers and delivering quality fiction to local readers.

Abi Godsell is a speculative fiction writer with 2 published titles, the latest through Sera Blue

Visit them on:
Sera Blue
https://www.facebook.com/serabluepublishing
http://www.serablue.com/

Abi Godsell
https://www.facebook.com/AbiGodsell/wordpress https://cyanseagull.wixsite.com/abigodsell/about

Sin Bin – A5

SIN BIN is a creative little business that deals in both graphics and fashion accessories. Dealing mostly in custom made accessories, cosplay, clothing and illustrations, SIN BIN adds a little bit of insanity to everyday life.

Visit them on:
https://www.facebook.com/sinbin.tm/
http://www.sin-bin.co.za/

Steamed Rabbit (Dee Ellis) – A4

Original art prints to shiny up that unbearably boring living room wall. Fancy designer earrings to make you the envy of your office, or at least your cats. Portrait services to bribe your cats into forgiving you after making fun of them for envying your cool new jewellery.

Visit them on:
Www.facebook.com/steamedrabbitart
www.steamedrabbit.co.za

QuikPix –A11

QuikPix was started in 2016, when its owner saw the lack of great service photo booths in the market. The only ones in the market were overpriced, lacking character and service variety. QuikPix aimed to offer something better, adding services to their packages, which other photo booth companies would usually charge a premium for, whilst still being the most affordable service around.
These services include:
· Online hosting of both the template photos and single photos
· Photo filters
· Free use of over 75 props
· 10cm x 15cm jumbo prints etc.
At QuikPix we pride ourselves on our prompt responses, high quality prints and diverse props, but most importantly, keeping the client happy. You will most certainly not regret booking a photo booth with QuikPix!

Find them on:
https://www.facebook.com/QuikPixPhotoBooth/

Food Vendors:

Paganinis - Italian Kitchen

Freshly made *Pizza* Pasta* Panini* Italian food on the move, we cater for all functions.

Find out more:
www.paganini.co.za

Phat Kids Kitchen

Phat Kids Kitchen was established in 2016 by two brothers that are food fanatics and are passionate about tasty Portuguese Street food. They believe in bigger badder portion sizes.
Find out more:
https://www.facebook.com/Phatskidskitchen/
 

SPCA Ways to Donate Wish List

Hello Hero! #CCHeroes

If you are looking for ways to donate to the SPCA Sandton/ Marlboro here is the information. If you bring your donation on the day you will get a 10% discount on your purchase at Central City Comics, don't worry if you gave money just bring your proof of payment :)
Have a heroic day.

Make a donation

Without donations from the public, the Sandton & Eastern Metro SPCA is not able to sustain its activities. No amount of support should be regarded as too small.

Animals enrich our lives in so many ways. They give us joy, protection, companionship, and unconditional love. Our tough economic times mean less money but more animals in need of help. Your wonderful support will ensure the ongoing care of the animals at the Sandton & Eastern Metro SPCA and also help us to provide basic education, treatment, rescue and sterilization work undertaken by us on a daily basis.

There are a number of different ways you can donate to the Sandton and Eastern Metro SPCA:

  • Monthly debit order: regular monthly debit order donations help us better plan our financial future and help create a more sustainable organisation. With regular income from debit order donations we are better able to plan for initiatives that require funding. No amount is too small! Click here to do this easily online.
  • Once-off donations: You are able to donate for general purpose, where the Sandton and Eastern Metro SPCA will apply the funds where they are most needed. You can also donate towards a specific project, listed on our donation form. Click here to donate easily via credit or debit card.
  • My School Card – click here for more info
  • Become a Member – click here for more info
  • Donate things: We have an extensive wish-list of physical items including food and blankets for which we would be very grateful. Click here for the wish list.
  • Donate straight into our bank account using the following details. In order for us to acknowledge your donation, and provide you with a tax certificate, please provide contact details (telephone number or email address) as a reference on the bank confirmation.

Sandton and Eastern Metro SPCA Banking details:

Bank:First National Bank (RSA)
Account holder:Sandton and Eastern Metro SPCA
Branch:Wierda Valley
Branch Code:260950
Account Number:62256139629

Cosplay Contest Information
Leena has had a fascination with costumes and character from her days writing for All Otaku magazine and since beginning cosplay in 2013, has found a way to pay homage to her favorite characters. Her passion for the community has been showcased by the several leather workshops she has hosted to advance cosplay in the community. Last year at ICON, Leena entered into the Master's division and placed in the Top 10 for her crafting skills of her iconic Johanna, from heroes of the Storm. This earned her a spot on the Cosplay calendar for 2017. She does commission based work for both Larpers as well as Cosplayers, specializing in leather, but also crafting quite a lot with EVA foam. Her skills and commitment to the community is a testament to her love of Geeky expression.KAPOW!!!!!

We are excited to announce the information for the cosplay competition held at our CC Heroes Day! 
We have two amazing judges on the day meet them here:
 
Leena Swarts from Beleran's Aerie:
Leena has had a fascination with costumes and character from her days writing for All Otaku magazine and since beginning cosplay in 2013, has found a way to pay homage to her favorite characters. Her passion for the community has been showcased by the several leather workshops she has hosted to advance cosplay in the community. Last year at ICON, Leena entered into the Master's division and placed in the Top 10 for her crafting skills of her iconic Johanna, from heroes of the Storm. This earned her a spot on the Cosplay calendar for 2017. She does commission based work for both Larpers as well as Cosplayers, specializing in leather, but also crafting quite a lot with EVA foam. Her skills and commitment to the community is a testament to her love of Geeky expression.




Anre Van Rooyen aka Annakapat Cosplay
Anré from Annakapat Cosplay has been creating costumes since 2009. She  has a love for detail and always tries to better her work through more challenging creations from pop culture. She also likes cats. Like. A lot.She has also won various cosplay competitions including rAge, Geek Fest, Icon and Sexpo. So cats and cosplay culminate in this awesome Judge :)




EVENT DETAILS
 
Venue Central City Comics
The cosplay competition will be within the Sandton Commercial Park by the Central City Comics store, there is a place within the store for all cosplayers to set up and get ready.
 
Date and Time Saturday, 6th May 2017
· Pets and Kids cosplays begins at 10:30 and all pets and kids cosplayers need to be registered between 10am and 10:30am.
· Prizegiving and winners announcements for pets and kids cosplays will take place by no later than 12:30
· If you have music prepared for a skit, please hand it in no later than 11:00.
· Pre-Judging for the other cosplay categories starts at 11:30 sharp. Please arrive at 10:30 for the pre-comp briefing.
· The cosplay stage parade and skits performance begins at 1pm
· Prizegiving and winners announcements will be at 3pm.
 
Entrance Fee: R 30 donation to the SPCA 


Competition Categories:
There are six categories which cosplayers may enter. You may enter more than one category:
o Pets – This is for dressed up cats or dogs (we apologize that no exotic pets are allowed) please ensure they are either on leash or are held by the owner when paraded on stage for judging.
o Kids – This category is for children under the age of 13 who would like to compete, they need not have made the costume themselves.
o Crafting – This category winner goes to the most well made costume and needs to have been crafted/made by the Cosplayer wearing it.
o Skits – This category winner goes to the best performance regardless of whether the costume was made by the cosplayer or not. So you need not have made your costume to compete in this section.
o Best Comic Character – This goes to the cosplayer whose costume best portrays a comic book character. This is for cosplayers who have at least in some portion made their costume.
o Best Other Character - This goes to the cosplayer whose costume best portrays a character from any other genre or source like games or anime. This is for cosplayers who have at least in some portion made their costume.

To enter the competition fill in this entry form: Enter Here
For more information on the rules and how judging works: Click Here



 

When and where?

Central City Comics

Starts:
Sat 06 May 2017 at 10:00 AM (SAST)
Ends:
Sat 06 May 2017 at 4:00 PM (SAST)

Organiser details