It’s less than a month on the launch clock until South Africa’s nerdiest, techiest, cosplayiest, esportsiest, gameist expo blasts off into space. Well, into the Ticketpro Dome in Joburg. It’s kind of cosmic. I mean, it’s… like, round. Is space round, though? YOU KNOW WHAT, IT DOESN’T EVEN MATTER.

Here’s what you actually need to know about theoretical astrophysics rAge 2018.

First up, we’ve introduced some new ticket prices, with a special discount on the Friday for students – subject to presentation of a university or college ID, obviously, and a letter from your mom doesn’t count even if it’s in pink glitter pen – and organised school groups.

Ticket prices

Day ticket:  R150 per person – valid for one day only (tickets available at the door or via Computicket outlets)

Weekend ticket:  R300 per person – valid for all three days (tickets available at the door or via Computicket outlets)

Kids under 6:  Free

Students: Varsity students only pay R100 on Friday on presentation of their student card (available at the door only)

School groups: School groups qualify for a R50 discount per person on Friday (available at the door only)

Family Day Pass: R500 for two adults and two children aged 6-18 (available at the door only)

Event times:

Friday, 5 October: 10:00 -18:00

Saturday, 6 October: 09:00 – 18:00

Sunday, 7 October: 09:00 – 16:00

Venue:

Ticketpro Dome / Cnr Olievenhout Avenue and Northumberland Road / Northriding, Johannesburg

Limited parking is available at the Ticketpro Dome, or park for free at the Northgate Shopping Centre.

As ever, rAge 2018’s exhibit include games, hardware, nerd merch, and everything else in between, and NAG is proud to re-introduce its very own home_coded booth, featuring local-is-lekker indie projects like Echoplex, Curve, and 4Pillars.

Cosplay? We’ve got that going on too! And if your bin-bag Batman suit is up to it, sign up and get registered for the rAge Cosplay Warriors competition, hosted by Gaming Entertainment Solutions.

If dressing up isn’t your thing, maybe consider MSI and Evetech’s Quake Champions tournament instead, with prelims starting this weekend and an  MSI GP62MVR mega gaming PC up for the win.

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