There are events, and then there are events. rAge is certainly the latter – with fancy italics and all. Now in its sixteenth year, the really Awesome gaming expo has become a mainstay on the annual event calendar for South African gamers and pop-culture fans alike.
I’ve been fortunate enough to attend all but three of the expos over the years. Looking back, I still find it hard to believe it’s been 16 years since the first one! In fact, I know a few kids who attended the first rAge as teenagers, and are now self-sufficient adults in their 30s who still religiously attend this festival. I guess it’s safe to say this yearly gathering of the geeks is now officially a thing.