Ready to experience the ultimate gaming and tech expo in South Africa? The good news is how the Really Awesome Gaming Expo (rAge) is back after another trip around the sun. rAge 2023 takes place from 8 – 10 December 2023, and will once again be at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg; which, as is always the case, will be transformed into a “wonderland of video games, technology, esports, and digital entertainment”. Whether attendees are hardcore gamers, casual fans, or just curious about the latest trends and innovations, rAge 2023 has something for everyone.

What is rAge?

rAge is more than just an event! It is a celebration of geek culture and a showcase of what the South African gaming and tech industry has to offer. For over two decades, rAge has served as the annual hub of PC, mobile, and console gaming, as well as cutting-edge technology, digital lifestyle, edutainment, creative arts, and 3D printing. It is also the self aggrandised “home of esports in South Africa”, where attendees can watch or compete in thrilling tournaments across various genres and platforms.

What can attendees expect at rAge 2023?

rAge 2023 promises to be bigger and better than the previous show, with a host of new features and attractions to keep visitors entertained. Here are some of the highlights, pasted direct from the rAge 2023 public relations blast:

  • “Innovation: Discover the latest and greatest in emergent technology, from virtual reality and crypto to on-site 3D printing. You can also indulge your nostalgia with retro gaming and classic arcades. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for some surprises that you’ve never seen before”.
  • “Submergence: Dive into the culture of gaming and try out games that you’ve never played before or revisit your old favorites. Meet local game developers and see their latest projects. Watch or participate in a variety of esports tournaments and test your skills against other players. And so much more”.
  • “Embrace: Celebrate your geekiness and explore your true calling with different fandom culture booths and displays. Join or watch a cosplay competition and admire the creativity and craftsmanship of the participants. Try out board games or just hang out with people who share your passions”.
  • “Win: Just by showing up at rAge 2023, you could win exclusives and freebies from our partners, sponsors, and exhibitors. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also enter thrilling competitions and irresistible giveaways. You never know what you might walk away with”.
  • “Save: If you’re looking for some great deals and specials on gaming and tech products, rAge 2023 is the place to be. Timed just before the festive season, rAge 2023 offers some of the best bargains of the year, as well as a multitude of geeky gifts for your loved ones”.

How can visitors attend rAge 2023?

Those interested in attending rAge 2023 should take note of the following:

  • Date: 8 – 10 December, 2023
  • Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. The prices are as follows:
    • Day Pass (1-day access): R 180
    • Weekend Pass (3-day access): R 390
    • Family Pass (1-day access for 2 adults + 2 children ages 6-18): R 600
    • Student/Scholar (Friday only): R 130

For more information about rAge 2023, visit the official website.

Owner, founder and editor-in-chief at Vamers, Hans has a vested interest in geek culture and the interactive entertainment industry. With a Masters degree in Communications and Ludology, he is well read and versed in matters relating to video games and communication media, among many other topics of interest.