rAge Expo 2018

rAge is South Africa’s biggest annual video gaming, computer, technology and geek culture exhibition.

Over the course of the weekend tens of thousands of enthusiastic fans descend on the venue for three days of gaming, technology, gadgets, and geek lifestyle entertainment.

You can buy new games and consoles, chat with local comic book artists, or take selfies with your favourite cosplayers. The show is a glimpse into the future and it has always been about trying out new things and getting some hands-on time before you make your purchasing decisions. Many call it the event of the year, where you can escape your reality for a single day or even the whole weekend. Sound like fun? rAge will sledgehammer your heart and ignite your imagination!

rAge provides a platform to touch and feel, try and experiment. It is the place to go each year to see all the latest goodies presented in an accessible way and be surrounded by people who all share the same passion.








FAQ – Visitors

rAge is South Africa’s award-winning video gaming, technology and geek culture exhibition. Now in its 16th year, rAge 2018 will be held at the TicketPro Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg from 5-7 October 2018.

The NAG LAN is South Africa’s largest BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer/Console) LAN, where gamers spend 52-hours playing games with and against each other on the same network. The NAG LAN is an event that is held at rAge every year, and a separate ticket will need to be purchased (i.e. a rAge Expo ticket will not give you access into the NAG LAN). Tickets for the NAG LAN are all sold out.

Tickets for rAge are available online via Computicket as well as at all Computicket outlets. You will also be able to buy tickets at the door. NAG LAN tickets are all sold out.

rAge JHB takes place at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate from the 5th – 7th October 2018.

rAge Expo: Friday 10h00-18:00 | Saturday 09h00-18h00 | Sunday 09h00-16h00.
The NAG LAN opens at 09h00 on Friday and closes at 15h00 on Sunday. 

Children under 6 are allowed free entry into the expo.

A weekend pass ticket gives you (1 person) access to the expo for all three days at a discounted price. Weekend Pass tickets can be purchased from Computicket or at the door.

Computicket will only offer refunds on NAG LAN tickets in accordance with their standard terms and conditions: If the cancellation occurs more than 30 days prior to the event a 15% cancellation fee will apply; If the cancellation occurs less than 30 but more than 7 days prior to the event a 50% cancellation fee will apply; If the cancellation occurs less than 7 days prior to the event a 100% cancellation fee will apply.
Tickets for the NAG LAN are transferable so you’re welcome to give your ticket to a friend.

If you have already purchased a rAge expo ticket for a specific day and are only able to attend on an alternate day we will accept your ticket at the door.

Please note that reselling of any tickets is strictly prohibited by Computicket.

rAge is a family show so visitors of all ages are welcome to attend. Please do note that some gaming content on display at the various stands may be age restricted and not suitable for minors.

There is no age restriction for the NAG LAN but we do suggest that young minors to be accompanied/supervised by an adult.

Parents are welcome to assist their children to settle in at the LAN and will be issued a Parent Pass wristband upon arrival.

The venue charges an additional fee for parking in some areas. This cost is not included in your rAge Expo ticket price.

A detailed list of everything you need to know about the do’s and dont’s in the LAN can be found on our forums. If you’ve never been to the NAG LAN before this video will give you a really good idea of what to expect.

Everybody is welcome to take pictures or video at the expo, but do note that some exhibitors may not allow photography or filming of their games on display and you may be asked to refrain from taking photos or filming.
Should you wish to attend the expo as accredited media, please do so by registering via the Press Accreditation link.

The GES rAge Expo Cosplay Contest information and rules can be found here for the 2018 JHB event.

You are more than welcome to come dressed up as your favourite character, but please do keep the following things in mind before selecting your outfit:

(1) rAge is a family show so we dont allow cosplay that is revealing, explicit or overtly sexual in any way. If we do find your outfit to be offensive we will have you escorted off the premises;

(2) Please be mindful of your weapons and props – we dont allow knives, swords or guns of any kind. Any items found to be of a dangerous nature or have the potential to injure someone will be confiscated by security and only be returned to you when you leave. 

If you would like to enter the GES rAge Expo Cosplay Contest you can find all the details on how to register here.

If this is your first time attending rAge you should check out our Video Gallery to watch videos from previous rAge events. You can also browse our Photo Gallery. Both of the galleries will give you a very good idea of what rAge is and why you HAVE to be there!

No but you can make use of Uber or other local taxi services.

We do offer a group discount if you are a teacher arranging a class trip on Friday (5 October) on behalf of a school or college. Please email us for more information on how to book.

University students qualify for a student discount on Friday upon presentation of your valid student card. 

Yes we will be back again next year for #17yearsofawesome! rAge Expo will be taking place at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate, JHB from 27-29 September 2019.

FAQ – Exhibitors

rAge is South Africa’s award-winning video gaming, technology and geek culture exhibition. Now in its 16th year, rAge will be held in Johannesburg from 5-7 October.
The typical rAge visitor is intelligent, connected, demanding and has a love for gadgets and interacting with the world in new and exciting ways. rAge provides a platform for them to experiment with new games, tech and geeky endeavours for themselves. It’s the place to go each year to see all the latest goodies presented in an accessible way, and to be surrounded by people who all share the same passion.
Exhibitors can use this platform to speak directly to this exciting audience who are powering the fastest growing entertainment medium out there.

To exhibit at rAge or to get more information on sponsorship opportunities that are available at this year’s expo, please e-mail us or call our office on (011) 704-2679 and a sales representative will be in contact with you.

Send us an e-mail and we’ll be in contact with pricing and additional information.

Send us an e-mail and we’ll be in contact with all the information.

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