All you Bengalureans, time to have some fun. Comic Con is here. And they say it is going to be the Best Weekend of the Year!! It is on from 3rd April to 5th April, 11 am to 8 pm every day. It is at the White Orchid Convention centre at Manyata Tech Park, Hebbal. There will be stalls, exhibitions, book launches, comics and graphic novels and books being sold, kids and people in costumes, capes and weird and not-so-weird hair dos, guest artists and food! It is suitable for all ages, even the tiny ones. They will get to see some of their favourite characters and super heroes and maybe even dress up like one. What’s not to love? Don’t miss it. We bet you will have an awesome time there.
How did it start? – Well we were curious how did the Comic Con start in India and so we found out from their website that “A few years back, to avoid the costly expense of traveling abroad to a comic convention, a group of relatively young people in Delhi decided to create one on their own in their home city. With that simple mission, Comic Con India was formed and has now grown to multiple events across the country.”
Special Guests – There will be special, aka high profile guests at the Bengaluru Comic Con, or BCC as it is called. This time there will be Daniel Portman, aka Podrick Payne aka Pod, ” from the very famous and much awaited television series, Game of Thrones. All GOT fans know that “There Never Lived A More Loyal Squire”. He will be signing autographs & available for photographs on all 3 days of the show – separate tickets for that though. Then we also have Natalia Tena aka Osha, the wildling, again from GOT. She also played the role of Nymphadora Tonks, from The Harry Potter Series Of Films. Natalia will be on the show on 3rd & 4th April. There will be others like Greg Capullo – the artist on Batman. He will join for a fun session on his art via Skype. Qtiyapa’s favourite Youtube stars will be performing live at the show.
Book Launches – There will be a couple of book launches including The Little Alien: Attack of the Bad Tooth Fairy by Campfire, Ideapreneurs by HCL, Mystry P.I. by Graphic India.
Artists & Creators – There will be artists, illustrators and authors at this weekend event. You can catch them all at the Small Press Area & Artists Alley at the event.
Exhibitors – There will be stalls with various exhibitors displaying and selling their products. There will be books of course with publishers like Amar Chitra Katha, Harper Collins Publications, Hachette India – Marvel Comics, book houses like Blossom Book Store, individual authors, artists. For the book lovers it will be paradise. There will be something for every age group. There will also be lots of food too. Delhi Street Food, Ms Cupcakes, Dice and dine drinks stalls and more.
CosPlay, Costume contest – Comic Con India has a very very popular fan event called the cosplay contest, where fans come dressed up as their favourite character. There are these categories – Comic Book/Graphic Novel, TV/Movie, Fantasy/Sci-fi, Anime/Manga & Gaming. Each group will have 1 category winner. And there’ll be a grand prize winner out of all the category winners. Each day’s competition will have one grand prize winner.
If you are planning to take kids, which you definitely should, you need to know that everybody over the age of 3 will need to buy tickets.
You can see the event schedule here.
Go on, wear that costume or your super hero cape and enjoy your weekend at Comic Con!! Book your tickets today.
All pictures courtesy Comic Con Bangalore.
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