Comic Con India is glad to announce that the travelling version of the national Indian Comics Convention, Comic Con Express will be going to a new city this year- the Technology capital of India – Bangalore. The Express version was started with the aim of taking the convention to cities throughout India to support and boost the comics industry by increasing local interaction and participation. Comic Con Express Bengaluru will take place between September 8-9, 2012 at Koramangla Stadium, Koramangla, Bengaluru.
With the tremendous response at Comic Con Express Mumbai in October 2011, Comic Con Express is all set to enthuse audience in Bangalore this year. This will be the second express tour but first for Bangalore.
“Though the main event shall be annually held in Delhi, COMIC CON EXPRESS which started last year will bring the same atmosphere of the main convention to new fans in different cities every year. So, we are glad to announce that we are taking Comic Con Express to Bangalore in September and we are calling it COMIC CON EXPRESS BENGALURU,” says, Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India.
Jatin explains, “The reason to go to Bangalore is simple – Fans! We have been bombarded with messages since our inception to come to Bangalore and it was inevitable we come there for our fans. We are looking forward to a tremendous response from Bangaloreans.”
The event will have stalls exhibiting, promoting and selling comics, graphic novels, merchandise; several workshops and interactive sessions with established people from comics and related industries; previews of films, animated features and various contests organized by participants and sponsors, on both the days of the event.
At the 1st Comic Con India in Feb’11, the turnout was approx. 15000 and Sales touched 25 Lakhs in 2 days. In the Comic Con Express Mumbai, the travelling version of Annual Indian Comics Convention that took place in October ’11, the turnout was approx 12000 and Sales touched 35 Lakhs in 2 days. In the recent 2nd annual Comic Con India that took place in Feb’12, the response was amazing, footfall touched 35 thousand and sales touched 50 lakhs in 3 days.
Comic Con India is a unique event celebrating the illustrated medium, which brings together the whole comics industry and related fields such as Merchandise, Toys, Games, Films and Animation, along with fans of this culture from all age groups.