Thursday, February 20, 2014

Comic Con-Delhi 2014

Action Packed Comic Con

Thyagraj Stadium was a different world for three days. It was indeed a world of fantasy as Tinkle’s Supandi, Joker from Batman, Ironman all were there to welcome and greet the visitors to the 4th Annual Indian Comics Convention organised by Comic Con India in Delhi.

Spread across 50000 Sq foot of area, this year the convention was divided into 3 zones, Experience zone, Exhibitor zone and Food court. The first day of the fest saw a special session with Mohammad Faisal, the Creator of the insanely popular comic strip, “Garbage Bin”. Also a special interactive session with the team of Kuru Chronicles was arranged. There were 5 exclusive book launches in the festival, 9XM launched their new and exclusive merchandise and Zee Cafe presented the special screening of the Hit TV Show “House of Cards”. A range of graphic novels and comic series were on sale. The ‘V for Vendetta’ novels, sold with ‘V’ masks, were sold like hot pancakes. The Tinkle stall which celebrated its 30th anniversary was also a big hit among the visitors.

Also, one of the major and most interesting attractions at the Indian Comic Con was Inside Peanuts: The Life and Art of Charles M. Schulz exhibit. The exhibit has been shipped in exclusively for visitors at the convention takes the visitors through the journey of Peanuts & Charles M Schulz over the years. The Cosplay competitions like always was a huge hit among the visitors. It is a competition in which contestants wear outfits and accessories of their favorite comic or fantasy character. There were also sessions and workshops by writers and publishers from India as well as abroad.

Comic lovers had a huge ball in the festival not only because of the events but also because of the prizes associated with each event. Each day, one winner was chosen from different five categories. Each day, one lucky winner out of the chosen 5 won a golden chance and a VIP ticket to New York Comics Convention 2014.

The five categories were
1. Comic book/graphic novel
2. Animated Series/Movie
3. Manga/Anime
4. Sci-Fi/Fantasy
5. Gaming

“We are extremely happy with the kind of response we are getting at the 4th Annual Indian Comics Convention from fans, artists, writers and participants all together. We are seeing everyone having a wonderful time taking part in the variety of interactive sessions. Cosplayers are having a gala time getting their pics clicked with audiences ”, shared Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India.

The main participants of 4th Annual Indian Comic Con were Amar Chitra Katha, Orange Radius, Abhijeet Kini, Pop Culture Publishing, Random House, Campfire Graphic Novel, Holy Cow Entertainment, HarperCollins Publishers, iComics, DC, Vertigo & Kodansha Comics by Random House India, Viz Media by Simon & Schuster India, Blaft Publications, Chariot Comics, Scholastic India, Meta Desi Comics and more!!

Comic Con India is dedicated to creating unique events and giving the fans, exhibitors and partners a platform to celebrate their undying love and passion for comics & pop culture.

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