Friday, 29 July 2016

Comic Con India 2016



About Comic-Con:

Comic-con is a comic convention which was founded in 1970 by a group of San Diegans. Since then the convention held annually in San Diego, California.

Comic Con India first came in picture when they announced their first edition of convention in 2011.The very first Indian Comic Con was hosted at the open air craft bazar, Dilli Haat, New Delhi, India, for a period of 2 days. Later the Comic Con India expanded to 5 cities- Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune. From its inception in 2011, the convention was announced to be hosted at each location annually, including workshops, interactive sessions, and interviews by special guest artists and writers, Cosplay and stalls for selling comic and tv series based t-shirts, mobile covers, posters and souvenirs.



  


My Experience:

Recently I attended the first edition of Comic Con Pune in February, 2016. It was a 2 day event, and I attended the first day of the convention. Since it was my first Comic Con, I had high hopes from the very beginning. Me and my friends geared up for the event, and reached the venue in time. The event started at 11 am, and people collected their gate passes from the counters and entered in the huge air conditioned convention hall. The place had many stalls and people were dressed up in their favorite character’s costumes. The atmosphere of the place was so awesome, that it took me to my childhood days. After spending time at different stalls, we joined the interactive session, hosted by Ivan Brandon (the author of many titles under DC Comics, Marvel comics and more) and Peter Nguyen (the comic book artist, known for his work on Batman series comics).





     


Soon after this session, we attended the special event by the program sponsors Alto K10, where one local band of Pune (Teri music ki chahat) played some amazing Bollywood songs. Soon after this, the main highlight of the day “Cosplay” started, where the cos-players participated in an on-stage program and were adjudged winners in specific categories. The show ended soon after the cosplay event, and we headed back home.

Venue: Deccan College Convention Hall, Near Khadki, Pune

Ticket Details: INR 250 for a single day and INR 400 for a two day pass.

Site Details for upcoming Comic Con events across India: Comic-Con link





My Take:

Well if you want to re-live your childhood, then this is the perfect event to mark your presence. Just let that little kid inside of you come out and enjoy the fullest.





There are few more photos which I am linking with Post 2. Kindly click on Post 2 link to check the remaining pictures.

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20 comments:

  1. One of my friends had a stall at the 2014 Comic Con in Bangalore. :-) I was there two days helping her to run it. and had a lot of fun. Met a lot of people cosplaying, and read some comics too. Some of the artists were friendly. :D

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    1. That's great..๐Ÿ˜Š Cosplay is fun, nd even I also had a good experience with many cosplayers.Made a few new frnds too. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Comic con is fun.. had been to it thrice, one in Bangalore, Hyd and Mumbai.. :) Me likey a lot. Cosplay is fun, not that I did, but seeing the enthu of others in it. I go for the stalls, the books and talks..

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    1. It's indeed great fun.๐Ÿ˜Š I was in kolkata earlier, so couldn't attend any of the comicons earlier. Bt frm now I have made a pact with myself to attend it evry year. And will try to participate in cosplay as well, if possible next year. ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. This looks like so much fun! I must make a note of the next event in Delhi. :)

    Cheers!
    Modern Gypsy

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    1. Trust me, its worth a visit! And I have heard great things about Delhi comic con,its is the best among others. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. Didn't know about it..surely like to attend one if it happens in Bangalore soon..great pics as always :)

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    1. Thanks for such lovely feedback.. ๐Ÿ˜Š I have attached the main site link, you can get the bangalore comic con details from there. Its an amazing event, specially for kids. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. Looks very interesting.Good that you are posting about wonderful events here.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! :) :)

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  6. wow..i am yet to attend one but am a big fan of it since I watched Big Bang Theory :) why didn't you post some pictures of people as well...would have been awesome!

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    1. Thanks for the tip, Shweta! Will share them in next post. :)

      I have so many pictures that I thought of splitting them in multiple posts.But yes, I will keep your feedback in mind. :)

      And it's awesome! Hope you attend one soon! :)

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  7. Have never been to one just because there's no cartoon I know of ! But nice again, wonderful pics (y)

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  8. wish i could attend such an event, let me check whether they are arranging in KOLKATA or not. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Would've grabbed Ted for sure. I hope I get to attend this someday.

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  10. Good that you have enjoyed saumy! I however am hearing for the first time and sounds fun..will surely try sometime
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  11. Very interesting. I was eager to know whta this was all about.

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  12. Saumy I attended it last yr in mumbai and plan to go this weekend too! My kids are crazy about it! Great coverage of the event and nice clicks too!

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  13. Didn't know about this, sure sounds a fun event.

    Thank you.

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  14. Some of the pieces here look identifiable to me but they all are so cool! I have heard of this event but never had the chance to attend one. Not a huge comic fan but I like the fact that it helps us get back into childhood again. Great captures Saumy, my favourite is the Superman watch which says 'Sorry Man'.

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