Everything you wanted to know about Comic Con Bangalore 2014

Comic Con India is all set to host Bangalore Comic Con 2014 to entice the city’s audience with its biggest pop culture event of the year!

We have the guest list and boy, it’s a who’s-who of the comic book world:

Dan Parent, an American comic book artist and writer best known for his work for Archies Comics; David Lloyd, a British artist best known as the illustrator of the story V for Vendetta; Peter Kruper, an American cartoonist and illustrator, best known for his work in Spy vs. Spy series along with other eminent International personalities are coming to attend.

Bangalore Comic Con 2014 is taking place at White Orchid Convention Centre from 12th September-14th September. There are plans to expand the scope and size of events across India.

Other Highlights include:

International Pavilion: Some of the best International Comics publishers are coming this year especially for Bangalore Comic Con 2014.

Costume Play a.k.a Cosplay: Kids and adults can come dressed as their favorite comic, superhero and gaming characters. There are prizes to be won and glory to be had!

Workshops: Learn about the intricacies of creation with creators, artists and writers of popular comics and graphic novels.

Book launches: Over 15 new titles are going to be launched!

Over 120 Participants: Featuring major Indian and International brands.

Merchandise from across the world: Lots and lots of merchandise! Pick up some awesome goodies, T-shirts, mugs, toys, posters, cushions etc. the list is endless!

Sessions: Get in on sessions with leading artists, writers and publishers from India and abroad.

Bangalore Comic Con 2014 will be hosting one of its kind, interactive and experiential 50 Hours of Programming through panels, launches, gaming, video hangouts and more. Famous international personalities like Dan Parent, an American comic book artist and writer best known for his work for Archies Comics; David Lloyd, a British comics artist best known as the illustrator of the story V for Vendetta; Rob-Denbleykar, Co-Creator of Cyanide and Happiness; Peter Kruper, an American cartoonist and illustrator, Best known for his work in Spy vs. Spy series; will be attending and taking special sessions here.

There will also be an exclusive live chat (via satellite) with the one and the only Neil Gaiman, a brilliant author of short fiction, novel, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films.

Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India has said, “We are extremely excited to kick of our 3rd edition of the event in Bangalore, the past one year has seen a dramatic expansion of our shows and Bangalore fans are going to experience it now. We are bringing over everything from International guests to exhibitors, activities, this will be our biggest show till date. We look forward to having fun with all the fans in the city next month!”

For Bangalore Comic Con 2014, Tickets will be available online via Book My Show as well as at the Venue. Only a limited number of VIP tickets will be issued. Super Fan ticket offer is available in limited numbers and can be booked online only, these will not be available at the venue.

Cosplay (Costume Contest), one of the major attractions at Comic Con India, will continue to give assured prizes to everyone in costume. Comic Con India has created 5 categories to increase one’s chances of winning gifts. Each day, one winner will be chosen from each of the five categories:

1. Comic book/graphic novel

2. Animated Series/Movie

3. Manga/Anime

4. Sci-Fi/Fantasy

5. Gaming

For the sheer love for Comics, more than 15 new titles are being planned to get launched at the convention. Ravanayan Finale – Part 2, Aghori – Issue 11, Odayan II – Yuddham, The Kaurava Empire, Rumi by Sufi Comics and The Caravan Prequel will be among the most awaited and exclusive book launches at the convention.

There will be Cyanide & Happiness, a famous webcomic and 3D Sense Animation, a leading digital arts school in Asia. They will be bringing international content from all across the globe, especially for Bangalore.

At the convention, there will be some awesome anime & manga merch from Japanese Merchandiser IINE Toys, along with the best and most exclusive International merchandise at the convention from across the globe. Also, there will be exclusive Indian merchandisers including Kook N Keech by Myntra, Wacom, Bombay Merch, Collectors Heritage, Hysteria, Chimp, Chumbak, Keep Chilling, Wear Your Opinion, Planet Superheroes, Lazy Ninja, Graphicurry, Carmocrat and lots more!!

The main participants for the Bangalore Comic Con 2014 are Amar Chitra Katha, Orange Radius, Abhijeet Kini, Pop Culture Publishing, Random House, Sufi Comics, Campfire Graphic Novel, Holy Cow Entertainment, HarperCollins Publishers,Vimanika Comics, Raj Comics, Scholastic India, Mario Gallery, Viz Media (Simon & Schuster India), Westland 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. Comic Con India is dedicated to expanding India’s popular culture by creating high profile events that cater to fans of not only comics, but also, gaming, movies, television, merchandise, toys & more.

So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets here.

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