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Bengaluru set to host Comic Con for third year with international artists and publishers

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NEW DELHI: Garden city Bengaluru is all set to host Comic Con 2014 to entice audiences with its biggest pop culture event of the year.

Organised by Comic Con India, the convention will take place at White Orchid Convention Centre from 12 to 14 September between 11 am to 9 pm.  Over 15 book launches will take place and over 120 international and Indian participants are taking part.

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-creater of Cyanide and Happiness; Peter Kruper, an American cartoonist and illustrator, best known for his work in Spy vs. Spyseries will be attending and taking special sessions here.

There will also be an exclusive live chat with Neil Gaiman, an English author of short fiction, novel, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films.

Comic Con founder Jatin Varma said, “We are extremely excited to kick off our third edition of the event in Bengaluru. The past one year has seen a dramatic expansion of our shows and Bengaluru fans are going to experience it now. We are bringing over everything from international guests to exhibitors, activities and this will be our biggest show till date.”

The event will be a ticketed event now onwards, to further expand the scope and size of the event. 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. The tickets would be priced at Rs 250 per day - online and Rs 300 per day - at the venue and Rs 650 for the super fan VIP ticket for all 3 days. Super fan ticket offer is available in limited numbers and can be booked online only.

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 five 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

All three days, one lucky winner out of the chosen five will get an awesome chance to win a special grand prize.

For the sheer love of comics, more than 15 new titles are being planned for launch 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 international exhibitors like Cyanide & Happiness, a famous webcomic and 3D Sense Animation, a leading digital arts school in Asia, bringing international content from all across the globe.

At the convention, there will be some awesome anime and manga merchandises from Japanese company 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 many 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), and Westland.

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 and 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 and much more.

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