Comic Con second edition in Hyderabad to feature seven comic launches

NEW DELHI: Over 100 exhibitors, including artists, writers and creators from all over the country are converging on the city of the Char Minar, Hyderabad, for the second edition of Comic Con India.


With ALTO K10 as associate sponsor, Hyderabad Comic Con will take place on 12 and 13 September at Hitex Exhibition Centre.


Apart from the biggest Cosplay (Costume Contest) contest in the city, the show will witness seven exclusive comic book launches namely  Shaitaan by Holy Cow Entertainment, Item Dhamaka - Godsmack part 2 by Aayumi Productions, Tinkle & Tobi by Sai Animation, Vrica by ICBM Comics, Legends of Yuck Man by Smarak Swain.


Famous international personalities like Matt Melvin who is author of Cyanide and Happiness and The Last Nerds; Miya Tomoko and Moe Tsurumi who are professional Japanese Cosplayers, and Kevin Hamric who is director of VIZ Media will be attending and will meet their fans.


The show is spread over 40,000 sq feet. The main stage area at the convention will feature 24 hours of programming. 


Comic Con founder Jatin Varma said, “We at Comic Con India are excited to come back to our favourite city, Hyderabad. The convention in its third year, is bigger and better than before. We have a stellar guest and content line up and can't wait for the fans to come over and join us for the show! We hope to make it their best weekend of the year!”


Cosplay, one of the major attractions at Comic Con India, will continue to give assured prizes to everyone in costume. There are five categories: Comic book/graphic novel; Animated Series/Movie; Manga/Anime; Sci-Fi/Fantasy; and Gaming. One winner in each category each day will get a prize. In addition, one lucky winner out of the chosen five will get a chance to win a golden ticket to Thailand.


Comic Con India brings a special treat for all the tech and gaming enthusiasts in Hyderabad this year. There will be exclusive Experiential and Gaming Zones at the event. The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Experience Zone will have art installations and gaming. Smaaash Virtual Reality Zone will have a special gaming experience for the fans. The zone will feature a mix of virtual reality and other interactive games. The fans can come and enjoy the games free of cost. EA Entertainment Gaming Zone will be hosting sessions taking fans behind the scenes of some of their most popular games. 


Other exclusive Experiential Zones at Hyderabad Comic Con include Nodwin Gaming’s Comic Con India Live Zone & Roboland Zone. Comic Con India Live will bring the Comic Con experience to the audience at home Live. This will be a live twitch broadcast of the event.


At Roboland, Sci-Fi will become Reality. Roboland will have awesome line up of Robots developed and created in India, and they will be performing some stunts for the fans.


Comic Con India is making a new addition with YouTube Stage. YouTube will be creating a fan experience zone at the show. The stage will feature popular YouTube stars and will give the fans an opportunity to interact with them. The stage will also feature YouTube merchandise, which fans can buy at the event.


Fans will find an “Artist Alley” at the HCC 2015, which is a zone exclusively featuring artists from all over India. It will give fans an opportunity to interact with artists, illustrators, designers working for comics and related fields. The alley will

feature artists like Nikhil Gulati, Saumin Suresh Patel, Reshmi Chandrashekhar, Milan Preet, Manasa Madhuri, Garima Shukla and many more. Well known creators like Vivek Goel from Holy Cow Entertainment, Aniruddho Chakraborty from Chariot comics and Prasad Bhatt from Graphicurry will be at the show as well.


The event will have a unique fan-made costumes and models booth called Station Cafe, where there will be customised Iron Man Suit, Captain America's Lemurian Star and Thor's Mjolnir on display. Here fans can buy DC & Marvel, Masters of the Universe and other Replicas - Wood & Metal Castings and Lathe Fabricated of Superman, Batman, Thor's Mjolnir, He-man's Power Sword etc.


Exclusive merchandise by Indian merchandisers, including Comic Con India Store, Wacom, Bewakoof Brands, Hysteria, Wear Your Opinion, Chulbul, Silver Carvings, Captain Kyso, Macmerise, Planet Superheroes, Being Hyderabadi, Lazy Ninja, Graphicurry, Hangout Store, Urbanzaa, Bushirt, and Comic Gadget will be available. 


The main participants for the Hyderabad Comic Con include Amar Chitra Katha, Orange Radius, Pop Culture Publishing, Campfire Graphic Novel, Holy Cow Entertainment, HarperCollins Publishers, Aayumi Productions, Raj Comics, Red Streak Publications, and Scholastic India.


Comic Con India is part of the Reedpop family of events, which is dedicated to producing world-class celebrations of popular culture around the world with events like New York Comic Con, Oz Comic Con, Shanghai Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration among many others. 

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