COMIC CON opens in Mumbai; treat for comic and pop culture fans

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By Stephen Fernandes Mob: 9820707327 Email: indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

The 7th action packed edition of Maruti Suzuki Mumbai Comic Con organized by Comic Con India began today and has a lot in store for comics enthusiasts and audiences inclined towards popular culture.

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.

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.

 

 

This year’s action packed show with an exhibition area double in size from previous along with a range of new activities, features the best of Comics, Merchandise, Toys, Experiential Zones, International Guests, Meet & Greet Sessions, Gaming Tournaments, Fan Meet-ups & Much More.

 

Famous international personalities like Nick Seluk, creator of the very popular Web Comic The Awkward Yeti, David Lloyd, British comics artist best known for V for Vendetta, Andrew Griffith, comic book artist, designer and illustrator of  Transformers comics series,  Yishan Li, professional comic book artist for DC & Dark Horse Comics  & Nicole Marie Jean, International Pro-Cosplayer attending and taking special sessions at MCC 2017.

 

Popular Youtubers & Stand Up Comedians like Mallika Dua, Mumbai’s very own – Prajakta Koli and the very popular team from Beyounick performed live at the show! Catch Prajakta Koli & Beyounick’s special performance on Sunday too! Sahil Shah, Popular Stand Up Comedian, East India Comedy will perform tomorrow.

 

From Batman to superman to famous manga characters, we witnessed all the superheroes and comic characters come alive as fans dressed in their favorite costumes!! They not only received attention  from the audiences, but also interesting prizes from Comic Con India. Each day, winners get chosen from five categories – 1. Comic book/graphic novel 2. Animated Series/Movie 3. Manga/Anime 4. Sci-Fi/Fantasy and 5. Gaming. Also, on each day, One lucky winner out of the chosen 5 wins INR 50000 (Cash Prize) Each Day!

 

Comic Con India has set up Exclusive Experiential and Gaming Zones at the event. One of the main attractions of the event are first of its kind Thor: Ragnarok & Justice League Zone. Not just that, other exclusive Experiential Zone at Maruti Suzuki Mumbai Comic Con includes AXN Experience Zone. It has lots of fun engagements. Fans are indulging in engaging and exciting activities for its iconic shows like The Voice, Sherlock, Vikings, Ray Donovan and Breaking Bad.

 

On Day 1 of the Convention, Penguin Random House presented a special session – Bharat: The Man who built a nation. It was a special performance on the book along with a chat with the author Vineet Agarwal. On Day 2, Amar Chitra Katha will conduct a stage session – 50 & Beyond. In the session, Editor Reena Puri & Art director, Savio Mascarenhas will discuss a half-a-century long journey of ACK through history, mythology, folk tales and India’s greatest heroes.

At MCC,  fans have an opportunity to interact with awesome artists, illustrators, designers working for comics and related fields. The show features creators from all over india, such as Abhijeet Kini,  Sailesh Gopalan, Saumin Patel, Vivek Goel, Rajeev Tamhankar and many more.

For the sheer love for Comics, 5 new Comic book titles got launched at the convention on day 1. These were Caster Issue #2  & Age Of Immortals #3 by Holy Cow Entertainment, Footsteps 2 – Horror Story Book, Rudra & Barf 2 by TBS Planet.

Some of the leading participants at the Maruti Suzuki Mumbai Comic Con are Viz Media by Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House India, Dorling Kindersley Publishing, HarperCollins Publishers India, Holy Cow Entertainment, Amar Chitra Katha, ICBM Comics and more.

At the convention, fans can buy merchandise from the best and most exclusive merchandisers including   Planet Superheroes, Red Wolf, MC Sid Razz, The Entertainment Store, Comic Con India Merch Store, Macmerise, Souled Store and lots more.

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