Bangalore: Bangalore Comic Con 2015 organized by Comic Con India gets off to a flying start. The 3 day fest which started today at White Orchid Convention will be on till April 5’ 2015 (Sunday). Spread across 80000 sq feet gross as compared to last year’s 40000 sq feet, CCI plans to host interactive and experiential 50 Hours of Programming through panels, launches, gaming, video hangouts and more.
Huge Attraction at this year’s show are the two Internationally acclaimed Actors, Daniel Portman, best known for his role as Podrick Payne in the award-winning HBO fantasy drama series ‘Game of Thrones’ and Natalia Tena, known for her role of Tonks in the Harry Potter films and Osha in Game of Thrones. They both are taking part in special sessions and signings ((Photographs & Autographs). Both Natalia and Daniel will be seen in the upcoming Season 5 of Game of Thrones, which premieres at the same time as its U.S. premiere on April 13 at 6:30 am IST, with a repeat telecast on the same day at 10pm, on HBO Defined, 100% Ad Free. For the first time ever, the most iconic HBO original will simulcast across 170 countries.
Two exclusive live chats (via SKYPE)were specially organised for fans on the Day 1 of BCC – With MARK MILLAR & RON MARZ.
MARK MILLAR is a New York Times bestselling writer of Wanted, the Kick-Ass series, The Secret Service, Jupiter’s Legacy, Nemesis, Superior, Super Crooks, American Jesus, MPH, Starlight, Chrononauts etc.
Ron Marz, the celebrated writer known for his work on titles such as Silver Surfer, Green Lantern, Marvel vs DC, Batman/Aliens and Witchblade. was joined by artist Abhishek Malsuni, as they talked about their ongoing John carter: Warlord of Mars series
Popular Actors, Rana Daggubati and Tamannaah Bhatia will be attending Bangalore Comic Con 2015 as well & participate in a special session on their upcoming film ‘Baahubali’.
One of the other main attractions at BCC 2015 is the Game of Throne’s special Photo-op Booth. Comic Con India has officially tied up with HBO to bring the Throne replica exclusively at Bangalore Comic Con. There is a Throne replica as a special photo – op booth where fans & visitors could get their pictures clicked.
Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India, shared, “I am extremely excited to kick off the 4th edition of Bangalore Comic Con. Even though we are coming back much earlier in the year, we are bringing over some of the best in Indian & International pop-culture and look forward to providing fans in the city, the best weekend of the year!”
Fans who come dressed as their favorite comics characters always steal the show. And this year as always, COSPLAYERS will win tons of prizes under these 5 categories created to increase one’s chances of winning gifts. Each day, one winner is chosen from each of five categories: 1. Comic book/graphic novel
2. Animated Series/Movie 3. Manga/Anime 4. Sci-Fi/Fantasy 5. Gaming.
All 3 days, One lucky winner out of the chosen 5 wins A Trip to Thailand !!
Also, Comic Con India set up an exclusive IESL Gaming Arena with Xtreme Gaming for audience at Bangalore Comic Con this year. Spread across 200 sq meter, the gaming area is a huge hit amongst gaming and tech fans at the event. With a total prize pool of 1.5 lac rupees, the main tournament is around DOTA 2 for teams of gamers. For regular visitors as well as gamers, there is casual gaming competitions on Fifa 14 and Counter strike GO.
Amar Chitra Katha, the pioneers in India for comic books and illustrated works of literature, have kept amazing surprises for their fans. They have photobooth, Quizzes, Storytelling competitions and much more at Bangalore Comic Con .
There are International Exhibitors like Marvel, DC & Dark Horse Comics among others who have brought international content from all across the globe, especially for Bangalore. There were some exclusive book launches that took place and some more will be launched over the next 2 days..
At the convention, there is some Awesome Anime & Manga Merch from Japanese Merchandiser IINE, along with the best and most exclusive International merchandisers like Kidrobot, NECA, Hot Toys, Mimobots, Funko and many more from across the globe. Also, there are exclusive Indian merchandisers including Band Box, Wacom, Art Beat, Bewakoof Brands, Hysteria, Wear Your Opinion, Kudi Firang, Planet Superheroes, F Gali, Sky Goodies, Bollyscope, Lazy Ninja, Graphicurry, Below the Belt and lots more!!
The main participants at Bangalore Comic Con 2015 are Amar Chitra Katha, Orange Radius, Pop Culture Publishing, Random House, Campfire Graphic Novel, Holy Cow Entertainment, HarperCollins Publishers, Aayumi Productions, Raj Comics, Blossom Book House and many more!!