Comic Con India Hits Mumbai
The 2nd edition of ‘Mumbai Film & Comics Convention’, an event dedicated to comics, films and everything in between is all set to enthuse fans in Mumbai by bringing one of the biggest pop culture events of the year. It is going to be held between December 21-22’ 2013 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai.
With the increasing synergy between films and comics, Comic Con India found Mumbai to be the ideal place to introduce the brand new convention, and introduced ‘Mumbai Film & Comics Convention’ last year. Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India, shared, “We head in to our 3rd year in Mumbai bigger & better than ever before! This is the biggest convention we have ever organized, with tons of new exhibitors, activities and exclusives! We hope to party all weekend with Mumbaikars this December!”
Comic Con India as always is planning a whole slew of activities for Mumbai Film and Comics Convention (MFCC), ranging from workshops to interactive sessions, display and sale of a wide range of comics & merchandise, special corners for creating comics and cartoons, Cosplay, Contests, Book launches and lots more with an aim to promote and bring together local, national and international talent in India to generate more interest among fans. Cosplay (costume contest),one of the major attractions at Comic Con India, will be more appealing than ever! As it’s Mumbai Film and Comic Con, people will not only get to dress up as their favourite comic character but their favourite movie actor/character as well.
Comic Con India will continue to give assured prizes to everyone in costume, but now there are 5 categories that have been created to increase one’s chances of winning gifts. Each day, one winner will be chosen from each of five categories:
1. Comic book/graphic novel
2. Animated Series/Movie
Both days, One lucky winner out of the chosen 5 will get the awesome chance to win golden ticket to
Singaore toy, game and comic convention 2014!!
There are going to be special sessions with the leading artists and writers in the country. There will be special Screening of Burka Avenger followed by q&a with its creator. An exclusive movie session has been planned with Tere Bin Laden Sequel Cast (Manish Paul & Pradyuman Singh) and Abhishek Sharma (Director) for the movie fans at the convention. There will more than 10 new titles to be launched at the convention. Few book launches to look out for are Gandhi by Campfire, Shiva - Book III by Vimanika Publishing, The Skull Rosary by Holy Cow Entertainment, Tinkle Hindi Collections by Amar Chitra Katha Publishing, Zombie Rising by Chariot Comics which will be launched by special guest - Luke Kenny (VJ on Channel V and Actor, Rock On) and Munkeeman 3 by Pop Culture Publishing which has been planned to be launched by Creator Abhishek Sharma (Director of Tere Bin Laden) and Special Guest Manish Paul (Actor, Mickey Virus).
Also, “Wonder Bai” will be relaunched in a brand new avatar at Mumbai, as the city's convention's official mascot.
The main participants for the Mumbai Film and Comic Con are Amar Chitra Katha, Vimanika Edutainment, Pop Culture Publishing, Manta Ray Comics, Holy Cow Entertainment, Chariot Comics, Campfire Graphic Novels, Macmillan Publishing, Harper Collins Publishers India, Mario Miranda Gallery, Orange Radius, DC Comics by Random House India, Meta Desi Comics, Scholastic India, Marvel and Diamond Select Toys.
Comic Con India is a unique event celebrating the illustrated medium, which brings together the whole comics industry and related fields such as Merchandise, Toys, Games, Films and Animation, along with fans of this culture from all age groups. Now, after years, the comics’ community in India has a platform where they can meet and interact.
The 1st Comic Con India in Feb’11, the turnout was approx. 20000 and sales touched 25 lacs in 2 days.
At the Comic Con Express Mumbai, the travelling version of Annual Indian Comics Convention
that took place in October '11, the turnout was approx 12000 and sales touched about 30 lacs in 2 days.
At the 2nd Comic Con India that took place in Feb’12, the response was amazing, footfall touched 35
thousand and sales touched 50 lacs in 3 days.
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