Comic Con India Marks 10 Years Of Pop Culture Experience

Reminisce the nostalgia from the first edition of the show in Delhi and its journey to Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.


Indian pop-culture enthusiasts finally have a reason to cheer in 2021 as after a year’s hiatus due to the on-growing COVID-19 pandemic, the grand Indian Comic Con season is back. Comic Con India, the country’s biggest pop culture extravaganza marks 10 glorious years of its power-packed experience and to commemorate the glorious one decade, it is organising a week-long digital celebration.

Kickstarting from February 15, the celebrations will have videos on showcase from all the creators and partners that participated during the 1st ever show held in New Delhi in 2011 along with its behind-the-scene moments. Legendary creator & writer Aabid Surti (creators of Bahadur & Dabooji), Reena Puri (Executive Editor, Amar Chitra Katha), Rajani Thindiath (Editor of Tinkle Magazine & Digest), Karan Vir Arora (Founder & Publisher, Vimanika Comics), Sanjay Gupta (Co-Creator, Raj Comics ) are some of the creators who will be a part of the video commemorations. Viewers can be a part of live chats with a few creators and guests who were present at the first show a special live session with the founder Jatin Varma on Comic Con India’s Instagram handle in an ‘Ask Anything’ format. Fan will also get to see the delightful commemorative artwork by Abhijeet Kini and Savio Mascarenhas.

Ahead of the digital event, Jatin Varma Founder of Comic Con India said,” This year Comic Con India crosses a milestone of completing 10 years in India and we are absolutely thrilled to kick off this anniversary with a week long digital celebration to commemorate the same. This one-week of nostalgia overload will take a look back at that epic first show in 2011, with a lot of throwbacks, panels with people who helped put it together and much more.

When we started the extravaganza, our intention was to just create a fun experience for ourselves and for other pop-culture fans out there. All these years, our journey has been successful due to the love and support of our fans, volunteers, our partners, exhibitors and sponsors. This digital celebration will enable them to relive the nostalgia.”

Jatin Varma brought the concept of International Comics Convention to India and started India’s very own Annual Indian Comics Convention on Feb 19-20th, 2011 at Dilli Haat in New Delhi. The show witnessed a participation of approximately 10000 people, with a few dozen cosplayers and 25-30 exhibitors. The idea was to create unique pop culture experience for fans in India.

Over the past 10 years across its shows nationwide, Comic Con India emerged as ‘India’s Greatest Pop Culture Experience’ delivering its signature #bestweekendoftheyear to more than 1.5 million visitors. With the best of comics, books, film & TV, merchandise and gaming at shows across Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Delhi – Comic Con India is the place for everyone to ‘Engage, Explore and Experience’ the best that modern pop-culture, literature, and films have to offer from India and the world. Comic Con India’s properties include Delhi Comic Con, Mumbai Comic Con, Bangalore Comic Con & Hyderabad Comic Con.

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