Comic Con India organizes 1st edition of Hyderabad Comic Con
The first ever action packed annual edition of Hyderabad Comic Con organized by Comic Con India received a grand response from fans from all age groups . The 3 day fest took place at Hitex Exhibition Centre from 10th October-12th October 2014.
Some of the best International Authors and Artists were called especially for this 3 day convention. Famous international personalities like Ron Marz, an American comic book writer who is well known for his writings for Silver Surfer, Green Lantern; Nathan Edmondson, an American writer best known for Image Comic’s espionage comic series Who Is Jake Ellis?; Vivek Tiwary, a New York Times Best Selling and Eisner Award Winning Author and a Tony Award winning producer; were seen attending and taking special sessions at Hyderabad Comic Con.
Hyderabad Comic Con 2014 hosted one of its kind, interactive and experiential 40 Hours of Programming through panels, launches, gaming, video hangouts and more. There were few very interesting sessions like The Robots of Dharma by Syenagiri Studios, Live Concept Art Demonstration by Rahul Philip and Free Style Rapping by Sid Sood.
The characters of prestigious film ‘Baahubali’ made their debut at Hyderabad Comic Con. The fans were treated to some grand and exclusive activities, offers and contests. Also, audiences got a sneak peek into what’s in store for them when the movie releases in 2015.
Fans who come dressed as their favorite comics characters always steal the show. And this year as always, Cosplayers won prizes under these 5 categories created to increase one’s chances of winning gifts. Each day, one winner was chosen from each of five categories:
1. Comic book/graphic novel
2. Animated Series/Movie
All 3 days, One lucky winner out of the chosen 5 won A ticket to Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2015!
“Last year we came to Hyderabad with our traveling version called Comic Con express Hyderabad, but looking at the the response we announced our annual property ‘Hyderabad Comic Con’. The response from participants and fans at Hyderabad was fantastic! The enthusiasm shown by the fans was incredible! We hope to be back next year even bigger & better!”, shared Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India.
For the first time ever, Comic Con India organised a Special short comedy play, “SuperLosers - When superheroes go through mid-life crisis” for the fans and audiences at Hyderabad Comic Con. Nickelodeon organised the Character appearances of Power Rangers for fans.
Increased presence of International content was a highlight at this convention. Awesome Anime & Manga Merch was brought in by Japanese Merchandiser IINE Toys. Also, the best and most exclusive International books and merchandise from IDW Publishing, Oni Press, Image Comics & Tonyk Toys from across the globe was available exclusively at the Comic Con India Store/stall, especially for Hyderabad.
The convention saw over 5 exclusive book launches. GARUDA by Orange Radius, Item Dhamaka by Aayumi Productions, The Seven Beasts by Patridge Publications, Sarvasangraam and Dragon King by Raj Comics were the interesting launches that took place at the convention.
There was a special “Pop Culture Village” at the Hyderabad Comic Con. It was a zone, exclusively dedicated for hosting the trend-setting creative brands that are making the waves in the design & crafts field. Quirky merchandise, funky designs, collectible toys, pop art & technology and the very best of Indian pop culture industry, everything was under the same roof.
The three day fest saw some awesome merchandise launches at the convention. Atma Studios launched their Brand, Lat Lakar Along With The Brand Merchandise, whereas Tinkle did the launch Of Tinkle Character Bobble Heads. Also, there were exclusive Indian merchandisers including Kook N Keech by Myntra, Wacom, Collectors Heritage, Hysteria, Chumbak, Chimp, Planet Superheroes, Lazy Ninja and lots more!!
For the tech enthusiasts, EA Games had many surprises. There was a special EA gaming area at the Hyderabad Comic Con for gaming fans. Also, EA games took special sessions with their team on each day of the convention.
The main participants of Hyderabad Comic Con 2014 were Amar Chitra Katha, Orange Radius, Pop Culture Publishing, Random House, Campfire Graphic Novel, Holy Cow Entertainment, HarperCollins Publishers, Raj Comics, Scholastic India, Mario Gallery, Westland Publishers, Pan MacMillan and more!!
Comic Con India (CCI) takes a big leap as they recently announced a joint venture with Reed Exhibitions; part of the FTSE listed Reed Elsevier Group, to grow the pop culture space in India and bring world class events to Indian fans. The Comic Con India team will now work closely with the ‘ReedPOP’ division of Reed Exhibitions, the largest producer of pop culture events in the world.
With this JV in place, CCI enters the burgeoning ReedPOP portfolio of pop culture events which includes New York Comic Con, PAX, the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, Oz Comic-Con, Singapore Toy, Gaming & Comics Convention and Star Wars Celebration among many others.
Comic Con India is dedicated to expanding India's popular culture by creating events that cater to fans of not only comics, but also, gaming, movies, television, merchandise, toys & more.
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