So the 4th edition of the Indian Comic Con started off in the nation’s capital on Friday the 7th of February at the Thyagaraj Stadium. The 3 day convention has come a long way since it started out four years ago and has seen a significant increase in comic-book publishing companies in India. There are many small publishers who struggle to get their work out across to people because of the unorganized network which compromises of small shops and booksellers.
So we decided to and take a look at what this annual event had to offer this year.
Possibly one of Delhi’s biggest pop culture events, Comic Con was quite a blast. The even took up a new venue this year, after hosting it at Delhi Haat opposite INA market. So that meant there was about 50,000 sq.ft of geeks, nerds, cosplay artists and a whole lot of fun. The three day event ended yesterday and is something you should consider going to next year.
There were various other highlights of the event which included Peanuts Museum, Sony PS4 Gaming Arena, Japanese Cosplayers, Sherlock and Supernatural screening, International exhibitors and guests which featured talks by American comic-book writers like Mark Waid, who is best known for characters such as Superman and Captain America, and also British artist David Lloyd, who illustrated the story for V for Vendetta.
The stadium was packed! And by packed we really actually mean packed. We thought the Auto-Expo was crowded, but this was like Chandni-Chowk level stuff. The place was packed and it was a bit hard to get around, but you could just feel the energy in there.
There was just so much stuff you could get there from clothes to wallets to genuine merchandise to things like stationary items. The stuff was a little expensive but considering you’d have to get most of this stuff imported, its always better to pay a bit more and get to check out the stuff before you buy it.
Here are some pictures for you’ll to go through in case you missed it-