Hyderabad witnesses the 5th Edition of Comic Con this October

Marketing | October 17, 2017 | News

Comic Con India Hitex Exhibition Centre

Comic Con India hosted city’s biggest pop culture event - ‘Maruti Suzuki Hyderabad Comic Con 2017’ on October 14-15, 2017, at Hitex Exhibition Centre. Exhibitors including publishers, merchandisers, artists, writers, creators & assorted companies from all over India and Hyderabad witnessed this fun event. 

This year, Comic Con India collaborated with Archie Publications and commissioned special #1 edition of popular Archie titles, which each pass holder received. 

Fans got to buy exclusive merchandise from across the globe. Some exclusive Indian merchandisers present at the event included Planet Superheroes, Red Wolf, The Entertainment Store, Comic Con India, Merch Store, Comic Factory, Every Flavour Geeks, I love Being Hyderabadi, Graphicurry, and Comic Gadgets. The main participants at Maruti Suzuki Hyderabad Comic Con (HCC) 2017 were Viz Media by Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House India, Dorling Kindersley Publishing, HarperCollins Publishers India, Holy Cow Entertainment, ICBM Comics and more.

Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India, shared, “Celebrating our 5th anniversary with Hyderabad was really special this year. We had a great turnout. Thanks to the support of our sponsors, partners, exhibitors, volunteers and thousands of fans who visited us, we were able to make it the best weekend of the year. We’ll be back next year!”

At the HCC, fans got an opportunity to interact with skillful artists, illustrators, and designers, working for comics and related fields. The event saw special guests Martin Morazzo an Argentinian artist whose first major US work appeared in Image Comics’ Great Pacific and Joe Harris, author of X-Files Comics. DJ Elliot, The Official Walt Disney World DJ was also present at the event to entertain the audience on both days. Indian stand-up comedians Rohan Joshi from AIB and Sahil Shah from East India Comedy, performed live at the event. One of the main attractions at HCC 2017 were the six exclusive experiential & gaming zones, Maruti Suzuki Zone, Thor Ragnarok Zone, AXN Experience Zone, 360 Dome VR Zone, Justice League Experience and the ESL India Premiership. 

Comic Con saw kids and adults dressed as their favourite comic, superhero and gaming characters. Each day, one winner was chosen from each of the five categories and five lucky winners won a cash prize of INR 50,000 each! Apart from all the fun and excitement the convention offered, this year six brand new Indian Comic Book Titles got launched over the 2-day event. 

Fans enjoyed cosplaying with Special International Guest appearances at the 5th Edition of Maruti Suzuki Hyderabad Comic Con.

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