6th Maruti Suzuki Bengaluru Comic Con Powered by One Plus Receives a Tremendous Response from Fans

Entertainment | December 5, 2017 | News

Comic Con India Bengaluru

Comic Con India hosted the city’s biggest pop culture event - ‘Maruti Suzuki Bengaluru Comic Con 2017 Powered by One Plus’ on December 3, 2017, at the KTPO Convention Centre. The show hosted a spectacular lineup of events including special international guest appearances, exclusive experiential and gaming zones, artist alleys, fans sessions, cosplay, book launches and much more.

Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India, shared, “Thanks to all the fans who turned up this weekend and helped us make it the weekend of the year! And thanks to all our sponsors, partners, exhibitors and volunteers who helped us put together the show! We’ll be back next year, as always, bigger and better.” Popular Stand Up Comedians and Web Stars, Sahil Shah, from East India Comedy and Naveen Richards from Them Boxer Shorts, performed live at the show.

Comic Con India in collaboration with Archie Publications commissioned special #1 editions of popular Archie titles with exclusive Bengaluru only covers! Each pass holder to Bengaluru Comic Con this year received the exclusive edition comic with a customised Bengaluru cover. 

Cosplay (Costume Contest), another major attraction at Comic Con India, continued to give prizes to people in great costumes, each day, from across 5 categories. Comic Con India set up Exclusive Experiential and Gaming Zones at the event through which Maruti Suzuki Zone had an awesome fan engagement experience. One of the main attractions of the event was a first of its kind Star Wars Fan Experience, Amazon Prime Video Zone and Graphic India Zone. Not just that, other exclusive Experiential Zone at the Bengaluru Comic Con included AXN Experience Zone. The show also saw the exclusive preview of the upcoming One Plus Star Wars Edition Phone. And at the WWE Special Fan Experience, fans got to experience becoming a WWE Star with the official Championship belt! Gaming enthusiasts seemed to have a lot of fun at Mountain Dew Gaming Arena.

On day one of the Convention, Amar Chitra Katha conducted a stage session - 50 & Beyond. In the session, Editor Reena Puri discussed a half-a-century long journey of ACK through history, mythology, folk tales and India’s greatest heroes along with a quiz. And on day two, a session called Tinkle Presents Wingstar took place, where Rajani Thindiath (Editor-in-chief Tinkle) and Sean D’mello (Assistant Editor and Writer for WingStar) discussed about what went into creating WingStar, India’s youngest crime-fighter from the house of Amar Chitra Katha and straight from the pages of Tinkle comics. At BCC, fans got an opportunity to interact with amazing Indian and international artists, illustrators, designers working for comics and related fields. For the sheer love of Comics, 5 Comic Book & 4 Webcomic launches took place at Bengaluru Comic Con 2017. There were Rhyme Fighters: Odes to our Unsung Heroes, Caster Issue #2 , Age Of Immortals #3, Rudra - Launch of New Indian Superhero,  Uttara: Varun Series, The guide to hipsters, State Bank of comics, Oye Chhotu, and many more.

At the convention, fans got to buy merchandise from the best and most exclusive international merchandisers from across the globe. Also, there were exclusive Indian merchandisers including Planet Superheroes, Red Wolf, MC Sid Razz, The Entertainment Store, Macmerise, The Souled Store, Graphicurry, Wacom and many more. The main participants at Maruti Suzuki Bengaluru Comic Con 2017 were Viz Media by Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House India, HarperCollins Publishers India, Graphic India, ICBM Comics and more. Comic Con India is dedicated to creating unique events and giving the fans, exhibitors, and partners a platform to celebrate their undying love and passion for comics & pop culture. Comic Con India is dedicated to expanding India's popular culture by creating high profile events that cater to fans of not only comics but also, gaming, movies, television, merchandise, toys & more. Comic Con India is part of the Reedpop family of events, which is dedicated to producing world-class celebrations of popular culture around the world with events like New York Comic Con, Oz Comic Con, Shanghai Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration among many others. 

The event saw a huge turnout of fans cosplaying along with special guest appearances, special fans' experiences, and more!

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