Oz Comic-Con back in town

Oz Comic Con 2016. Photo: The Reel World

Melbourne, get set to go geeks galore!

The Oz Comic-Con is back in Melbourne 9-10 June, at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, providing Victoria’s yearly, ultimate celebration of pop culture.

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne is an exciting culmination of multi-genre content, from across the spectrum, with a lot of everything, for everyone—appearances by film and television stars, comic book artists and voice actors; gaming demonstrations and cosplay competitions; creative workshops and mater classes; and hard to find, exclusive merchandise from vendors that will leave convention goers totally geeking out.

Kids can try their hand at comic art, at the kids comic artists workshops, or event get into cosplay for the Kids Cosplay Parade. Comic collectors can head over to the comic grading area, and to the main stage for guest panel discussions. Anime fans will have their knowledge tested with trivia, and diehard cosplayers can kick off their journey to take home the international title in Melbourne’s Championship of Cosplay heat. Gamers will be getting a work out too, with Couch Warriors, putting their skills to the test in daily tournaments of new and classic titles. And this is only a preview of what’s on offer!

Jono Whyman, event manager of ReedPOP, says, “This is the biggest Oz Comic-Con to hit Melbourne. We’re proud to be supporting great, local Victorian business and talent at this year’s expo and in Artist Alley. It’s going to be an awesome showcase of all things pop culture, from original and fan art, to comic books, art prints, novels, jewellery, clothing and homeware. If you’re looking to buy the next closest thing to Thor’s might hammer, this is where you’ll find it.”

When: 9 June (Saturday) to 10 June (Sunday from 9 am to 6pm daily)

Where: The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC

Ticket info: Advance tickets are on sale—save 24% with general admission single day passes and 16% with weekend passes! General admission tickets will be $42.50 at the door, children under 12 are fee. There’s also a variety of exclusive tickets on sale, while allocations last.

For tickets and additional information, www.ozcomiccon.com


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