Comic Con India returned this year with a bigger venue and better attraction. There were more international guests. The venue was changed from Dilli Haat to Thyagraj Stadium that was spread in two halls still was packed with people.
4th Annual Comic Con was organized in Delhi from 7th to 9th Feb, perhaps organizers noticed the crowd from comic cons of previous year and hence decided for a bigger venue. Passes were issued on bookmyshow in advance that ranged from common daily passes of 100 rs to superfan passes of 350 rs.
The main and biggest attraction of this year’s Comic Con was undoubtedly the International guests like Mark Waid, David Lloyd, John Layman and the twins Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba who were also present in sessions for all three days and were overwhelmed by the crowd.
Unlike previous years, cosplayers were more professional and most of them had really worked hard. Although they faced a lot of problems walking around, especially the female cosplayers who were bothered by unsocial elements present in the crowd but apart from that there were some top notch cosplayers who really rocked on all three days.
Comic Con India went big and so did the number of stalls, Indian exhibitors like Meta Desi, Abhijeet Kini, Chariot Comics, Holy Cow Entertainment were few the notable indie comics publishers along with Pop Culture, Campfire etc got a chance to shine to Comic Book scene in India to a new level. There were atleast 10 exclusive launches at Comic Con this year including Aghori 09 and 10, Stupid Guy Goes Back to India, Blind Spot, Tharu Comics, Comics For All, Magical Animals and Zombie Rising part 2.
Comic Con this year awarded Pran, the legendary creator of Diamond Comics, with Lifetime achievement award for his contribution in world of Indian Comics.
While comic con was a well managed even the misbehaving and arrogant crowd of Delhi was as usual at its worst, female cosplayers complained about being eve teased and so did normal non-cosplaying women. The unruly crowd even after continuously asked politely kept touching the props and even broke a few of them.
Comic Con India might be over but it promised to return with next year in a bigger and better way. Till then happy comicbookranting 😀