We're huge Cosplay, gaming, anime, and pop culture fans in this household.
So I'm delighted to announce that Oz Comic-Con is back!
Oz Comic-Con produces pop culture events across Australia that celebrate TV shows, movies, comic books, graphic novels, anime and gaming. The events feature multi-genre content from across the spectrum.
After the huge success of the inaugural Oz Comic-Con Brisbane and Sydney in 2014, and a recent sell-out show in Melbourne, Australia’s best-loved pop culture extravaganza is beaming into Brisbane and Sydney this September.
Taking over the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 19-20 September and the Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island on 26-27 September, Oz Comic-Con Brisbane and Sydney will feature a huge variety of celebrity guests, comic artists, interactive features, and awesome exhibitors.
Guests currently include Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver, Stargate SG-1), Tim Rose (Star Wars), Daniel Portman (Game of Thrones), Dante Basco (Hook) and Mike McFarland (Dragon Ball-Z).
Cosplay guest Yaya Han
(Mad Max: Fury Road)
Olivia Hack (The Last Airbender)
Mike McFarland (Dragon Ball)
Nicola Scott (Teen Titans)
Over the coming weeks, many more names will be added to this stellar line-up.
Guests will be available over the Comic-Con weekends for autograph and photograph opportunities, as well as taking part in exclusive Question and Answer panels.
Cosplay and costume lovers, take note! Oz Comic-Con Brisbane and Sydney are hosting their respective state finals of the Australian Championships of Cosplay, with Sydney the venue to be the venue for the national finals. The lucky winner will score the opportunity to compete in the 2016 Crown Championships of Cosplay at Comic-Con in Chicago.
The events will also host a kids and adult cosplay parade, for cosplayers of all ages and abilities to showcase their fabulous costume creations.
From the Family Activity Room, where kids can take a break from the main show floor to play, to the Berocca Boost Gaming Zone where gamers of all ages can showcase their skills, there’s something at Oz Comic-Con for family members of all ages to enjoy.
"It's been a huge year for Oz Comic-Con, and we're looking forward to bringing the final two shows for 2105 to Sydney and Brisbane," said Paul Baker, event director at Reed Exhibitions. "It really is the ultimate all-ages show. No matter how old you are, or what you love, Oz Comic-Con is Australia’s best and brightest pop culture extravaganza."
Oz Comic-Con was created by Sydney-based company DCA Enterprises, which now works in partnership with international event organisers ReedPOP to produce the Oz Comic-Con shows.
The ReedPOP portfolio includes New York Comic Con, PAX (Prime, East and Australia), Star Wars Celebration, Emerald City Comicon and the UFC Fan Expo.
Oz Comic-Con proudly supports local Australian talent and businesses in many areas, providing a platform to showcase Australian creativity and endeavours. Oz Comic-Con will continue in Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne next year.
Thanks to Oz Comic-Con, Maid In Australia has two family passes to give away. The passes are for either the Brisbane or Sydney show. Family passes are for two adults and two kids up to the age of 16 and allow entry for the whole weekend. Each family pass is worth $160.
To enter, comment below saying who you would love to see at Oz Comic-Con and why.
The competition is open to Australian residents only (or people who can get to either to the Brisbane or Sydney shows), and closes at 5 pm AEST on August 31, 2015.
The winners are Lisa McLean and Sarah Potter. Please contact me so I can organise for you to receive your prizes. And congratulations!