Sunday, August 23, 2015

Oz Comic-Con comes to life!

Who doesn't love a little Comic-Con action?

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.

There will be appearances by film and television stars, comic book artists and voice actors; gaming demonstrations and cosplay competitions; creative workshops and master classes; and hard-to-find merchandise.

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

Mark Sexton
(Mad Max: Fury Road)

Olivia Hack (The Last Airbender)

Mike McFarland (Dragon Ball)

Nicola Scott (Teen Titans)

These are just a few of the guests who will be appearing. Quite frankly, I know a few people who will be at risk of peeing their pants if they get to meet any of these talented creatives, and they are just a few of the guests who are set to appear.

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.

Taking place during the September school holidays, Oz Comic-Con Brisbane and Sydney are also a perfect way to keep the whole family entertained.

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! 


Lisa - Epstein News said...

R2D2 is the man/woman! The bravest little droid in the galaxy. He's (she's) patient with his sidekick C3P0 too and always be relied on when the chips are down!

Unknown said...

I would love to see Collin Morgan. His acting in the TV series Merlin was phenomenal! That show helped me get through some tough spots and gave the best portrayal of the legend of Merlin and King Arthur

Brad Eldridge said...

I would love to see The Flash, he is my son's favourite super hero. It would make his year.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Good luck to everyone that enters!

Unknown said...

I'd love to see all of them. My kids are really into anime so I'd be keen on seeing Dragon Ball dude among others. I love that there are so many cool female stars going too - and that everyone is encouraged to dress up if they want. Or not.

Michelle said...

Richard Dean Anderson! All those afternoons spent watching Macgyver... A great line up, my boys would love this too. Geek heaven����

karlene75 said...

Daniel Portman. We've just returned from a 3000klm road trip and for many hours a day I watched Game of Thrones (again!) and I'm always celebrity struck when I get to see actors in the flesh!

Unknown said...

I know a few people who are keen on seeing Richard Dean Anderson and Daniel Portman. Not only women either ...

Karin @ Calm to Conniption said...

I have always wanted to go to Comic-Con. I know none of the people but I want to see the costumes, the people peeing themselves over the people I have no idea about and really just the overall vibe of the event.

Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid said...

I had a friend who went with her daughter to the American event last year. She didn't know who was Arthur or Martha but still thoroughly enjoyed herself. Good luck to everyone who enters - if you're a fan of pop culture, this is one event worth wetting your pants about!

Lombok Wander said...

Wow amazing cosplay.,,

Lisa said...

i love always wanted to go to Comic-Con.

Unknown said...

those starwars cosplays are awesome. hope i could join you guys someday