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  Metros   Delhi  15 Dec 2017  City gears up for another superhero showdown

City gears up for another superhero showdown

PTI
Published : Dec 15, 2017, 2:03 am IST
Updated : Dec 15, 2017, 2:03 am IST

7th edition of Comic Con to come alive at NSIC Grounds from today.

The 7th edition of Delhi Comic Con, the annual gathering of comic buffs, gamers and pop culture enthusiasts, is set to come alive at the NSIC Grounds, Okhla here from Friday.
 The 7th edition of Delhi Comic Con, the annual gathering of comic buffs, gamers and pop culture enthusiasts, is set to come alive at the NSIC Grounds, Okhla here from Friday.

New Delhi: Be it the foulmouthed antihero, Deadpool, or the Caped Crusader from the dark lanes of Gotham city, comic lovers from across the country will find all of them here over the weekend.

The 7th edition of Delhi Comic Con, the annual gathering of comic buffs, gamers and pop culture enthusiasts, is set to come alive at the NSIC Grounds, Okhla here from Friday.

With cosplay contest as one of the major attractions, the event will have a range of activities including the best of comics, experiential zones, international guests, meet and greet sessions, gaming tournaments, and fan meet-ups.

“And we are back home to end a very busy Comic Con season, with the biggest show of the year! Delhi Comic Con is our flagship show and each year we work hard to deliver a stellar show to our fans.

“This year we have gone all out with fan experiences along with an awesome line up for guests and the geekiest shopping experience ever! We look forward to hosting fans in Delhi,” Jatin Varma, founder-Comic Con India, said.

Dressed as their favorite fictional characters, five cosplayers will be chosen each day across categories including comic book/graphic novel, animated series/movie, manga/anime, sci-fi/fantasy, and gaming.

“One lucky winner out of the chosen five will get a chance to win Rs 50,000 cash prize each day. The winners will get a chance to represent India at the Crown World Championship of Cosplay in Chicago,” the organisers said.

This year’s Delhi Comic Con will see sessions by international guests like Dan Parent, ‘Archie Comics’ artist; Ryan North, creator of webcomics series ‘Dinosaur Comics’; and Sonny Liew, multiple Eisner award winning artist.

The show will also feature Indian creators such as Abhijeet Kini.    

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