We witnessed Pune`s first Comic Con. Yes it was a festival of 2 days of fun, excitement and enjoyment time. All focused on the favorite famous comic characters. It was my first Comic Con event and I was thrilled to see the excitement among the crowd and experienced a different world altogether. We all love comics and love to get inside the fiction world and we fantasize being various characters in the comic world This event took place on February 20th & 21st at Deccan College Convention Hall, Pune.
Comic Con Express Pune 2016 Highlights
Well we will tell you our experience in detail and what all happened in this first ever exciting event in Pune. So we were all excited and geared up for the weekend full of fun also known as #BestWeekendEver. We visited the venue. It was a complete gala time over there, there were huge pendals setup for various stalls and we were thrilled to get inside the venue. The volunteers guided us through the entrance and also they were helping each and every candidate to cheer up.
This was a unique thing, we know that customer satisfaction is important in business, but we experienced it first time in the event that volunteers making the crowd cheered up at the entrance was cool. After passing through security checks we saw everything colorful around us. Not only the various stalls, but the crowd who was dressed up in various cosmic characters get up.
This event did hosted the biggest Cosplay contest in the city. There was a streamline of mini events happening at the festival. The best part was to just click pictures with your favourite comic characters at the event and as Selfies are trending we could see many people clicking loads of pictures at the event.
The event was open from 11AM to 8PM on both the days. On the first day we saw the launch from Holy cow Entertainment for their latest comic book “Shaitan”. Then there was a session with Bharath Murthy, Author of graphic novel, The Vanished Path. Then there was a session with Ivan Brandon, comic book author popular for Deadpool Team-Up and many more.
Then it was Quiz time by Amar Chitra Katha. Then it was a special session of the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10. After it was followed with Cosplay contest one of the most exciting event where contestants compete to be showcased as the best cosmic play character. This was a great event and our favourite was surely the Iron Man dressed up contestant. Then it was a wrap of the Day 2 at 8pm.
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It was Sunday and there was more crowd on this day at the Comic Con Express Pune 2016. Speech Bubble publishers launched their new book TNT City of Sorrows by author Taranth Tantrik. Later there was a session with Peter Nguyen, comic book artist of famous Batman : Arkham Unhinged and many more. Then it was followed by special session on chintoo comic strips by Charuhas Pandit followed by Shoclastic Star wars Quiz.
Then again a special session presented by Maruti Suzuki Alto K10. Evening time is cosplay contest time and many more innovative characters appeared apart from comics too. Like Borat which was a hilarious character. Many people dressed up in their favourite characters were seen competing with each other at the cosplay contest. A lucky winner was chosen for a Trip to Middle East Film and Comic Con 2016.
Apart from these sessions there were stalls for various merchandise for the comics lovers like T-shirts, masks, graphic novels, etc. Apart from this there was a visit of the upcoming movie Tere Bin Laden Dead or Alive star cast to the event. So much of fun and excitement at Comic Con Express 2016 that you don`t get to know how time passes by.
With a happy soul and lots of memories we said good bye to the Comic Con Express Pune 2016 and look forward to see the next event in the city. Let us know your experience of the Comic Con in the comments below. Till then stay tuned at FlipLifestyle.
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