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Oz Comic-Con. The event is back live and naturally it welcomes fans of all ages, interests and pop obsessions with a truly immersive experience over the course of two fun days.
The organizers say, “Whether you’re a Muggle, a Marshmallow, an Earper, a Jedi, a Whovian, or someone who doesn’t understand a word we just said, as long as you love popular culture and enjoy a fun day, we have something for you!
Oz Comic-Con truly connects fans with their pop passions and fosters lifelong bonds and friendships across pop culture fandoms in Australia. Experience the fun and friendly atmosphere that welcomes everyone to Oz Comic-Con , and join us as we celebrate what you love! â.
The first event for 2021 will take place in Sydney on December 4-5, with the second event this year in Melbourne on December 11-12 at Jeff’s Shed (the Melbourne Expo and Convention Center).
2022 will see the event in Adelaide on February 19-20, then March 26-27 in Brisbane, with the Oz Comic-Com newsletter signup here so you can be kept up to date with the details.
The Sydney event is the first and Melbourne the second, and both offer exceptional programming, with the Homegrown event featuring “a range of film and television celebrities (both in-person and virtual), authors, illustrators, cosplayers, content creators and immersive activations from film studios and partners.
With something for every pop culture fan, Oz Comic-Con is the perfect opportunity for fandoms to get together or the perfect early Christmas present for your friend or family member who always wins the entertainment section of the quiz. from the pub. “
One of the guest stars is a recent competitor to SAS Australia and dismisses Dan Ewing, who probably doesn’t spit that his last name is not Xwing, but perhaps bemoans the missed opportunity that the last name Xwing would have could offer, not that he stopped Dan from playing the lead role. role in a 2020 sci-fi film titled âOperation: Rainfall,â which more people would likely have known had it not been for the pandemic, shaking things up royally, almost in comic book style, for most of 2020 and 2021.
Thus, Dan is one of the guests of television and cinema, along with others including Richard Roxburgh (Van Helsing, Moulin Rouge !, Rake), Remy Hii (Spider-Man: Far From Home, Crazy Rich Asians, Marco Polo) and Danielle Cormack (Wentworth, Rake), with guests who will participate in a series of autograph and photo sessions throughout the weekend.
Other guests include:
Virtual guests from cinema and television:
- Roger Craig Smith (Sonic the Hedgehog, Batman: Arkham Origins, Assassins Creed)
- Colleen O’Shaughnessey (Sonic the Hedgehog, Danny Phantom)
- John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Supernatural, Legends of Tomorrow)
Comic book authors and illustrators:
- Nicolas scott
- AndrÃ© Constant
- Jamie johnson
- Christophe Sequeira
- Chewie chan
- Jan Sherpenhausan
- Steve Kilbey (The Church)
- Queenie chan
- Julie ditrich
- Daniel Picotto
- Louie joyce
- Ryan k lindsay
- Marcelo Baez
- Jules Faber
- Tim McEwan
- David Kuraria
- Alain Baxter
- ]JS Breukelaar
So what are the main features of the event to anticipate and enjoy?
As you make your way through the Oz Comic-Con Homegrown showfloor, we’re told you should keep your eyes peeled for movie and TV activations (including a 2.5 m), exclusive merchandise and interactive opportunities that are only possible within a convention framework.
Below are some highlights, or a list of things to do if you want, for Oz Comic-Con Homegrown Sydney, along with the text of the Oz Comic-Con press release:
â Main stage
The main stage is where you’ll attend Q&A panels with film, TV, and comic book guests and writers, both in person and virtually.
â Community and workshop scene
You’ll be hard pressed to find a more passionate, engaged, and thoughtful group than the fans who converge on Oz Comic-Con for every event. This showcase begins at the community and workshop stage. We’re told these panels are a great way to talk to or teach like-minded people about a topic you’re passionate about. Panels can be question-and-answer style, a moderate affair, interactive, or a story trip. In this space, we can cover many different topics including cosplay, drawing, crafting, photography, editing and more.
â Anime & Trivia Scene
The Anime & Trivia scene, where your inner (or outer) Otaku and your pop culture knowledge come together in a giant (metaphorical) melting pot of fandoms. At the center of the showroom for Anime content, this stage will host screenings, panels, cosplay and trivia about the Anime, as well as broader themed Pop Culture Trivia events.
â The artists’ alley
A space to celebrate art in pop culture, Artist Alley is a colorful and creative neighborhood filled with original and fan art. Take the opportunity to interact with the creative geniuses behind your favorite comics, graphic novels, literature, and art projects – a truly unique and authentic way to learn about local talent as they make waves on the world stage.
It’s in Artist Alley that you can purchase a unique order, designed and drawn just for you, or purchase prints and artistic creations such as novels, jewelry, clothing, and housewares. No matter what you like, you’ll find a creator to suit your interests, whether it’s superhero, manga, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, or indie.
â Cosplay center
Cosplay Central is the meeting place and undoubtedly the go-to destination for all cosplayers and cosplay fans at Oz Comic-Con. Meet local cosplay talent for tips and tricks, grab your friends for the perfect photoshoot in front of cosplay sets, and have your pic taken by local cosplay photographers.
â Cosplay parades, Active Cosplay and Cosplay Kids
Oz Comic-Con hosts a variety of parades during the event for different skill levels. The Cosplay Parade is a big event showcasing the talent of cosplayers at Oz Comic-Con! It gives everyone the chance to get on stage and strut around.
For those who aren’t quite ready for the cosplay championship but a cut above the cosplay parade, Cosplay Active is open to mainstream competitors to show off their craft skills and bring the PLAY component to cosplay.
The Children’s Cosplay Parade is a great way for our little cosplayers to get into the cosplay spirit! Children can go on stage alone, in groups or for those who are too young or too shy, with a tutor.
â The Neighborhood
The District is the melting pot of activities. This is a great place to find out if you want to browse the Manga library, draw on the doodle wall, learn origami, or participate in drawing competitions. The District will host the cosplay group meetings throughout the weekend with its photo wall. Stop by and play on one of the free game consoles, or bring your handheld console and relax a bit and enjoy Among Us, Animal Crossing, or Pokemon Sword and Shield with other crooks. There is something for everyone in The District.
â Esports games and tournaments area
The Australian Esports League (AEL) is partnering with Oz Comic-Con to bring its free play zone and esports tournaments to every show. AEL recognizes the importance of creating ‘core’ esports, providing an unparalleled gaming experience to the gaming community at large.
The play area will showcase the latest games and products, with an opportunity for participants to compete against their friends and other participants.
â Table games library
If tabletop play is more your speed …
Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Catania. Have you heard of it ? Maybe you like Zombie Dice, Small World, or Red Dragon Inn? Well, this year Oz Comic-Con gives you access to all of these games, and more! The event will use its table resources to give you a two-day gaming extravaganza. Enter the play area with a library of over 40 different games you can play.
Oz Comic-Con Homegrown Sydney
WHEN: December 4 and 5, 2021
O: Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park
Oz Comic-Con Homegrown Melbourne
WHEN: December 11 and 12, 2021
O: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Center (MCEC), 1 Convention Place, South Wharf
Visit the Oz Comic-Con website for more information!