Indian Comic Con 2014 Travelog: Day 3
Today was the final day of the 4th Annual Indian Comic Con and it was packed! But before that our awesome show runner friend Sharuun took some of us to see the Qutb Minar the amazingly tall cultural landmark of Delhi (I was assured by Sharuun that the photo of me with the Qutb Minar is the tourist thing to do).
Now to the show. Those Bleeding Cool pics of the show floor were not kidding (imagine SDCC crowds in a space 1/5 the size). The floor was packed with tons of kids, teens and adults excited to walk the halls and experience the whole con.
There was a great retrospective with V for Vendetta's David Lloyd in which he talked about his creative process and the happy coincidences in creating the character of V (Cool Fact: V's smile happened because Lloyd couldn't remember how a Guy Fox mask looked exactly).
Finally got to check out a very popular exhibit at India Comic Con. This was the Charles M. Shulz Museum area - bringing a little bit of the fan-favorite Santa Rosa museum to India and spotlighting the great history of Snoopy & Shulz.
Chew's John Laymen had a massive line of people asking for his autograph, not always on books or comics he's done. Just autographs on sheets (and sometimes scraps) of paper, but he was happy to oblige.
The last day also brought some of the most impressive cosplay of the con with lots of people showing their skills and showcasing costumes like Judge Dredd, Two Face, Jasmine from Aladdin and even some Doctor Who!
In the end India Comic Con was a great experience. I was lucky enough to have two great booth helpers Suriya & Shaltki (Suriya even ended up getting food poisoning and still insisted on helping at the booth). It was also great to see so many comics, movies, TV fans of all-ages just be excited to attend a show with like-minded people and share in the collective comic con experience. It felt just like shows that I’ve been to in the US and seeing that same level of excitement in India is a wonderful thing.
- Ivan Salazar, comiXologist
Indian Comic Con 2014 Travelog: Day 1
Indian Comic Con 2014 kicked off today and rather than report with regular old photos thought’d I’d spice it up a bit and make some IRL comic book panels to frame today’s events!
Plenty of people showed up excited to visit the guests like V for Vendetta's David Lloyd and Daredevil's Mark Waid as well as check out all of cool comics and cosplay at the show.
Awesome booth workers Shaltki & Suriya assisted at the booth and helped me understand what’s popular in terms of superhero and comics in India. Apparently Iron Man is huuuge!
Equally huge at Indian Comic Con was cosplay - as the cosplay contest was the biggest draw of the day with lots of neat costumes like Wolverine, Maleficent, Female Joker from The Dark Knight Movie and more. We even got visited by the world eater himself GALACTUS!
Lots of fun and plenty of excited fans for Day 1 with Day 2 looking to be even crazier! More to come tomorrow!
- Ivan Salazar, comiXologist
Get movin’ though, because this one ends tonight as well!
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS
THE SANDMAN VOL. 1: PRELUDES & NOCTURNES*
BATMAN: YEAR ONE
V FOR VENDETTA*
SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK ONE*
FABLES VOL. 1: LEGENDS IN EXILE*
BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE: THE DELUXE EDITION*
Y: THE LAST MAN VOL. 1: UNMANNED*
BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN
THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. 1*
BATMAN: EARTH ONE
GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH
AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOL. 1*
JLA VOL. 1
THE FLASH: REBIRTH
SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE
PLANETARY VOL. 1: ALL OVER THE WORLD AND OTHER STORIES
In the most surprising decision in comic book marketing history, we are having a V for Vendetta sale today!
Seriously though, if you haven’t read this book you need to get on it right now.
Also included in the sale are some other great Alan Moore classics worth mentioning like Tom Strong and his legendary run on Swamp Thing!