From the producers of the iconic New York Comic Con, the 8th edition of Maruti Suzuki Arena Delhi Comic Con is back with a bigger and better package comprising a superlative array of pop culture experiences that will leave everyone wanting for more. Fans attending Delhi Comic Con this year will get to witness a variety of activities and programs such as meet & greet sessions with renowned Indian and international guests including comic book artists and writers, panel discussions, and fan meet-ups.
But that’s not all. Fans will also have access to a brilliant collection of comics and graphic novels, comprising not just popular titles or series, but also works from independent artists and writers. Besides this, fans can also look forward to merchandise and toys from their favourite franchises, in addition to immersive experiential and gaming zones. Key exhibitors at the show this year include: Planet Superheroes, XP Pen, Red Wolf, MC Sid Razz, The Entertainment Store, Macmerise, The Souled Store, Graphicurry, Aswhole Ideas, Every Flavour Geeks, Nerd Arena, Funko by Wizplex, Teestory and many more.
The Comic Con experience is incomplete without cosplay, as fans get the chance to dress up as their favourite characters from comic books, films, and TV shows, and also compete to be crowned the next cosplay champion. Cosplay (Costume Contest), one of the major attractions at Comic Con India, will continue to give assured prizes to people with the most well-crafted costumes. Comic Con India under its 5 categories – 1. Comic book/graphic novel; 2. TV/Animated Series/Movies; 3. Manga/Anime; 4. Sci-Fi/Fantasy; and 5. Gaming, will choose one winner in each category each day. Also, one lucky winner out of the chosen five will get an awesome chance to win INR 50,000 (Cash Prize) Each Day! The winners each automatically enter the running to represent India at the Crown World Championship of Cosplay in Chicago.
The special guests at the Delhi Comic Con 2018 include a host of celebrated artists from the Indian as well as international comic book and entertainment industry. The event will feature the likes of international comic book artists like Peter Nguyen, John Layman, and Declan Shalvey along with renowned artists from India such as Saumin Patel, Abhijeet Kini, Alicia Souza, Rahil Mohsin, and Aniruddho Chakraborty. Etc.
What’s more, popular stand-up comedians Varun Thakur from SNG Comedy and co-founder of East India Comedy, Sahil Shah will perform live at Delhi Comic Con, adding a healthy dose of humor to the three-day long event.
In one of the major attractions at this year’s Delhi Comic Con, Game of Thrones actor Vladimir Furdik, who plays the menacing Night King on the popular TV series, is one of the super special guests at the event. Vladimir will meet and interact with fans and attendees at the event, discuss the show, and maybe even divulge some juicy bit of information about its upcoming ultimate season!
Karan Kalra, Vice President-Business Strategy, Comic Con India, commented, “I’m excited to announce that we are back with the 8th edition of the Maruti Suzuki Arena Delhi Comic Con is returning this December to make it the best weekend of the year for the pop culture fans and geeks in the city. Like each year, we have a bunch of awesome experiences, activities, meet-ups, panels this time around as well, while fans will have a chance to rub shoulders with guests from India and aboard. In addition, we also have several immersive panel discussions with some of the most regarded names from the world of comic book publishing, including artists, illustrators, and writers.”
In addition to this, with sessions and panels every half hour, the Arena Stage will be the most action-packed spot on the show floor. Some of the sessions hosted at the Arena Stage will include, workshops and discussions with featured guests as well as exclusive comic book launches.
Lastly, one of the biggest attractions at Comic Con are the fan experience zones. This year there are several of them from the likes of Marvel India, Amazon Prime Video, Warner Bros India, AXN, Sony Pix, Maruti Suzuki & more! These zones offer fans a chance to have some unique experiences and participate in engaging activities from their favorite comics, movies, TV shows and more!
The Single Day Pass is priced at INR 499/- 1 Limited Edition Comic & 1 Limited Edition Poster.
The Super Fan 3-DAY VIP Pass is priced at INR 1299/. The VIP Passes, available in limited numbers, will provide entry to one Individual on all 3 days, i.e 7 – 9 December, 2018 , 1 Limited Edition Comic & 1 Limited Edition Poster + Super Fan Kit (Cape, Bag, Badge, Thanos T-shirt, FRIENDS notebook)
The passes are sold on the show website at http://comiccondelhi.com/ and exclusively on Paytm & Insider.in. Passes will also be sold on-site at the venue during the show weekend.
The event will be held from December 7 to 9, 2018 between 11 AM and 8PM at the NSIC Estate in Okhla.