Ahmedabad, January, 2020: Much to the delight of the pop culture fandom community in Ahmedabad,India’s greatest pop culture experience Comic Con India is finally making its way in the city to unveil a marvellous weekend filled with all things entertainment and pop culture. The 1st ever edition of Ahmedabad Comic Con, sponsored by Maruti Suzuki Arena and in association withVodafonewill be held on Feb 1 and 2, 2020 between 11:00 am and 8:00 pm at Gujarat University Convention & Exhibition Centre, Memnagar, Ahmedabad. The two-day-long extravaganza powered by an awesome line-up of Indian & International creators, performances, meet & greet sessions, and gaming and experiential zones from the world’s leading studios will promise an unforgettable weekend for the city’syoungsters and families alike.
Passes for 1st ever Maruti Suzuki Arena Ahmedabad Comic Con 2020 are available on the Ahmedabad Comic Con Website (https://comicconindia.com/Ahmedabad/). Passes can also be booked on BookMyShow, PayTM Insider and will be available on-ground at the venue as well. This year, the passes for the event are packed with tons of exclusive collectibles. The Single Day Pass, priced at an online-only price of INR 599 will come with a limited-edition Archie Comic, a Marvel Avengers Bag and an exclusive poster. The SuperFan two-day Pass, at an online-only price of INR 1999 will enable entry on both days and will have a specially crafted SuperFan Box, loaded with a Thanos Funko-Pop, Iron Man tee, Avengers bag, a Captain America badge, a limited-edition Archie Comic Book, an exclusive poster.
The city’s convention will host leading global stars from the comic book fraternity including American comic book artist of Archie’s digest fame Dan Parent; Joining them at the show will be the top Indian comic book publishers, illustrators and writers like Abhijeet Kini (Abhijeet Kini Studios), Vivek Goel (Holy Cow Entertainment), Ravi Ahuja (Bullseye Press), Saumin Patel – and creators of immensely popular Indian webcomics like and Sumit Kumar (Bakarmax). Meanwhile, the main Arena stage will witness some exclusive live performances bystand-up comediansAbish Mathew&Sapan Verma,Mumbai-based popular entertainers and musicians GeekFruit, dance troupe Choreo Culture andillusionist Karan Singh.
“After successfully concluding the epic pop culture gala across 4 cities last year, we are now all set to bring our award-winning and internationally acclaimed Comic Con format to the youth of Ahmedabad. We are excited to introduce our cosplaying platform to the city’s young population and also give them a chance to meet some of the prominent personalities of the entertainment industry. The fans will definitely get to experience the #bestweekendoftheyear and we are quite positive to make it happen,”said Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India.
Cosplay remains a very popular aspect of Comic Con India. Aspiring cosplayers from the city will get a chance to join the vibrant Cosplay community and be a part of the Comic Con India’s new Cosplay contest format. The contest which will give out prizes worth INR 2 Lacs each day of the show, will have two categories.
The first category, Indian Championship of Cosplay 2020 Ahmedabad Qualifier, will see participants compete online, thereafter, pre-selected participants will go through a stage display session and compete on 3 parameters – needlework, FX and Armor. The registrations for ICC 2020Ahmedabad Qualifier will be done online only. Each day, the winners of the qualifier round will not only win awards but will also be eligible to participate in the Indian Championship of Cosplay 2020. The second contest format, namely the Ahmedabad Comic Con Cosplay Contest 2020 will be a celebration of all things related to pop culture. For this, the participants can register on-ground at the venue each day, and then compete on the Arena stage to eventually win the grand prize for the contest.
Some of the leading exhibitors and brands from the show’s 1200+ strong network will also be coming to create one of the coolest and quirkiest shopping experiences in the country. The Ahmedabad Comic Con will offer fans a chance to enjoy real-world exhibits of their favourite comics, TV shows, games, anime and movies.It will feature an entire line up of fan experience zonesincluding the Maruti Suzuki Arena Zone, Vodafone zone, Doritos, WWE, Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman & Scoob by Warner Bros India and The Gaming Zone by E-Sports Club. Meanwhile, fans can get their hands on some cool merchandise from exhibitors likeThe Souled Store, Funko by Wizplex, Planet Superheroes, Toki Doki, Printoctopus, XP Pen, Red Wolf Apparel and EFG Store.