This is Oz Comic-Con's second year
in Australia and with pop culture shows like Supanova and
Armageddon, it's definitely a hard market to crack with the
aforementioned forerunners. With that said, Oz Comic-Con is like
an interactive comic book but better!
However with the stellar guests that Oz
Comic-Con managed to grab for their Melbourne show, it definitely
gives comic fans the perfect place to be, not just from the guests and
merchandise but the very cool attendees dressed in their favourite
cosplay get up that really makes the experience.
Located at the Royal Exhibition Building in
Melbourne, this two-day con (July 6 to July 7) is bursting at the seems
with celebrities and some of the worlds greatest artists from the comic
Spread over two floors of the Royal
Exhibition Building, the ground floor contained more stalls than you
could poke a lightsabre at which included comic shops such as Kings
Comics from Sydney, Classic Comics from Melbourne, weaponry
from Armoured Heaven and even a stall for the Star Wars
Burlesque show and their excellent book, Wookierotica.
Then you have the Artist's Alley
that showcases some amazing artists and writers from around the globe
such as Phil Jimenez (Wonder Woman, Transformers) and Australia's
very own Nicola Scott (Earth 2, Teen Titans) who to some lucky
fans were giving them sketches. You could also purchase some amazing
original art from the comics as well!
A Cosplayer as Baby Doll from
The second floor of the exhibition had the
photo booths where OZ Comic-Con fans could get autographs and
photos with their favourite celebrities that included greats such as
William Shatner, Ron Perlman, Cary Elwes and the delightful Tia
This is only just the beginning because
just outside the Royal Exhibition Building were a couple of stages that
showcases the latest and greatest from the world of pop culture plus
some awesome panels hosted by William Shatner, Tim Rose, Ron Perlman
with the final day being the cosplay competition. It's hard not to get
excited from the atmosphere of the con.
Twi'Lek from the Star Wars
If you're a fan of comics, pop culture,
movies, video games and cosplay, than the Melbourne Oz Comic-Con
is the place to be. It allows fans of these genres to celebrate the
diversity of the industry and interact with their idols. Compared to
last year, the 2013 Melbourne Oz Comic-Con has exceeded all our
expectations and is hopefully going to be a staple of Australia for a
very long-time. Just be warned that if you hate crowds, this is probably
the place to avoid.