Delhi: From comic books and superhero movies to video games and anime, Delhi Comic Con 2015 is all set to roll from tomorrow at a NSIC grounds in Okhla, with the promise to bring together all things geek under one roof. The 5th edition of the event in a fancier format is set to host 250 exhibitors besides national and international icons from the world of comics, gaming, movies and television.
Kristian Nairn of the TV series “Game of Thrones” fame is among the star attractions at the three day long festival.
Nairn, who plays the character of Hodor in the fantasy series, also works as a disc jockey.
Author and artist Rob Denbleyker who has created the much loved web comic “Cyanide & Happiness,” will also be interacting with the audience besides Canadian book artiste and writer T Y Templeton who has drawn several mainstream and TV associated titles like the popular Batman and Spiderman series.
Dinesh Shamdasani who has to his credit the Valiant Comics Library which has created over 1500 characters including XO Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman and Eternal Warrior will also be present at the event.
The first edition of Comic Con India held in 2011 was hosted with the elementary idea of “avoiding the expense of traveling abroad to a comic convention,” and offer pop culture and comic fanatics a platform to celebrate their undying love and passion.
The festival, however, has evolved and now aims at expanding the realms of pop culture in the country.
“Pop Culture in India is quite limited and needs to expand to include aspects that have millions of passionate fans across the country.
“Comic Con India is dedicated to expanding India’s popular culture by creating world class events and help grow the industries involved and deliver much needed fun experiences to dedicated fans across India,” Jatin Varma, founder, Comic Con India said.
As many as 12 new comic titles are set to be launched at the venue he said.