FANS PAY TRIB­UTE TO CHAR­AC­TERS

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - WHAT'S ON -

Dress up as your favourite comic book, anime or TV char­ac­ter at Oz Comic-Con and you could win big, with first place prizes in­clud­ing tick­ets to Bris­bane for the qual­i­fy­ing round and tick­ets to Chicago and $1000 cash for the Aus­tralian cos­play cham­pion. There will also be a kids cos­play pa­rade, for those new to the cos­play spirit. Kids will be able to go on stage to show off their cos­tumes and all en­trants will re­ceive a spe­cial cer­tifi­cate. The event will fea­ture a fam­ily ac­tiv­ity room for fans of all ages to be cre­ative, imag­i­na­tive or make comic book arts and craft, while mum or dad sit back and en­joy some down­time. This year’s con­ven­tion fea­tures spe­cial TV stars, artists and voice ac­tors in­clud­ing Aaron Ash­more from X-Men, Daniel Port­man from Game of Thrones and Karl Ur­ban from Star Trek. There will also be gam­ing demon­stra­tions and work­shops to im­prove your cos­play out­fits and show off your gam­ing skills, ad­ding up to a nerd nir­vana. Satur­day, Sep­tem­ber 10 and Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 11, Syd­ney Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre, Glebe Is­land, tick­ets on­line from $32.50, ozcomiccon.com

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