The Comic Con is here

Mint ST - - IN-DEPTH - BY SOHINI SEN sohini.s@livemint.com

Comic Con In­dia’s fifth an­nual Comic Con Hy­der­abad is go­ing to be held at the Hi­tex Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre in Iz­zat Na­gar this week­end.

“One of the best-known things about a Comic Con is the cos­play event for fans. Thank­fully, Hy­der­abad has a strong cos­play cul­ture, in­clud­ing a cos­play­ers club. We will have a con­test where par­tic­i­pants can come as any char­ac­ter they want to, and the first-prize win­ner might rep­re­sent In­dia at the In­ter­na­tional Comic Con,” says Jatin Varma, founder and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Comic Con In­dia.

The cos­play con­test will have five cat­e­gories: comic books or graphic nov­els; movies, tele­vi­sion and an­i­mated; gam­ing; anime or manga; and sci-fi or fan­tasy cos­play. There will also be spa­ces where fans can use vir­tual re­al­ity and aug­mented re­al­ity to play games, watch movies, etc. There will also be an ESL In­dia Premier­ship zone, where gamers can try their hand at video games like Coun­ter­strike: Global Of­fen­sive, DOTA 2 and Clash Royale. A per­for­mance arena will have Youtube con­tent cre­ators, such as stand-up co­me­dian Sahil Shah, The Viva and DJ Elliot, pre­sent­ing live shows.

In­ter­na­tional and In­dian graphic book artists and writ­ers will be tak­ing

Comic Con In­dia will be held on 14-15 Oc­to­ber, 11am-8pm, Hi­tex Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre, Iz­zat Na­gar. Tick­ets, Rs499, avail­able on www.comicco nhy­der­abad.com

A graf­fiti artist at an ear­lier edi­tion of Comic Con In­dia.

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