The good folks at Oz Comic-Con have announced their full slate for 2014, including the addition of our native Sydney and Brisbane to their expanding empire.
For full coverage of the cons, be sure to check out our sister site at Behind the Panels. We recently posted cosplay photos from Day 1 and Day 2 of the Melbourne con, along with more interviews coming soon.
2014, sure to become known by pop culture enthusiasts as the year of Oz Comic-Con, with five massive shows set to transform the Australian convention landscape. A celebration of all things geeky-cool, Oz Comic-Con just wrapped up its 2013 tour this past weekend, with over 33,000 people coming along to experience pop culture paradise in Melbourne. With a new and larger venue, a thriving vendor marketplace and appearances by celebrity guests including William Shatner, Shannen Doherty, Cary Elwes and Ron Perlman, Oz Comic-Con gave fans what they wanted and more.
Making its debut in 2012 in Adelaide and Melbourne, with numbers reaching almost 35,000, the 2013 Oz Comic-Con tour added a visit to Perth on March 9 and 10 to the roster. Perth responded with over 27,000 people turning up for a weekend of fun and festivity. Over 25,000 attendees followed the week after in Adelaide, and with the past weekend in Melbourne proving to be a huge success, it certainly shows a thirst for these events that reaches Australia-wide.
In 2014, Oz Comic-Con is set to get bigger and better, with dates for returns to Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne locked in. Not stopping there, Oz Comic-Con is determined to deliver the same level of entertainment to more and more Australians next year, adding stops in Sydney and Brisbane to the tour – to the delight of fans in both cities.
The 2014 Oz Comic-Con dates are:
* Perth, WA – March 29 and 30 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
* Adelaide, SA – April 5 and 6 at the Adelaide Showground
* Melbourne, VIC – July 5 and 6 at the Royal Exhibition Building
* Brisbane, QLD – September 6 and 7 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
* Sydney, NSW – September 13 and 14 at the Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island
As in the past, highlights of Oz Comic-Con will include special celebrity guests, exclusive film and anime screenings, a huge range of exhibitors and retailers, chances to meet local and international comic book artists, gaming demonstrations and cosplay competitions, along with an entertaining and welcoming atmosphere for aficionados, first-timers and families alike. For further information please visit www.ozcomiccon.com or our dedicated coverage at Behind the Panels.