Cosplayers and comic fans galore at Comic Con Bengaluru 2019
The eighth edition of Comic-Con in Bengaluru happened over the weekend on the 16th and 17th of November at Karnataka Trade Promotion Organisation in Whitefield. A host of cosplayers, gamers, anime junkies, film enthusiasts, and comic lovers came together to attend the event.
Comic-Con Bengaluru saw various Indian and international creators, illustrators, artists, stand-up comics and entertainers come over to interact with fans. The event also hosted the Indian Championship of Cosplay Qualifier- Bengaluru and Bengaluru Comic-Con 2019 – Cosplay Contest.
The cosplayers at Comic-Con at Bengaluru this year had moved a little away from portraying habitual comic characters and dressed up as characters from films, anime, and games. Characters from Game of Thrones, One Piece, Dota 2 and Mobile Legends were cosplayed by various participants, attracting a lot of attention although Marvel and DC characters continued to remain fan-favorites.
Wrestling fans huddled up as WWE wrestler Charlotte Flair attended the event on Saturday for a discussion on gender parity in wrestling. Illustrator Warwick Johnson-Cadwell of Samurai Jack fame had attended the event to meet fans and sign copies of his work for them. Indian illustrators including Alicia Souza, Acid Toad, Awkward and Bakarmax amongst many had fans crowd their stalls to get merchandise signed and click pictures.