The second edition of ‘Mumbai Film and Comics Convention’, an event dedicated to comics, films and everything in between is all set to enthuse fans in Mumbai by bringing one of the biggest pop culture event of the year.. the second Mumbai Film and Comic Con is going to be held between December 21-22’ 2013 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai.
With the increasing synergy between films and comics, Comic Con India found Mumbai to be the ideal place to introduce the brand new convention, and introduced ‘Mumbai Film & Comics Convention’ last year.
Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India, shared, “We head in to our 3rd year in Mumbai bigger & better than ever before! This is the biggest convention we have ever organized, with tons of new exhibitors, activities and exclusives! We hope to party all weekend with Mumbaikars this December!.”
Comic Con India as always is planning a whole slew of activities for Mumbai Film and Comics Convention (MFCC), ranging from workshops to interactive sessions, display and sale of a wide range of comics & merchandise, special corners for creating comics and cartoons, Cosplay, Contests, Book launches and lots more with an aim to promote and bring together local, national and international talent in India to generate more interest among fans.
Cosplay(costume contest),one of the major attractions at Comic Con India, will be more appealing than ever! As it’s Mumbai Film and Comic Con, people will not only get to dress up as their favourite comic character but their favourite movie actor/character as well. Comic Con India will continue to give assured prizes to everyone in costume, but now there are 5 categories that have been created to increase one’s chances of winning gifts. Each day, one winner will be chosen from each of five categories:
1. Comic book/graphic novel
2. Animated Series/Movie
Both days, One lucky winner out of the chosen 5 will get the awesome chance to win GOLDEN TICKET TO SINGAPORE TOY, GAME AND COMIC CONVENTION 2014.
There are going to be special sessions with the leading artists and writers in the country. There will be special Screening of Burka Avenger followed by question and answer with its creator. An exclusive movie session has been planned with Tere Bin Laden Sequel Cast (Manish Paul & Pradyuman Singh) and Abhishek Sharma (Director) for the movie fans at the convention.
There will more than ten new titles to be launched at the convention. Few book launches to look out for are Gandhi by Campfire, Shiva – Book III by Vimanika Publishing, The Skull Rosary by Holy Cow Entertainment, Tinkle Hindi Collections by Amar Chitra Katha Publishing, Zombie Rising by Chariot Comics which will be launched by special guest – Luke Kenny (VJ on Channel V and Actor, Rock On) and Munkeeman 3 by Pop Culture Publishing which has been planned to be launched by Creator Abhishek Sharma (Director of Tere Bin Laden) and Special Guest Manish Paul (Actor, Mickey Virus).
Also, ‘Wonder Bai’ will be relaunched in a brand new avatar at Mumbai, as the city’s convention’s official mascot. The main participants for the Mumbai Film and Comic Con are Amar Chitra Katha, Vimanika Edutainment, Pop Culture Publishing, Manta Ray Comics, Holy Cow Entertainment, Chariot Comics, Campfire Graphic Novels, Macmillan Publishing, Harper Collins Publishers India, Mario Miranda Gallery, Orange Radius, DC Comics by Random House India, Meta Desi Comics, Scholastic India, Marvel and Diamond Select Toys.
Comic Con India is a unique event celebrating the illustrated medium, which brings together the whole comics industry and related fields such as Merchandise, Toys, Games, Films and Animation, along with fans of this culture from all age groups. Now, after years, the comics’ community in India has a platform where they can meet and interact.
Sales and footfall
At the first Comic Con India in Feb’11, the turnout was approx. 20000 and Sales touched 25,00,000 in just two days. At the Comic Con Express Mumbai, the travelling version of Annual Indian Comics Convention that took place in October ’11, the turnout was around 12,000 and Sales touched 30,00,000 in two days. AT the second Comic Con India that took place in February this year, the response was humungous with the footfall touching 35,000 and sales scaling 50,00,000 in three days.
Last year the traveling version of Comic Con India went to a new city – the Technology capital of India – Bangalore in September 2012, the turnout was 35,000 and the sales crossed over 65,00,000 in two days. At the first ever ‘Mumbai Film and Comic Con’ that took place last year in Mumbai in Octtober last year, the turnout was an estimated 26,000 and the sales crossed over 45,00,000 in just two days.
At the third Comic Con India that took place in February this year, the response was tremendous, footfall touched 50,000 and sales touched one crore in a matter of three days. At the first ever annual ‘Bangalore Comic Con’ that took place in the south India city in June this year, the turnout was about 62,000 and the sales touched 1.25 crore in two days. Adding a new city to the travelling version, The Comic Con Express went to Hyderabad in Sept’13, and the response was overwhelming. At Hyderabad, the turnout was 25,000 and the sales touched 75,00,000 in mere two days.