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Fans gear up for upcoming edition of Comic-Con

The organisers are expecting some eight to ten hours of activities per day, between debates, public interviews and chats.

Saturday 2 December, 2017
The organisers have announced cosplay competitions and themed events running every day of the convention, with a particular emphasis on the traditional Star Wars cosplay parades.
The organisers have announced cosplay competitions and themed events running every day of the convention, with a particular emphasis on the traditional Star Wars cosplay parades. Foto:Cedoc.

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Held December 8 to 10 at Costa Salguero, Comic- Con, the pop culture convention and phenomena offers a large menu of meets and greets with international guests and comics artists, cosplay competitions, and booths for genre movies and series, among others. The event has already announced the visit of US actor and mixed martial artist Jason David Frank, well-known for his portrayal of Tommy Oliver, the original Green Ranger, in multiple seasons of Power Rangers, as well as Tom Felton, the British actor who played Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter’s villainous nemesis in the popular wizard saga, and Andy and Bárbara Muschietti, the director and producer behind the recent box-office horro hit It.

Also attending are Canadian award-winning artist Cary Nord of Conan the Barbarian fame, and US comic book artist David Nakayama, best known for his Marvel cover art and his work in projects such as Witchblade and City of Heroes. Argentine artist Claudio Aboy will also be showing his Star Wars inspired drawings and paintings The edition will fan out over a staggering 20,000-square metre area, featuring no less than 1,200 booths. The organisers have announced cosplay competitions and themed events running every day of the convention, with a particular emphasis on the traditional Star Wars cosplay parades, in addition to other genre events by different franchises such as Marvel, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.  

Visitors in the gaming area will get an exclusive look at a number of video games before their launch on the local market, and leading brands in the industry, from PlayStation to EA, Ubisoft, Bandai Namco and Blizzard, among others, are already included in the line-up. As for the daily talks and meetings, the organisers are expecting some eight to ten hours of activities per day, between debates, public interviews and chats.


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