VIECC Vienna Comic Con: the highlight (weekend) of the year!

16 Nov 2018

 

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VIENNA (15 November 2018). - The countdown") always make such a serious face in real life too? Is David Morrisey as charismatic as his character "The Governor" from "The Walking Dead"? Apart from Quidditch, what other hobbies does Sean Biggerstaff, captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch crew in the Harry Potter movie, have? Does Andrew Scott alias "M to the best and most colorful weekend of the year is on: next weekend, on the 17th and 18th of November, VIECC Vienna Comic Con will be opening its doors at the Messe Wien once again. Around 25,000 fans - from nerds to families with kids – won’t believe their eyes when they see all that’s in store for them! Stars from film and television, brilliant comic artists, great cosplayers, e-sports titans, famous YouTubers and many more are waiting. There’s nothing standing in the way of the #bestweekendoftheyear!

Up close and personal with Hollywood

Is Sylvester McCoy (Radagast in "The Hobbit") a bird lover in private as well? Does John Noble (Denethor from "Lord of the Ringsoriarty" also sport the dark look from "Sherlock" in his private life? Find out the answers to these and many more questions during the stars’ performances on the Main Stage or during their autograph and photo ops. Fans who want to spend more time with their favorite stars have the chance to purchase an exclusive Special Pass. Tokens for all red-carpet stars of the VIECC Vienna Comic Con can be found at www.viecc.com .

Creator of Batman & Co.

They have inspired millions around the world by bringing superheroes and their adventures to life – many legendary comic artists will be joining the VIECC Vienna Comic Con again this year, starting off with Neal Adams, who led Batman back to his dark roots. The gifted Mark Kistler, whose students we owe films such as Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Toy Story and The Ice Queen to, will be in attendance as well. Fans of European comics will be thrilled by Yoann, the illustrator of "Spirou and Fantasio" and, even more local, Austrian Mangaka Melanie Schober, creator of the series "Personal Paradise" and "Skull City" at Carlsen Verlag and who also drew a backstory for the Austrian Superheroes.

Hot News: Panini Comics

Fans this year will have the pleasure of enjoying Panini comics by international artists in the Artist Alley, such as those by Jim Balent, who drew the most successful Catwoman run ever for DC and gave the world the erotic and magical Tarot comic series. He will be present at the VIECC and drawing and signing in the Artist Alley - including the strictly limited VIECC variant cover volume of Tarot #17.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest cosplayer of them all?

At the VIECC Championships of Cosplay, the best cosplayers will meet on stage before the eyes of a top-class jury and thousands of fans to compete for the coveted title of VIECC Champion and an entry to the finals in Chicago. Just as exciting off-stage, well-known cosplay stars such as AOKIJI, Calypsen Cosplay and local heroes Nana Kuronoma and Lux Cosplay will be showing off their latest cosplays around the VIECC and posing for and with their fans. Visitors are just as cordially invited to slip into the role of their favorite hero and mingle with the numerous cosplayers.

Clash of the e-sports titans at the VCA Vienna Challengers Arena

The e-sports event of the year will offer free-to-play areas, streamers & YouTubers from the gaming scene, exciting tournaments such as League of Legends, Super Smash Bros, Dragon Ball Fighter Z and Tekken 7 as well as Rainbow Six victories live on stage. The VCA is the official tour stop of the Riot Games League of Legends Premier Tour, where the best gamers from Austria, Germany and Switzerland will compete to win over 25,000 Euros. With the VIECC ticket, visitors automatically have access to the VCA. Gaming fans can, of course, buy a reduced ticket for the VCA only, as well.

YouTube’s Finest: Influencer Video Con presented by Spark7

And there’s another Con in store on the same weekend. YouTube and Social Media stars from Austria and Germany will great their enthusiastic and delighted young audience during the Vienna tour stop of the Influencer VideoCon. Marcus & Martinus, Chaosflo44, Celine Blogsta and Lisa from cutelifehacks.de will be live on stage and look forward to their fans.

But that’s not all

This year's Cosplay Contest Kids will allow children between the age of two and fifteen to show off their skills and stand on the big stage. On the Artist Alley, over 200 artists will present their hand-drawn individual pieces, thus offering the chance for a souvenir of a special kind. Hundreds of fan groups will present their fascinating performances on the large show floor. There will be exclusive Marvel-Merch for visitors big and small. Transformers fans will be delighted to see Optimus Prime parked right in the middle of the hall, bringing lots of fun and action. There will also be an exclusive "First Look" into the new movie BUMBLEBEE. A total of seven stages and workshop rooms and much more will round off this brilliant weekend.

Opening hours

On Saturday, 17.10., the gates are open from 10 to 19 o'clock and on Sunday, 18.10., from 10 to 17 o'clock. Details and tickets at www.viecc.com. Further information is available at www.viecc.com and www.challengersarena.com.

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