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All Geeks Assemble! Celebrate All Things Pop-Culture At Comic-Con India 2019!

By Somdutta Mazumder

Updated - May 9, 20249 min read

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Attention Geeks! Ready To Celebrate All Things Pop Culture? 

Strike 1! 


Strike 2!


Avengers assemble! We are missing these! 


We might have faltered a bit there, but the next three infinity stones will be ours. Buried deep inside the earth, we are now travelling through the terrains of Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad in a quest to unearth the treasures of the land, to cast a protection shadow over these distant grounds and have some fun along the way. Let's go, bub?


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India's Largest Comic Convention Now Near You! 

After touching base in Hyderabad and Bengaluru, the 2019 chapter of Comic-Con India continues to unfurl magnificently. Next up on the list? Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad! But wait, let's not get ahead of ourselves. Before we venture into the territory of talking about the craziness that lies ahead, let us brush up on our basics! Read everything you need to know about Comic-Con India 2019, right here! 


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So, Now That That's Over, What Is Exactly Is Comic-Con? 

Comic-Con refers to a series of annual comic-based conventions that are orchestrated all over the globe. It is a grand celebration of all things pop culture and entertainment including the latest comics, movies, TV shows, video games and fandoms! Comic-Con first arrived in India in 2011 and soon enough, the popularity of the concept spread like wildfire. After traversing through the Indian sub-continent and garnering innumerable loyal fans, this year's edition is popping by 5 cities and the hearts of several geeks! 


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Sounds Good, But What Really Happens There? 

Comic-Con India is all about bringing together multiple genres of comics and fandoms under one roof and bind them with the unifying love for pop culture! A thorough Comic-Con experience comprises of an assortment of activities and events, some of which include: 


Celebrity Guests

Comic-Con is a platform brimming with exciting opportunities like meeting, greeting and interacting with some of the biggest names in pop culture. The previous editions have seen celebrated artists such as Matthew Rosenberg, Tyler Boss, Peter Nguyen, Will Conrad, Sahil Shah and the iconic supervillain from Sacred Games, Luke Kenny.

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Cosplay occupies a central position in a Comic-Con event, and needless to say, is taken incredibly seriously by enthusiastic fans. To Cosplay is to assert your love and respect for a fictional character by dressing up and adopting the mannerisms of him/her/it. It is a chance for you to walk more than a mile in your favourite hero's shoes and turn those distant day-dreams into stark reality! When it comes to Cosplaying, there are no stringent rules and on that note, we urge you to let your imagination run wild! Pick a character from a comic book, movie, TV show or video game, mix up franchises or be street smart and subsequently funny! The possibilities are endless in Comic-Con and all equally exciting!

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Comic Books

Comic-Con provides you with a golden opportunity to see in the flesh and interact with, some of the most prominent comic book artists and writers from all over the world. Not only this, you can also get your hands on collections from the greatest mainstream and indie publishers! 


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From board games to competitive gaming, AR/VR and Just Dance - it's all going down here! 


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Whether it's your house, your desk or your wardrobe that you want everybody to envy, Comic-Con will furnish you with the coolest merchandise and collectables from every popular fandom imaginable! 


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Okay, I'll Bite. When & Where?

While the Hyderabad and Bangalore events have culminated successfully, Comin-Con India is a few calendar flips away from 3 Indian cities: Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad! 


1. Comic-Con India Mumbai

Saturday, 7th December 2019 to Sunday, 8th December 2019

11 AM to 8 PM

Bombay Exhibition Centre (Get Directions) 


2. Comic-Con India Delhi 

Friday, 20th December 2019 to Sunday, 22nd December 2019

11 AM to 8 PM

NSIC Ground (Get Directions)


3. Comic-Con India Ahmedabad

Saturday, 1st February 2020 to Sunday, 2nd February 2020 

11 AM to 8 PM 

Gujarat University Convention & Exhibition Centre (GUCEC) (Get Directions)


How Do I Get In? Asking For A Friend

Single-day passes, as well as all-convention Superfan passes, are available across BookMyShow, Insider and the official website for Comic-Con India. The passes furnish you with access, dedicated entry and some exciting goodies based on your pass category. 


1. Comic-Con India Mumbai

Book My Show Buy Here 

Insider Buy Here 

Comic-Con India Buy Here 


2. Comic-Con India Delhi 

Book My Show Buy Here 

Insider Buy Here 

Comic-Con India Buy Here 


3. Comic-Con India Ahmedabad

Book My Show Buy Here 

Insider Buy Here 

Comic-Con India Buy Here 


If I Want To Cosplay, What Character Should I Go For?

With no set rules or norms that govern the act of Cosplaying, you have an infinite number of options ahead of you. You can pick any fandom, cinematic universe or fictional world and channel your favourite character. Some interesting Cosplay character ideas you can choose from are: 

For Guys 

  • Joker
  • Thor
  • Stormtrooper
  • Jon Snow
  • Ash Ketchum
  • Cyclop 
  • Deadpool 
  • Green Lantern 

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For Girls

  • Wonder Woman 
  • Harley Quinn
  • Sailor Moon 
  • Daenerys
  • Eleven 
  • Jasmine 
  • Kitana 
  • Elsa

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Some Note-Worthy Points 

  • Each Comic-Con India wristband or pass will only admit one person and is non-transferable and non-refundable
  • Re-entry is allowed to the show till 7:30 PM every day, given you are carrying your Comic-Con India wristband or pass. 
  • You need to carry a receipt of your online purchase of the pass in order to collect your Comic-Con India wristband/physical pass at the venue. It is advisable to reach 20 minutes prior in order to complete the process of registering and collecting your pass
  • You need to be above the age of 18 to purchase a Comic-Con India wrist-band/pass
  • Be careful with your wristband/pass as it can be deemed invalid in case of removal or tampering
  • Children below the age of 3 are not required to obtain a pass for entry
  • Be mindful of counterfeit wristbands/pass as you may be denied entry
  • You will get food and beverage options inside the venue in exchange for a charge 
  • You will be thoroughly frisked at the time of entry. Carrying any liquids, outside food or beverages, alcohol, cigarettes or any banned/controlled substances is not allowed and can lead to ejection from the venue



Q. What is the entrance procedure? 

A. After booking your passes, you will have to arrive at the venue with your ePass or the confirmation SMS sent post-purchase along with a valid ID proof. After registering for Comic-Con India, you will have to collect your physical pass/wristband from the box office. 


Q. Can I go to Comic-Con India without a costume?

A. Absolutely. As a matter of fact, despite the enthusiastic Cosplay participation, the majority of attendees do not cosplay for the event.


Q. If I don't Cosplay, what can I wear to Comic-Con India?

A. Comic-Con India is all about celebrating the fictional worlds that make you happy! A franchise t-shirt or sweatshirt could be a great way to express your love for your fandom while choosing comfort over Cosplay! You can also go with a chic casual outfit and add a distinguishable prop like Thor's hammer or Captain America's shield! 


Q. Can I bring my children to Comic-Con India? 

A. Yes, you can! Children below the age of 3 are not required to obtain a pass to gain entry. Children of ages 3 and above will need a pass to enter the venue. 


Q. Can I carry any outside food or beverages? 

A. Only personal water bottles are allowed inside the venue. In case you are attending with small children, baby food and milk is allowed. No other outside food or beverages will be permitted to be carried inside. 


Q. Can I carry my camera? 

A. Yes, you can! However, you will have to go through a thorough security check to obtain permission for photography.