/Hip Hop beats, puns, geeky vibes, cosplay: Hyderabad Comic Con 2019 had fans asking for more

Hip Hop beats, puns, geeky vibes, cosplay: Hyderabad Comic Con 2019 had fans asking for more

The 7th edition of Comic Con Hyderabad 2019 concluded on a yearning note…

Presented by Maruti Suzuki Arena, the city’s biggest pop culture extravaganza witnessed a grand response on the second day of the event featuring an array of fun experiences, geeky shopping and the biggest cosplay contest in Hyderabad.

The Main Arena Stage at the show was jam-packed with a slew of performances by internationally acclaimed Beatboxer Ish, along with interesting sessions & panels with leading Indian creators, Nathan W. Pyle, creator of webcomic Strange Planet and a New York Times best-selling author; and many more. Popular English stand-up comedians and co-founder of the East India Comedy Sapan Verma, who was also among a panel of judges in Comicstaan got the crowd teary-eyed with his comical puns and hilarious gags.

Continuing on the second day, fans were seen enthusiastically swarming around the experiential zones from, Terminator, Disney, Birds of Prey by Warner Bros India, World Wrestling Entertainment, Sony Pix, AXN Red Live, AMD Game On, Doritos & the Maruti Suzuki Arena. They witnessed some of the most amazing and larger than life cosplay, engaged with their favorite superheroes and characters and got a glimpse of the fiction world with loads of goodies.

The 7th Maruti Suzuki Arena Hyderabad Comic Con also witnessed exciting merchandise from exhibitors such as Souled Store, Every Flavour Geeks, Planet Superheroes, Crossword Bookstores, etc. also brought a smile to the attendees’ faces.

Thrilled by the overwhelming response on the second day of the event, Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India said, “It was a spectacular weekend marking a splendid gathering of pop culture enthusiasts, superfans, gamers, and cosplay geniuses. Garnering such a response wouldn’t have been possible without the fans and critics who showed up in full force. And as always, we promise to be back next year in Hyderabad with a bigger and better celebration!”

Meanwhile, cosplay fans pulled out all the stops at the city’s HITEX Exhibition Centre. They were seen flaunting their creative side with imaginative costumes that touched on every corner of the pop culture gamut. Jemia cosplaying as Tartelette won the grand prize worth Rs 50,000 as the ICC Qualifier.

As the popular, annual, two-day genre convention wrapped up on Sunday, fans reluctantly bid adieu only to eagerly wait for another entire year, hoping to find it even grander in 2020. However, they did leave with way more than what they hoped for along with a feeling of nostalgia!

Share This

Srivathsan Nadadhur is an engineer-turned-journalist who has contributed reports for leading media publications like The Hindu, Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, The News Minute and Deccan Herald. He primarily writes on entertainment, art, culture and technology. When he's not working, he can be spotted at a movie premiere, reading a novel or writing poems.