Just so you know...this is probably the only Comic related Convention in Greece. There are some bazaars and parties from publishers but this is the only big thing.
ComicDom Con - 31st March, 2012
Day 2 of me and Silvestro started even earlier this time. Of course once again we started with a walk around at the Bazaar. Unfortunately this time, i couldn't hold myself back so i bought a graphic novel. Two days in a place full of those things, is too much for me. I'm not that good with resisting anyway...This is where i found the bookie! I was admiring the printed art and there it was!! Tsk tsk!
|From left to right: Panagiotis Vlamis (illustrator), Giannis Antonopoulos (cartoonist-illustrator), Helm|
|From left to right: Giannis Roumboulias (comic writer) and Helm|
13:30 – 16:15 Q&A and signing Milo Manara
Do you guys know Milo Manara? He is like the "master" of sex comics. I had the chance (good or bad don't know) find one of his comics at a room of a brother's friend when i was like 10-13. So i was really proud of myself for have the chance to see someone i actually knew or at least remember ( believe me someone has to make something to stay in mind with all the things i read ). To tell you the truth i didn't know he was from Italy..so when he spoke Italian i was like "wtf?". I did stay half way through the panel though. The whole question-translation-answer-translation tired me and i preferred to go out to eat or something.
19:30 – 21:00 Cosplay CompetitionAs you see from the time schedule, there were 3 hours difference between the two events. In case you are wondering, we spent the time playing Magic-The Gathering (yes again!). I think the Cosplay Competion is one of the most anticipated events. Last year, the theater was more than full so this time they decided to do something strange. At 16:00 they started giving about 200 free tickets for people to enter. We were one of the first who took and we got in, but i think many wouldn't be happy with that decision. I feel like ComicDom should do something about it. I mean since they see how many people attend why don't they just found another place to held the event? It's not that fun this way. Even the Bazaar place, was so full of people you couldn't really move around at times.
Anyway, back to the topic. The costumes this year where really good! Most of them were above average and really well made. I was surprised of the effort that all the kids put into their costumes! I'm so happy i saw it live xD
Anime and Games were the biggest part of costumes. Last year i was disappointed with the winner. This year i was again (not that it wasn't good - i just had other favorites. understandable i believe?), but at least 3 out of my favorite costumes got awards ^^ In general was way better than the previous time, and way more fun to watch too.
|1st place from Bayonetta (Credit SpirosK Photography )|
|2nd place from Star Wars|
|3rd place from Silent Hill|
|Team Winner from Phantom of the Opera (Credit SpirosK Photography )|
Up to down & left to right: 1)Diablo 3 2) Resindent Evil 3)High School of the Dead 4)Bleach 5)SOul Calibur 6)One Piece 7)Persona 4
Oh oh!! Which one you would pick for 1st? :D
At the end of the event was also a presentation of Ninjutsu by Bujinkan Dojo Hellas.
And that was it. I did not attend the 3rd day, since i couldn't find something to interested me but i'm sure it would be fun for those who went. I can't wait next for year :D And i hope for more awesome things! (And i hope a decent convention for books to appear too at some point in the future).
|And here is all the stuff i got - yes! i will have Thor at my wall soon!|