Oz Comic Con 2022 brings excitement back to Melbourne! – The Outerhaven

Oz Comic-Con is returning to Melbourne on June 11th and 12th, showingcasing the latest and greatest that pop culture has to offer, signaling the return of international guests at the first full-scale Oz Comic-Con event in over two years. Boasting a stellar lineup, the event will feature a range of celebrities from film and television, authors, illustrators, cosplayers, content creators, and immersive activations from film studios and partners. With something for every pop culture fan, Oz Comic-Con is the perfect opportunity for fandoms to reunite and revel in a weekend jam-packed with entertainment.

Meet the best a brightest in Entertainment, Comic Books, and More!!

Film & Television Guests

  • Aimee Garcia (Lucifer, Dexter, Trauma, Rush Hour)
  • Austin Tindle (Tokyo Ghoul, Attack on Titan, Assassination Classroom, My Hero Academia)
  • Bernard Curry (NCIS, CSI, Once Upon a Time, Pretty Little Liars, Neighbors, Home and Away, Packed to the Rafters)
  • Callan McAuliffe (The Walking Dead)
  • Kevin Alejandro (Lucifer, True Blood, Southland)
  • Mike McFarland (DragonBall Z, Attack on Titan, Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Rachel Skarsten (Birds of Prey, Batwoman)
  • Remy Hii (Spider-Man: Far From Home, Crazy Rich Asians, Marco Polo)

Film & Television Guests will be engaging in a range of autograph and photograph sessions throughout the weekend as well as panels/Q&A sessions. Tokens for photo ops and autographs are limited, so get yours ASAP! (Prices vary per guest)

Comic & Author Guests

  • Astrid Scholte (Four Dead Queens)
  • CS Pacat (Dark Risethe Captive Prince trilogyFence)
  • Jay Kristoff (Empire of the Vampire)
  • Alejandro “Al” Barrionuevo (Batman: Gotham Knights, Martian Manhunter, Teen Titans, Thor, Storm, Hulk, Bloodshot)
  • Andrew Constant (Nightwing, Etrigan, Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman)
  • Camillo Di Pietrantonio (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Last Ronin)
  • Christian Roux
  • Dean Rankine (The Simpsons, Invader Zim, Rick & Morty)
  • Jamie Johnson (The Last Ronin)
  • Matt Kyme (The Phantom)
  • Nicola Scott (Birds Of Prey, Secret Six, Teen Titans, Earth 2, Black Magick, Wonder Woman: Year One)
  • Queenie Chan (The Dreaming, Odd Thomas, Small Shen, Fabled Kingdom)
  • Stewart McKenny (Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Doctor Who, Detective Comics)
  • Tom Taylor (Superman: Son of Kal-El, DCEASED, INJUSTICE, Nightwing, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man)

Cosplay & Content Creators

Oz Comic-Con Event Features:

As you weave your way through the show floor of Oz Comic-Con, keep your eyes peeled for activations from film and television, exclusive merchandise, and interactive opportunities that are only possible in a convention setting.

Stages:

  • Main Stage
    The Main Stage is where you go to catch the Q & A panels with our Film & Television and Comic & Author guests both in person and virtually!
  • Community & Workshop Stage
    You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more passionate, engaged, and thoughtful group than the fans that converge on Oz Comic-Con for each event. That showcase starts at the Community & Workshop Stage. These panels are a great way to tell or teach like-minded people about a topic you are passionate about. Panels can be Q&A style, a moderated affair, interactive or a story journey. Within this space, we can cater to many different topics including cosplay, drawing, crafts, photography, editing, and more.
  • Anime & Trivia Stage
    The Anime & Trivia Stage, where your inner (or outer) Otaku and your Pop Culture Trivia knowledge come together in a giant (metaphorical) melting pot of fandoms. The center of the show floor for Anime content, this stage will host Anime screenings, panels, cosplay, and trivia, along with broader themed Pop Culture Trivia events.

Comics:

  • Artist Alley
    A space to celebrate art in pop culture, Artist Alley is a colorful, creative district filled with original and fan art. Take the opportunity to interact with the creative geniuses behind your favorite comic books, graphic novels, literature, and artistic projects – a truly unique and authentic way to get to know local talent as they make waves in the global scene. It’s in Artist Alley that you can purchase a unique commission, designed and drawn just for you or shop for prints and artistic creations such as novels, jewelry, clothing, and homewares. No matter what you like, you’ll find a creator suited to your interests, whether it be superheroes, manga, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, or indie.

Cosplay:

  • Australian Championships of Cosplay
    The Oz Comic-Con Australian Championships of Cosplay is the largest and most prestigious costume contest in Australia! The Oz Comic-Con Australian Championships of Cosplay will feature qualifying winners from across Australia battling it out in the final round at Oz Comic-Con Sydney, for the chance to be crowned the Australian Champion of Cosplay!
  • Cosplay Central
    Cosplay Central is the meeting place and undeniably the unmissable destination for all cosplayers and cosplay fans at Oz Comic-Con. Meet local cosplay talent for tips and tricks, grab your mates for the perfect photo op in front of cosplay sets and get your photo snapped by local cosplay photographers.
  • Cosplay Parades, Cosplay Active, and Cosplay Kids
    Oz Comic-Con hosts a variety of parades at the event for different skill levels. The Cosplay Parade is a great event showingcasing the talent of cosplayers at Oz Comic-Con! It gives everyone the chance to get up on stage and strut their stuff. For those not quite ready for the Championship of Cosplay but a step above the Cosplay Parade, Cosplay Active is open to mainstream competitors to show off their crafting talents and bring the PLAY component to cosplay. The kid’s cosplay parade is a great way for our littlest cosplayers to get into the cosplay spirit! Kids can go on stage either on their own, in a group, or for those who are either too little or too shy, with a guardian.

The District:

The District is the activity melding pot. It’s a great place to check out if you want to browse our Manga library, have a draw on the scribble wall, learn some origami or take part in our drawing competitions. The District will play host to our cosplay group meet-ups throughout the weekend with its photo wall. Stop by and have a play on one of our free-play gaming consoles, or bring your handheld console and chill out for a little while and enjoy some Among Us, Animal Crossing, or Pokemon Sword and Shield with other con-goers. There’s a little bit of something for everyone in The District.

Gaming:

  • Gaming Zone and Esports Tournaments
    Australian Esports League (AEL) joins forces with Oz Comic-Con bringing their free play gaming zone and esports tournaments to each show. AEL recognizes the importance of building ‘grassroots’ esports, delivering a gaming experience like no other to the broader gaming community. The gaming zone will showcase the latest games and products, with an opportunity for attendees to battle it out against their mates and other attendees.
  • Tabletop Gaming Library
    If tablet gaming is more your speed… Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Catan. Heard of those? Maybe you like Zombie Dice, Small World, or Red Dragon Inn? Well, this year Oz Comic-Con is giving you access to all of these games, and more! We’ll be using our tablet resources to bring you a two-day gaming extravaganza. Get along to the gaming zone featuring a library of over 40 different games you can play.

EVENT DETAILS:

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne
WHEN: June 11th and 12th
WHERE: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center (MCEC)
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://ozcomiccon.com/

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