AKIPRESS.COM - The first Comic Con in Central Asia will bring together creators and fans of the vast comic book universe in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, at EXPO 2017 Congress Center from May 31-June 2.
Comic Con is an annual pop culture festival. These are three days of joy and plunging into the Universe of comics, computer and table games, meetings with cult heroes and announcement of the coolest movie premiers and serials, Comic Con Astana website reads.
In 1964, the New York Comicon set the ball rolling for multi-day, commercially-driven events for comic book fans that now fill convention centres worldwide and feature cosplay, panel discussions and new content releases.
Comic Con Astana will be no exception, having registered the Comic Con trademark with the National Institute of Intellectual Property and promising the participation of Cartoon Network, HBO, Marvel, Nickelodeon, Sony Pictures Television and Wargaming. The comic book convention will coincide with International Children’s Day June 1, and approximately 70,000 people from Kazakhstan and abroad are expected to attend. The convention’s partners are Nur-Sultan Akimat, Astana Convention Bureau and Geek Market, Astana Times reports.