Comic Con India 2012 : Bigger and Better

Last month I was reading newspaper and I came across this article which said Comic Con India will be held in Feb and its going bigger than ever and I was surprised to read that it was happening in India . But  I was happy also because I would get to go there and it was something totally new that was happening in the city, though it happened last year also.According to the news, as I wasn't able to attend it, it was bigger & better and concluded during the weekend at Dilli Haat, New Delhi. The scale of the expo grew exponentially compared to last years Comic Con India 2011 (New Delhi) and Comic Con Express 2011 (Mumbai).

It was a sight not usually visible in the capital city. An array of colors with visitors dressed as their favorite comic character, grabbing copies of latest releases of the comics & graphic novels and thronging the expo area buying merchandise to show their love for comics & art.
Continuing the success was the CosPlay, the costume contest with attendees dressed as Shikari Shambhu, Suppandi, Poison Ivy, Superman, Wonder Women, Freddy Krueger, Wolverine, Chhota Bheem, Power Ranger, Shan Yu (which also won a prize), Two-Face, Magdalena and many more.
About 25 book releases happened this year while over 50 stalls were put up at the expo area for comic books, publishing & designing softwares, graphic artists, and merchandise, among others. As per the estimates over 35,000 people visited the expo while the sales touched Rs. 5 million jumping from around 15,000 visitors and sales of Rs. 2.5 million last year.

Though the event still can't be compared to the scale of the Comic Conventions being held outside India yet, the endeavor received overwhelming response from the audience, comprising a mixed bag of all ages & professions.

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