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Comic Con this weekend

Participants can check out the latest in table top gaming and have a picture drawn for them on the spot.

Participants can check out the latest in table top gaming and have a picture drawn for them on the spot.

The Malta Comic Con kicks off tomorrow in what is set to be a fun weekend for all those who enjoy this world.

The two-day event celebrates comic creators, comic books, books, films, TV series, table top games, video games, role playing games, cosplaying and virtually anything that is related to the comic culture. It is both entertaining and educational and both days will feature material specifically intended both for children and a mature audience.

Professional creators coming from the UK, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, France, Spain, and the US look forward to this opportunity to chat with their fans and sign their books. Besides selling their books and original pieces of artworks, the majority of these creators also do sketches for free during the convention. Besides, there will also be comic artwork exhibitions.

Attendees for this weekend’s Comic Con are encouraged to dress up as their favourite characters.Attendees for this weekend’s Comic Con are encouraged to dress up as their favourite characters.

Joining the professional creators will be a vast array of independent creators, both Maltese and foreigners, all of whom will exhibit their work, sign and sell their comic books and chat to fans.

Another aspect of the convention is the creative development of potential artists. To this end, the comic con is brimming with workshops, discussion panels, talks, quizzes and focus groups. Gamers can simply play for fun on a variety of leading consoles or enter specific tournaments held throughout both days, while a number of exhibition and introductory table-top and creative role-playing games will also be held courtesy of Malta’s leading gaming club WARS.

Fans will once again be encouraged to create their own costumes of their favourite heroes and wear them to the event. Should they wish to, they can also participate in the Cosplay competition which will be held on both days. Unlike other events, the convention is best experienced by those who stay for the whole duration of the show.

■ This year’s Comic Con is being held tomorrow and Sunday at the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre (MFCC) in Ta’ Qali (next to the Millennium Stand). Doors open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 11am to 7pm on Sunday. Tickets are available at the door. Children under 11 enter free.

The convention is being organised by Wicked Comics. For more information, visit www.maltacomic-con.com.

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