Oz Comic Con returns to Sydney and this year it will be hosted at the brand new International Convention Centre (ICC) at Darling Harbour.
You can expect actors from; Vampire Diaries - Michael Malarkey and Matt Davis, Teen Wolf - Ian Bohen and from Grimm - David Giuntoli and Bitsie Tulloch. Christy Romano who played Belle in the Broadway production of [B]Beauty and the Beast[/B], and Jasom Momoa of Game of Thrones will also be attending.
Meet authors and comic creators; Nicola Scott (Wonder Woman), Mike Mckone (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Sci-Fi author Queenie Chan, amongst others.
For the most up to date, guest list, check the Oz Comic Con website. You can also get the latest news by subscribing to their newsletter or follow their Facebook page.
Hosting Oz Comic Con at the ICC in Darling Harbour means it's more convenient to get to, with the light rail adjacent and parking in the same building (as well as other parking stations nearby). You can also walk from Town-Hall or Central railway stations.
Last year's guests included Ken Kirzinger (Jason from Friday 13th). Photo by Jade Jackson Photography.
The Comic District - Chill out on a beanbag with one of the latest comics, draw your own comic and meet comic book artists who often do custom sketches (for a fee). Get your special code for a month's free trial of Marvel Unlimited e-Comics.
The Gaming Zone - Challenge newbies to your favourite boardgame or test-play new video games before buying them.
Cosplay Competitions - For all ages, the cosplay competition is a chance to show off all your hard design work on stage, with opportunities to win prizes. Kids especially will love it.
Market stalls - Peruse a huge range of merchandise and collectibles including artwork, jewellry, costumes, books, comics, custom-made (themed) clothes and accessories, games, autographs and movie memorabilia, plus much more. Oz Comic Con attracts vendors from all around Australia.
Cosplayers at Oz Comic Con Sydney. Photo by Jade Jackson Photography.
I love attending the panel discussions offered, where you can ask famous actors and authors questions, in a small and personal setting. Make sure you arrive early to get a good seat. It's a good way to find out about your favourite tv show (though don't expect any spoilers). For any budding writers and artists, it's a good opportunity to learn how to turn your creativity, into a full-time job.
There's more than enough to keep you occupied for a full day and if you attend the panel discussions, then you should highly consider getting a weekend pass, as otherwise you'll feel rushed.
Even if you're not familiar with an actor, it can be interesting finding out about what goes on behind the scenes, when the camera's switch off, or what it's like to work with some of Hollywood's biggest names.
Artwork for sale at Oz Comic Con. Photo by Jade Jackson Photography.
Ticket Options There are multiple ticket options and packages ranging from a single day to Priority Packages allowing you to skip the queues.
Earlybird tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate via the Oz Comic Con website, until Sunday 17th September 2017. Otherwise tickets can be purchased online or at the gate (available from 10am, if not sold out beforehand).
Every paying adult, can take one child (aged 4-12 years) free of charge, making it an affordable and fun day out for the family.
A single adult day pass for either Saturday or Sunday is $42.50. A single child ticket for Saturday or Sunday is $20.
An adult weekend pass is $62.50 and a weekend child pass is $30.
For those who don't like to queue, you can purchase a Priority Pass - $200 which includes:
Weekend entry to Oz Comic Con
Priority queueing for purchasing and using photograph and autograph tokens, and special cloaking privileges.
If you want everything included, then the Platinum Pass - $600 is ideal. It includes:
Weekend entry to Oz Comic Con
Priority queuing for celebrity autograph and photographs
Credit of $240 towards autograph and photograph tokens
Special Oz Comic Con Photograph/Autograph folder
Reserved seating in most panels
Exclusive access to the Friday night Platinum function where you can mingle with celebrity guests
Access to the Platinum Lounge onsite
For further information about Specialty Tickets, click here.
For further information on last year's Oz Comic Con highlights (and more photos), check out these articles for Sydney and Brisbane.
Check the Oz Comic Con Website, closer to the event date to view the panel schedule, photograph and autograph times, and a map of exhibitors to help plan your day.
Many stalls accept EFTPOS and there are ATMs nearby in Darling Harbour, however it's best to have some cash at hand.
For information on getting to the ICC including parking, check the ICC website.
There will be food, drinks, and snacks available to purchase inside the venue or there are plenty of restaurants nearby in Darling Harbour.
Find lots of unique stuff at Oz Comic Con. Jade Jackson Photography