Comic Con Colombia will have its 10th anniversary from June 9 to 12, 2023. Giancarlo Esposito heads a guest list full of surprises.
Another opportunity for the geek community in Colombia, perhaps the biggest one so far. Once again, Planet Comics in association with Corferias, brings to Bogotá the COMIC CON COLOMBIA, the most anticipated event of the year for lovers of cinema, television, streaming, comics, pop culture and the entertainment industry. The meeting will take place from June 9 to 12 in the Great Hall Óscar Pérez Gutiérrez de Corferias, where more than 50,000 people are expected to attend.
The event, which year after year is growing in public, experiences, spaces for knowledge transfer and trade showwill have in this version the inevitable presence of prominent national and international guests.
Among the guests, stand out Evanna Lynchmember of the cast of the Harry Potter film saga, in the role of ‘Luna Lovegood’; Giancarlo Esposito, actor who played Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring in the series Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, and ‘Moff Gideon’ in The Mandalorian. The Mexican quota of the event will be placed by the actors Carlos Villagran (Kiko), remembered for his role in ‘El Chavo del Ocho’, and the dubbing actors mario castaneda (Goku) y Rene Garcia (Vegeta) from the mythical animated series Dragon Ball Z.
Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon
Another of the prominent Latinos who will be present in Bogotá will be the Venezuelan dubbing actor, Juan Guzmán, who does the voice of Rick Sanchez in Rick & Morty. The guests will be present in the spaces for photographic opportunities and autographs with their most loyal followers. In the same way, the general public will be able to learn more about the experience of the actors on the main stage of Comic Con.
History of Comic Con Colombia
In addition, the convention born more than 50 years ago in San Diego, California, will have a broad academic agenda in its Colombian format. This will be a novel point. On the other hand, there will be contests and tournaments sponsored by the participating brands. In short, the fans present at this annual event in Bogotá will have special spaces. For all tastes, there will be performance arts, comics, anime, manga, fantastic literature, role-playing games and much more.
This fair is of special affection for lovers of pop culture and is directed and produced by the Antioquian brothers Alejandro and Julio César Caballero. It is also the perfect showcase for the growing and expanding cosplay community, which every year adorns the corridors of corferias. The personification and interpretation of characters from anime, movies and video games is being taken to a higher level every time. For this reason, the cosplayer championship has gained wide recognition among its own and visitors to the event, who see in these characters the soul and spirit of COMIC CON COLOMBIA.
Alexander Knight, Director of Comic Con, maintains: “COMIC CON is an event that promotes the Colombian creative industry and to which as an organization we put a lot of effort and dedication. We know the commitment we have with the fans, who year after year expect a bigger and better version of the fair. For this reason, we work under the commitment to fulfill them, bringing the best experiences, samples and guests, and this year will not be the exception, since we have prepared a number of activities that will make this a great meeting”.
In addition, it should be noted that, to improve the public experience, COMIC CON COLOMBIA 2023 will have the usual experience zones. Each one will have scenarios in which they can be close to their idols and thus be able to feel like protagonists of their own adventures.
Artist Alley: This space seeks to exalt and demonstrate local talent in various areas. Illustration, design, animation, cosplay, fantastic literature and audiovisual production take their place. Allowing these artists to share their work. In this way, they can have direct contact with the public that is looking for new experiences.
Juan Guzmán, dubbing actor for Rick and Morty, is another of the guests at Comic Con Colombia.
Media Alley: This space brings together all those content creators for platforms such as TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, Facebook, among others.
Stage: Following the trend of world Comic Con, Comic Con Colombia creates a central space where the main activities of the convention converge. Examples are the presentations of the invited artists, the launch of products or the projections of film advances. So there are also top contests and greetings from celebrities from the world of entertainment.
Meet & Greet: It is the space where international guests will live with their fans. There, visitors who purchase special tickets will be able to take photos. In fact, they will be able to get autographs from their favorite artists.
For more information on the different pre-sale phases of the ticket office of the event, you can enter the page https://bogota.comicconcolombia.com/es/.
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