August 25-2016
‘Archie Comics’ writer Dan Parent and ‘V for Vendetta’ artist David Lloyd to attend Hyderabad Comic Con 2016

As the days for one of the biggest pop culture event in India is approaching, everyone is gearing up to attend it, right from cosplayers to the comic book publishers to the comic world fans. The 4th edition of Alto Hyderabad Comic Con is set to take place on 24 and 25 September 2016 between 11 am to 8 pm at Hitex Exhibition Center.

With a sold out show last year, HCC 2016 will be much bigger and better with an exhibition area double in size from previous along with a range of new activities. This year’s action packed show features the best of comics, merchandise, toys, experiential zones, International guests, meet and greet sessions, gaming tournaments, fan meet-ups and much more.

Like every year, HCC will feature special guests and has arranged for meet and greets for fans. Famous international personalities like British born Bangladeshi actress, known for her performances as Padma Patil in five of the Harry Potter films, Afshan Azad; American comic book artist and writer best known for Archie Comics, Dan Parent; British comics artist best known for V for Vendetta, David Lloyd; a famous cosplayer, artist, sculptor and designer from San Diego, California, Nicole Marie Jean will be attending and taking special sessions at HCC 2016.

Comic Con India, founder, Jatin Varma shared,  “I am extremely excited to kick off the 4th Edition of Alto Hyderabad Comic Con, we are coming back bigger and better as promised! With an awesome line up for guests, exhibitors & fan experiences. We hope to make it the best weekend of the year, yet again for the thousands of fans in the city! ”

HCC 2016 special guests

From left: David Lloyd, Dan Parent, Nicole Marie Jean

Cosplay (Costume Contest), one of the major attractions at Comic Con India, will continue to give assured prizes to people in great costumes. One lucky winner out of the chosen 5 will get the chance to win Rs 50,000 (Cash Prize) each day.

There will be exclusive experiential and gaming zones at the event like Alto K10 Area, Nodwin Gaming Zone, The Table Top Gaming Arena. Other exclusive experiential zone at HCC include AXN Zone. HCC will also feature a first of its kind WWE Zone.

Fans will find an “Artist Alley” at the HCC 2016. It is a zone, exclusively featuring artists from all over India and Hyderabad. The alley will feature artists like Saumin Suresh Patel, Abhijeet Kini, Reshmi Chandrashekhar, Nikita Das Gupta, Leena Swamy, Rohit Soni, Garima Shukla, Ayan Nag, Venkata P., Rajeev Tamhankar, Milanpreet, Vinay Brahmania, Madhuvanthi Mohan, Mayank Kumar and many more.

Well known creators like Vivek Goel from Holy Cow Entertainment, Aniruddho Chakraborty from Chariot comics, Shamik Dasgupta from Yali Dreams and Prasad Bhat from Graphicurry will be at the show as well.

The event will also have a unique fan-made costumes and models booth called H.A.V.I.S.H, where there will be customised Iron Man Mark – XLIII (Classic Comic Book Version Prototype Metal Armored), Captain America – Industrial, Sport and Bike Gear Combined, Wonder Woman Plated Armor, Batman – Battle Armor, BAT-WING Prototype, He-Man Armor, Mjolnir Hammer, Lemurian Star Shield and Arc Reactor (Hulk-Buster) on display.

Fans can buy the best and most exclusive International merchandise at the convention from across the globe. The main participants for the Alto Hyderabad Comic Con 2016 include Viz Media, Random House India, HarperCollins Publishers India, Campfire Graphic Novels, Holy Cow Entertainment, Yali Dream Creations, ICBM Comics, Sirji Comics, Red Streak Publications, Thought Bubble Studio, Dreamblooms Media and many more!.

Maruti Suzuki Alto is the presenting sponsor of all the Comic Con India shows this calendar year which includes Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.