If you find yourself in Melbourne this June and feel like hanging out with Stan Lee and Patrick Stewart, you might want to drop by Oz Comic-Con.
Hot on the heels of the phenomenally successful Avengers movie, which, as we all know, has been making a disgustingly large amount of money and has been met with glowing reviews, comic book icon Stan Lee is headlining the convention. The creator of Spiderman and other comic icons such as The Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and Thor will be signing autographs and posing for photos with fans who wish to bask in his glory during the convention.
Here, check out a video from Stan himself:
Sharing the headline with Lee is Sir Patrick Stewart, best known for his roles as Captain Jean- Luc Picard, Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film series and as the voice of Avery Bullock in American Dad. While you can also grab a photo with Stewart, you can grab a special X-Men double photo with both Stewart and Lee for just $150.
If the biggest name in comic books as well as Star Trek’s most recognizable captain weren’t enough for you to clear out your schedule from June 30 to July 1st, Game of Thrones and Stargate fans will be excited to learn that Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo, Ronon Dex, Conan the
Barbarian) will be gracing Oz Comic-Con as well.
Or, if 80’s pop culture is more your thing, the convention will play host to Hawaiian beauty Tia Carrere, best known for her roles in Wayne’s World 1 & 2 as Cassandra Wong and as Juno Skinner in True Lies.
Hunger Games fans will find themselves spoiled as ever, with Oz Comic-Con recently announcing that not one, but three Hunger Games cast members will be visiting Melbourne for the convention. Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen), Levin Rambin (District One’s ‘Glimmer’)
and Dayo Okeniyi (District Eleven’s ‘Thresh’) have confirmed they will be attending.
The most exciting thing about Oz Comic-Con is that this isn’t even half of the huge all-star lineup of guests ranging from actors, comic book artists and voice actors. This is really exciting news for those of us down under who often seethe in jealousy when it comes to American
Oz Comic-Con, which is in its first year of running, is quickly becoming one of the biggest conventions in Australia and is not one to be missed.
The weekend long event takes place at Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition center and runs from 9am to 6pm on Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1st. Tickets are now available through Ticketmaster, and will also be available for purchase at the doors.
Full event details, including a full list of guests, photo and autograph pricing and schedules, are available on Oz Comic-Con’s official website. You can also like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.
Oz Comic-Con is the ultimate pop-culture and fan expo, featuring multi-genre content from across the spectrum; from film and television stars to comic book and anime artists, gaming demonstrations and cosplay competitions, to portfolio reviews and creative workshops and master classes.
Oz Comic-Con will be more than just a gathering place for fans of the various arms of pop-culture. It will celebrate and educate; it’s the place to come if you want to share your love of pop-culture, get up close and personal with celebrities, enter contests with fantastic prizes, or learn how to break into the industry.
There will be activities and events galore, more than enough to keep you busy for a full weekend, and wanting to come back for more. After a successful Adelaide debut, Oz Comic-Con moves on to Melbourne on 30th June & 1st July 2012 and will be returning to Adelaide next year on 2nd & 3rd March 2013, after its first Perth event on 26th & 27th of February 2013.
EDITORS NOTE: Article written by Aussie NB contributor Elizabeth DeLoria (@ElizabethDanger)