ComicCon Lahore 2019 was held on February 3, 2019. It was my first time at the event and I’m looking forward to going again! It featured some interesting panels, a respectable crowd, tasty food stalls, and some very impressive cosplayers.
ComicCon Lahore 2019 was a larger event than Pak Cosplay Con (which I was able to attend last year). It had two sections. The panels and the vendors (selling geeky stuff) were in a giant tent while the outdoors had food stalls and an area where people could target practice using a bow and arrow. The food stalls were by some well-known brands offering burgers, B.B.Q, cotton candy, sweets, and other tasty items for those interested.
Walking the Con floor, inside the tent, I saw booths selling geeky collectibles (actions figures, buttons, pins, etc.), T-shirts, cushions, and more. Considering most of the stuff was imported, the price tags made sense. Even Digital Realm (which I highly recommend for geeky collectors) was there.
Many attendees were spending time playing video games including Tekken 7 and Fifa 19. There was also a spot for VR games. A few arcade games were also present.
The panels helped shine the spotlight on CFX and The Last Follower. CFX has been doing a lot of work to help promote comic book creators in Pakistan. The Last Follower is a fan-made Harry Potter film.
The main event was the Cosplay Walk and it was amazing! Many passionate cosplayers (adults and kids) took the stage to display their hard work.
I attended the event with my younger brother and some of our family friends. Even though I didn’t take part in the cosplay competition, I still had a lot of fun. The five to six hours I spent at ComicCon Lahore 2019 flew by and I’m looking forward to going again!
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Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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