The Return of Comic Con: A Complete Guide to Enjoying Pop Culture's Big Event

The Return of Comic Con: A Complete Guide to Enjoying Pop Culture’s Big Event

Comic Con returns: Complete guide to enjoying the big event

For the older ones it is T-1000this liquid android from the future of Terminators 2for the youngest White Dragonthe father of peacemakerthe hit series of james gunn. but his name is Robert Patrick and next to Itziar Itunobetter known as Raquel Murillo (Lisbon) in money theftthe detective who becomes a thief for love, will be the great guests of the new edition of Comic Con Argentinawhich will take place from Friday to Sunday, at the Costa Salguero Center.

After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, the industry’s big event revolving around comics, anime, and science fiction, among others, returns to take center stage with a celebration of pop culture which is presented with attractions for the whole family, from a varied offer of stands, shows, conferences and workshops.

Comic-Con (Comic book convention) is the definition of a kind of convention or type of event dedicated to pop culture, which is currently held in different parts of the world. It originates from the United States, where it has been held for more than 50 years, and counts on the participation and presence of all film and television studios, video games and publishers. In Argentina, it has been officially organized since 2013 and is currently the largest Spanish-speaking Comic-Con in the world.

With more than 100 stands, it covers all the interests of collectors and enthusiasts (Nicolás Stulberg)
With more than 100 stands, it covers all the interests of collectors and enthusiasts (Nicolás Stulberg)

As in previous editions, guest cosplayers will roam the halls, ready for a selfie with visitors, contests, games, exhibitions, video games and the presence of film and television studios will present exclusive activities on the universe of their series and films and will bring forward the news expected by fans.

In the main stage Fanta -with more than 180 m2. outdoor LED screens – exclusive international and domestic presentations will take place, and the impressive and long-awaited performances and cosplay contests will take place.

Major franchises such as Star Wars, Harry Potter or Game of Thrones will be present (Augusto Fornaciari)
Major franchises such as Star Wars, Harry Potter or Game of Thrones will be present (Augusto Fornaciari)

Comic-Con It is also an opportunity for collectors, who can find in the same space an infinity of products -premium, rarities, official series and film items, retro toys, art objects, souvenirs, etc- in the more than 100 stalls available. Major collectible companies will be on the game through displays and exhibits.

Those who want to enter or are interested in vocational training on topics related to these cultural industries, not only have a selection of lectures (see below), but also the possibility of dialogue with more than 300 artistsdesigners, professional illustrators, sculptors, gimmicks who will develop their art live, as well as directors and scriptwriters, film and television actors and actresses, exclusively presenting their next works.

Cosplayers will take to the halls, always ready for the "selfie"(Nicholas Stulberg)
Cosplayers will take to the halls, always ready to “selfie” (Nicolás Stulberg)

Among the film and television studios that will have their space are Netflix (which will present an exclusive interview with previews of stranger things), HBO MAX, Warner and Paramount, where they will be developed photo shoots with surprise characters.

On the other hand, for the experience to be complete, ACC will have a gastronomic space with a wide variety of options, with exclusive products and menus, as well as vegetarian and vegan alternatives.

The little ones are also represented (Nicolás Stulberg)
The little ones are also represented (Nicolás Stulberg)

the full agenda

Friday 5/20:

main stage: 12:30 p.m. Comic-Con NEWS; 2 p.m. Virtual Panel: The Refuge with Ana Claudia Talancon Yes alberta war, Starzplay; 15:00. Virtual Panel: We Baby Bears with Calvin Won, Cartoon Network; 4 p.m. Panel: Voice Actors with Juan Carlos Tinoco Yes Sebastien Yapur; 5:15 p.m. cosplay contest (ESG); 6:30 p.m. Round table: Robert Patrickand 7:45 p.m. Live Show: Band What Happened Yesterday.

Spectators: 12:00 p.m. The importance of grouping; 12:40 p.m. How an action figure is designed and made in Argentina; 1:20 p.m. From bullying to social networks; 2:40 p.m. From fan art to industry; 3:20 p.m. peter pan and wendy; 4 p.m. Yesterday’s series in today’s world; 4:40 p.m. How superheroes explain the world; 5:20 p.m. Writing Terror in Argentina; 6:00 p.m. Chat Gaming TLF – Stream Champagne; 6:40 p.m. TLF Gaming Chat – Girls Tooand 7:00 p.m., Jok: the designer with a thousand stories.

Some of the many activities that will take place
Some of the many activities that will take place

Saturday 05/21:

main stage: 12:30 p.m. Comic-Con NEWS; 1:30 p.m. Live performance: Diego Mizrahi Band; 2:30 p.m. Panel: Itziar Ituño; 4:00 p.m. Cosplay contest; 6:00 p.m. Panel: Robert Patrick

Spectators: 12:00 p.m. Masks, machetes and massacres; 12:40 p.m. Three sculptures in search of their sculptor; 1:20 p.m. The creative process – How to write screenplays; 2 p.m. DC Universe Alcatena; 2:40 p.m. Ariel Olivetti: 25 years AD; 3:20 p.m. MARVEL an imperfect future; 4 p.m. UFO PRESS; 4:40 p.m. The future of geek cinema; 5:20 p.m. Direct terror in Argentina; 6:00 p.m. Fracasitos – From misfortune to comedy; 6:40 p.m. Meet Lina and the Rainbow Friends! Animation as a tool for the defense of the environmentand 7:20 p.m. 7:40 p.m., 70 years of horror and science fiction on our television.

Several conferences take place in the auditorium
Several conferences take place in the auditorium

sunday 05/22

main stage: 12:30 p.m. Comic-Con NEWS; 2 p.m. Live show: Guada Stivala; 2:30 p.m. Round table: Robert Patrick; 3:30 p.m. Tsuru Parade – Panni Margot; 4:30 p.m. Live Show: Chelotaku; 5 p.m. star wars parade; 5:30 p.m. Round table: rooster days, HBO; 7:00 p.m. Live Show: Lemon Bandand 8 p.m. cosplay contestTwistedFactory.

Spectators: 12:00 p.m. Fan Thing – Vol. of them; 12:40 p.m. Script Tube and how to succeed on the platforms; 1:20 p.m. You don’t do the voice of…?; 2 p.m. Patoruzito Collection – UFO press; 2:40 p.m. Paradise – Animated film; 3:20 p.m. you promised me darkness; 4 p.m. From web to paper; 4:40 p.m.Everything I know about science I learned watching The Simpsons.; 5:20 p.m. Attract terror in Argentina; 6:00 p.m. The Golden Dragon and the Jaguarand 6:40 p.m. Very brief archeology of video games in Argentina; and surprise: mini interview stranger things with mayan falcon, Joe Keery, Natalia Dyer Yes joseph quinnNETFLIX.

*Comic Con Argentina. Friday May 20, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday May 21 and Sunday 22, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. At Centro Costa Salguero, Costanera Norte Rafael Obligado Avenue and Jerónimo Salguero Street. Click here for ticket values. On Fridays, children under 11 years old enter for free accompanied by an adult who presents the document proving the age of the minor, on Saturdays and Sundays, only children under 6 years old will be able to access without paying tickets. Free access for people with disabilities, within the limit of a limited quota, on presentation of the Single Handicap Certificate (CUD).

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