Vienna Comic Con promises to be 'bigger and more galactic'

The Local
The Local - [email protected] • 21 Oct, 2016 Updated Fri 21 Oct 2016 12:04 CEST
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The second Vienna Comic Con (VIECC) takes place on November 19th-20th at the Messe Wien in the Austrian capital.


American actress Jeri Ryan, known for her role as a ‘liberated’ Borg drone in Star Trek: Voyage, will be among the stars attending.

Other actors who’ll be at Vienna Comic Con include Welshman John Rhys-Davies, who played the role of Gimli in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, American Mark Pellegrino who portrays Lucifer in the fantasy horror TV series Supernatural, Gemma Whelan, who's known as Yara Greyjoy in the fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones, as well as Northern Irish actor and DJ Kristian Nairn who plays Hodor in Game of Thrones.

One of the highlights of Vienna Comic-Con promises to be the cosplay contest. The first prize is a trip to the US to next year's C2E2 - the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo - and automatic qualification to participate in the final, the Crown Championships of Cosplay.

For those of you who don’t know, cosplay (short for costume play) is a performance art in which cosplayers wear costumes representing a specific character from sources such as manga and anime, comic books, video games, and films and TV series. US-Cosplay star Yaya Han will join Vienna Comic Con this year and will be one of the judges of the Cosplay Championship.

There will also be the opportunity to attend panel events with prominent writers, such as Michael Vogt of Hitman.

This year, organiser Reed Exhibitions expects 25,000 fans to attend Vienna Comic Con and around 300 exhibitors. 

There will be a chance for fans to meet the team behind Vienna Comic Con at the Wien Mitte shopping mall on Friday November 4th.

For more details go to the VIECC website:




The Local 2016/10/21 12:04

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