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Cyprus to Host Its First Comic Con

Jacquelyn D. Crinnion and costumed attendees at the Wizard WorldSeptember 13 will see Cyprus host its first Comic Con, a fan convention dedicated to comic book culture.
Having begun in San Diego, California, in 1970, comic cons have become enormously popular, held annually worldwide. The events celebrate the art and culture derived from comic books, including the subsequent movies, TV series, animations, action figures based upon original comics.
In Cyprus, the event is being organized by the Cyprus Comic Con (CCC), a non-profit organization.
The Cyprus ComicCon, according to one of the organisers, will be modelled after similar ComicCons that have sprung up all over the world. The event will also feature a number of local artists.
“We have over 100 cosplay entries. Who knew that there were so many comic book fans in Cyprus?” one of the organisers told the Sunday Mail enthusiastically.
Among its many attractions, this year’s ComicCon features known comic book writer Neil Gibson, author of Amazon’s Kindle best selling graphic novel Twisted Dark.
The convention will also include 30 local artists.
The event is organised by Tasos Anastasiades, comic book artist and professor at the EUC, Peter Anders Hvass, OtakuCy society & events, Antonis Aristodemou from the Ant Comics store, Christos Ellinas from Gamers’ Boulevard stores and Tony Michaels, an avid collector.
The Cyprus Comic Con will be held at the European University. Admission will be free of charge.

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