The March Bendigo Record Fair

The March Bendigo Record Fair is coming up.  We are booked out with nearly 30 tables of records, cds, music-related books, and a select few tables of comics back-issues.

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The next Bendi-Con Pop Culture event will be held at the Bendigo Expo Centre on September the 22nd, later this year.  Get Real Ready!

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Bendi-Con is just around the corner!

Bendi-Con 2018 is this Sunday, September 23rd from 10am to 4pm at the Bendigo Expo Centre!

Here’s a few things to bear in mind about this Sunday.  We hope to see you there!

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Bendi-Con 2018 has risen from the Bendigo Record Comic and Toy Fair which has split into the Bendigo Record Fair (next event March 30 2019) and Bendi-Con.

The heart of the con is the market, featuring around a hundred tables of comics, collectables and bargains, toys, cards, pop culture jewelry, pops, fashion, and much more.

The Bendigo Cosplay Contest is a popular attraction, with keen cosplayers parading amazing costumes and always pro,mises to be a colourful and spectacular event. Our special Cosplay Guest this year is Black Widow of Melbourne! The Bendigo Cosplay Contest and Bendi-Con 2018 are proud fundraisers for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation.

The Artists Alley is a key feature of Bendi-Con, and this year has its biggest ever Alley with local, Melbourne and Interstate guests showcasing their original comic and artistic creations. Get up close and personal with emerging artists, as well as Australian talent woking and being published abroad at the highest professional levels. Keep watching the Facebook page for guest announcements. Our major guests are linked with DC comics, The Simpsons and Rick and Morty, to name a few!
Local talent, Chris Kennett (Star Wars Golden Books) will also be giving workshops during the day. Follow the Facebook page for how to apply for positions, which are strictly limited!

The Fan-groups will be out in force again this year. Current confirmations include the Doctor Who Clubs of Bendigo and Victoria, the R2 Builders, The Rebel Legion Hoth Base Star Wars group, the Bendigo Bricks group, The Victorian Discworld Klatch, the Bendigo Cosplay Society, and more to come. The 501st Star Wars cosplayers and the Rebel Legion Hoth Base will be wandering around, and the Bendigo Live Action Role-Players will be putting on some demonstrations! The Main Stage will also feature a lively chat about the state of fan-groups across Victoria, which is a must to catch!

A First at Bendi-Con 2018 will be the Travelling Roadshow, hosted by Joe from Alternate Worlds. Joe will be giving a presentation on the joys of collecting, followed by appraisals of comics from attendees at the Con. Do you think you might be sitting on a valuable comic? Bring it along and let the experts check it out!

The Main Stage will also feature a key debate on the place of Super-heroes in comics today, and whether they are too dominant. Agree? Disagree? Our special guests will weigh in with their opinions,

All this, fully catered with our great selection of food trucks and stalls, and much more on the day!

Bendi-Con 2018

The Bendigo Record Comic and Toy Fair has split into separate events.  The Bendigo Record Fair ran as a stand-alone event in June this year, and will continue to run as a separate event, run by the same friendly irresponsible folk.

The pop culture event has now re-branded as Bendi-Con, and the next event will be held on September 23rd at the Bendigo Expo Centre, Bendigo Showgrounds.  As usual, the cosplay contest, and the fair in general, is a fundraiser for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation.

Stay tuned for some big announcements here or on the Facebook page for the event.

Meanwhile, here’s the flyer for Bendi-Con 2018!

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The Bendigo Record Fair June 2018

The Bendigo Record Fair will launch as a stand-alone event coming this June.

Taking place at the All Seasons Hotel in the Lansell Room (just to the left of the reception area), the Bendigo Record Fair will host around 30 tables of vinyl, cd’s, and other music-related collectables on the day.  Traders will be coming from the Central Victoria area, Melbourne, Country Victoria and Sydney, and will converge on Sunday June 3rd.

The fair opens from 10 am, with early bird entry from 9am.

Entry is $5, children under 14 accompanied by a paying adult free.  Early bird entry is $10.

To follow the event on Facebook, go here.

Update your wish-lists, start saving now, and we hope to see you on the 3rd!

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March 12. What to expect.

Another Bendigo Record Comic and Toy Fair is nearly upon us.

If you’ve been keeping up with the Facebook page here you will have seen announcements regarding what’s coming up for this Sunday.

There’s a bit too much happening for a full breakdown on Facebook, so here’s a general breakdown on what to expect at this Sunday’s Fair

30 tables of records.  That’s around 15,000 records to choose from.

26 tables of comics plus 8 tables at the Artists Alley.  This is our biggest turn-out for comics to date.  Update those wish-lists!

Some of our featured artists in the Artists Alley

20 tables of toys, including loads of Star Wars toys, pop culture plushies, Transformers, Pop Vinyl  and general Pop Culture Goodness.

Fan-groups including the Bendigo Whovians, with their largest display yet, the Bendigo Area Lego Designers, Swordcraft Bendigo who will be putting on a demonstration just outside the Bendigo Expo Centre.

The Bendigo Cosplay Contest is back, with prizes donated by Madman, Good vs Evil and Hardcopy Entertainment.  Once again, the Cosplay contest is a fundraiser for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation.

The Zone will be joining the Fair for the first time this year, bringing their kids fun zone.  Their portable laser tag is a hit, and their jumping castle will keep the kiddies occupied while you search for those elusive collectables.

And around 40 tables of pop-culture related goodness, including 3d-printed stuff, a demonstration zone courtesy of Warhammer Bendigo, a print and badge zone where you can get pics taken of your cosplay and get it turned into a badge on the spot, pop culture jewelry, steampunk gear, stuff, stuff and more stuff!

So see you there, at the Bendigo Expo Centre on Sunday the 12th of March from 10 am ($5 entry) or if you want to get in early, 9am ($10 entry), kids under 14 free when accompanied by a paying adult.

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