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!
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!