Come to Sri Lanka's first Comicon. What's that? A the comic-based convention. What will it have? Cosplay competitions, comic books and geek art, tabletop gaming, and more. The Lanka Comicon is happens all over the world and now for the first time in Sri Lanka. If you want to go for it's on:
Comicon is quite a trendy geek-meet around the world, and now Sri Lanka's got one, too. For three whole days, there'll be cosplay competitions, comic books and geek art, tabletop gaming, and more.
Dates and times vary slightly, specifically:
Friday 27th from 6 PM to 8 PM
Saturday 28th 9 AM to 8 PM
Sunday 29th 9 AM to 6 PM
Have a peek at their schedule here.
On Saturday and Sunday, Cosplayers and teams, once at Comicon, must find the festival volunteers (or wait for them to find you) and they will register you while taking down your details and take your picture as well.
At 6 PM each day, a team of judges will check the pictures and pick the winners.
The Geek Flea Market is open from 10 AM – 1 PM on Sunday. Anyone who has geeky second-hand stuff they want to either swap, sell or give away are invited to bring them along.
Things like comics, games, toys, DVDs or books. Best if in good condition, a little wear and tear is fine. You will be provided with tables and chairs. Sellers are responsible for their merchandise and what they do with them.
What else can you hope for at Lanka Comicon? Lexicons Magazine will be launching a collection of sci-fi and fantasy art and writing by Sri Lankans. PRUVE art collective will be launching their first two print comics done by Sri Lankan artists. There'll be demos of 3D printing and 3-Doodler tech. There will be vendor stalls full of geek goodies like comic books, geek t-shirts and art. You get the picture.
Entrance is free.
A bar and restaurant that's great for its ambiance if you live in Nawala.
For this weekend, these are our recommendations.
A resto & pub down Marine Drive serving up decent cocktails and food.
A new catering service offering flavourful, homemade rice & curry.
Countries that let you in without a fuss with your Lankan passport