Comic Con Seoul 2018, a global pop culture convention, opens on Friday at COEX in southern Seoul and continues throughout the weekend. The event offers a chance for people in South Korea to check out the latest trends in comics, movies, dramas, animation, games and toys.
Held in Korea for the second time in two years, the event is organised by ReedPop, which runs comic-related conventions around the world including New York Comic Con, OZ Comic Con: Melbourne, and Comic Con Africa.
A variety of content related to comics, movies and games will be on display at the Seoul event running through Sunday, according to Reed Exhibitions Korea. Hollywood guests and industry experts will also join the extravaganza.
For three days, Ezra Miller, known for his roles as Barry Allen / The Flash in Justice League and Kevin Khatchadourian in We Need to Talk about Kevin, will meet fans for autographs and photos.
Michael Rooker will also be at the convention all three days to appear on the Amazing Stage and greet Star Pass holders. Rooker is best known to Korean for his roles as Yondu Udonta in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy series and Merle Dixon in The Walking Dead.
As one of the most anticipated programmes, Korea Championships of Cosplay is slated for the final day. The winner will receive 2 million won (US$1,800) in prize money and be eligible to compete at the C2E2 2019 Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago next year.
The event will also unveil the new game MARVEL Battle Lines by Nexon and Marvel Entertainment at the exclusive Marvel Zone. A selection of Blizzard merchandise will also be available at the show.
On-site tickets cost 52,000 won for a three-day pass, 42,000 won for two days, 27,000 won for Friday and 29,000 won for Saturday or Sunday. The Star Pass allows pass holders to meet the VIP guests and access the VIP lounge.
Visit comiccon.co.kr for more information and ticketing.
This article was originally written by Kwak Yeon-soo for The Korea Times.