The Malta Comic Con - Wicked Comics the Crew Behind it!
Wicked Comics is a voluntary organization aimed at promoting the comic culture both in Malta and abroad. Formed in 2005, Wicked Comics is responsible for the creation of a comic scene in Malta. Ever since its inception Wicked Comics have given the local comic artists and enthusiast the opportunity to learn more about this component of popular culture and have continued to provide suitable platforms for the local artists to hone and showcase their skills.
The Malta Comic Con - Details
In 2009 Wicked Comics, held the first comic convention in Malta which they have been holding annually ever since. This year's comic con will be held on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December at St. James Cavalier, Valletta (all floors). Doors open from 10am till 6pm on both days. Tickets will be selling at €10 for one day or €15 for 2 days, whilst children under the age of 11 will not require a ticket. However, Wicked Comics will be running an Early Bird Scheme this year and those who book before the 15th November will be entitled to discounted ticket rates - €7 for 1 day and €12 for 2 days.
The Malta Comic Con - What's all the Buzz about?
The Malta Comic Con (MCC) is a 2 day event which celebrates comic creators, comic books, books, movies, TV series, table top games, video games, role playing games, cosplaying and virtually anything that is related to the comic culture. The MCC is both entertaining and educational and on both days there will be material specifically intended for children and material specifically intended for a mature audience. However, particular focus is always given towards providing a platform for creators to meet their fans. This year MCC 2012 will be hosting the biggest number of professional creators yet. The names will be communicated shortly but one thing we will promise is that there is going to be some really BIG names this year.
The Malta Comic Con - Local Creators!
Joining the professional creators will be a vast array of independent creators both Maltese and foreigners all of whom will be exhibiting their work, signing and selling their comic books and always willing to chat to fans.
The Malta Comic Con - Workshops, Discussion Panels, Talks an more!
Another aspect of the convention which Wicked Comics also focus on is the creative development of potential artists. To this end every comic con is brimming with workshops, discussion panels, talks, and focus groups which are led by professional creators, and moderated by leading pop culture journalists Chris J. Thompson (Orbital, First Comic News and Pop Culture Hound) and Taylor Lilley (Orbital).
The Malta Comic Con - Exhibitions, Movies and Animations!
The whole of St. James will be brimming with activity during the MCC. Besides the artwork exhibited by all creators taking part in the convention this year two main exhibitions will be held. One of the exhibitions will focus on the Corto Maltese while the other will focus on the impressive work of Spanish leading artist Emma Rios, who will run a guided tour of her work during the MCC. This Corto Maltese exhibition is brought through a joint effort between Wicked Comics and the French Embassy, while the Emma Rios Artwork exhibition is brought through a joint effort between Wicked Comics and Orbital (London). In fact the exhibition will first be held in London and brought over for the MCC. In the cinema a selection of movies and animations will be showing continuously on both days.
The Malta Comic Con - Gaming, Cosplay and Competitions!
Gamers can simply play for fun on a variety of leading consoles or enter specific tournaments held throughout both days, while a number of exhibition and introductory table-top and creative role playing games will also be held courtesy of Malta's leading gaming club WARS. Fans will once again be encouraged to create their own costumes of their favourite heroes and come dressed in these costumes. Should they wish they can also participate in the cosplay competition which will be held on both days. Calssara a professional cosplayer from Germany will also be at the MCC and along with the multi talented Sonia Leong will be judging the cosplay competitions. A number of commercial stands will compliment all these events.
The Malta Comic Con - Guests, Signings, Sketches and more!
The professional creators coming from England, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, and the USA look forward to this opportunity to chat with their fans and sign their books. Besides selling their books and original pieces of artworks the majority of these creators also do sketches for free during the convention. An opportunity which art lovers and collectors certainly cannot afford to miss!
The Malta Comic Con - 2 Days of Fun for Everyone!
Unlike other events the convention is best experienced by those who stay for the whole duration of the show. Wicked Comics guarantees that the Malta Comic Con offers something for everyone!