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November 2018

Can You Escape?

November 3, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Malta Fairs and Convention Centre Ta' Qali, Malta + Google Map

What is an Escape Room? Escape Rooms are team adventure games in which people are “locked” inside a themed room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within 60 minutes! Nothing scary, just one hour of mind-boggling fun! Can You Escape? - Malta is Malta's #1 Rated Escape Room as well as Malta's First Original Escape Room. Visit our stand at the Comic-Con to…

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Malta Comic Con Children’s Workshop [ROOM A]

November 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Malta Fairs and Convention Centre Ta' Qali, Malta + Google Map

Well, it wouldn’t be Malta Comic Con without this particular event, so here it is once more. Presented by Wicked Comics, back by popular demand for its tenth year in a row is the Comics Workshop for Children of All-Ages! And when we say All-Ages, we mean parents, grandparents, uncles, aunties – in fact All-Ages – everyone gets into the act! This highly successful art workshop run by English comic creator and graphic novelist, Tim Perkins is now part of…

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Fantasy, Mythology, and the Appeal of the Superhero [ROOM B]

November 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Malta Fairs and Convention Centre Ta' Qali, Malta + Google Map

Gilgamesh, Odysseus, Heracles - and Batman? Join Chaosium's Creative Director as we discuss the persisting role of the hero in creative mythology such as superheroes and roleplaying games. Jeff Richard is the award-winning Creative Director of Chaosium. He is also the lead author and artistic director of the Guide to Glorantha, RuneQuest, HeroQuest Glorantha, and the Prince of Sartar webcomic, as well as numerous other supplements and articles for these products, as well as for Call of Cthulhu, 13th Age, and other game systems. Born in California, long-term resident of Seattle, Jeff…

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Super Sentai:The Inspiration for Power Rangers [ROOM A]

November 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Malta Fairs and Convention Centre Ta' Qali, Malta + Google Map

Everyone has seen power rangers as a kid and it may have been the best thing to see on TV, but what some people don't know is that it is a parody of the Japanese super sentai. My mission is to introduce super sentai to the maltese community. Mikhail Scicluna is a 21 years old, that likes anime, Tokusatsu and gaming. His favorite animes are My Hero Academia and Food Wars. He just wants to shed some light on Tokusatsu…

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10 Years and Counting – Malta Comic Con 10th year Anniversary [STAGE]

November 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Malta Fairs and Convention Centre Ta' Qali, Malta + Google Map

Guests from the past and members of Wicked Comics talk about the last ten years and what the future holds. ________________________________________________ Moderator: Dennis Whittle Dennis Whittle, Comic shop owner, Event Orginiser, panel moderator and collector with a comic collection of over 150 thousand comics. Dennis started collecting comics at 10 years and hasn't stopped.

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Sketch Challenge [ROOM A]

November 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Malta Fairs and Convention Centre Ta' Qali, Malta + Google Map

Moderator: Samantha Abela & Mark  Ellul Participants: TBD The smash hit event of the latest Malta Comic Con editions returns! So come join the fun as guest creators .... go head to head in this light hearted entertaining challenge. Spread across two rounds leading to a showdown final between the winners of both rounds, this event requires the participants to sketch randomly drawn superheroes in the space of 1 minute. If this in itself wasn’t cool enough, you (the audience)…

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A Beginners Guide to Competitive Cosplay [Room B]

November 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Malta Fairs and Convention Centre Ta' Qali, Malta + Google Map

A presentation with Power Point containing guidance on how to prepare for competitions, information on categories and what judges are looking for from contestants. ________________________________________________________ My first Cosplay was Xena Warrior Princess for which I eventually won 1st place at London Film and Comic Con.  I have since been invited to judge cosplay contests at various events and conventions across the UK, Europe and USA. I have also been featured in NEO Magazine, MYM Magazine and was one of the first Cosplayers…

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Of Female Thors And Those Who Hate Them [Room B]

November 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Malta Fairs and Convention Centre Ta' Qali, Malta + Google Map

The conscious move by mainstream superhero comics companies to integrate within their universes minorities that had been sidelined for many years, did not go down well with everyone. Comics retailers even blamed this trend for a drop in sales, and recently it generated the Comicsgate movement, decried as racist, sexist, etc, by just about everybody (except for themselves). This panel discusses this phenomenon and asks the audience whether it agrees that long standing characters change gender, race, and sexual inclination...…

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Big Trouble in the Big Rubble [WARS STAND]

November 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Malta Fairs and Convention Centre Ta' Qali, Malta + Google Map

Rule system: Runequest Set in the World of Glorantha Join Jeff Richard on an adventure in the Big Rubble. The Lunars are gone and Argrath is now king - but that hasn't made the Big Rubble any less the place for dangerous adventure! For up to 5 players, 4 hours (approx.), pre-gerated characters provided. Places will be drawn by raffle by filling in the following form: https://form.jotformeu.com/82761782331358 The game will run on both days at Comic Con 2018 from the…

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Creating the Maltese Gothic: Adapting Clare Azzopardi’s Camilla into Film [ROOM B]

November 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Malta Fairs and Convention Centre Ta' Qali, Malta + Google Map

In adapting Clare Azzopardi's short story 'Camilla' for the big screen, co-writers Teodor Reljic and Stephanie Sant (the latter also serving as director), chose to infuse the source material with a classic of Gothic and vampire fiction: Sheridan Le Fanu's 'lesbian vampire' short story 'Carmilla', which pre-dates Dracula and is a seminal work of the genre. During the talk, Reljic and Sant will delve into the process of adaptation discussing how and why Le Fanu's text makes for an appropriate…

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