The Malta Comic Con 2019 is the place to be for all Comics and Pop Culture Events. This year, once again, this weekend will be full of activities for all the family, offering various workshops, talks, discussion panels, signings, launches etc… Wicked Comics, the organizers behind the 11th edition of the Malta Comic Con, assure the public that there is something for everyone to enjoy during this jam-packed weekend at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali on the 2nd (10am-6pm) and 3rd November 2019 (11am – 7pm).
The full list of events is available on their website: http://www.maltacomic-con.com/comic-con-events/ and on a physical programme that visitors can collect at the door. However a highlight of some of the events is broken down hereunder.
For children aged 5-11 years:
Tim Perkins will offer two children workshops in the morning for those interested in learning how to draw comic characters.
The popular workshop “Become a Superhero” will once again make its appearance at the MCC 2019. Children can visit the stand and make their own mask and cape with the help of two masked Super Heroines.
Game Defined will be running various gaming tournaments on different gaming platforms especially a Tekken Tournament. A Super Smash Bros Ultimate Singles Tournament and a Mario Kart 8 Delux tournament is also available run by Nintendo Gamers Malta. Various other Gaming consoles and retailers will be available too.
One can find a Dragon Ball Figure Collection exhibition and the artwork exhibition by Tim Perkins entitled “Worlds End: The Science Fusion Exhibition” showcasing a small selection of artwork from the graphic novels series ‘World’s End’.
This year a special, new and improved Photo Area will also feature some props from popular movies and series.
For those hardcore table-top gamers, The Dungeon group will be running sessions of Dungeons and Dragons and various other demos. W.A.R.S. will once again be present at the MCC with demonstrations and tutorials of Blood Bowl. On both days they will have an RPG scenario for visitors to participate in entitled Stranger Things Dungeons and Dragons. M.E.R.C.S will have their own arena showcasing swords and shields fighting which is of course, family friendly.
Invent 3D will be hosting at their stand, a workshop about using 3D printing for Cosplay and Tabletop Gaming.
“Why Comics?” by Raphael Borg is a talk discussing the nature of comics and their place in modern day.
“Kamen Rider for beginners” a talk by Mikhail Scicluna about this popular Japanese Toku show.
“Doing Youtube” – local you-tuber Ashley Peschel discusses the Pros and Cons of having a You-Tube channel.
New this year is a talk by Dr Antonio Ghio entitled “IP Law 101” where creators can discuss and ask questions about Intellectual Property Law.
“Horror of the Hulk” is a talk with Al Ewing about this ground breaking Hulk series on Sunday 3rd November.
1Up Club, the University Pop Culture group will also be giving a talk about the state of pop culture at our University of Malta.
“Let’s Talk Comic Writing” is a discussion panel between three MCC 2019 guests: Ron Marz, John Layman and Al Ewing moderated by Dennis Whittle and Chris Thompson.
People will also have the opportunity to meet and be part of the discussion panel entitled “Genre – Busters?” with actors: Jorgito Vargas, Femi Taylor and Bai Ling moderated by Chris Thompson.
The discussion panel “Cosplay World – the myth and the reality” will be moderated by cosplay guests Aleeusha and Tasha Cosplay UK together with various local cosplayers.
Why we Love the Bat – Batman 80 is a discussion panel that will be discussing one of the most popular superheroes of all time Batman on his 80th Birthday!
The anticipated exclusive book launch of Tim Perkins’s Worlds End Volume 2 – A Hard Reign’s Gonna Fall will also take place at the Malta Comic Con 2019. This launch will be followed with a Q & A with artist Tim Perkins that discusses the process behind Volume 2 of the World’s.
Taking place on Saturday we have the launch of “Wicked Ghost Stories of Malta”, the Wicked Comics exclusive publication for 2019 in collaboration with Heritage Malta and the Art Council Malta. This publication is the fruit of the writing of Chris le Galle and Fabio Agius and it is illustrated by various MCC guests and local artists.
On Sunday, there is the discussion by the creators of the local publication ‘Taht‘ about the inspiration as well as creative.
By Popular demand the Superheroes Sketch Challenge will be back! Popular artists battle it off at drawing superheroes in 1 minute!
New this year is the Music and Video Quiz being organized on Sunday 3rd November. People can sign up during the weekend to take part in guessing some of the most popular music and video clips from cartoons, anime, films and TV series of all time.
During the Malta Comic Con weekend one can also meet Liliana Sorrentino, the voice of
Pollon! A special Q & A session will also take place on Sunday 3rd November.
One cannot forget the Cosplay Competitions happening on both days. On Saturday 3rd November, we find the Solo Cosplay with Pose happening at 4pm and on Sunday 4th November we have the Group Cosplay and the Solo Cosplay with Skit starting at 5pm.