Friday, 19. September 2014
04. 04. 13. - 13:30
Lucky Luke, Superman and Mickey Mouse – these are the heroes with speech bubbles. At this year’s Comic Fair on 7 April you can become your hero in the Cosplay costume competition.
Around 120 exhibitors from Austria and Germany will offer old and modern comics and graphic novels at the Comic Fair “Vienna Comix” in the MGC hall. Along with German and English comics, posters, characters, stickers and T-shirts will be sold at the fair.
The audience comprises of all generations, from toddlers to seniors. Organiser Martin Erasmus told wien.ORF.at that he expects 2,000 to 3,000 visitors at the fair.
Mr Erasmus organised the first comic fair twenty years ago. The basic problem every collector of comics had was that it was difficult to get into contact with other collectors. Mr Erasmus said that at the beginning of the 1990s there was no event focusing on the topic of comics.
The basic pillars of the fair are the famous drawers who are invited every year. This year, Philippe Graton and Benjamin Beneteau will be invited. Mr Graton’s father founded the racing comics “Michel Vaillant” which was particularly popular in the Benelux states. His son Philippe is now responsible for his stories, while Mr Beneteau draws them.
This year’s focus of the fair will be the topic Manga. Fans of the Japanese comic will draw at the fair and sell their drawings.
For the first time, there will be a Cosplay-costume competition. Visitors can dress up as comic or action heroes from science fiction or fantasy comics. This trend emerged in Japan and has become popular in Europe. The best costumes will be awarded.
Original comics from the 1940s can be admired in a special Superman exhibition. Those who found old comics on their attics can have them evaluated at the stand of Dorotheum expert Gerhard Krusche.
Vienna Comix, 7 April 2013, 10.00 a.m. until 04.00 p.m., MGC hall, Modecenterstrasse 22, 1030 Wien, entrance fee 5 Euros, free entry for children under 13
Pat On The Back From Manure Explosive
A traffic cop in Austria got more than he bargained for after a booby trap covered him head-to-toe in manure as he was trying to catch people speeding.
Viennese Jihad Girl May Have Been Killed
Austrian police say that one of the two attractive young teenage girls who fled the country to go to Syria to fight on the side of Islamic rebels may have been killed.
Perversion of a Medical Dream
The Decline and Fall of the Otto Wagner Hospital, Vienna.
Fat Can Be Used To Burn Off Weight After New Patent Unveiled
It is being hailed as a sensation after scientists at an Austrian university patented a method that transforms fat storing cells into mini factories capable of actually destroying fat by burning it off.
Three Family Members Dead In Well Tragedy
A mother has lost her husband, her pregnant daughter and her son-in-law after a tragic accident where one of them fell into a well and the other two died while trying to carry out a failed rescue.
Brit Soldier Rescued After Climbing Mountain In T Shirt
A British soldier who tackled the frozen Austrian Alps wearing just shorts and a T-shirt has been rapped by officials after he had to be rescued from the snowy peak.
Mum And Daughter Struck By Lightning In Pool
A mother and her daughter were hospitalised after they were struck by lightning – in a swimming pool.
Police Nab Porn Star Who Filmed In Local Church
A woman accused of making a porn movie in a local church has been caught after an informant tipped off police that he recognised her by her breasts after an appeal for information.
Young Hip Hop Dancer Gets 18 Years For Drug Smuggling
A blonde hip hop dancer and charity worker promised an international career after she was spotted by a talent scout has been jailed for 18 years in Indonesia after her work offer turned out to have been part of an elaborate drugs con.
Teen Dying Of Cancer Killed At Charity Event After Ride In Porsche Goes Wrong
The family of a sick boy who was offered a trip in a high-performance Porsche because he was dying of cancer is suing the charity after the Porsche he was travelling in crashed head-on into oncoming traffic.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Sex Pest Simulator Developed For Japanese Gropers|
|Viennese Jihad Girl May Have Been Killed|
|Bloody Mass As Knifeman Chops Up Love Rival|
|Toy Story Is A Tall One|
|Schoolboys Wear Dresses To Support Transgender Classmate|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.