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Because there are few amateur circle conventions in Korea, this convention is considered to be not only the biggest anime convention, but also the Comiket of Korea. Along with ACA festival, it is one of the top anime conventions in Korea. Comic World is held in Seoul and Busan.
Comic World was first held in 1999 May for the first time and boasts the largest number of circles and visitors compared to any other anime conventions in Korea.
It provides exhibition booths, item lockers, and a dressing room for its attendees. It also allows visitors to participate in various activities such as illustration and cosplay contests, singing competitions, and chance to speak with one's favorite manhwa artists.
Currently, Seoul Comic World is held once a month and Busan Comic World once every two months.
Characteristics and criticisms
Unlike ACA festival and CAN festival which started strictly as a place for amateur artists to gather, Comic World was created with financial profit in mind. Because of this, it has frequent, large events and soon gained mass popularity. Comic World allows circles to reserve a booth at the end of a previous Comic World festival, and the reservations usually fill up in one day, evidencing its popularity.
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