East European Comic Con

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East European Comic Con
East European Comic Con 2015 Logo.svg
StatusActive
GenreSpeculative fiction
VenueRomexpo
Location(s)Bucharest
CountryRomania
Inaugurated2013
Attendance52,000 (2019)[1]
Filing statusFor Profit
Websitewww.comic-con.ro

East European Comic Con (EECC) is a speculative fiction Fan convention held annually in Bucharest, Romania. It is East Europe's most important event dedicated to fans of comics, animations, video games, as well as TV series and movies.[2]

Events[edit]

Visitors are able to attend and take part in contests, video screenings and special sessions with movie and comics celebrities, as well as purchase products specific for this type of event.

The most well-known contests are the Cosplay costume contest and a Quiz contest. The Cosplay costume contest has participants performing a short play while wearing the costume of a character from a comic, video game, animation or movie, while they imitate the character's gestures and behaviors. The quiz contest is focused on anime, manga, TV series, comics and video games. An important part of the event is represented by the PC and console video game exhibitors and competitions. EECC is the largest gaming event in Romania.[3]

History[edit]

East European Comic Con started in the spring of 2013. At its first edition, EECC successfully gathered more than 9,000 “geeks”. It opened the door to some fruitful partnerships and friendships. For two days, fans could participate in a Cosplay contest, LOL Contest, Quiz Contest or Illustration contest, and they could talk to artists or see a different side of their favorite actors. Victor Drujiniu – artist for DC Comics and Dark House, and Remus Brezeanu – the artist of The End of Times of Bram&Ben, and Puiu Manu – one of the best Romanian comics artist, were some of the 22 artists present at EECC 2013.

Locations and dates[edit]

Dates Location Attendance Official Comic-Con guests Hosts Notes
30-31 Mar 2013 Palatul National al Copiilor 9,400 John Rhys-Davies, Finn Jones, Victor Drujiniu, Remus Brezeanu, Johan Rasmus (Shookie), Vanessa (Paine Cosplay), Manuel D’Andrea, Enji Night, Okkido, Kana Cosplay, SolidSnake, Raymond Seregi, Costin Benescu, Butuc Laurentiu, Chelaru Bogdan, Cristian Dârstar, Dezarticulat, Puiu Manu, Dan Michiu, Robert Matei, Roman Giorge, Sava Valentin, Serghie Adrian, Alex Tamba, Ivan Alin, Grajdeanu Mihai, Drob Timotei, Dragomir Raluca, Dima Maximilian Johan Rasmus
9–11 May 2014 Romexpo, Bucharest 22,000 Jason Momoa, Mark Sheppard, Natalia Tena, Ian Churchill, Yaya Han, Kamui Cosplay, Giada Robin, CreativeMonkeyz, Sector 7, DoZa De Haş, 10 Lucruri Johan Rasmus & Ken Huegel
8–10 May 2015 Romexpo, Bucharest 30,240 Manu Bennett, Robert Knepper, John Noble, Osric Chau, Kristian Nairn, Dan Starkey (actor), Vsauce, CreativeMonkeyz, Sector 7 Maria Muller & Ken Huegel
27–29 May 2016 Romexpo, Bucharest 38,000 Mark Pellegrino, Charles Dance, David Anders, Sylvester McCoy, Daniel Portman, Gemma Whelan Maria Muller & Ken Huegel
05–7 May 2017 Romexpo, Bucharest 45,000 Craig Parker, Tom Wlaschiha, Nathaniel Buzolic, Christopher Judge, Ellie Kendrick, Jefferson Hall (actor) Maria Muller & Ken Huegel
18–20 May 2018 Romexpo, Bucharest 48,000 Daniel Gillies, Jim Beaver, Andrew Scott (actor), Chris Rankin, Gethin Anthony, Staz Nair Maria Muller & Ken Huegel
24–26 May 2019 Romexpo, Bucharest 52,000 Manu Bennett, Vladimir Furdik, Adam Brown, Nicholas Brendon, Carice Van Houten, Paul Wesley Staz Nair & Ken Huegel
18-20 October 2019 BT Arena, Cluj-Napoca - Rick Cosnett, TBA, TBA, TBA Maria Muller & Ken Huegel
05-08 June 2020 Romexpo, Bucharest - TBA, TBA, TBA TBA, TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Comic Con – În lumea serialelor, cosplay și a benzilor desenate am vrut să înțeleg această cultură". Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Comic Con - the largest comic salon in the world, arrives in Bucharest next year". Adevarul. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  3. ^ "The most important event for Comics fans - Comic Con - Bucharest". Mediafax. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013.

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