Introduced to Australian soil in 2012, Oz Comic-Con has since become the country’s largest celebration of pop culture, securing a permanent place in the hearts of fans across all genres.
This year didn’t disappoint, hosted at the Sydney Showgrounds in Olympic park, Oz Comic-Con 2019 offered something for everyone! With featured appearances from film and television stars, comic writers and illustrators, voice actors, gaming tournaments and free play opportunities, activations from film studios and partners, industry panels and workshops, and exclusive merchandise that can’t be found anywhere else.
Monocure 3D teamed up with the guys from 3dprintersonline.com.au, Chris & Mike from 3D Obsession and the talented VR artists and sculptor, Sterling Osment from Framework VFX. Our stand had a good mix of all things 3D printing, including FDM and DLP printers, 3D printed and painted Cos-Play axes, swords, shields and armour by 3D Obsession. Sterling was showing off his Virtual Reality modelling skills using the Oculus Rift with the Medium software.
Of course, we had an extensive range of Monocure 3D products, including a special edition OZ Comic-Con Resin, our unique filament range and an array of other 3d printing consumables. We were not only amazed about how many 3d printing enthusiasts came to visit us, but also how many people had never seen a 3D printer before. We aimed to educate and inform the public, and we certainly achieved that!
Thanks to our friends at 3dprintersonline.com.au, we gave away a few printers throughout the cause of the weekend. Our raffle was raising $1 from every ticket sold to free3dhands.org. Mat Bowtell and his team do an incredible job 3D printing hands for anyone who needs one! It’s a fantastic charity, doing brilliant work which we are delighted to support. If you would like to help Mat and his team, you can donate here.
Away from our stand, it was truly an event for all ages. Some kids left their mark on MARVEL’s colouring wall, while others sparked their creative desires in a range of kids comic artist workshops. Many walked tall in the Kids Cosplay Parade.
Comic enthusiasts enjoyed strolling through the Comic District and rubbing shoulders with comic guests from significant publications. Some preferred to take it easy and kick back and enjoy a read in the Comics Library. Gamers were fed their competitive spirit in the Gaming Zone, while others enjoyed taking a break in the free-play gaming area. Oz Comic-Con 2019 hosted the Australian Championships of Cosplay, the most prestigious costume contest in Australia, presented by Spotlight and Brother.
Australia serves as the first stop in a global competition that will see the overall Australian winner represent their country at the 2020 C2E2 Championships of Cosplay in Chicago. Oz Comic-Con was the perfect one-of-a-kind experience for the whole family.
Thanks to all of those who came to visit us on our stand. We hope to see you at next years event! Come and say hi.