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Posted by Comic Con India on Thursday, April 2, 2015

As we continue our day of focusing on world comics, the Bangalore Comic Con is underway as we speak. Although the focus on the photo gallery is cosplay, there’s also this article on 5 books to look out for at the show, with some CLASSIC BUDDYBACK, Bangalore style.

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Comic cons in India show no sign of lessing in popularity. The Bangalore show runs until Sunday at the White ORchid Convention center with 80,000 sq. ft of exhibits—up from 40K last year! Nerdlebrties include Podrick from Game of Thrones, and Tonks for Harry Potter (Daniel Portman and Natalia Tena, Skype chats with Mark Millar and Ron Marz, Bollywood stars Rana Daggubati and Tamannaah Bhatia, and a Game of Thrones photo booth.

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Publishers includes Amar Chitra Katha, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Amar Chitra Katha, Orange Radius, Pop Culture Publishing, Random House, Campfire Graphic Novel, Holy Cow Entertainment, HarperCollins Publishers, Aayumi Productions, Raj Comics and Blossom Book House.

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Here’s some quick facts and figures as supplied by by PR dept, of the Bangalore Comic Con. Note: a “lakh” is 100,000 and a”crore” is 10 million; the first ever Bangalore con made 10,000,000 rupees, about $160,000.

1.  At the 1st Comic Con India in Feb’11 in New Delhi, the turnout was approx. 20000 and Sales touched 25 Lakhs in 2 days.
2.  At the Comic Con Express Mumbai, the travelling version of Annual Indian Comics  Convention that took place in October ’11, the turnout was approx 12000 and Sales touched 30 Lakhs in 2 days.
3. At the 2nd Comic Con India that took place in Feb’12 in New Delhi, the response was amazing, footfall touched 35 thousand and sales touched 50 lakhs in 3 days.
4. At the Comic Con Express Bangalore, the travelling version of Annual Indian Comics Convention in that took place in Sept ‘12, the turnout was approx 35000 and the sales crossed over 65 Lakhs in 2 days.
5.  At the 1st ever “Mumbai Film and Comic Con” that took place last year in Mumbai in Oct‘12, the turnout was approx 26000 and the sales crossed over 45 Lakhs in 2 days.
6. At the 3rd Comic Con India that took place in Feb’13 in New Delhi, the response was tremendous, footfall touched 50 thousand and sales touched crore in 3 days.
7. At the 1st ever annual “Bangalore Comic Con” that took place in Bangalore in June’ 13, the turnout was approx 62000 and the sales touched 1 crore 25 Lakhs in 2 days.
8. At the First Ever Comic Con Express Hyderabad, the travelling version of Annual Indian Comics  Convention that took place in Sept ’13, the turnout was approx 25000 and Sales touched 75 Lakhs in 2 days.
9. At the 2nd edition of “Mumbai Film and Comic Con” that took place in Mumbai in Dec‘13, the turnout was 35000 and the sales crossed over 1 crore 20 Lakhs in 2 days.
10. At the 4th Comic Con India, that took place in Feb’14 in New Delhi, with a ticketed entry, the response was tremendous, footfall touched 40 thousand and sales touched almost 2 crores in 3 days.
11. At the 2nd annual “Bangalore Comic Con” that took place in Bangalore in Sept’ 14, with a ticketed entry, the turnout was approx 40000 in 3 days.
12. At the 1st ever annual “Hyderabad Comic Con” that took place in Hyderabad in Oct’ 14, with a ticketed entry, the turnout was approx 25000 in 3 days.
13. At the 3rd edition of “Mumbai Film and Comic Con” that took place in Mumbai in Dec’ 14, with a ticketed entry, the turnout was approx 30000 in 3 days.