This next spotlight post is by Manasa Rao – my bestie and a super talented person. She is an awesome singer (and no – not the bathroom variety like the rest of us). She also dances really well – and she is a super photographer. Now I have made her a blogger as well. 😛 She has the cutest most adorable dog – Dinku who is also a very popular subject on her Instagram feed. She went to the recent Comicon that happened in Bangalore – and she pens down her experience for TBS and its readers. Isn’t she a sweetheart! And if you loved her story and her pics please post your comment here asking her to write more. So now over to Manasa.
So here I was, discussing enthusiastically with my brother about the different costumes we can try for the evening. We were getting ready for visiting Bangalore Comic Con 2013. Excited is an understatement for what I was feeling, not because I fancy any of those comic books nor do I understand the hype behind them. But I wanted to visit one so badly nonetheless thanks to The Big Bang Theory (:D) and a geeky li’l brother who doesn’t miss a single opportunity to explain how awesome Stan lee and his super heroes are.
We started to Koramangala Indoor stadium only to be welcomed by such a huge crowd. There were people dressed as Cat woman, Bane, Joker, Hellboy, Wolverine, Storm and many more. Also were the majority who had turned up just to be awed by them.
The entry was free but the queue was very long.
There were stores selling T-shirts, collectibles, merchandises, and posters of different comic book characters, tv-shows, movies and even board games. It was so much fun just to visit these stores (Joy was doubled when I had to literally push people aside to get to the stalls :P.). The prices were reasonable but sadly most of the card swiping machines weren’t working due to network issues and we hardly carried any cash. The ATM was available near the venue though.
For those who are feeling out of place, there was a store selling all the vintage comic books like Diamond comics, chacha chaudhri, Tinkle, Chanda mama, Champak and truck loads of Amar Chithra Katha 🙂 🙂
And if these don’t interest you much, you could actually see how you’d look on these comic books instead with the help of caricature artists 🙂
And it is Comic Con!! How can we not have fancy dress competition 🙂
For the foodies, there were a couple of food stalls selling different bajjis, dosa, soft drinks, biscuits, chocolates and tasty little cupcakes. But was way too expensive. I guess they had to make some money with the entry being free!
And we got to know who Alicia really was. LazyNinja was a happy discovery. You could buy Chumbak goodies on spot and much more. Why, I almost bought a Harry Potter’s Gryffindor robes only to find out they don’t have one in my size :(. Overall it was an evening to remember. 🙂
Photo Credits : Mudelkadi Photography. Please do not replicate without permission. (And no – dropping a message here does not qualify as permission)