Have you gotten your tickets to Oz Comic-Con yet? Well, fire up the sewing machine to get your costume ready as Oz Comic-Con Homegrown is back in Brisbane on March 26th and 27th, showcasing the latest and greatest that pop culture has to offer, bringing the community back together for the first time in over two years.
Boasting a stellar lineup, the Homegrown event will feature a range of celebrities from film and television, authors, illustrators, cosplayers, content creators and immersive activations from film studios and partners.
With something for every pop culture fan, Oz Comic-Con Homegrown is the perfect opportunity for fandoms to reunite and revel in a weekend jam-packed with entertainment.
Who is going to be at Oz Comic-Con 2022 in Brisbane?
Film & Television Guests
- Chai Hansen (The New Legends of Monkey, Shadowhunters, The Newsreader)
- Danielle Cormack (Wentworth, Rake)
- Elizabeth Blackmore (Evil Dead, Vampire Diaries)
- Kate Jenkinson (Wentworth)
- Remy Hii (Spider-Man: Far From Home, Crazy Rich Asians, Marco Polo)
* Guests will be engaging in a range of autograph and photograph sessions throughout the weekend.
Comic & Author Guests
- Anthony Christou
- Chris Sequeira
- Dan Watts
- Isobelle Carmody
- Jamie Johnson
- Kathleen Jennings
- Kylie Chan
- Dr. Paul Mason
- Trent Jamieson
- Stewart McKenny
Cosplay & Content Creators
- Alicia Estelle Cosplay
- JusZ Cosplay
- Thor of Oz
What Stages will be at Oz Comic-Con 2022?
- Main Stage
The Main Stage is where you go to catch the Q & A panels with our Film & Television and Comic & Author guests both in person and virtually!
- Community & Workshop Stage
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more passionate, engaged and thoughtful group than the fans that converge on Oz Comic-Con for each event. That showcase starts at the Community & Workshop Stage. These Panels are a great way to tell or teach like minded people about a topic you are passionate about. Panels can be Q&A style, a moderated affair, interactive or a story journey. Within this space we can cater to many different topics including cosplay, drawing, crafts, photography, editing and more.
- Anime & Trivia Stage
The Anime & Trivia Stage, where your inner (or outer) Otaku and your Pop Culture Trivia knowledge come together in a giant (metaphorical) melting pot of fandoms. The centre of the show floor for Anime content, this stage will host Anime screenings, panels, cosplay and trivia, along with broader themed Pop Culture Trivia events.
I love Comics. What can I see at Oz Comic-Con?
A space to celebrate art in pop culture, Artist Alley is a colourful, creative district filled with original and fan art. Take the opportunity to interact with the creative geniuses behind your favourite comic books, graphic novels, literature, and artistic projects – a truly unique and authentic way to get to know local talent as they make waves in the global scene.
It’s in Artist Alley that you can purchase a unique commission, designed and drawn just for you or shop for prints and artistic creations such as novels, jewellery, clothing, and homewares. No matter what you like, you’ll find a creator suited to your interests, whether it be superheroes, manga, sci-fi, fantasy, horror or indie.
Is it ok to Cosplay at Oz Comic-Con?
Oz Comic-Con 2022 has you covered.
- Cosplay Central
Cosplay Central is the meeting place and undeniably the unmissable destination for all cosplayers and cosplay fans at Oz Comic-Con. Meet local cosplay talent for tips and tricks, grab your mates for the perfect photo op in front of cosplay sets and get your photo snapped by local cosplay photographers.
- Cosplay Parades, Cosplay Active and Cosplay Kids
Oz Comic-Con hosts a variety of parades at the event for different skill levels.The Cosplay Parade is a great event showcasing the talent of cosplayers at Oz Comic-Con! It gives everyone the chance to get up on stage and strut their stuff.
For those not quite ready for the Championship of Cosplay but a step above the Cosplay Parade, Cosplay Active is open to mainstream competitors to show off their crafting talents and bring the PLAY component to cosplay.
The kids cosplay parade is a great way for our littlest cosplayers to get into the cosplay spirit! Kids can go on stage either on their own, in a group or for those who are either too little or too shy, with a guardian.
What is the District?
- The District is the activity melding pot. It’s a great place to check out if you want to browse our Manga library, have a draw on the scribble wall, learn some origami or take part in our drawing competitions. The District will play host to our cosplay group meet ups throughout the weekend with its photo wall. Stop by and have a play on one of our free-play gaming consoles, or bring your handheld console and chill out for a little while and enjoy some Among Us, Animal Crossing or Pokemon Sword and Shield with other con goers. There’s a little bit of something for everyone in The District.
I’m a Gamer. Does Oz Comic-Con have anything for me?
Why yes. Yes, it does.
- Gaming Zone and Esports Tournaments
Australian Esports League (AEL) joins forces with Oz Comic-Con bringing their free play gaming zone and esports tournaments to each show. AEL recognises the importance of building ‘grassroots’ esports, delivering a gaming experience like no other to the broader gaming community.
The gaming zone will showcase the latest games and products, with an opportunity for attendees to battle it out against their mates and other attendees.
- Tabletop Gaming Library
If tabletop gaming is more your speed…
Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Catan. Heard of those? Maybe you like Zombie Dice, Small World or Red Dragon Inn? Well this year Oz Comic-Con is giving you access to all of these games, and more! We’ll be using our tabletop resources to bring you a two-day gaming extravaganza. Get along to the gaming zone featuring a library of over 40 different games you can play.
Oz Comic-Con Homegrown Brisbane
WHEN: March 26th and 27th
WHERE: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
Image: Used with permission, credit Matthew Waddingham