It was Goulburn’s first ever Comic Con, and was scheduled against arguably the biggest day in the town’s social schedule – the Girls Day Out race day.
Under those circumstances, you might be forgiven for thinking it would draw a modest crowd, but fans came in their hundreds, many in fancy dress.
Packed with events that included superhero craft (for the kids), a manga drawing workshop, a super hero debate (who wins a fight between Batman and Daredevil) a workshop on making comics along with other stalls and workshops, the inaugural Goulburn Comic Con had activities for kids and adults alike.
Special celebrity guest Jay Laga’aia, whose movie credits include two films in the Star Wars franchise, was a big hit with fans, speaking at panels, signing autographs and posing for photos. He also acted as a judge of the Cosplay competition in which dozens of people dressed up as their favourite comic book, fiction, television and movie characters.
Before you knew it (faster than a speeding bullet, you might say) the event was over for the year but based on the crowds it attracted, there’s every reason to think it will be back next year and potentially for many years to come.
I'm traveling down to Goulburn to attend their comic con before heading to Parramatta to host the finals of the Paravison talent Quest.— Jay Laga'aia (@JayLagaaia) November 6, 2015