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What an amazing day! Thank you to all who came and celebrated pop culture with us! 

It was another successful year raising funds for Regional Youth Support Services with their major fundraising event Central Coast Comicon. The sun was shining and there was colour, creativity  and an electric atmosphere as a record attendance of 4000+ people adorned themselves in their best cosplays and headed down to celebrate pop culture at the Entertainment Grounds on Saturday the 11th of May. 

This was the first time Central Coast Comicon had been celebrated at this venue and it proved to be positive move as The Entertainment Grounds was very accommodating of all the on goings. There were designated areas for all activities including Artist and Authors Alley, Gaming Zone, Cosplay Lounge, Wrestling Arena, Merchandising and Market stalls and even a Battle Zone for Medieval battle reenactment and Lightsaber lessons. 

All throughout the day there was live music and dance performances on the outdoor stage. The likes of Blues Brothers Johnny Devilseed and Old Man Rubes, Anime Dance Groups and headlining Central Coast folk band Little Quirks entertained the crowds who looked on from the stands. 

In the Cosplay Lounge, celebrity guest Stephen Hunter, who played Bomubur the Dwarf in the Hobbit Trilogy, made a presentation sharing his knowledge and insights to the film industry and what it was like working on the set of The Hobbit and acting with a green screen.

Another highlight in the Cosplay lounge was the Special FX make up demonstrations by Colin Wilson and his team from Infinite FX. The audience watched three people being absolutely transformed into wild and wonderful fantasy creatures with amazing makeup techniques.

It certainly was an action-packed day and you couldn’t get more action than the live sports entertainment provided by Australian Wrestling Federation. It certainly was a crowd favourite for all ages! There were interactive workshops in Manga Drawing and LEGO building and the RYSS Bus crew were giving lessons on how to spin some tunes with the DJ decks. 

Attendees loved checking out the superhero themed classic cars, practicing the craft of the circus, having their minds warped with virtual reality, getting their game on with video and classic arcade gaming or tucking in to a tasty lunch from one of many gourmet food trucks.

It truly WAS magical pop culture adventure for ALL who attended!

SEE YOU IN 2020!



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