December 5, 2018

Bangladesh Comic Con 2019

https://www.facebook.com/events/287515505206470/

Welcome to BANGLADESH COMIC CON!! 

Come have fun with fellow geeks and cosplayers! Since 2013 our COMIC CON has been a fun gathering for fans of comic books, pop culture, anime, and cosplay. So expect more of the good stuff, including…

*COSPLAY COMPETITION. 44,000 Takas in cash prizes!! Come dressed as your favorite character. Details further below. Or attend in regular clothes and enjoy yourself.

*STAGE PERFORMANCES by cosplayers, exciting bands and dancers.

*STALLS selling the coolest comic books, action figures, masks, posters, T-shirts, and other pop culture merchandise! Plus yummy food stalls! Message us on www.facebook.com/comiccondhaka to book your stall.

*MUSIC – your favorite superhero tunes plus the best dance music!

*COLLECTORS’ EXHIBITION: come see the rarest action figures, and collectibles.

*ARTISTS’ CORNER – get your artwork drawn on-demand by the talented fan artists of WE DRAW STUFF.

*Meet cosplayers and like-minded fans. Celebrate your love of comic books, pop culture, and anime!

*Get your free photo taken at our Photobooth by our official photographer. We’ll upload the photos after the event!

*Fun!!

*And SO much more!

*Security provided by Elite Force, the Number 1 security service provider in Bangladesh. 

WHEN & WHERE

3-9 pm Friday 1st February 2019, Baridhara DOHS Convention Centre (end of Road 1 Baridhara DOHS, turn left), Baridhara DOHS,
Dhaka (the venue has installed new ACs)

ENTRY
300 Takas. Just come, pay at the Entry Desk, and enter.

From BANGLADESH COMIC CON, the organizer of: BANGLADESH COMIC CON, COMIC CON DHAKA, and HALLOWEEN EXPO. Since 2013 our COMIC CON has been promoting comic books, pop culture, anime, and cosplay, and giving people a positive, fun platform to showcase their creativity. Hope to see you all at COMIC CON soon!

Please do share the event with all your friends as the Entry Fee directly helps us pay the cash prizes to cosplayers.

COSPLAY COMPETITION DETAILS

(You can also cosplay for fun if you don’t want to compete. Or attend in regular clothes and enjoy yourself!)

Winners will receive official BANGLADESH COMIC CON certificates plus cash prizes. Cash prizes are (in Takas):

Best Male Cosplay – Crafting 10,000 
Best Female Cosplay – Crafting 10,000
(Cosplays with superb workmanship on armor, wings, lights, or props)

Best Male Cosplay – Accuracy 7000 
Best Female Cosplay – Accuracy 7000 
(An accurate cosplay that may or may not have crafting)

Best Male Cosplay – Fabric 5000
Best Female Cosplay – Fabric 5000
(A good fabric cosplay, primarily fabric but some crafted parts allowed)

Cosplay as your favorite characters, whether they’re from comic books, movies, TV shows, anime, video games, etc.

*No registration required for the cosplay competition. 
*Just get your photo taken by our official photographer at the white BANGLADESH COMIC CON photoshoot banner (next to the stage).
*We will upload the official photos to our Facebook page about 7 days after the event (once we get them from the photographer).
*Then, tag yourself in your best official photo and comment with:

**Your Name:
**Character Name:
**Where It’s From:
**How Costume Was Made: 
**How Prop Was Made (if any):

Mention whether you made your cosplay and prop(s) free hand or using Pepakura. Mention what parts you had to buy. Also mention if someone (eg. a friend, tailor, or make-up artist) helped you, and with which parts, eg. sewing, armor, wings, prop, paint, lighting, etc. Mention if you re-used any parts from a previous cosplay (whether a friend’s or your own).In addition, feel free to comment with any other information / images you think will help the judges judge your cosplay. This can include work-in-progress photos, reference photo(s).

*We will announce the winners about 48 hours after we upload the official photos. We will award the certificates and cash prizes some time after then. Like before, the organizers are the judges. We will allow repeat cosplays from other events if they have not won a prize at our events: COMIC CON DHAKA, BANGLADESH COMIC CON, and HALLOWEEN EXPO.

The judges will also be observing the cosplays at the venue.

Stage performance not required, but you can perform / pose on stage just for fun between 3-5pm and 7.30-9pm (1-2 minutes per cosplayer). 

There is no prize for group cosplay, but you are welcome to do a group cosplay for fun, plus your group can perform / pose on stage.

COSPLAY COMPETITION RULES

*Competition winners will be judged by COMIC CON organizers. By participating, you agree to respect the judges and their decisions.

*Judges analyze a cosplay’s photos (both official, work-in-progress, and unofficial) plus observe it at the venue.

*Judging criteria: quality, craftsmanship, Wow! factor, accuracy to source material, realism, attention-to-detail, fit, overall aesthetics, effort, creativity, posing / expressions, and last, but not least: good sportsmanship.

We don’t just look at the official, work-in-progress, and reference photos, we look at cosplays in person at the venue, front and back. If judges give feedback take it as constructive feedback, don’t take it personally, and improve and repeat for the win next time. Giving feedback means we appreciated your cosplay, saw your potential, and want you to improve and do even better next time.

Other international events may have different criteria, but we allow:
*Free hand
*Pepakura
*Making everything yourself
*Getting help from friends or another cosplayer or a tailor or make-up artist
*Borrowing parts from friends or cosplayers
*Repeat cosplays (if they haven’t already won a prize at one of our events – COMIC CON DHAKA, BANGLADESH COMIC CON, or HALLOWEEN EXPO)
*store bought costumes or props (though you won’t achieve as high a score as if you made them yourself or with help from other cosplayers)

All we require is that you mention everything honestly and clearly when you comment on your official cosplay photo. PLEASE NOTE: you are not allowed to contact / Inbox the judges directly.

There will be male and female changing rooms plus a token system for storing cosplayers’ bags.

WEAPONS AND PROPS POLICY

For the safety of attendees we do not allow metal props. 

No items can have sharp points, sharp edges, excessive weight or any other features that could be deemed dangerous to others, eg. We do not allow BB guns. Air soft guns will only be allowed if they’re not loaded.

Please use common sense and discretion by remembering to not swing props / weapons around as there are chances of injuring other convention attendees.

IN A NUTSHELL:

As long as it’s not heavy, sharp, or capable of firing a projectile it’s fine.

The rules aren’t for us. They’re just to make sure none of you get hurt by accident.

If you are unsure about your prop, Inbox us before the event here: 
https://www.facebook.com/comiccondhaka

Non approved items must be securely stored in the attendee vehicle or home. Failure to comply will result in you being escorted off the event site and banned from the event.

HOW TO GET TO COMIC CON!!

COMIC CON will be held at:
Baridhara DOHS Convention Center (end of Road 1 turn left and the Convention Centre is straight ahead),
Baridhara DOHS
Dhaka – 1206

GOOGLE MAP: 
https://www.google.com/maps/place/DOHS+Baridhara+Convention+Center/@23.8159939,90.4134958,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3755c65426c2fa7f:0x6c4039efbd72815e!8m2!3d23.8159939!4d90.4156845

Please DON’T confuse Baridhara DOHS with Bashundhara. Baridhara DOHS is in between Gulshan 2 and Airport Road, near 
Radisson Hotel. 

You can get to it from anywhere in Dhaka by taking a bus to either Shewra Railgate (on Airport Road), Nadda (near Badda), or Gulshan then taking a rickshaw to Baridhara DOHS.

HOW TO GET TO BARIDHARA DOHS BY CAR:

From Mohakhali or Banani
1) Drive to Airport Road.
2) Drive beneath MES flyover (on Airport Road), turn left, and enter DOHS Bypass Road
3) Drive straight, turn right, and enter Baridhara DOHS (through the gates that say Baridhara DOHS).
4) Turn left into Road 1 (East).
5) At the end of Road 1, turn left, and the Convention Center is straight ahead.

From Uttara

1) Drive to Airport Road.
2) Turn left (after passing Radisson Hotel) and enter DOHS Bypass Road 
3) Drive straight, turn right, and enter Baridhara DOHS (through the gates that say Baridhara DOHS).
4) Turn left into Road 1 (East).
5) At the end of Road 1, turn left, and the Convention Center is straight ahead.

From Gulshan 

1) Drive to Gulshan Avenue North (Landmark Market side). 
2) Enter Road 71.
3) Go straight.
4) Turn left onto Road 74.
5) Go straight, turn right.
6) When you see United Hospital, turn left.
7) You will see the Baridhara DOHS gates.
8) Enter Baridhara DOHS.
9) Go into Road 1 (East); it’s on your left if you’re coming by car.
10) At the end of Road 1, turn left, and the Convention Center is straight ahead.
There is parking inside the venue (ground and basement).

Coming By Rickshaw From Gulshan?

1) Get on a rickshaw at Gulshan 2 (opposite to Banglalink Call Centre Gulshan 2).
2) Ask the rickshaw driver to take you “to the checkpost near Baridhara DOHS” (a 10 minute journey).
3) Get off at the checkpost, cross the road, and enter Baridhara DOHS through the gates.
4) Get on another rickshaw and tell them “DOHS Porishod at the end of Road 1”
5) Enter Road 1 (East); it’s on your right if you’re coming by rickshaw.
4) At the end of Road 1, turn left, and the Convention Center is straight ahead.

From Jamuna Future Park

1) From Jamuna Future Park’s gate, cross the road to the other side (please be careful and use an overbridge, where 
available). 
2) Get on a rickshaw, tell him to take you to Annanya Market of Baridhara DOHS. 
3) When you reach Annanya market, get on another rickshaw, tell him that you are going to the “DOHS convention centre/porishod” at the end of Road 1. 
4) Take your rickshaw and turn right at Road 1. 
5) At the end of Road 1, turn left, and the Convention Centre is straight ahead.

COMING BY BUS?

Coming by bus from Dhanmondi, Farmgate, Mohakhali, etc.,?

1) Take a bus to Airport Road.
2) Get off at the bus stop opposite Shewra Railgate on Airport Road (on your left, after Radisson Hotel).
3) Cross the road using the overbridge.
4) Enter Shewra Railgate. 
5) Ask a rickshaw driver to take you to Road 1 Baridhara DOHS.
6) Enter Road 1 (East); it’s on your left if you’re coming by rickshaw from the railgate side.
7) At the end of Road 1, turn left, and the Convention Center is straight ahead.

Coming by bus from Mirpur?

1) Take a bus named Konok and tell them to stop at Shewrapara bus stop after Radisson Hotel. 
2) Cross the foot over bridge 
3) Enter Shewra Railgate. 
4) Ask a rickshaw driver to take you to Road 1 Baridhara DOHS.
5) Enter Road 1 (East; it has a sign for Baridhara DOHS Convention Centre); it’s on your left if you’re coming by rickshaw from the railgate side.
6) At the end of Road 1, turn left, and the Convention Center is straight ahead.

Coming by bus from Uttara?

1) Get off at the bus stop beside Shewra Railgate on Airport Road (before Radisson Hotel as you’re coming from Uttara).
2) Ask a rickshaw driver to take you to Road 1 Baridhara DOHS.
3) Enter Road 1 (East); it’s on your left if you’re coming by rickshaw from the railgate side.
4) At the end of Road 1, turn left, and the Convention Center is straight ahead.

For other parts of Dhaka:

Baridhara DOHS is in between Gulshan 2 and Airport Road, near Radisson Hotel. You can get to it from anywhere in 
Dhaka by car or CNG (directly) 
OR
by taking a bus to either Shewra Railgate (on Airport Road), Nadda (near Badda), or Gulshan then taking a rickshaw to Baridhara DOHS. 
Or you can take a CNG directly to Baridhara DOHS from any part of Dhaka.Once you are in Baridhara DOHS, enter Road 1 (East). At the end of Road 1 (East), turn left, and the Convention Center is straight ahead.

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Deadline: February 1, 2019 at 3 PM – 9 PM