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Global pop culture event Comic Con opens in Seoul

According to Yonhap News,

(SEOUL=Yonhap News) A global pop culture extravaganza Comic Con Seoul is set to open on Friday afternoon, creating a venue for Korean comic and game fans as well as businesses to check the latest trends and meet globally renowned artists and industry experts from companies like Marvel and Blizzard Entertainment.

The event, taking place in Korea for the first time, has been organized by global event organizer ReedPOP, which runs comic-related conventions including New York Comic Con, C2E2 and Emerald City Comicon, said Reed Exhibitions Korea.

The opening ceremony will start at 2:30 p.m. at the Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX) in southern Seoul, with Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen from American TV series "Hannibal" and Hollywood film "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and Korean-American actor Steven Yeun from "The Walking Dead" in attendance.

After the ceremony, Korean gaming company Next Move's new game "THINE" will be unveiled and a session titled "How to be a Marvel Graphic Artist" by C.B. Cebulski, vice president at Marvel's International Business Development & Brand Management team, to follow.

At the Comic Con Seoul 2017, a wide variety of content related to film, drama, comics, animation, game and toys will be on display.

As one of the most anticipated events, "Korea Championships of Cosplay" is slated for the last day. The winner will receive prize money and be eligible for competition at the "C2E2 2018 Crown Championships of Cosplay" in Chicago next year. On the same day, South Korean artist Kim Jung-gi will perform his signature live drawing show on the Creator's Stage.

A poster for Seoul Comic Con 2017. (Yonhap)

By Woo Jae-yeon

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Source: Yonhap News (Aug. 4, 2017)
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