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Deadpool, Star Wars, Game Of Thrones: Inside Delhi Comic Con 2017

A young fan poses at the Star Wars arena next to a life-size replica of a Stormtropper. Photograph:( WION )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 18, 2017, 01.31 AM (IST) Shomini Sen

'Geeks enter here' read the signage at the entrance of Delhi Comic Con 2017. But there was something for everyone at the comic con this year. The three-day extravaganza saw a huge footfall as all roads in Delhi led to the NSIC grounds in Okhla where people got to interact with some of their favorite illustrators and comic book creators, cosplay their favourite characters and buy cool merchandises. 

There were superheroes and supervillains posing together, and even Jedis seem to be happy clicking with Darth Vader and stormtroopers. 

What more! Dan Parent, artist for Archie Comics, along with Ryan North, creator of popular webcomics series Dinosaur Comics had special sessions with fans on all three days.

2017 saw the release of both Marvel and DC films. We asked fans at the Comic-Con to pick a side. And who they thought were upping the game. "Cinematically Marvel is more entertaining. But no one DC comics,"said Sidharth who came dressed as The Joker. "DC has more layers. It is dark. Marvel is just pure fun," argued a cosplayer who had come dressed as Batman. When we asked him his name, he cheekily replied, 'Brude Wayne.'

One would think that a comic convention would have only young adults participating but it was refreshing to see so many middle-aged people participating with equal aplomb. While some had accompanied their children to event, there were others who were there simply for their love for comics. 

Not comics, but people also cosplayed characters from favourite films and TV shows. Game Of Thrones was a popular choice among many but there were also some who cosplayed characters from Bollywood films and popular series like Stranger Things.

The three-day event also saw performances by stand-up comics like Naveen Richards, Sahil Shah, and Abish Mathews.