I visited the Vienna Comic Con this weekend and I was overwhelmed. Being surrounded by hundreds of people who share the same passion for science fiction, Star Wars, fantasy, comics and graphic novels just felt like home. Some of my friends went there in full costume and it was just awesome. 🙂
Below are some impressions from the Vienna Comic Con 2015. Please excuse the poor picture quality. Actually, I just wanted to find some marketing people from some of the exhibiting companies and I had not planned to take photos, so I went without a camera and took the pictures with my smartphone.
Jan Woletz, a friend of mine, put me on the guest list for the Saturday night premiere screening of his fantasy western tv series pilot called Wienerland. It was really awesome to finally see the first episode. And since the piture quality is not doing it justice you can see the (second) Wienerland trailer below.
On Sunday, the entrance section of the Comic Con was not as crowded as I had suspected, which was a good thing.
After being checked I was greeted by tie fighter pilots, tusken raiders, stormtroopers…
…and a tie fighter.
Searching for the film distribution company Constantin Film I suddenly found this…
K.I.T.T., is it really you?
The Comic Con website indicates that this is one of the original K.I.T.T.s from the 80ies tv series. The seven year old boy inside me does not want to investigate any further. This is K.I.T.T! 🙂
Then, around the next corner, was Walter Fröhlich, one of my buddies. He had been invited to promote his new book called Blue Jeans, based on the life of the Austrian celebrity Hermes Phettberg.
Walter, I’m gonna take a photograph. Take one of your comic books. Which is your favourite one?
Hm, I love them all.
Ok, which is your favourite one at the moment?
I guess this one.
Walter takes out his comic Blue Jeans.
Ok, now you have to show your teeth, show me your teeth, Walter!
John, what? Why?
Man, you have to smile showing your teeth, every brand building book says that! When you smile you have to show your white!
Walter gave me this what-the-hell-are-you-talking-about-look. 🙂
Naaa, John, but I don’t want to. That’s the way I always smile.
After a long time of my pestering him he finally gave up 🙂
There also were tons of toys and cool cosplayers at the Comic Con. Below you can see some snapshots.
And below you can see the most expensive bottle of water I have ever bought: 3,40 €.
I believe it has Pandora flying rocks waterfall water in it. 🙂
I also met some really cool sculptors.
And I met a creative brother, Jan Ondrak. He creates beautifully detailed sculpts of heroes and monsters. But what really captured my eye was the little fella he is holding in his hand in the picture below:
And then I saw Jan’s forrest creature, which looks like this:
We had never met before, nevertheless our waking dreams are populated by similar critters. Just in case you are wondering now; below is a picture of my Phran:
You should definitely check out the websites of these two artists. 🙂
As I wrote in the beginning, it was not my plan to take a lot of pictures – actually any pictures at all, so here you can see some impressions videographed by YouGameTv:
Has anyone of you been at the Vienna Comic Con 2015? What were your impressions? Leave a comment below! 🙂