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Mumbai Film and Comic Con turns 5, wraps up with a bang!

Monday, December 21, 2015
By Priyanka Bhatt

The Mumbai Film and Comic Con 2015 saw a spectacular line-up of events including Special International Guest appearances, Exclusive Experiential and Gaming Zones, Artist Alley, Fans sessions, Cosplay, Book Launches. Famous international personalities like Rob Denbleyker, Author of Cyanide and Happiness; Joe Harris, American Comic Book writer & Screenwriter and Gavin Aung Than Cartoonist and Creator, Zen Pencils had attended the special session too, at MFCC 2015.

Internationally acclaimed actor Sylvester McCoy, who played the seventh Doctor in BBC One’s hit series 'Doctor Who' and 'The Hobbit' (as Radagast) had attended and met fans. There was a set-up of experiential gaming at the event that had long serpentine queues. This year, Mumbai Film and Comic Con also featured a special Star Wars Zone. Star Wars fanatics had the best time as themuch talked about StarWars: Battle Pod ismade an appearance at the event to provide fans with a high-speed arcade game experience set in the Star Wars galaxy.

International actor Sylvester McCoy spoke to ADC and shared his experience of filming 'The Hobbit' and 'Doctor Who'. When asked how it was filming as Radagast the Brown wizard with Ian McKellen, who played wizard Gandalf the Grey in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit series he said, “it was really great. I have toured with him when we were doing the play 'King Lear', so it was amazing filming the movie with him.” The 'Doctor Who' fans were quite enthusiastic about him visiting India. Mark Gatiss, one of the most popular British show writers and also awriter of 'Doctor Who' had visited Comic Con Mumbai last year. McCoy refused to choose a favourite Doctor in the recent series, as he joked, “all of them are taller and much stronger than me, as when previous characters and I made 'The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, I realised I was the shortest of the mall,” he said.

Rob Denbleyker, creator of 'Cyanide and Happiness' was also present to meet with his fans. He spoke to ADC and shared that he grew up on reading comic strips and “since a young age, I wanted to make comics,” he said.When asked why he named his comics 'Cyanide and Happiness', a contradictive statement, he said, “it is a mix of how comics today are, there is happiness and some of the parts have darkness. The backstory might be a little mundane but the comics have taken ameaning of their own.” Denbleyker was 14 when he began and “it was the time when internet was coming of age. When I was not at school, I posted them on websites and would check the next day what people thought of them. I never thought of any alternative except new media as it was the only option available tome as a kid,” he shared.

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