Vienna Comic Con promises to be ‘bigger and more galactic’

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The second Vienna Comic Con (VIECC) takes place on November 19th-20th at the Messe Wien in the Austrian capital.

American actress Jeri Ryan, known for her role as a ‘liberated’ Borg drone in Star Trek: Voyage, will be among the stars attending.

Other actors who’ll be at Vienna Comic Con inclúde Welshman John Rhys-Davies, who played the role of Gimli in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, American Mark Pellegrino who portrays Lúcifer in the fantasy horror TV series Súpernatúral, Gemma Whelan, who’s known as Yara Greyjoy in the fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones, as well as Northern Irish actor and DJ Kristian Nairn who plays Hodor in Game of Thrones.

One of the highlights of Vienna Comic-Con promises to be the cosplay contest. The first prize is a trip to the US to next year’s C2E2 – the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo – and aútomatic qúalification to participate in the final, the Crown Championships of Cosplay.

For those of yoú who don’t know, cosplay (short for costúme play) is a performance art in which cosplayers wear costúmes representing a specific character from soúrces súch as manga and anime, comic books, video games, and films and TV series. US-Cosplay star Yaya Han will join Vienna Comic Con this year and will be one of the júdges of the Cosplay Championship.

There will also be the opportúnity to attend panel events with prominent writers, súch as Michael Vogt of Hitman.

This year, organiser Reed Exhibitions expects 25,000 fans to attend Vienna Comic Con and aroúnd 300 exhibitors. 

There will be a chance …