Oz Comic Con Melbourne is one of the top pop culture and cosplay events in Australia, which is held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) in early June. The popular convention showcases comics, video games, anime, as well as all the latest studio activations. Oz Comic Con has been running in four Australian cities — Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Adelaide — since 2012 as a local franchise of the New York Comic-Con.
The annual Oz Comic Con Melbourne features dozens of artists and celebrities, who take part in autograph sessions, photo opportunities, meet-and-greet, panel discussions, and workshops. In addition, multiple vendors offer comics, photographs, original art, toys, clothing, and various collectibles.
In the past, Oz Comic Con Melbourne was visited by such celebrities as Stan Lee, Jason Momoa, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Clare Kramer, Rick Cosnett, Willa Holland, Colton Haynes, Sam Witwer, Tricia Helfer, Todd Haberkorn, Sean Maher, Corin Nemec, Chris Sabat, Armin Shimerman, Patrick Stewart, Eric Vale, David Ramsey, Keiynan Lonsdale, Katherine McNamara, Lauren German, and Lesley-Ann Brandt.
Thousands of fans are looking forward to taking part in the annual Cosplay Parade and Cosplay Active, Oz Comic Con's competition for mainstream competitors. Participants are encouraged to showcase their crafting talents or perform a skit to impress the public with their performance. Solo and group applications are available for everyone looking forward to participating in Cosplay Active.