Welcome to Comic Con

Superheroes and Hollywood stars – in the heart of Germany: after a great start last year, from 2nd to 4th December 2016 the Ruhrpott was in the spotlight again, as the legendary Comic Con touched down in Dortmund for its customary bright, colourful and fun-filled comic-fest. At the event were over 45,000 visitors, countless fans in extraordinary costumes, and international guests jetting in almost directly from Hollywood, all of whom helped to make the comic fair an unforgettable event. On top of this, national and international comic illustrators such as Marvel artist Aaron Lopresti and cinema poster legend Enzo Sciotti rounded off the illustrious line-up, inspiring their fans with live, personally dedicated works.

Without a doubt one of the highlights of Comic Con: the elaborate cosplay contest, where a prize for the best costume was once again up for grabs. In addition, just like last year fans were able to enjoy numerous sales stands, large-scale film clubs, and original photo points (how about a souvenir photo with K:I:T:T?), or head to the Christmas market in the courtyard to sip a delicious mulled wine.

A great framework – and we were proud to be part of the graphic novel, “Riders in the Storm”. This joint project by Panini and BMW Motorrad, designed by Riccardo Burchielli, was just as popular with fans as the previews last summer, as was proved once again by the ever-packed Panini stand.