East European Comic Con

East European Comic Con
East European Comic Con (EECC) is an annual multi-genre convention held in the city of Bucharest, Romania. It is the largest fan convention in Eastern Europe that focuses on all aspects of contemporary pop culture including comics, video games, board games, films, television, animation, manga, anime, collectibles, technology, and more.

The first East European Comic Con was held in March 2013 and attracted over 9,000 geeks. The event was organized by the non-governmental organization Kesenai. The team of EECC was inspired by the famous San Diego Comic-Con International and aimed to bring together fans of all things pop culture from all over Romania and abroad.

The first convention lasted for two days and featured over a dozen special guests including actors John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Indiana Jones films, The Lost World) and Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) as well as some of the best Romanian comic book authors. Originally held at the National Children’s Palace, the event moved to Romexpo in 2014 to accommodate its growing attendance. The 2016 edition of EECC drew about 38,000 attendees.

The program of Eastern European Comic Con is similar to that of other pop culture conventions held across the world. The convention includes panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops with media guests, stand up comedy, photo booths, movie props, Artists’ Alley, a large Vendors/Exhibitors Area, the Board Games and TCG Area, the Gaming Area presented by Electronic Sports League (ESL) Romania, contests and competitions, the Drawing Area, the Food Area, the Relax Area, and more.

EECC traditionally hosts several contests, competitions and tournaments. They include cosplay contests (EECC Regular Contest and Cosplay World Masters qualifier), a quiz contest, and PC & console video game competitions. EECC’s quiz contest takes place in the main hall. It is focused on anime, manga, comics, TV series and video games. Participants can choose questions from several categories (Games, TV Series & Films, and Comics, Anime, Memes and Internet) and five difficulty levels. Three strongest players compete in the final round.

East European Comic Con

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