Retraction Regarding Contest at the Costume Ball

We apologize for promoting this contest, as part of our Halloween event. It was our understanding it applied to Sri Lanka. However, it does not.

It is entirely our responsibility to vet third party suggestions before putting them on our page. We are changing how we share such content, to protect our fans.

- Thilani Samarasinha,
Principal Organizer, Lanka Comic Con

While we are having the costume ball as stated previously, we are retracting our announcement for the following competition. Sri Lankans are not eligible.


Hitler Talks About Cosplay at Lanka Comic Con

Cosplay Contest

Lanka Comic Con will not hold a cosplay competition at the Asus Lanka Comic Con 2017. Hitler will tell you why, above. 

We were not too keen to hold it last year, for the same reason, and after the results from 2016, we have decided to go with our gut. 

Other parties (vendors and partners) have talked about holding  their own cosplay competitions at the event and that's fine.

Edit: There will be a ramp for cosplayers to walk. There will be two walks on each day, morning and evening. ALL cosplayers get to walk - there is no shortlisting.  


We are going to have a lot more space that last year, which will do a great deal to reduce the chance of accidents. However, please be considerate with your cosplay props. Ask a friend: "do you think this is too dangerous?" If they pause before answering, then that means yes, it is. 

Also, at the event, be careful with your props. If you run around waving a sword - the made of metal kind - we will confiscate it and give it back to you at the end of the day.  

If we think a prop is just too dangerous, period (metal wolverine claws), it does not matter how they're handled. We'll make a decision then and there, whether or not to ask you to put them away, or keep them with us until you go on stage. 


If you see someone being harassing or inappropriate, tell a Comic Con volunteer or organizer. We're going to have volunteers going around specifically asking people if they have been harassed, or seen other people being harassed. Please don't wait till the event is over to put it in the feedback form: we need to know as soon as you see it, or experience it. No one gets to harass anyone, at Comic Con. 


If you're a guy wearing spandex, make sure your bros are properly concealed. If not, we'll tell you at the ticket booth -- but, we'd rather not have to. 


That's pretty much it. See you all soon! 

Special thanks to Jeevan Sukumaran for helping with the Hitler video, and WWHD? advice.

The Bus Mob is This Weekend.

On Saturday (the 29th) the bus mob gets going.

If you want to see the mob:

Please scroll down to 11:30am, Crescat Mall, the ASUS, Republic of Gamers, Qualifier. We'd love for you to join us at Crescat for pictures and games. It will also be the last chance to get the All Access badges for the Asus Lanka Comic Con 2017.

If you're cosplaying, a guardian, or media traveling with the mob: 

Edit: The bus mob is now full. 

Media, please use this link, instead.


9am, St Theresa's Church

Thimbirigasyaya, Colombo 5. Media, cosplayers, and cosplayer guardians, please meet here by 8:30am. The bus is leaving at 9am, sharp. 

If you do miss the bus, please try and meet up with us, at one of the stops. 

9:15am, Anim8

We drop by Anim8, our print partner, to pick up our banners. You can also ask the owner, Dinesh, if it's true that he can drag a Nissan Patrol behind him, just for fun (it is, but you want to see the video).  

9:30am, Cruising 

We be rolling. They be hating. 

10:30am, Sri Junarathna Orphanage, Bambalapitiya

The orphanage said the kids like chocolate eclairs and milk from a specific shop. So, we'll be picking those up (in character), and taking them over. We're going to spend some time with the kids: you judge a community by how it treats its most vulnerable members.  



Please indulge me, though. I will never have another chance, to reference this: 




11:30am, Crescat Mall, the ASUS, Republic of Gamers, Qualifier

We're finishing up at Crescat Mall, at the Republic of Gamers (ROG) event. We'll be having some games and competitions, and this will be last chance for people to get All Access badges to Lanka Comic Con. 

That's pretty much it. See you on the bus.