Comic-Con 2019 – Geekabilly
Comic-Con 2019 was a must do for pop-culture fans. The weekend was packed with people dressed as their favourite character from film, television, comics, anime, cosplay and of course Geekabilly. The line up of D-List stars was a bit of bummer for many. Most seemed to be game voice actors or who played bit parts. I saw a couple of the panel talks which weren’t that exciting and peppered with lots of marketing for games and upcoming movies. The event also hosted the Australian Championships of Cosplay. The first step in the global competition ‘Quest For The Crown’ who could go on to represent Australia in the 2020 C2E2 Championships of Cosplay. Guests include Shadowhunters actors Dominic Sherwood and Alberto Rosende; and local and international comic book artists Dean Rankine (The Simpsons, Rick & Morty, Futurama), Nicola Scott (Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman) and Carla Wyzgala (Hidden Door Comics).
I was there for the first Geekabilly competition. I think the first time this Genre appear was as part of the Ballarat Beat Pin-Up Competition a few years ago. The brainchild of Miss Bambi Lamour, a pin-up with a love all things pop-culture and the ultimate queen of the genre. I now have a greater appreciation of how hard it is to judge these events. Just the smallest things can make the difference and the judges all have their own opinion. The winner this year was Mini Mouse inspired Chica Boom Boom and runner up Miss Lippy Lush