Comic Gong – 2nd Year and Growing

Comic_GongAs a Wollongong local, I’m a bit excited by this, but that aside, Comic Gong is shaping up to be one hell of a day.

Organised by Wollongong City Council’s Library Services, Comic Gong had its inaugural outing in 2013 and it’s back in a much expanded form this year, slated for Saturday 17th May 10am to 4pm. It’s going to be spread across three venues (all within a couple of hundred metres of each other), with stalls, an artists alley, Cosplay competition and a number of workshops from notable Australian comic creators including Pat Grant and Bruce Mutard.

The artists appearing, are (via the Comic Gong site):

​The Artists
ACT Comic Meet
Ben Mitchell
Bolt Comics
Brendan Halyday
​Celtic Panzar
Chewie Chan
Comics Masterclass
Dragonhaunt Comics
Ed Dyer
Enemy Agency
Isaac George
Karen Beilharz
Lesley Vamos
Louie Joyce
Marcelo Baez
Matthew Lin
Mel Schwarz
Naomi Hatchman
Nelson Colo
​Pat Grant
Paul Caggegi
Pie-Eyed Productions​
Ryan Lindsay
Siberian Productions
Silverfox Comics
Storm Publishing
Tim Brand
Winter City

So if you’re Sydney based, it’s well worth the 90 minute drive for the day. If you’re from the Illawarra then you have zero excuse unless you’re getting married. And even then – why not do that at the event itself?

We’ll be there checking everything out and will tweet pics and write a wrap-up afterwards. To get all the info for Comic Gong, here’s the event page.