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Pop culture met again on the first day of Argentina Comic-Con

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Crowds of pop culture fans filled the Costa Salguero Buenos Aires property on the first day of Argentina Comic-Con, which returned in its face-to-face format after two years of forced virtuality in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and that this Friday, At its opening, it will have the presence of the renowned Robert Patrick as an international guest.

The interpreter, who transcended three decades ago thanks to his role as the fearsome and implacable villain T-1000 in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”, was the main attraction for hundreds of science fiction lovers who soon flocked to the coveted “Meet & Greet” with the actor, a true magnet for the millennial public.

Precisely, the Comic-Con It attracts both children and adolescents as well as adults who are over ten years old. behind they saw the start of the convention in the country and did not hesitate to visit the dozens of stalls selling comics and stands for movies, series, video games and any other adaptation of the universes of science fiction, horror, fantasy, animation and action that they say present in this quote.

In this way, and although the pavilions in which the event takes place were not suddenly invaded by attendees as if it were a horde of zombies when they opened their doors, it did not take long for the corridors of Costa Salguero to begin to be filled with “cosplayers” and curious people of all ages.

Photo Victor Carreira
(Photo Victor Carreira)

Ice cream popsicles with the symbols of Superman and Batman, sculptures of superheroes, t-shirts and stuffed animals from the anime universe and merchandising from emblematic franchises such as Star Wars and the Terminator itself, as usual, marked the aesthetics of a route in which there is never a lack of encouragement and devotion from the fans.

On this occasion, they were also large spaces of the platforms and the production companies that received much of the attentionreflected in the long lines of people seduced not only by the tempting streaming titles but also by the colorful and elaborate staging and experiences that they raised in the main pavilion of Comic-Con.

Among them was a mysterious and gloomy portal to the “Other Side” of the popular series “Stranger Things” at the Netflix standwhich this Friday began its countdown for the launch next Friday of the first part of the fourth season of the strip created by the Duffer brothers.

For its part, HBO Max did its thing with a four-sided construction dedicated to “Peacemaker”, the acid strip by James Gunn that premiered in January with the leading role of John Cena as the antihero of the title and the participation of the specially arrived in the country Robert Patrick, as well as “Batman”, the latest film installment of the emblematic night watchman played by Robert Pattinson.

(Photo Victor Carreira)

“Fantastic Animals: The Secrets of Dumbledore” and “The House of the Dragon”, the prequel series to the hugely successful “Game of Thrones” that will hit that platform on August 21 to expand the universe created by George RR Martin through the story of House Targaryen, were the other two hooks from the subsidiary of the recently formed mega-conglomerate Warner Bros. Discovery.

In addition, the youngest had the opportunity to play and meet their favorite characters at the Nickelodeon and Warner stands, where the bet was “DC League of Superpets”, the animated film that will premiere in local theaters in July.

While, the Comic-Con staff were finalizing the details of the main stage – this time erected outdoors, adjoining the pavilions- to inaugurate the grid of panels at 2:00 p.m., with the presentation of “El Refugio”, the next Starzplay science fiction miniseries that its protagonists, Ana Claudia Talancón and Alberto Guerra, spoke about; and the children’s animated series “We Baby Bears”, directed by the director of its second season, Calvin Wong.

By that time there were already incarnations of the Penguin, Harry Potter, Deadpool, Doctor Octopus and Spider-Man along with lightsabers from Star Wars and katanas and swords from the vast world of anime; all creations that are proof once again of the dedication and ingenuity of fans to bring their favorite characters to life through the art of cosplay.

Photo Victor Carreira
(Photo Victor Carreira)

It is that the Comic-Con is not only a profitable commercial circuit and a window for the groups of cartoonists and artisans who meet in the now famous “Alley of artists” to exhibit their works; It is also a place of belonging for thousands of people who are passionate about that culture, which over the years managed to distance itself from the niche and “nerd” place in which it had been placed, in order to conquer more and more followers.

With their tickets already sold out for this saturday and sundayin which the convention will remain open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the meeting promises to take revenge after the virtual editions of 2020 and 2021 with the hook of Robert Patrick -present in the three dates with daily panels- and the Spanish Itziar Ituño, also known as “Lisboa” in the Antena 3 and Netflix strip “La casa de papel”, which will be presented tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, the The organizers of the event will surprise the public with a brief surprise interview -since it is not known when it will be broadcast- with Maya Hawke, Joe Keery, Natalie Dyer and Joseph Quinn, four of the young members of “Stranger Things”.

The agenda is completed with a panel dedicated to the Argentine production of HBO “Días de gallos”, premiered last year with the protagonists of Ecko, Ángela Torres and Tomás Wicz, which will take place this Sunday at 5:30 p.m.; as well as live shows by What happened yesterday, Diego Mizrahi, Guada Stivala, Chelotaku and Banda Limón.

Lastly, the offer of activities will also include talks that will be given in the Costa Salguero auditorium and that will cover topics such as the design and manufacture of action figures, the genres of superheroes, animation, science fiction and horror; gaming and script writing, among many more.

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