A Manga and Cosplay Extravaganza in Bucheon: Unleash Your Inner Geek!

Weekend Fun in Gyeonggi Bucheon: International Manga & Cosplay Events

For all you manga and comic lovers, this weekend is a must-not-miss! Why, you ask? Well, because Bucheon is where the action’s at with not one, but two incredible events: the ‘Bucheon International Comic Festival’ and the ‘Gyeonggi International Cosplay Festival.’ Buckle up, folks – it’s going to be one epic weekend!

Bucheon International Comic Festival (부천국제만화축제):

It’s hard to believe, but this year marks the 26th edition of Korea’s most prestigious comic festival. Under the theme “Opening Hearts with Comics,” this festival promises to be a mind-blowing experience for fans. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store:

  • Special Exhibitions: Dive into the world of award-winning comic works.
  • Comic Art Galore: Marvel at mind-blowing comic art displays.
  • Music Meets Comics: Get ready for a music competition featuring compositions inspired by comics.
  • Comic Bunker Bonanza: Shop till you drop with unique merchandise from talented artists.
  • Comic Reading Lounge: Discover supported works by the Korean Comics Video Promotion Institute.
  • Global Webtoon Forum: Engage with comic experts from around the world.
  • International Cosplay Championship: Witness cosplayers from 14 countries competing at the highest level.
  • Caricature Fun: Share your story and have it transformed into a caricature.
  • Author Q&A and Autograph Sessions: Rub shoulders with renowned Korean comic creators.

Be sure to check out all the programs and events schedules here. With such a smorgasbord of events, you’re guaranteed to have a blast! 

Event Details

WhenSeptember 14th ~ 17th, 2023 10:00 ~ 18:00
WhereKorea Manhwa Museum
Admission Fee

5000 KRW

Admission ticket grants access to various areas:
– Cartoon Market (KOMACON B1F, B2F)
– Korea Manhwa Museum(Theater, 1F Exhibition room, 2F Museum, 3F Exhibition room, etc.)
– BICOF comic book store(In front of Samsan Sports Complex Station, Line 7, Exit 5)

Free Admission Ticket※ Free admission ticket : Ticket holders of the invitation to the festival, invitation to the museum, under 36 months, over 65 years of age, basic living security recipients, persons with disabilities, and persons of national merit
ProgramsSinging BICOF Creative Music Festival, Exhibition of winning works at Bucheon Comics Awards, Caricature etc.
Homepage: https://www.bicof.com/en/bicof
Tel: (+82) 032-310-3070
Instagram) komacon_bicof 

Gyeonggi International Cosplay Festival (경기국제코스프레페스티벌):

Calling all cosplayers and cosplay enthusiasts – the Gyeonggi International Cosplay Festival (GICOF) is your ultimate destination! This celebration of subculture cosplay is where you can transform into your favorite characters from comics, anime, games, dramas, and movies.

Prepare to be amazed:

  • Cosplay World Gathering: Join over 16,000 cosplayers from 14 countries for a cosplay extravaganza.
  • Cosplay Championship: Watch the pros battle it out in a dazzling competition.
  • OST Concert: Immerse yourself in the world of music inspired by your favorite comics.
  • Photo Show: Capture memories and creativity in stunning photographs.
  • Join in the Cosplay Fun: Cosplay your favorite character and join in the fun! You can check here for the general participation rules of cosplay. 
  • Look forward to various programs such as networking events, cultural experiences, and so much more!

This festival is not just for the hardcore fans – it’s a multicultural celebration that anyone, from families to couples to individuals of all ages, can enjoy. So if you are interested, bring your friends and family, and have a blast!

Event Details

WhenSeptember 14th ~ 17th, 2023
10:00 ~ 18:00
WhereKorea Manhwa Museum
Price– 5000 KRW

– Cosplayers are free of charge
Programs– Championship Finals, Amateur Cosplay Competition, and more exciting activities!
Homepage: https://www.gicof.com/en/bicof

Tel: (+82) 032-310-3070

Instagram: gicof_official


* Both events are held at the same location: 1 Gilju-ro, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, KOMACON (한국만화영상진흥원)

If your heart beats for manga and comics, make sure to mark your calendar and head to Bucheon this weekend. It’s a geek’s paradise waiting to be explored! Don’t miss out on the fun, the excitement, and the unforgettable memories. It’s going to be legendary.

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