AthensCon is the first big convention held in Greece that is heavily influenced by worldwide Comic-Cons and conventions promoting popular interests of our times. It is a celebration of modern pop culture and hobbies related to it; a celebration of a culture originating from both society itself and the Arts, always touching people in a unique and profound way. Every one of us chooses a different way to enjoy life in their leisure time: some of us read books, graphic novels and comics, others watch movies and/or TV-series; some play video games and others board and role playing games. Many of us engage in more than one of those activities, on a daily basis. Why? Because those are some of the best mediums to bring out strong emotions and deep thoughts. AthensCon is all about that. It is a hub full of life and color, joy and laughter, awe and admiration. It is the place where you can experience grand feelings with every step you make and every exhibit you visit during this Three-day-long festivity.
Whom it is AthensCon addressed to?
Hobbies and activities related to the pop culture have no age restrictions. Whether you were born in the 70s, the 80s, the 90s, or even in the new millennium, we all have something in common: there has been a moment in our life that we found ourselves inspired by a movie, a book, a comic or a game. AthensCon is here to give a rejuvination to the child we still hide inside. We intend not only to intrigue you all, but also to offer you an abundance of activities to do whether you choose to come with your friends, family, partner, or even alone.
What you will find in AthensCon
You can meet in person both Greek and International: writers and artists, popular for their works in comics; actors from well-known movies/TV series. Celebrities who will take part in panels, give out autographs and take photographs with visitors. You can learn new skills and crafts by attending numerous seminars and workshops held exclusively during the festival by specialized schools and tutors. You can take on new hobbies, try out some of the all-new video games available for you to play-for-free, play popular and new board games with your friends and/or family, demonstrated on the spot; and taking part in a plethora of other activities and events we have in store for you during those two days. You can take your photo next to unique pieces from the movie history. And finally, you can acquire small (or not so small) treasures from the numerous exhibitors that attend our convention.
The convention firstly intended to become the largest event in its respective field nationally. Something that it has been achieved. Now we simply want to spread this love of ours to as many people possible. To keep on embracing cultures and traditions of many different countries (manga/anime). In conclusion this is an event that no one wants to miss. Our guest-lists attract thousands of people; the exhibitions and galleries are one of a kind; the events, games, competitions, workshops and presentations always offer an unforgettable experience to each and every one of the visitors. People from all over Greece and Europe travel to Athens our capital for this event.
Who’s behind AthensCon
Behind the general choreography of AthensCon is mr. Andreas Pefanis, founder of Comicworld store and publications. Having more than 20 years of experience in organizing events, publicatoins and commerce, he amased around him people from various specialies and other ventures that are full of love and knowledge for their craft. People handpicked that they only goal is to present to our audience an everlasting experience. And thats all you need to know….!
We hope you enjoy our Con!
AthensCon΄s Organizing Team.