CCXP COLOGNE: 26.–28.06.2020 #CCXPCOLOGNE

All the worlds in one place

Behind Hagrid's Hut and to the left, past the X-Wing, turn right at the Ghostbusters and then head straight outdoors to the Medieval Market: Directions at the first Comic Con Experience in Cologne from 27 to 30 June 2019 could sound something like this. Spectacular setups from studios, publishing houses, companies fan groups and cosplayers will carry off visitors into universes familiar from film, series, comics and books. Hollywood stars, authors, comic artists and producers will give away some interesting details on the stages. Exclusive trailers will increase the anticipation for the next visit to the cinema.

In the northern section of Koelnmesse, film and series fans can see stars such as Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), Benedict Wong (Avengers), Zachary Levi (Shazam!), Rebecca Mader (Once upon a time) and Mark Pellegrino (Supernatural) live and up close on the stage of the Thunder Theater powered by Cinedom and at autograph signing sessions. Comic fans can look forward to meeting world-renowned comic artists such as Ivan Reis and Joe Prado (both at the Panini Comics stand)), Brian Azzarello, Mike Deodato, David and Meredith Finch and David Lloyd . German stars from the comics scene, like author of “Nicht Lustig” Joscha Sauer , will also be there. All of them will be talking about their projects on the Ultra Stage powered by E.M.P..

Exclusive content from Universal Pictures Germany and Warner Bros.
DC will be commemorating 80 years of Batman all year round with live events, fan festivals and exclusive products. DC and Warner Bros. will celebrate the best detective in the world at CCXP COLOGNE with an interactive exhibition, panels and a special screening. A Batman area designed in the spectacular look of the Batcave complete with a Batcomputer and three legendary Batmobiles awaits visitors. With two cool photo ops and an Elbenwald store full of must-have merchandise, you can capture your memories forever. Fans can also look forward to a special screening of Batman (1989). This will be rounded off by a Q&A panel with Michael Uslan, the executive producer of all modern Batman films from the Burton to Nolan generation.
 


The content of the film studios is what sets CCXP apart from other comic cons: On 1 August, one month prior to the release of “Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw”, fans of the series will get an exclusive glimpse of what's new with the franchise at CCXP COLOGNE. Superstars Jason Statham and Idris Elba will take to the stage of the Thunder Theater powered by Cinedom to talk about their new film. Universal Pictures will present the McLaren and Rockcrawler, two original vehicles from the mega-blockbuster, on 500 square metres of event space in hall 8. Racing seats beckon with great prizes and a spectacular photo backdrop makes for one-of-a-kind souvenir pictures.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products is launching a Wizarding World-inspired shop together with Elbenwald at CCXP COLOGNE, which brings to life the magical theme worlds of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. Fans can also take pictures with "Hagrid's Hut" and let themselves be enchanted by the sales exhibition of MinaLima, the graphic design duo behind the two franchises. Horror fans will also get their money's worth at CCXP COLOGNE: As part of a nationwide tour in a converted van designed to look like the Warrens' artifact room, "Annabelle 3" will be one of the highlights presented by Warner Bros. Pictures Germany at CCXP from 27 to 30 June 2019 on 150 square metres of exhibition space. Those who are brave enough will have the chance to enter the eerie room with all its evil spirits for a live escape room experience or to take a photo with the creepy doll – at your own risk of course! As a final highlight, there will be an exclusive pre-screening of "Annabelle 3" on Saturday, 29 June 2019 in the Thunder Theater powered by Cinedom.

The stage programme at the Thunder Theater powered by Cinedom will be moderated by entertainment professionals Steven Gätjen and Vanessa Pöhlmann.
The complete event programme can be found in our event search at www.ccxp-cologne.com/the-event/all-events.php

An experience for the whole family
Intergalactic fun in the Star Wars Universe, a photo with Buckbeak in front of Hagrid's Hut, the creeps at "The Walking Dead" presented by FOX, encounters with Avengers and Transformers, ghost hunting with the Ghostbusters, a MiniCon for kids presented by Pets 2 – you will certainly not be bored at CCXP COLOGNE! Role Play Convention visitors will find many beloved programme activities at CCXP COLOGNE in a whole new look.

Exciting board, card and pen & paper games and 20 publishing companies with their latest publications await visitors at the Playground spread over nearly 2,000 square metres in hall 7. In the outdoor area of CCXP COLOGNE, visitors will find themselves surrounded by medieval sounds and the wild hustle and bustle of the market. There will be jugs of cool mead being passed around and stands with all sorts of beautiful things to look at and buy. And there is a good chance that you might suddenly find yourself in the middle of a knight fight show – the medieval market organised in cooperation with Patricia Gräfin Beissel GmbH (Burg Satzvey) is a thrilling place for young and old alike. In the Reading Café of the Feder & Schwert publishing house , visitors will be honoured by the presence of legendary fantasy authors such as Robert Corvus, Bernhard Hennen, Wolfgang Hohlbein, Tommy Krappweis and Kai Meyer.

Further information can be found at www.ccxp-cologne.com/the-event/community/community.php

A love for detail
Taking a photo with your favourite hero, clinking glasses at the Cantina Bar, ghost hunting with nerf guns and much more: CCXP COLOGNE is fuelled by the passion of the fans, and costume and game enthusiasts. Epic encounters and experiences are certain to happen, also with the help of the many fan groups and publishing houses who help to shape CCXP COLOGNE. From the ghost hunt to the bar brawl, you will find everything there.

At CCXP COLOGNE, the Ghostbusters German Division will be showing equipment and movie props and also giving visitors the opportunity to plunge into scenes with the help of a green screen photo point. Fearless visitors are needed for ghost hunting with nerf guns or to take Dr. Venkman's famous ESP test (ESP = extra sensory perception). The highlight at the Ghostbusters stand is the replica of the Ecto-1, the vehicle used in the first part from 1984 based on the 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance.

Fans of the Star Wars Universe are also sure to get their money's worth on a special theme area covering around 1,000 square metres in hall 7. The Star Wars X-Wingteam will present the X-Wing T 70 in its original size (10 x 12 metres) as well as a short film about its impressive history. The Mandalorianische Beskarschmiede is a costume group specialising in Mandalorian metal armour based on the notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett from the Star Wars saga. Star Wars Fans Dortmund e.V. will be presenting strong costumes, backdrops, props and decorative items from the Star Wars Universe. Entertainment will be provided with lightsaber shows and mannequin challenges. The new "Han Solo in Carbonite" photo backdrop will be celebrating its premiere at CCXP COLOGNE. The 501st Legion is the world's largest Star Wars costume organisation with more than 10,000 active members around the globe. The German Garrison will be there as a delegation of the 501st Legion, and supported by the Polish Garrison, which will build the legendary Cantina Bar on the stand. If you've always wanted to sit opposite Greedo and finish him off à la Han Solo, don't miss out on this highlight. Caution! Earworm guaranteed!

And of course the Marvel Universe will also be represented: A photo with Tony Stark alias Iron Man, Thor, Spiderman, Black Panther, Captain America, Black Widow and Captain Marvel is no problem thanks to the Avengers Live! fan group. The group has also prepared a musical highlight with live film music played by the Stark Entertainment Orchestra.

More information about the fan groups can be found at www.ccxp-cologne.com/the-event/community/fan-groups-larp/fan-groups-larp.php

Immerse yourself in fantasy worlds
Fantastic costumes, bold performances, outstanding craftsmanship: The Cosplay Universe, top international cosplayers and the many cosplay walking acts are what make CCXP COLOGNE a magical place of heroes and villains. Stars like Riki Lecotey (aka “Riddle”), Kinpatsu, Kristen Hughey and
Ben aka Maul Cosplay will also be present at CCXP COLOGNE. At the CCXP COLOGNE Cosplay Championship, 30 finalists will get to perform on the big stage of the Thunder Theater powered by Cinedom. Set against the unique backdrop of the Thunder Theater powered by Cinedom, the programme on Saturday, 29 June 2019, from 4 to 6 pm will also be about €1,000 in prize money. The expert jury comprising Kinpatsu, Riddle and Inasté will evaluate the costumes and performances and choose the three best cosplayers of CCXP Cologne. As in previous years, the Cosplay Championship is being presented and organised at the Role Play Convention by Kes and Marcel from Kes Costumes & Cosplay. 

More information about the Cosplay Universe can be found at www.ccxp-cologne.com/the-event/experience/cosplay-universe/cosplay-universe.php

The Ulisses Spiele stand is sure to be a hit among role players. The publisher from Waldems/Steinfischbach in Hesse is home to classics such as The Dark Eye and its own production HeXXen 1733. After intensive crowdfunding and years of development work, Phase 2 of HeXXen 1733 was announced for this summer. If you are curious about other game systems like Pathfinder, Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars or Torg Eternity, then you've come to the right place at the Ulisses stand. Larp and medieval enthusiasts can look forward to the participation of Mytholon, a long-time partner of the Role Play Convention. The Hamburg-based company has been producing and selling garments, armour, foam weapons and accessories since 1996. If you want to first see how such roleplaying works, you should stop by the Ultra Stage powered by E.M.P. on Thursday or Friday evening: Orkenspalter TV will play Star Trek Adventures and Dungeons & Dragons with the audience.

Tickets and opening hours
CCXP COLOGNE is open for visitors on Thursday, 27.6 and on Friday, 28.6 from 12:00 to 9:00 p.m., on Saturday, 29.6 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday, 30.6 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Day tickets can be purchased online at www.ccxp-cologne.com/tickets starting at EUR 15 for children (admission is free for children up to 5 years of age) and EUR 30 for teenagers (12 years and older) and adults and at the box office as of 27 June 2019.

The badges designed exclusively for CCXP COLOGNE are also popular collector's items. Movie fans will also want to hold on to their admission tickets: Upon presentation of your official CCXP ticket at the Cinedom box office in the Mediapark in Cologne, you will receive one cinema ticket at the reduced price of EUR 5.00. This discount does not apply for premieres, or concert or sports broadcasts. Film, 3D, auditorium, mezzanine or VIP seat-related surcharges are not included in the price. The offer is always valid from Monday to Wednesday until 31 August 2019 and may only be redeemed at the cinema box office.
 

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility segments. Trade fairs like photokina, DMEXCO, gamescom, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but also in other growth markets like, for example, China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business.

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