ByShamindri De Sayrah, writer at Creators.co
TV and Movies are my life, hardcore fangirl and writer. Twitter @Shami1412
Shamindri De Sayrah

From now on, Never let it be said, that Sri Lanka does not do Comic Con.

On the 27th, 28th and 29th of November the comic geeks and gamers of Sri Lanka came together for Lanka Comic Con, the first of it's kind, and Sri Lanka's Cyber Games Festival where Sri Lankas best gamers battled it out playing COD, Halo, Mortal Combat, Counterstrike, DOTA and much more. Organised by Gamer.lk, Sri Lanka's Gaming and e-sports comunity, in association with the Geek Club of Sri Lanka.

Lanka Con was full of comic books, cosplay competitions, fan art, tabletop gaming and cyber gaming. There were people dressed up as everything from Superman to Kylo Ren to Hermione Granger to the Super Mario Brothers. Whether it was DC, Marvel, Anime, Manga or Star Wars, Lanka Con had it all!

Photo Credits Najith Kalhan Ratnayake
Photo Credits Najith Kalhan Ratnayake
Photo Credits Najith Kalhan Ratnayake
Photo Credits Najith Kalhan Ratnayake
Photo Credits Najith Kalhan Ratnayake
Photo Credits Najith Kalhan Ratnayake
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil
Photo Credits Ranmith Welikala
Photo Credits Ranmith Welikala
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil
Photo Credits Ranmith Welikala
Photo Credits Ranmith Welikala
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil

This Comic Con was somewhat of a safe haven and not just for Comic book geeks, but for anyone to be themselves by being someone else, be it a hero or a villain, and to express their love for the stories and games we live for.

Photo Credits Ushan Gunasekera
Photo Credits Ushan Gunasekera
Photo Credits Ushan Gunasekera
Photo Credits Ushan Gunasekera
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil

There was some pretty awesome and hilarious cosplay going on, and some characters who you never thought would be in the same room together, were killing each other.

Photo Credits Ushan Gunasekera
Photo Credits Ushan Gunasekera
Photo Credits Ranmith Welikala
Photo Credits Ranmith Welikala
Photo Credits Ranmith Welikala
Photo Credits Ranmith Welikala

One of my personal favorites....

Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil

Our Sri Lankans really went all out with their fan art.

Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil

For a small country, we have a lot of heart, and sure our Comic Con may not have been as big as SDCC or NYCC, but it was epic and unforgettable for us. For Sri Lanka's first Comic Con, it exceeded all expectations.

Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil
Photo Credit Ruwen Gy Sil

Let the world know that when we do Comic Con, we do it right.

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