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OzComicCon Starts 2015 Tour in Perth This Weekend

posted on by Jon Hayward
Australian pop culture expo Oz Comic-Con kicks off their 2015 tour in the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 11th and 12th of April 2015. Their voice actor special guests include Monica Rial and Neil Kaplan;

Oz Comic-Con is a pop culture expo covering film, TV, cult, comics, toys, gaming and more. And this year OZCC is launching their Australian Championships of Cosplay competition and the Cosplay Central area complete photography space, guests and panel theatre.


  • When: Saturday the 11th to Sunday the 12th of April. Doors open at 9am and close at 6pm.
  • Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
  • How Much: Weekend Pass - $50 online $60 at the door. Day Pass - $30 online $40 at the door. You can buy tickets here.

Special Guests

Monica Rial

Scripting, Directing, Voice acting, Monica Rial has been heavily involved in many aspects of English anime production and it's highly unlikely you haven't seen her work. Having worked for many of the Anime production companies in North America, Monica has produced scripts for Kaleido Star, Sankarea: Undying Love, Ben-To, Birdy the Mighty: Decode, Level E, The Sacred Blacksmith, Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash! and Space Dandy and has director credits for KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple, xxxHOLiC and Claymore. Then her ANN encylopedia entry has voice acting credits in over 350 series, including Bulma in Dragon Ball Z but you would have most recently would have heard Monica as Tomoko Kuroki in WATAMOTE. Some of Monica's other roles include Chihiro Shindou in ef: a tale of melodies, Himari Takakura in Mawaru Penguindrum, Stocking in Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, Shizuka Marikawa in Highschool of the Dead, Mirajane in Fairy Tail, Kanami Ishizaki in Darker than Black and Shiro in Deadman Wonderland.

Neil Kaplan

Having recieved his start as a political impersonator in the late 80's, Neil Kaplan went on to form a impressive resume of work over the years. Having voiced several villians in Saban's Power Rangers (Including the PR movie, Lost Galaxy, Lightspeed Rescue and Time Force) he went onto making a name for himself in the Digimon franchise starting with Hawkmon in Digimon Adventure 02 with roles in every Digimon series since. He has also voiced Optimus Prime in Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai in Bleach, Saber Tiger in Blue Dragon and Obito Uchiha in Naruto Shippūden. Most recently you would recognise Neil as Tychus Findlay from StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.

All guests will be available for signatures and photos at scheduled times over the weekend. Please view the schedules for more information.


OZCC will be holding a Cosplay Parade on the Saturday at 4pm on Stage 1. On Sunday stage 1 will host the Kids Cosplay Contest at 2pm followed by the Perth heat of the Oz Comic-Con Australian Championships of Cosplay at 2:30pm.

It must be noted that Perth is the first location to host a heat for the Oz Comic-Con Australian Championships of Cosplay Competition. This ties in with OZCC's Cosplay Central being a hub of activity for Cosplay fans with small panels theatre, signing tables for cosplay guests, photo wall setup for photographers and they have even organised a cosplay change room for the event. You can see the details for the new and improved OZCC cosplay here.

Everything Else

You can find the schedule for Oz Comic-Con here, information on location and ticket prices are also avaliable.

And of course you can find out further information on the Perth expo on Oz Comic-Con's website and facebook page.

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