Oz Comic Con 2016 On In Perth This Weekend

posted on by Jon Hayward
Australian pop culture expo Oz Comic Con will start their 2016 tour in the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 2nd and 3rd of April 2016. Sonny Strait (Krillin from Dragon Ball Z) is their animation special guest;

Oz Comic Con is a pop culture expo covering film, TV, cult, comics, toys, gaming and more. Alongside their popular Australian Championships of Cosplay competition and the Cosplay Central area Oz Comic Con are launching their new Anime Station area with anime screenings and a manga library for the entire weekend.


  • When: Saturday the 2nd to Sunday the 3rd 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. Day Pass - $30 online. You can buy tickets here.

Special Guests

Sonny Strait

ADR director, script writer, voice actor and comic artist, Sonny Strait doesn't appear to sit still. Most famously known for voicing Krillin in Dragon Ball Z you will also know him as Koro Sensei in Assassination Classroom, Maes Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Lupin III in a large number Lupin III films and Usopp in One Piece.

You will be able to see Sonny speak about Dragon Ball on the Dragon Ball Z panel at 10:00am on Saturday on Stage 2 and 4:00pm on Sunday on the Sonny Strait Panel on Stage 2.

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 their Cosplay Active competition at 3pm and a Cosplay Parade on the Saturday at 4pm on Stage 1. On Sunday stage 1 will host the Kids Cosplay Contest at 2:00pm followed by the Perth heat of the Oz Comic-Con Australian Chamiponships of Cosplay at 3:00pm.

OZCC's Cosplay Central is a hub of activity for Cosplay fans with a display of cosplay outfits, signing tables for cosplay guests, photo wall setup for photographers and they have even organised a cosplay change room and Captain Patch-it will travelling to perth to manning a repair station for the weekend. You can see the details here.

Of Possible Interest

The following events are of possible interest to Anime and Manga fans;

  • UWAnime: Anime Trivia Galore - Saturday 10:30am Stage 4
  • Manga 101 - Sunday 3:30pm Workshop Stage
  • The Evolution of Anime - Sunday 12:00pm Stage 4

Everything Else

You can find the schedule for Oz ComicCon 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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