Oz Comic Con Melbourne 2016

GIVEAWAY! – Take the family to Oz Comic-Con Melbourne

It’s been a whole year since Little E and I had our epically fun day at Oz Comic-Con? Wow. Well I can guarantee you that we’ll be there again this year but with Phenom-A-Mum and our new addition, Little L, as well.

Revisit all of the crazy fun that my then-2-year-old had with the amazing cosplayers, Avengers movie props and the kids-only activity zone by click on this link right here!

[Pop to the bottom of today’s post to enter the competition to win A FREE FAMILY PASS TO OZ COMIC-CON!]

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Who would’ve thought that a massive geek-fest would be such a great day out for the littl’uns? To be honest, I was a little worried about taking a toddler but my concerns evaporated as Little E’s smile grew wider and wider with every photo op and each high-five from a cool-costumed cosplayer. My favourite memory was watching my 2YO have a conversation with a seven-foot Wookie who only spoke in growls and howls, to the applause of a gathered crowd!

If you have even an inkling of nerd or geek in you then seriously consider taking the fam along to this year’s Oz Comic-Con for a day to remember.

What’s on at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne?

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The Melbourne event will take place over the June long weekend, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th of June. With so much time yet to go, only two megastars have been announced to appear and it will excite any Stargate fans: Rachel Luttrell & Paul McGillion from Stargate Atlantis will be doing a Q&A, posing for photos and signing autographs (please be aware that you need to pay for photos and autographs)!

Not into sci-fi? What about meeting some of the top Australian graphic novel and comic book writers and illustrators? Nicola Scott will be there, artist on DC series like Superman and Wonder Woman.


Do you like playing classic video games? Card or table top games? You can borrow from the huge range available in the Gaming Zone to sit down and play with your family and friends. Learn how to play something new and open a new world of geekiness for yourself, or revisit classics from your past.

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And when you’re exhausted from all of the insanity and need a brief respite from the over-excited blabber of your kids, chill out in the Family Room. Awesome volunteers will play with your munchkins as you sit and breathe (not a child-minding service!). Little E was in the Family area for almost 2 hours last year and I had to drag him out! He even managed to cutesy his way into a free Guardians of the Galaxy cap from one of the volunteers… no one offered me one. Sad face.

I know this sounds like a sell but we genuinely had the best time last year and are utterly psyched to do it all again in June!

Perhaps I need to come up with a family costume theme and then enter the kids into the Kids Cosplay Parade that happens on the Sunday? I do believe that my mini-men are going to grow up to be mega-geeks too. Smiley face.

Find out all about what’s happening and buy tickets from the Oz Comic-Con website (click here). And find out about the Adelaide, Perth, Sydney & Brisbane shows if you’re an out-of-stater.

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  1. VISIT the Oz Comic-Con website and chose which city and date you would like to attend.
  2. Make sure you LIKE our Facebook page so that you can keep up to date with family friendly activities and give some love to the Oz Comic-Con page as well!
  3. ENTER your details below and answer the question!

Who would you come dressed as if you won the Family Pass, and why?  – don’t forget to let us know which city you want tickets for.

One x Family Pass is up for grabs (a Family Pass contains 2 x adult tickets & 2 x child (under 12) tickets). The passes are valid for any day at an Oz Comic-Con event across Australia in 2016 (Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane).

Competition is open to Australian Residents only and is open now. Competition closes 24/03/2016 at 8.00pm AEST.

The winner will be the most original and entertaining answer to the competition question, as judged by Big Kid Little Kid. The judges' decision is final and not open to appeal.
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David Hawkins

Half nerd, all Dad & Founder of Big Kid Little Kid, the go-to blog for Awesome Dads. David is on a personal mission to become a more awesome dad to his two sons and teach them all the facets of being a major nerd. NES-off anybody?
  • Rebecca Costa

    I would go as Zombie Liv Moore from iZombie as she solves crime instead of creating it and the show amazing from a comic!!

  • Renate Abra

    A family of Zombies.

  • Karen T

    Lieutenant Colonel Samantha Carter from Stargate SG 1. A very intelligent lady who can hold her own around the boys and can kick butt too! She was an awesome character in the show. For the Perth show please :)

  • Effie Bakkalis

    I would get the whole family to dress as characters from The Hunger Games series. I would love to dress up as my namesake Effie!!
    Melbourne June 12 please! And I have been a long-time liker of both FB pages :)

  • I’d make a pantomime Jabba The Hut, and have the whole family inside it. It would be AMAZING. My daughter would probably be the head.

    Melbourne would be the show for us.

  • RossS12

    My daughter is just waiting to go as Ellie, so I’d naturally be going as Joel. And that’s not the Last of Us… because my wife is going as Joelene and my son as Eli.

    Melbourne June 11th please.

  • Cleo Sids

    My family would dress up as Star Wars characters as I grew up watching it and still do now with my family. Adelaide city.