ERMAGERD SWEDISH COMICCON! :D

SWEDISH COMICCON!

BEST.

WEEKEND.

EVAR :’D

Following the grueling exam week before, I felt the time time was ripe for some good ol’ fashioned nerdy R&R.

So I did what any sensible fantasy-lover would do- I rallied friends from all fandoms and headed right into the thick of Comic Con-GAMEX which took place at the Kista exhibition center (Kistamässan) between the 31st of October and the 2nd of November.

And boy, did I have the time of my life.

“Doing what, exactly?” you may ask.

Doing this:

Saluting before going to hunt some Titan scum

Saluting before going to hunt some Titan scum

Getting force-choked by Vader

Getting force-choked by Vader

Mullling over the best way to take over Westeros

Mullling over the best way to take over Westeros

Almost getting shot by Selene

Almost getting shot by Selene

Trying (and failing) to pick up Thor's hammer

Trying (and failing) to pick up Thor’s hammer

Going into Gear Secondo before an epic battle with Luffy and Zoro

Going into Gear Secondo before an epic battle with Luffy and Zoro

Getting witch-hunted for my crimes against the kingdom

Getting witch-hunted for my crimes against the kingdom

Posing with Jynx, Alice, Two Mikus, and Luka

Posing with Jinx, Alice, Two Mikus, and Luka

Playing some Assassin's Creed Unity

Playing some Assassin’s Creed Unity

Watching a knife-fight between Jack Skellington and a Xenomorph

Watching a knife-fight between Jack Skellington and a Xenomorph

Helping Black Rock Shooter fire her gun!

Helping Black Rock Shooter fire her gun!

Trying to talk my  way out of King Balor's court

Trying to talk my way out of King Balor’s court

Getting mistaken for John Conner

Getting mistaken for John Conner

Wreaking havoc with Loki

Wreaking havoc with Loki

Getting ready to slay some Heartless

Getting ready to slay some Heartless

Getting hunted by a predator

Getting hunted by a predator

Living long and prospering with Girl-Spock

Living long and prospering with Girl-Spock

As a regular comic exhibition frequenter and cosplayer, I love the touch of Swedishness that suffused the whole thing. Things like:

  1. Cosplayers being coy when you first approach them then going full-blown fan-boy/girl with a bit of encouragement
  2. Fellow cosplayers giving me heartfelt apologies when I’d tell them that my costume hadn’t arrived in time
  3. How organized and efficient everything was (I traversed a 100-person line to get my picture taken on the Iron Throne- My wait time? Hardly 10 minutes!)
  4. The upbeat cheerfulness of the event given that it was super-dreary and drizzly outside
  5. People fika’ing in outrageous outfits (I think this might be my favorite)

All in all- it was a wonderful experience that’s only made me fall deeper in love with Sweden, its diversity, and its acceptance of other cultures.

Will you be joining us next year? Submit your application to Swedish University Admissions and see what happens!

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1 Comment

  • Loki • 9 Nov 2014 at 10.03 pm Reply

    I. Said. KNEEEEL!

    Glad you liked the outfit =)

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