BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – Brunei’s comic book convention is back with a sequel and just in time.
As fans around the world await the final chapter of the Marvel cinematic universe’s Avengers franchise, the Infinity Convention will be returning with a bang this weekend and promises that this latest installment will not be its endgame.
Organised by Fanboys Infinite in partnership with the Brunei Hobby Enthusiasts, The Collective Art Events and Peak Performance, with the support of Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd, the dedicated comic book convention will commence this Friday from 2.30pm to 7pm, and will continue on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 7pm at the Royal Brunei Recreation Club.
“With the premiere of Avengers: Endgame, this a big weekend for a lot of fanboys all across the world, we wanted the event to be a tie-in, to create an atmosphere for this pop culture milestone,” said Khairul Anwar, co-founder of Fanboys Infinite.
Almost half a year from the first Infinity Con last November, this year’s edition will be bigger, better and more inclusive, with an array of activities set up for geeks and non-geeks alike.
From miniature painting and tabletop game tutorials, to board games and a retro gaming competition, Infinity Con wants to “spread the love of geek culture to the masses”, said Khai. There will also be a photo area for families where they get to take pictures as their favorite superheroes.
One of the highlights of the convention is the Artist Alley, which will feature local artists and illustrators along with their creations. To keep in line with the Avengers: Endgame, the featured artists will be making exclusive prints, including Marvel art and displays.
There will be an early bird special on opening day as one of the local artists, Adi Farhan will be giving away free sketches for the first 20 customers.
With the ultimate aim of promoting and engaging the local geek community, Khairul said that this Infinity Con will quite literally break records.
“We really want to showcase what is available locally, from local geek culture vendors to collectors. With this in mind, we are aiming to enter the Brunei Book of Records for the highest number of model figures displayed in a single area.”