Oz Comic-Con Melbourne returns this June long weekend.

So once upon a time I used to think that Oz Comic-Con was just for those friends and co-workers who would sit up all night watching Star Trek and line up for the midnight showing of Star Wars.

Then I had a son. A gorgeous little boy who is obsessed with superheroes and comics and turning everything not nailed down into a lightsaber. And suddenly all the photos from last year’s Oz Comic-Con that I saw made this an event we were not missing in 2016.

There’s knockout headlining stars – including John Barrowman (Torchwood, Doctor Who, Arrow), Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) and Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgement Day), alongside a guest list of fandom favourites such as David Anders (iZombie, The Vampire Diaries), Timothy Omundson (Psych, Supernatural), Ingrid Oliver and Samuel Anderson (Doctor Who), Paul McGillion and Rachel Luttrell (Stargate: Atlantis) and David Giuntoli (Grimm), there’s something for fans of every genre. Each guest will be taking part in professional photograph and autograph opportunities across the weekend, as well as exclusive question and answer panels each day.

Oz Comic-Con isn’t just about the celebrity guests, however. The show floor will be packed with exciting and exclusive activities and features, including cosplay central, the family activity zone, and a bustling artist’s alley. With world renowned comic artists – including Nicola Scott, Mike Choi, Wolfgang Bylsma and Tom Taylor – in attendance, fans will be able to meet the hands behind their favourite works, as well as get their favourite comics signed. The Victorian finals of the Australian Championships of Cosplay will also be held at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne, with the winner securing a place in the national finals in Brisbane this September.

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on June 11-12, with doors open from 9am until 6pm each day.

For further information please visit their website