Comic Con Portugal joins the celebration of International Batman Day

na cidade do Porto

COMIC CON PORTUGAL and EPOPCULTURE join the global event, in what is the first major celebration of the hero in Portugal. An action-packed day that culminates with the exclusive screening of Bat-signal at Casa da Música do Porto.

On September 16, 2023, International Batman Day is celebrated. A date that unites fans in paying homage to one of the most iconic heroes of Pop Culture. Believing in the same values of justice and heroism, and aware of the importance of character among the public, the Municipality of Porto (institutional partner of the Comic Con Portugal event), brings celebration to the city streets.

From 7:30 pm there will be a Fan Meeting at Casa da Música do Porto with cosplayers, and we invite the public to join us on this themed day. Whether wearing a full suit or wearing a simple mask, the important thing is to be present, and ready to fight crime! Participants will be able to count on challenges, prizes, and the opportunity for a huge group photo. At 8:30 pm the Bat-signal (Batman symbol) will be projected at Casa da Música, something unprecedented in Portugal.

This celebration will feature many activities and challenges throughout the day, including The first Batman Exhibition on urban furniture, created in synergy with JC Decaux, Penguin Random House, and Levoir, which will be present from the 15th to the 18th of September off Casa da Música; An interactive dynamic with cosplayers from the world of DC Comics at FNAC Santa Catarina; Digital pastimes (on the Comic Con Portugal and EPOPCULTURE channels); LEGO® and Warner Bros. Portugal gift offering in the dynamics held at Casa da Música.

The entire program for this event is available on the official website.

DC Comics and Warner have celebrated this day since 2014, but the character made her first appearance in the comics in March 1939, created by Bob Kane and Bill Fingere. Over the decades, it has captivated generations with its aura of mystery and conquered different forms of media: from comics to cinema, from television to animation and video games.

All over the world this is the perfect occasion for fans to discover or revisit the vast work influenced by this icon. Whether reading some of the most significant volumes in comics or watching films available on streaming services, including Tim Burton’s first Batman, which celebrates 35 years, and Dark Knight, which celebrates 15 years since its debut.

We invite all Portuguese fans to remember moments when the character had an impact and taught about courage, resilience and the belief that anyone can be a hero. Batman’s legacy will continue to inspire future generations, reminding us that even in the deepest darkness, the light of hope can prevail. At Comic Con Portugal we celebrate Pop Culture, and there are few names more recognized worldwide than Batman.

We ask fans to also join the celebration on social media with #BatmanDay and share their favorite Dark Knight memories.

Batman’s first day was celebrated in 2014, the year in which we had the first Comic Con Portugal. Coincidence or not, it seems like another excellent reason to celebrate the ten editions in 2024, between March 21st and 24th, which will take place at Exponor with the support of the Municipal Council of Porto, Matosinhos and Gaia. Tickets are now available on the event’s official website and the Fnac Fan Pack, on sale in Fnac’s physical and online stores, offers an even more exclusive and premium experience of the event. It will be the celebration of a decade of Pop Culture in Portugal, to which the entire industry, media, and public are invited. Together with our partners, we are planning an absolutely memorable edition!

COMIC CON PORTUGAL promotes the Pop Culture industry and brings fans and the community closer to this universe. We use references and values to feel connected to characters and narratives, creating unique experiences and memories that improve our perspective of seeing the world and ourselves. Once a year, we materialize Pop Culture in a four-day festival.

EPOPCULTURE – With extensive experience in the entertainment industry, EPOPCULTURE aims to be a reference in Pop Culture in Portugal and lead projects in the Iberian market, through a strategic cultural commitment with the community, brands, and partners. It built an ecosystem that concentrates the interests of the Geek community involving three axes: Unique events, first-hand content, and exclusive products.

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