Comic Art at the Creative City Linz

NextComic and Comic Con Austria at Linz © Floarian Voggeneder NextComic and Comic Con Austria at Linz © Floarian Voggeneder

With the NextComic Festival and the Comic Con Austria, two highlights await comic lovers in Linz during April and March.



NextComic Festival | 16th - 24th of March 2017 Linz, Steyr, Traun, Steyrermühl

It isn' possible to assume it away from the festival scene of the UNESCO City of Media Arts: the NextComic Festival has been fascinating national and international comic lovers for eight years. Comic-art enthusiasts can discover comic art in Linz during nine days - festival locations include the Ars Electronic Center, the Offenes Kulturhaus, the Grottenbahn at the Pöstlingberg, the Lentos Art Museum and the Moviemento Cinema.

The NextComic Festival lets visitors experience comics as a diverse medium. In addition to exhibitions this unique festival shows animation films, street art, readings, workshops, lectures, children's books, school projects and much more. Also this year renowned artists such as Olivier Schrauwen (Bel), Anna Haifisch (D), "Crepax Archive": Antonio Crepax (I) or DJ Fettburger (Nor) will be guests in Linz.

NextComic Festival - Infos

Festivaler opening: 16.3.2017 6pm, OÖ Kulturquartier / Ursulinensaal
Duration: 16 - 24 March 2017
Venues: Linz, Steyr, Traun, Steyrermühl
Program: Download the program booklet (DE)
More info: NextComic Festivalwebsite



Comic Con Austria | 8th - 9th of April 2017 Design Center Linz

A true highlight for fans of comics, cosplay and games will be this years Comic Con Austria at the Design Center Linz! A large delegation of well-known comic and cosplay artists and stars from the entertainment sector will be guests at Comic Con Austria in the UNESCO City of Media Arts. Among them are Michael Cudlitz (Officer John Cooper from The Walking Dead) or Robert LaSardo (Hector Grimm from Death Race).

In addition, fans can expect a big comic-zone and a lot of computers, consoles and board games at Comic Con Austria. The convention is rounded off by panels, autograms and photoshootings. A comic contest for the determination of the Austria Comic Con Cosplay Champion will take place in Linz.

Comic Con Austria - Information

Opening hours:
- Saturday 8th April 2017: 10am - 7pm
- Sunday 9th April 2017: 10am - 5pm
Venue: Design Center Linz, Europaplatz 1
Further information: Comic Con Austria Website



Versatile media art combined with exciting city experiences

You want to immerse yourself in diverse comic-arts and at the same time get to know the Creative City Linz? Book your Linz weekend now! Enjoy 3 days / 2 nights, in a hotel of your choice, with the free Linz-Card and many discounts! The free-ride with the LinzAG lines allows you to reach the various festivallocations relaxed and a gastronomy voucher invites you to discover the diverse culinary landscape in Linz! Exciting and relaxing - a weekend in Linz!
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