Take Command of ‘The Wall’ at Bangkok Comic Con

BANGKOK — Jon Snow will live again this weekend.

Those who divide the year into periods of watching or waiting for Game of Thrones can celebrate yesterday’s premier by stepping into Westeros this weekend at Bangkok Comic Con.

Strap on an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and become the bastard lord commander  (in better days) as you ascend all 700 feet of The Wall in Castle Black’s winch elevator. That’s got to beat waiting two hours to take a selfie on the Iron Throne.



HBO’s exhibition will be one of the highlights at the biggest pop culture nerd-out in Thailand, which returns again to BITEC with more special guests, cosplayers, promotional booths and entertainment.

In addition to all that marketing symbiosis, the con offers discussion sessions with Marvel Comics writer and editor C.B. Cebulski, Caity Lotz (from “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow”) and the DC and Marvel comic-book artist Kochakorn "Pop Mhan" Manochayakorn.

The legions of cosplayers can squee their pants over a number of international celebs flown in to show their stuff. From the home of Comic Con Prime in San Diego, Calif., comes cosplay queen and net idol Nicole Marie Jean to represent Western cosplay, while Hong Kong’s Luffy and Olivie will represent its Asian form.


Admission is 200 baht to the event taking place Friday through Sunday at BITEC in the capital’s Bang Na district. Check out the full schedule.




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Photo: Bangkok Comic Con / Facebook