Comic Gong

Welcome to Wollongong's renowned comic and pop culture festival!

Brought to you by Wollongong City Libraries, Comic Gong is a beloved celebration of comics, graphic novels, gaming, pop culture and cosplay – and the people who create and love them!

Whether you’re a die-hard comic stan, dabble in cosplay, or just love a bit of ‘pop’ in your culture, Comic Gong has something for everyone.

Got any questions for us? Please email our Comic Gong team.

Upcoming Comic Gong events

Comic Gong is marking its 10th anniversary in 2023 - with some exciting twists!

On Saturday 13 May, families are invited to take it back to where the Comic Gong origin story began at Corrimal Library. This Family Cosplay Day features craft, face painting, live entertainment and (of course!) cosplaying.

On Friday 19 May, our older Comic Gong'ers are invited to dance the night away at the inaugural Comic Gong Cosplay Ball. We’re anticipating some jaw-dropping costumes as Wollongong Town Hall opens its doors to a social evening of cosplay competitions, photobooths, dancing, live music, and more.

Comic Gong will return to the familiar single-day event format centred around the Wollongong Arts Precinct in 2024. See you soon, super humans.

Comic Gong 2023: What's Happening

Comic Gong presents...LocationDateTickets
Cosplay Catch-upWollongong Youth CentreThursday 4 MayN/A
Family Cosplay DayCorrimal Library and Community CentreSaturday 13 MayN/A
Cosplay BallWollongong Town HallFriday 19 MayTickets available
Comic Gong 2024Wollongong Arts PrecinctSaturday 11 May, 2024N/A

Highlights from Comic Gong: past and present

Comic Gong events

Thursday 4 May 2023
03:30 pm - 07:30 pm
A chill cosplay catch-up for young people aged 12-24.
Saturday 13 May 2023
10:00 am - 01:00 pm
A fun day for kids and families to dress up as their favourite characters.
Friday 19 May 2023
07:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Adults assemble - your skills are requested for the Cosplay Ball!

The story so far...

Comic Gong started back in 2013 at Corrimal District Library and Community Centre. In 2014 it moved to Wollongong's city centre, and has kept growing like Giganta ever since.

Over the years we’ve hosted a heap of Comic Gong events, from hands-on cosplay workshops and visiting artist talks, to our major Comic Gong Festivals attracting over 10,000 visitors to the Wollongong Arts Precinct (that we know of - it's hard to count the ones wearing invisibility cloaks).

Become a sponsor

We have multiple opportunities available for businesses to support this much-loved community event. See our Support or Partner with Us page for details, or call us on (02) 4227 7414.