Comic Gong

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

We had a blast at Comic Gong 2023 and hope you did too! Our 10th anniversary included a spectacular cosplay ball for adults, a rocking pop-culture hang-out for teens, and a delightful family-friendly day of activities for the little ones. Thank YOU making this year’s experimental events a treat!

We are thrilled to announce Comic Gong 2024 will be back to the classic festival format on 11 May, 2024. Set aside the date for cosplay, comics, gaming, and pop culture galore. If you enjoyed what we did this year, you will enjoy our enhancements to the Comic Gong experience in 2024.

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Highlights from Comic Gong: past and present

Browse all the photos from the Comic Gong 2023 Cosplay Ball and Comic Gong 2023 Family Cosplay Day.

The story so far...

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

Comic Gong is the regions most beloved celebration of pop culture, comics and gaming - and the people who create it!

Wollongong City Libraries have hosted a heap of Comic Gong events, from hands-on cosplay workshops and visiting artist talks, to our major Comic Gong Festivals attracting over 13,000 visitors to the Wollongong Arts Precinct (that we know of - it's hard to count the ones wearing invisibility cloaks).

Whether you're a diehard comic stan, a cosplay dapbbler, or just love a bit of 'pop' in your culture, Comic Gong has something for everyone. Got any questions? Email our Comic Gong team.

Comic Gong 2023 sponsors

We deeply appreciate sponsors' help to deliver the best not-for-profit events for our community. Thank you to Illustris Modelling & 3D Printing for providing awesome prizes for our cosplay competitions.

Illustris Modelling & 3D printing

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.