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By the way! Our festival is the prize holder of ComicsBoom awards in nomination of “The Best Comics Festival in Russia 2016”.



Alex Hirsch


"Big Fest Russia is one of the best conventions in the world! Rad costumes, amazing displays, and a crowd with pure passion for comics, movies, and pop culture. Plus I got to eat freeze-dried cosmonaut borscht from a tube. Beat that, New York ComicCon! Dont miss it!"



Patrick MacHale


"It was great! Actually, it was better than great. Meeting all the Over the Garden Wall fans at Big Fest was one of the most memorable experiences of my career. The fans there were just so amazing. And the folks who ran the event were incredible too; all artists, writers, musicians, philosophers and/or nerds themselves. Putting on this festival is clearly a labor of love for them, and it shows. I guess what I'm trying to say is: I recommmend it!"



Invited guests’ feedback in 2016



Rufus Dayglo


"Big Fest was such an incredible experience. I'd long dreamt of visiting Russia, and in particular St. Petersburg. The organisers at Big Fest were so incredible! We met so many lovely people, some of whom had even travelled from Siberia to get there to the show!!! Such dedication! I’ve never encountered such kindness, enthusiasm, generosity and had so much fun. Russia is just incredible. I can't recommend Big Fest enough. The people a are so wonderful, the crowds of fans are so kind, and the city is truly one of the places you have to visit. As an artist I felt such an affinity with the place! The show is organised with love, and it shows. The Show's crew and volunteers are wonderful and we made amazing friends. I can't wait to go back."


Mateus Santolouco


"I had a blast in Big Fest! It was amazing to see closely the effervescent comics scene growing in Russia. It was a great place to be with fantastic and friendly people all around! I hope to come back soon! Long live the Big Fest!"


Tristan Wilder


"It was fantastic time and really cool. Thank you for inviting me and would return anytime :)"

10 и 11 of june
Street Art Museum

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Big Festival



“Big Festival” is the largest annual festival of comics, cosplay and nostalgia in Russia, where the visitors have an opportunity to feel the spirit of joy and join a wonderful world of comics. Here you can find out some facts about origin of geek culture in different countries, observe the very first gaming consoles and rare comic issues, take part in 8-bit game competitions, play caps and chewing gum sweetie papers, try soviet and modern arcade machines, enjoy rock battle in Scott Pilgrim music zone, solve thematic zone quests about different fandoms, show your creative potential, enjoy cosplay competition, launch Olympic Mishka into the sky, and also meet different cult heroes of the world — comics authors, animators, artists and bloggers.


In 2016 we had Alex Hirsch (“Gravity Falls”), Patrick McHale (“Over the Garden Wall”, “Adventure Time”), Yaya Han (world known cosplayer) and artists from Brazil, USA, Germany and Canada as our invited guests.


This year we plan to amaze you no less than the previous one. Our team is working on one-of-a-kind unique event, we are ready to give you a lot of unforgettable experience, surprises, gifts and fun, new interesting meetings and friends.





Eugene Yakovlev


Artist, comics writer.

Kevin Eastman


One of the creators of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, comics writer, artist, author and publisher.


Invited guests in 2017



Jim Lawson


Artist of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Guest list is updated


Thematic zones



SCP Foundation


Secure, Contain, Protect, — here is a slogan of a company that specializes on analyzing paranormal activities and objects.



Exit through the dungeon straight to the Big Festival.

Banana Guard


Fun and charismatic sentinels from the “Adventure Time” cartoon series.

Beavis and Butthead


Take a seat on the couch — these two are already here waiting for you!

The Witcher


Monster hunting, spear running, wonderful ladies and East Slavic mythology.

Steven Universe


Crystal gems are protecting our world from danger and boredom — for the very first time at Big Festival!

Sin City


Iconic noir graphic novel and movie are about to become part of Big Festival, too.

Call of Jungles


An educational and interactive TV show for children is back again at Big Festival. Jungles are calling for you!

Rick and Morty


Adventures in another worlds in company of a relative-scientist-alcoholic-intergalactic criminal. There will be a real-size Flying Saucer Car!

Rock Pub


Meet European rock music, from British rock-n-roll to Scandinavian death metal.

Scotch Tape Crew


Crazy guys with awesomely crazy handmade cosplay.

Hundred years of Revolution


A memorial to important events of 1917th, photos, news footage and flashbacks.

Twin Peaks


Enter the red room to grab some coffee and solve the mystery of Lora Palmer.

Fanzine Factory


Display of your own drawn stories, large and small, but delightful anyway.

Miyazaki Universe


Take a sit in our Moving Castle and feel the atmosphere of masterpieces by animation genius Hayao Miyazaki.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


TMNT comics. TMNT cartoons. Even the creator of TMNT himself — this zone has everything you want!

South Park


Small town in state of Colorado is about to move in Saint Petersburg, Russia for a couple of days.






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