Wales Comic Con – 26th April 2015
Glyndwr University, Wrexham
It was an amazing sunny day Wales Comic Con. The sun was shining and the atmosphere was a winner. I took my family along to Glyndwr University in Wrexham for an afternoon of Sci-Fi, fantasy and comic books and we had a fantastic time.
As per other conventions I’ve covered at the Virtual Hot Tub, the event was a mix of guests signing and doing Q&As, merchandise for sale, displays and gaming. A varied menu of entertainments brought out fans galore, and the area was filled with enthusiasts from all over.
No doubt the great weather helped, but there was a tremendously friendly and enthusiastic atmosphere at this event. My little girl, Eloise, dressed as Anna from Frozen and had a wonderful experience meeting lots of other Disney Princesses. It was the first time she’s been to an event like this, and I think Eloise is a convert for life.
The Cosplayers were numerous, and their costuming skills very talented. There were superheroes, Star Wars characters, time travelling doctors – everything you can think of. I took plenty of photos, as you can see here. All were happy to have their photographs taken, for which I am very grateful. So many missed opportunities though!
A real highlight of the day, fo me, was meeting Dath Vader himself – Dave Prowse. A very amiable chap, I’ve never met Mr Prowse before though I have met several of his Star Wars co-stars. I got a signed photo and shook the man’s hand. A real gent.
My only criticism of the event was that there was little merchandise that appealed to me. But that’s a very subjective viewpoint and wouldn’t put me off Wales Comic Con in future.
The event appeared to be run very well. The last time I went, the queues were so long that my buddies and me gave up and went home without getting in. No problems this year, the convention was busy but with no apparent issues.
Wales Comic Con was awesome fun. We all had a great day out and will definitely go again. It’s handy it’s so close to home. The real success here was that the event kept all of us enthralled, whether it was a four year old Princess or an old Jedi like me. Top marks.
Wales Comic Con website is here.