Wales Comic Con
Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd December 2018
Glyndwr University, Wrexham
Another weekend, and another trip to a convention! After my previous excursion to Birmingham, this one was a fair bit closer to home: just down the road in Wrexham. Wales Comic Con takes place at Glyndwr University, and has steadily been building up a great reputation over the years.
The main attraction at Wales Comic Con has been the guests. Held twice a year, and in a somewhat smaller area than other events, the con has consistently punched above it’s weight in terms of the sheer quality of guests that it has attracted.
It was for this reason that my family and I were attending again this year. Mrs Platinum Al wanted to meet the actor Chris Sarandon, who as the voice of Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas (as well as playing evil Prince Humperdinck in The Princess Bride) was a definite must-meet for her.
Unfortunately, Chris dropped out just a day or two before, after we’d bought tickets and a photo op. Not good news, but not the end of the world: these things happen.
The photo op money would be returned, and we decided to go to the con anyway to have a day out. This was the right move as there was still plenty to experience, even though the weather was temperamental.
The cosplayers at WCC were fantastic, as always. There were a large variety of characters from comics, film, tv, games and more. The costumes were of the highest standard and the cosplayers were all friendly. After the disaster at MCM Birmingham the week before, I had manged to remember my camera this time and got quite a few good shots.
My daughter has discovered Harry Potter not long ago, so she dressed as Hermione Granger. She posed for some great photos, some of which are included here. Plus she was really happy to meet Stanislav Ianevski, who played Viktor Krum – that made her day.
In the past, there hasn’t been a massive amount of merchandise available at WCC. This has improved over the years though, and I was able to acquire a few nice action figures for Christmas. Very happy!
So we all had a fun family day out at Wales Comic Con, and hope to return for the next event in the new year. Hopefully Chris Sarandon will be there. Third time lucky?
The Wales Comic Con website is here.