Ayrshire College Comic Con – Tues 26th May

For all those based in Ayrshire, head on down to the Ayrshire College Comic Con which is due to take place on Tuesday 26th May at the local college.

There will be sales of comics, books, graphic novels; Xbox gaming; a zombie makeup tutorial; prize raffle; and a special memorabilia auction containing signed items.

All proceeds will go towards the War Child charity.

http://www.warchild.org.uk/

You can find out more info at our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/AyrshireComicCon

Newport gets geeked

Newport is set to play host to a new film and comic convention this summer.

GeekedFest, which will be hosted at the Newport Leisure Centre on August 8 and 9, is the first of what organisers hope will become an annual event. GeekedFest Ltd was founded by Chris Muscat and Shane Richard Jordan who are from Newport and are passionate about their city.

They want to provide a comic convention that is accessible to families and newcomers and will offer a drooling experience for the hardcore nerds, gamers, geeks of all ages, creeds and guilds.

The event will have a roster full of special guests, including Game of Thrones actors, current and former WWE wrestling stars and authors of classics such as the Return of the Jedi and the Goonies. As well as autographs and picture opportunities there will also be exhibitions showcasing Dr Who props, Star Wars memorabilia and film characters.

GeekedFest will be packed full with market stalls and exhibitors selling everything from costume wear, comics, figurines, unique artwork, retro games, autographs, film memorabilia, and rare confectionery. There will be a dedicated Cosplay area and gaming room with competitions and shows throughout both days.

Co-founder of Geekedfest Chris Muscat said “Geekedfest started with a passion for films and comics and a desire to provide Newport, our city, with something everyone can enjoy. The city is undergoing a major redevelopment and as part of that we wanted to offer an annual event Newport can be proud of.”

“Our aim is to offer our guests an experience they will enjoy and at the same time support our local businesses and charities. We are supporting the Follow Your Dreams, St Davids Foundation Hospice Care and Fibroduck charities to raise awareness and funds for their great causes, with exhibitions dedicated to them on both days.”

For more information and to purchase your tickets visit www.geeekedfest.com, www.facebook.com/GeekedFest or follow the festival on Twitter at @geekedfest.

Cardiff Independent Comic Expo returns for 2015

Cardiff’s only independent comic show returns on Saturday 27th June, 2015 at Cardiff Masonic Hall.

The Cardiff Independent Comic Expo (CICE) will showcase the very best in independent comic artists, writers, publishers, retailers, illustrators and more, from South Wales and beyond.

The event returns after a brief break in 2014, to build on the successful shows held since 2011, to celebrate the talent of those creators at the heart of the indie scene.

Guests include 2000AD artists Mike Collins and Patrick Goddard, 2000AD writers Ian Edginton and Rob Williams, horror writers Wayne Simmons and David Moody. They are joined by superbly talented indie creators including: Ana Catris, Lou Scannon, Bearded Skull, Stiffs, Razarhawk, David Broughton, Godmachine, Sarah Millman, Stu.Art, and many more…

Mike Allwood, creator of CICE and comic show producer for 25+ years, is delighted to bring back CICE:-
“The independent creators are the very soul of our shows. Every year they raise the bar on the books they produce and to this day continue to push the medium to new levels. I’m delighted to have the opportunity once again to showcase the rich pool of talent we have in the UK with our small press creators”

The show is suitable for all ages, families are welcome, as are family friendly cosplayers 

Tickets are available online from our official website priced at £5 (children under 12 go free with a ticket holding adult)