A week before Halloween in the bloody heart of the Scottish Highlands, an event is rolling in to Fort William that may change the event landscape for many years to come.
Fort Con is to be the first Fort William Comic Con & Expo set for the weekend of 22nd October 2016 and is set to draw pop culture fans and exhibitors from all over Scotland, the UK and beyond.
Events and promotions company The 57th Parallel with partner Highlands Entertainment are putting on the event which is very much aimed at the community and is gearing itself up to be one of the most fun events on the Fort William calendar.
Fort Con creator Ben Belton had this to say:
“Fort Con is not simply about comics, it is a celebration of pop culture, movies, TV, anime, games, music, celebrities and more importantly – fun! We expect hundreds of people from the local area alone to show up in an outstanding and colourful array of costumes. This is the event that Fort William needs and deserves!”
“This is by the community, for the community. The Fort Con crew is made up of dedicated local volunteers who want to make Fort Con an event to remember.”
Fort Con is being staged with private investment, sponsor funding and a lot of hard work. All current information can be found at the official website www.fortcon.co.uk
Fort Con is being held at the Nevis Centre in Fort William and various other smaller venues on the weekend of 22nd October. Tickets will go on sale at the start of the Summer.
If you can help out in any way then feel free to contact the crew via the website.