Event Reporters – Ben Gummery & Lewis Mainwaring
This was our second ‘con’ as ‘Official Press’ thanks to Showmasters !!!! Held at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena the home of South Wales geekery.
- Ray Park (Star Wars: Episode One),
- Samuel Anderson (Doctor Who – Revived Series),
- Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3),
- Terry Molloy (Doctor Who – Classic Series),
- Jeff Rawle (Harry Potter),
- Jack Donnelly (Atlantis).
Overall the event received a strong turn out of visitors; especially on the Saturday which saw the venue reaching full capacity during the day. Cosplay is now an even bigger part of the event than in previous years with the introduction of the ‘Showmasters Regional Championship and Qualifiers’ for Cosplay:
“This aims to recognise cosplay from across the UK and offer applicants the chance to truly express and explore cosplay creativity”.
There was also ‘a place for all things Comics’ in the Comic Zone and an expanded Gaming Zone for video gaming fans – located on the higher levels of the arena.
Another attraction was the memorabilia ‘Silent Auction’. The auction took place both days and included memorabilia from both big and small screen. I ‘won’ a cast signed Buffy the Vampire Slayer photo (Lewis).
We were able to interview Terry Molloy about his Doctor Who/Big Finish work and developing the character of Davros.
We also attended a very interesting and fun Doctor Who talk featuring Camille Courdi, Samuel Anderson & Terry Molloy; sharing their experiences of Doctor Who from the classic series up to the most recent. You can listen to the full panel below:
Also at the convention there was the opportunity to have a green screen photo shoot with the Emperors throne from Star Wars as well as the chance to have a photo sat inside a replica Deloran from Back to the Future from BTTFCAR.co.uk
Overall, we really enjoyed our time at CFCC and it was nice to experience a show that was busy but still with a friendly atmosphere and lots going on. The Showmasters volunteers did a great job of keeping the event running smoothly.
We hope the Cardiff event will continue to grow and grow with even better guests.