Event Reporters – Ben Gummery & Lewis Mainwaring
Held at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena the home of South Wales geekery on the 24th and 25th of October 2015.
Guests that attended this weekends event included:-
- Carl Weathers (Rocky),
- Margot Kidder (Superman),
- Joe Flanigan (Stargate),
- Dave Prowse (Star Wars),
- Nana Visitor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine),
- Wendy Padbury (Doctor Who – Classic Who).
Overall the event received a strong turn out of visitors over the course of the two day event with the Cosplayers out in force again as in previous years 🙂
There was a wide range of stalls selling all types of merchandise, artwork, comics, costumes etc.
Another attraction was the memorabilia ‘Silent Auction’. The auction took place both days and included memorabilia from both big and small screen. As in previous years we participated in the auction and ‘won’ a ‘Kane’ signed action figure (Alien) by John Hurt.
Also at the convention there was the opportunity to have a green screen photo shoot with the Emperors throne from Star Wars, a Jurassic World green screen photo shoot as well as the chance to have a photo sat inside a replica KITT car from Knight Rider.
Overall, we really enjoyed our time at CFCC. The Showmasters volunteers did a great job of keeping the event running smoothly and all were pleasant and approachable.
We hope the Cardiff event will continue to grow and grow with even better guests in future years as it doesn’t seem to attract the same level of guests as other Showmaster events.
Roll on CFCC March 2016 !!!!!