Film & Comic Con Cardiff March 2017

Once again we attended this event as ‘Official Press’ thanks to Showmasters !!!!

Held at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena the home of South Wales geekery – during the 4th & 5th of March 2017.


img_0253Guests that attended this weekends event included:-

  • Indira Varma (Game of Thrones, Torchwood)
  • Clive Russel (Game of Thrones)
  • Jimmy Vee (Star Wars, Doctor Who)
  • Dave Prowse (Star Wars)
  • Alistair Petrie (Star Wars, Sherlock)
  • Teri McMinn (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
  • John Dugan (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
  • Katy Manning (Doctor Who)
  • Matthew Waterhouse (Doctor Who
    And many more!


This event also had dedicated ‘zones’ for specific interests such as

  • Video Gaming Zone – The Gaming Zone at Cardiff Film and Comic Con was curated by Replay Events to bring attendees the greatest classic retro gaming as well as what current gaming has to offer.
  • Cosplay Zone  – The Cosplay Zone was the area to visit to see all the amazing costumed visitors and featured parades, fantastic competitions and some great photo opportunities.

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    Cosplay images sources from Facebook

As in previous years this weekend event offered autograph & photo opportunities with stars from TV & Film covering a wide variety of interests and genres.

There were also specialist talks and Q&A panels with the stars.

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For panel highlights and interviews from the event head over to the Gallifrey Stands Podcast !!!!


And of-course there were also many stalls selling a variety of merchandise for all attendees geeky needs!17190478_1078451358967186_8638881517218114306_n
There was also ‘iconic movie vehicle’ and prop replicas  for attendees to snap a photo with including a Prisoner of Askaban green screen photo shoot and a new feature; professional photo shoots available for attending Cosplayers.


Overall;

There was moderate turn-out for the  Cardiff event this year and the line-up while not exceptional was on par with previous years. Attendees were not how-ever put off by the wet and windy weather this weekend.

The cosplay and gaming zones at this years event have increased since last years with the main cosplay events being put on a larger stage. However once again there was no comic zone this year which many attendees were saddened by.

The crew (who are mainly volunteers) were friendly and helpful as always. The con seemed to run very smoothly and efficiently.

This was a great event and we can’t wait for the next one !!!!

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