Wales Comic Con

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The Wales Comic Con is a fan convention that is held in the UK twice a year at Glyndŵr University in Wrexham, North Wales. It is run by events management company - Mercury Promotions (UK). Fans are also known to attend the event dressed for cosplay where they can take part in an bi-annual competition. Comic artists from around the world can also be found drawing images for fans in the hall during the day.

Media & guests[edit]

The event itself contains various guests from various types of media, spending time to meet the fans and the public throughout the day as well as taking part in talk sessions and photoshoots. There are guests that are now considered Wales Comic Con family and have returned to the event on many occasions. The event hosts a variety of stalls with traders selling various merchandise and memorabilia.

Film and television[edit]

Comics[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Sports[edit]

Gaming industry[edit]

Event exclusives[edit]

In 2012 (in association with Dave TV) the event played an exclusive clip for fans that would preview the long-awaited return of Red Dwarf. This clip was a world exclusive for fans taking part in the Red Dwarf Q&A panel.

During the April 2014 event gaming fans had the opportunity to win a Dead Island exclusive in-game code only available that day.

Avengers Assemble the smash hit Marvel Studios super hero movie was promoted with an exclusive art print from British artist Paul Shipper in 2015.

Aftershow party[edit]

The event often finishes with an aftershow party in a local venue where they have had the likes of Funeral for a Friend, Four Star Mary, Blue Gillespie, Straight Jacket Legends and the Thomas Ian Nicholas Band playing live music for the public as well as standup comedy from Tom Price and Adrian Poynton. In 2013 Billy Boyd and his band Beecake performed live at Central Station in Wrexham, the band returned to perform in the Spring of 2016 with a gig at Wrexham FC stadium.

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