Comic-mania has been sweeping the country of late, as a series of Comic Con events celebrating comics, fantasy and cosplay have been taking place all over Scotland. And now it’s Kilmarnock’s turn, as the first ever Killie Comic Con comes to town next weekend (Saturday 18th November).
The event, organised by Big Glasgow Comic Page, takes place from 10am - 5pm at The Grand Hall and the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock, and is in association with East Ayrshire Leisure.
The day has a packed schedule of workshops, talks, quizzes and activities for all ages, from tots to adults, as well as a series of guest appearances from a number of world-famous comic and graphic novel writers and artists, including Alan Grant, Al Ewing, Tom Foster and David Baillie.
Also making an appearance will be Grado, TNA & ICW wrestling star and actor from Scot Squad and River City, and Rony Bridges from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Organiser, Ian Bonar, of Big Glasgow Comic Page, said, “We’re really looking forward to the Killie event.
“We’ve got some great talks with some iconic names from the world of comics, as well as workshops on everything from making balloon superheroes to special effects make up, library sessions for young kids, a mobile cinema and Spy Quest.
“There’s been a lot of interest, and some of the workshops are already booked out.
“As well as the events, there will also be some recognisable characters such as Batman, Iron Man and Spider-Man, and if you come along in costume you could win a prize – we’ve got Rustworthy Cosplay, Lunacille Cosplay and Karadryel Cosplay as judges for our cosplay competitions.
“It’s a great time for Comic Con, with superhero and fantasy TV shows and films such as Star Wars, Wonder Woman, Thor and Game of Thrones now very firmly in the mainstream.”
The event is suitable for all ages. Entry is £1 per person, and under 5’s are free.
Anyone looking for more information should visit the Big Glasgow Comic Page on Facebook.
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