Glenrothes Comicon, 10th June @ the Kingdom Centre.
The team at the Fife Cultural Trust have been working hard preparing for the Glenrothes Comicon this Saturday 10th June. The team from What Happens In Gaming will be joining in the fun via Facebook and features on our website.
Check out the official release for this weekend. If you are going to be there look out for Neil and Callum who will be transforming into our press team for the day.
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Autobots roll out to the Kingdom Centre
More than meets the eye at Glenrothes Comic Con
From movie memorabilia and anime to comics and cosplay, the Rothes Halls will have it all covered when the curtains go up on the first ever Glenrothes Comic Con on Saturday 10th June.
In time for the next Transformers blockbuster, kids (and parents, let’s be honest) can expect to find Autobot hero Bumble Bee and Decepticon baddie Barricade parked up (on their best behaviour) in the Kingdom Centre for the day.
Joining a glittering roster of guests already announced are prolific writer and artist Dan McDaid (DC Comics, Doctor Who, Judge Dredd, Dark Horse) and award-winning comic and video game writer Gordon Rennie (2000AD, Warhammer, Call of Duty).
Among the VIPs in attendance will be veteran Marvel and DC Comics artist Mike Collins (now the storyboard artist for Doctor Who, Class and Sherlock for the BBC) and 2000AD and Vertigo artist Will Simpson (currently storyboarding Game of Thrones for HBO).
Many vendors will also be selling their wares on the day – most recent additions include Kirkcaldy memorabilia shop Kingdom Comics, Aberdeen-based indie publisher Devolution Comics and many more. Seasoned Comic Con veteran, comedian and Egon Spengler lookalike Des O’Gorman will be hosting festivities on the day.
The Comic Con is a hugely popular celebration of popular culture which started in America in 1970, since spreading exponentially as a result of the increasing dominance of Hollywood comic book adaptations, such as X-Men – and latterly the Marvel and DC Universes – in the last decade.
There are now hundreds of comic book conventions which take place around the world each year. Bringing Comic Con to the Rothes Halls allows those with a passion for comics and cosplay to come along and join in the fun without having to travel outside Fife. The key difference in this Comic Con – which is sponsored by Go Glenrothes, Kingdom Centre, BB Muffins and Fife Council – is that entry is priced at just £1.
Cosplay is a massive part of every Comic Con, and Glenrothes is no exception. Children and adults alike are invited to dress up to display their love for their favourite characters. Cosplay participation is not mandatory, but who wouldn’t want to turn up to the Kingdom Centre dressed as the Kurgan from Highlander?
Gary Erskine, Artist and Creative Director, said: “We’re buzzing about next weekend. The Glenrothes Comic Con will feature all your favourites. There will be workshops and discussion panels, exhibitors featuring established creators and local talent, various vendors, and toys. Come one and all.”
Doors open at 9:30am until 5pm. For tickets and additional booking information online see here.