Review: Cardiff Comic Con
On 1 March 2014 myself and four friends from the BYG Editorial Group attended the yearly Cardiff Comic Con held at the Motorpoint Arena.
It was a fabulous day with loads of people dressed up. The queues to enter were gigantic and almost completely around the arena itself.
There were loads of stars you may know such as Anthony Head (Giles in Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and King Uther (Merlin the hit BBC show), Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley in Harry Potter), Brian Blessed (Flash Gordon, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace), Robert Englund (Freddy Kruger from A Nightmare On Elm Street), Robert Maschio (Scrubs) and even David Hasselhoff who I managed to stand by for 2-3 minutes and not even realise.
I even had a very sassy dalek talk to me, and I had loads of other opportunities. You could have a picture with Gollum or ET, and have a picture taken on the iron throne for only £5 - what a bargain.
As you enter you see loads of famous comic artists who were drawing while they were there. They were absolutely fantastic, but unfortunately they were very expensive to buy on the day. There were also tons of different comic book stalls and shops selling items like board games, plushies, talking Big Bang Theory pens, Manga and not to forget, comics (obviously).
We from the BYG EG were fortunate to get press passes for the day for free, however the passes did not really give us any more privileges or access over the families and people who had bought normal event tickets, so a bit of a shame on that point, but what and amazing day we had.
The event itself I would give 4 out of 5. The day has lots to offer, and weather you're old or young you'll be able to relate to something at the comic convention, be it from the very modern new superheroes or those superheroes you hear your mam and dad boast about from their childhoods. A great family day for all.