Wales Comic Con 2017 – 2 Days Of Sunshine and Fun

With April here, that meant that the Wales Comic Con 2017 had returned to Glyndwr University in Wrexham to wow fans with Cosplayers, Q&As and guests for autographs, selfies and a chance to chat with their favourite stars.

This year’s event was blessed with some lovely sunny weather as thousands of Comic-Con fans arrived for two days of geeking out at the venue.

Kevin McNally at Wales Comic Con 2017 (Photo by Karen Woodham)

With several returning guests including Dave Prowse, Matt Ryan, Kevin McNally, James Cosmo and Justin Lee Collins, the two-day event had almost everything for everyone that was attending.

TJ Thyne at Wales Comic Con 2017

TJ Thyne says “Hi” to Blazing Minds at Wales Comic Con 2017 (photo by Karen Woodham)

This year also saw, King of the Lab from Bones, TJ Thyne pulling in the crowds of people as they queued in sports hall to chat, get his autograph, grab a selfie and get a little goodie bag off TJ, now how nice is that of him to do for his fans. TJ even did us a quick snippet to the video camera, what a lovely guy.

Fans of Constantine were not only able to meet Matt Ryan and Emmett Scanlan from the show, but they were also able to put their own questions to them during a very popular Q&A which almost filled the William Aston Hall.

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Emmett Scanlan and Matt Ryan take on a Q&A at Wales Comic Con (photo by Karen Woodham)

Emmet Scanlan and Matt Ryan take time to take a selfie with fans (Photo by Karen Woodham)

Both the William Aston Hall and the Nick Whitehead Theatre were very busy with Q&As during the two days with ones from Lord of the Rings, Sons of Anarchy, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and more, a Q&A for all the fans catered for in the many genres.

Games of Thrones Q and A at Wales Comic Con 2017 – (Left to right, James Cosmo, Brian Fortune, Fintan McKeown, Dominic Carter) (Photo by Karen Woodham)

It was great to catch up with several friends over the weekend, including a buddy of mine and of Blazing MindsJustin Lee Collins, always great to have a chat with Justin and have a laugh, he also gives wonderful hugs and spends so much time with his fans as they chat with him.

Justin Lee Collins at Wales Comic Con 2017 (photo by Karen Woodham)

Amidst the guests were the usual Cosplayers roaming around the University campus, only stopping to have their photographs taken by Comic-Con fans, this year there seemed to be a few more than usual, but the event did seem to have fewer people in general at the event, not sure if this was down to the weather, the guest list or something else, such as several other conventions that may have been happening elsewhere in the country.

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and also works with RealD 3D reviewing the latest 3D releases, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
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