I’ve always been a self-confessed nerd, so this year I made certain that I could travel up to North Wales for Wales Comic Con. Conor and I were joined on our adventure by our friend Elora. We chose to stay with my parents who live not far from the venue.
Friday – Travel
Friday was the travel day. It was such a wonderful trip. We took our time and enjoyed the weather as we went stopping off at a few places. Including the Ludlow Food Centre.
There wasn’t much else that day. We chilled out for a few hours before dinner and went for a Pokèmon hunt as it got darker.
Saturday – Wales Comic Con
Today was Comic Con Day! We chose to go for a single day so we had to make it count. Thankfully the sun was shining because we ended up stood outside for two before we could go in to buy our tickets. Tip! Buy your tickets before you go!! You’ll still have to queue but at least you won’t have to wait until everyone else has been let it.
We did get to enjoy the sun. Along with having a front row view of all the amazing cosplay’s passing us by. It also gave us a chance to chat with the others in the queue with us.
Eventually, we got in and the atmosphere was amazing. The first thing we had to do was figure out where everything was! Most of the day we spent hanging out and meeting new people. This time around I wasn’t brave enough to ask people for photos but next time I’ll definitely push myself to do so.
This Comic Con was full of first for me, not only was it my first Wales Comic Con but it was also my first cosplay attempt. I went for a female Castiel from Supernatural. It was a fairly simple costume but for my first one, I was happy with the result. I had great fun creating the look and I will definitely do it again, maybe go for something a bit more complex. A group Attack on Titian Cosplay would be so much fun!
I was hoping to get a chance to meet a few of the guests. However due to our lack of organisation and limited funds I decided to leave it this time around. We did, however, attend two of the talks being held. The first was a Pokèmon talk with the voice actors who played Ash and Brock but we didn’t stay for the entire talk as we wanted to see the Lord of The Rings talk with John Rhys-Davies, Craig Parker and Kiran Shah.
It was so interesting and funny. The actors had a great chemistry together and it was over far too quickly and this marked the end of our day. After some dinner and more time getting to know some new friends, we headed home.
Sunday – Visiting
Sunday we spent a few hours in Chester meeting an old friend of mine. We went for lunch in one of my favourite cafes in Chester Mad Hatters. Although we all decided against having a ‘proper’ meal. I was tempted by the cream tea they offered. Nothing beats a scone with jam and cream while drinking coffee and having a good catch up. Perfect, after that we wondered around showing Elora around some of the touristy attractions including the Cathedral since she’d never visited Chester before. After that, we went for a quick trip up the motorway to visit Conor’s family and most importantly Raz, the new puppy.
Monday was another travelling back down South, this time we didn’t really stop off. We stopped at Ludlow Food Centre again, and I bought some cheese and coffee but that was about the most exciting thing. It was a wonderful time to spend with Conor and Elora, getting away from everything for a few days. But it was also a great way of traveling to see our family’s since we live so far away.
That’s my overview of our weekend away for Wales Comic Con. Have you ever been to a Comic Con? Were you at Wales Comic Con? Let me know in the comments 🙂