Itching for something truly geeky to do this coming March? If so, you may be pleased to hear that Bristol is about to become even more geeky, so if you’re from the South-West of England, now’s the time for you to get your cosplays planned! Bristol Comicon and Gaming Festival is coming to the City Academy Sports Centre soon. But hold your horses there folks – You don’t even know anything about this event yet! Buckle up and read on:
I was recently contacted by one of the organisers of this event, which made me instantly curious. These events appear to be run by a small team, along with their helpers, where they’re holding events in various locations. They held their first ever event in Somerset, which appears to have gone down very well! With many five star reviews all round, this is certainly a welcome addition to the Bristol geek scene. But first, let’s talk about some of facts about this event:
|Venue||City Academy Sports Centre|
|Date/Time||Sunday 4th March, 10am-5pm|
|Tickets||Adult (14+): £6 advance tickets (online), £8 on the door
Children (6-13): £4 advance, £5 on the door
Children 5 or younger go free
|Parking||There will be free onsite parking for attendees, a map will show where this is
They don’t yet have a website up, which is a shame, but their Facebook event page looks like it’s going to be updated fairly frequently. They’ve also stated that there will be a website, so keep your eyes peeled and we’ll try to share it once the website is live.
It’s rare to be contacted directly by one of the organisers of an event, so I decided to look up the previous event, to see what other people thought of it. After some digging, I found that it was definitely a success, as indicated from the above video which appears to have been made in dedication to the event. It appears the organisers are quite ambitious, as they also have one more location in Dorset which will take place on March 25th. With all this said, although this group might be new to the convention scene, it looks as if they’re going to be quite an ambitious bunch.
One thing I really like is that they’re sourcing people locally for their events. One of the cosplay guests is a GeekOut Bristol Meet attendee in Dave Shafto (CosplayDave), a great cosplayer who deserves all the success he can get. If you’re interested in checking out a Bristol based cosplayer, you really should see his Facebook Cosplay Page. If this event sounds interesting to you, then keep your eyes peeled on their Event page (or put yourself down as ‘Interested’). Perhaps we’ll see you there? As ever though, share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below, or over on Facebook and Twitter.