Heroes from across the universe descended on Glyndwr University campus over the weekend for Wales Comic Con.
Thousands from across the UK and even overseas came to see and meet their favourite heroes. Clearly the Wrexham event is very popular with Comic Con goers who view the Wales event as one of the best in the UK.
There was a lively and colourful feel to the event with many visitors dressing for the occasion and looking cool as their favourite hero.
Many celebrities also took their place to have their photos taken and sign autographs with actors from Pirates of the Caribbean, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Torchwood and stars from the world of Wrestling including favourite Sting.
Our favourite was Flash Gordon, alias Sam J Jones, who took up the whole corner and loved talking to fans old and young. We give him special mention as he did “save everyone of us”
Visitors could also take advantage of the free gaming rooms which were very popular with the younger generation. Food and drink was in plentiful supply and the Q and A sessions were packed out with keen fans wanting to ask questions of their favourite characters.
“Huge economic benefits”
The event is not only enjoyable for everyone but it also brings with it huge economic benefits to Wrexham with people travelling from places such as France, Belgium, Northern Ireland, South Wales, London, Telford, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Bangor, St Helen’s, Manchester, Derby, Leamington Spa and Shropshire.
It is estimated that the event brings in £1 million to the Wrexham economy as people travel into the area, use eateries and accommodation during their visit.
Events like these put Wrexham on the map and the experience they had means they will be back as the Wales Comic Con in Wrexham now holds two events a year in response to public demand.
We thank Comic Con organisers for letting us loose on the site over the weekend and for the superb organisation that meant we knew what what was going on, where and when.
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