The Family and I went to Wigan Comic Con the other weekend, we'd been to the Preston one ealier in the year and although there were some sulky tantrums from the kids we actually had a good time. We'd tried to attend the Blackpool one, which turned into a farce getting tickets and we didn;t get in, but by all accounts it was overcrowded and badly organised anyway so Wigan was our next event and although it's not the most auspicious of guests there was a Dr Who going to be there - Colin Baker to add to my Sylvester McCoy [who was at Preston]. Sadly he got stuck in traffic so I missed him :(
Anyway, as we walked in I was confronted by this heresy
And later on
Great costumes, the Chaos Marine was exceedingly tall too.
Afterwards I found out the Blood Raven actually won best cos-play costume which was pretty cool.
Anyway, thought I'd share.
Sucks that you missed the Doctor. I met John Pertwee when I was a kid and I still remember it vividly. I even drew him a picture. :). Great cos-play going on there.ReplyDelete
As mentioned we saw Sylvester McCoy at Preston, he was on top form, played the spoons [when does he not] but also came into the crowd at one of the Q&As and played them on a guy a row in front of me.Delete
My mate bumped into Christopher Ecclestone in Manchester and got his autograph for me and Tom Baker once visited the factory where my Dad worked - not sure why the Doctor was interested in Dunlop wellies but we got signed pictures, though I don't know where they are now.
Nice. Love the blood Raven guy, seems really cool.ReplyDelete
There was a Star Wars fan event in Manchester on the same day, which looked a bit better actually - life sized X-wing and AT-ST walker, recreations of the Mos Eisley Cantina and lots of Star Wars dioramas too. That said I did get the high score on the free-to-play Double Dragon game in the retro coin-op arcade! Aah, mis-spent youth!Delete