Comic con

The other day me and James went to our first ever Comic Convention at the Cheltenham Racecourse called 'True Believes'. It was so much fun and I would really recommend it to people that love comics and nerdy stuff like that. Over all it cost us £60 for the both of us to have tickets, and that was because I spend a little extra so me and James got a goodie bag which had a t-shirt, mini comic book, some craft stuff and some discount vouchers to be able to use at the event. But sadly we didn't notice that we had the vouchers until we got home to look at what we had brought. So we missed out on a bit there. I'll be doing another blog on what I brought so stay tuned for that.

We got there around 10:30 as we didn't know how big the queue would be and the doors opened at 11am. As we were standing in the queue we were looking at everyone's cosplay and trying to guess what they were wearing. Which was pretty fun. Then when we got to the front of the queue we got given a stamp on our hand so we could go in and out of the room and our goodie bag with the t-shirt and stuff in.

When we go into the main building where all of the stalls were we took about 10 - 30 minutes looking around and seeing what is about. There was so much awesome stuff to be able to buy. I just wish I could of brought it all. To start off with there wasn't many people in there but as the day went on more and more people came in and the room started to fill up. This one stall that we went to and brought from, we made a guys day as we were his first customers ever! Which was quite nice to hear. His drawings were amazing and I will show you the one I got in another blog.

Cosplay was a big part of Comic Con so to show that they did a cosplay catwalk so people could show off there costumes. There were people dressed up as super hero's, anime characters and dressed as people from there favorite games.

In another room they had talks about certain topics. We went to the one about Doctor Who and on the panel there were people that write and draw comic book stories of there favorite doctor. It was pretty fun and learnt a lot too. It was nice to sit and listen to what they had to say. At the end of the talk there was a raffle and the prize was to win a signed box with some Doctor Who figurines. This was in aid of raising money for charity. So of course I had to enter as I love good courses. I didn't win sadly and I didn't win the runner up prize either. But congrates to the people that did!

So the day pretty much consisted of us walking around buying things, talking to people and seeing a panel. It was a lot of fun. I think one day of it is enough. I would so go again next year but I think two days in a row would of been too much as there wasn't that much to do for two days. Never the less I am pretty happy on how the day turned out and if you get a chance to go, do it!


Here is the link to the website where you can find a Comic Con that is near you:- http://www.comicconventions.co.uk/uk-and-ireland-comic-conventions-list-2015/

It's on every year so don't worry if you can't afford to go this year.

If you have been to a Comic Book convention before what was the best part for you and would you go again?

Meg x

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