The force is strong at Wrexham comic convention


Staff reporter (Leader Live)

EVERYTHING from Red Dwarf to Star Trek was covered at a major sci-fi convention in Wrexham on Sunday.

Thousands of sci-fi fans from all over the country crammed into Glyndwr University to meet their TV and film idols and take advantage of the hundreds of stalls and events on offer at this year’s Comic.con.

The event, now in it’s third year, continues to grow as the convention attracts sci-fi fans from around North Wales and the North-West.

Stars including TV’s Jonathan Ross, The Walking Dead’s Charlie Adlard, and Torchwood’s Eve Myles spent the afternoon signing autographs and memorabilia for eager fans. Mark Addy, well-known for his roles in Game of Thrones and the all-time British classic The Full Monty, was on hand to meet fans of film and TV.

Part of the event included a Middle Earth panel to discuss all thing’s JRR Tolkien, and the famous author’s great-grandson, Royd Tolkien, originally from Halkyn, came along to answer questions.

Geoff Hanley, of Chirk, said: “I came last year and it was fantastic and yet again they’ve put on a great event. As a sci-fi fan it’s good to be able to meet some of the actors in our favourite shows and have a good look around, and all within a 10 minute drive.”

Jenna Barber, of Wrexham, said: “We’ve come as a family as myself and my husband are massive Lord of the Rings fans so the signing and questions with the panel are what we’re looking forward to.

Paul Dunne said: “This is a great show run by a great crew. It’s very professionally organised and never a disappointment.”

Lynda Powell, director of campus management and commercial services, said: “Glyndwr University is delighted to have hosted Comic.con.

“These events attract thousands of people from all over the world to Wrexham and showcase the facilities we have here and in the town, as well as building on Glyndwr’s reputation as a top venue for music, comedy and the arts.

“We hope everyone who came to Comic.con had a great time; we look forward to seeing you all here again next year.”

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