Cos­mic rebels make a re­turn to the River­side

Wexford People - - NEWS - By PÁDRAIG BYRNE

SOME colour­ful char­ac­ters in­vaded The River­side Park Ho­tel re­cently to of­fi­cially launch the Cos­mic Rebels Con which is set to take over the town this week­end, April 21 and 22. Fol­low­ing the huge suc­cess of last year’s con to­wards the end of the year, or­gan­is­ers have de­cided to make this of­fer­ing even big­ger and bet­ter, now tak­ing place in the ho­tel’s newly ren­o­vated func­tion room.

The con will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and once again will have plenty of ven­dors sell­ing all kinds of geeky mer­chan­dise from comic books to funko pops, retro ac­tion fig­ures and col­lectibles and hand made items. A won­der­ful lineup of speak­ers is also planned and will in­clude comic book writ­ers and artists in­clud­ing 2000AD and Judge Dredd’s Michael Car­roll and ac­tor Matthew Dale who has ap­peared in the likes of Star Wars Rogue One and Doc­tor Who.

An­other ma­jor at­trac­tion is the cos­play com­pe­ti­tion which brings an ex­plo­sion of colour to En­nis­cor­thy as peo­ple dress up as their favourite su­per­heros and comic book char­ac­ters in the hopes of win­ning some won­der­ful prizes. Also mak­ing an ap­pear­ance again is the Star Wars 501st Le­gion and Ghost­busters Ire­land and there will be also a chance to get to grips with some of your favourite old school games with Retro-gam­ing.

The event is tak­ing place in aid of the Jack & Jill Foun­da­tion and do­na­tions will be ac­cepted at the door and there will also be a big auc­tion for the cause.

For more de­tails on the pro­gramme of events, check out the Cos­mic Rebels Con Face­book page.

Jim Ma­her, man­ager of the River­side Park Hotelin En­nis­cor­thy, pos­ing with Star Wars char­ac­ters at the launch of the Cos­mic Rebels Comic Con 2018. LEFT: Brian Thomas, sup­port­ing the Jack & Jill Foun­da­tion at the launch.

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