We could be heroes
East Kilbride Comic Con a big success
What’s better than one Superman? Superbaby!
Anthony Clark and one-yearold son Rohan from Lindsayfield looked the part at East Kilbride Comic Con.
The popular event, at the town’s central library, attracted 1300 people throughout the day.
And there was a terrific range of costumes on show as folk of all ages dressed up as their favourite heroes and villains.
The Ghostbusters, Harley Quinn, Jedi Knights and Wonder Woman were among the Cosplay fans who descended on the central library for East Kilbride Comic Con.
Now in its fourth year, the popular event drew around 1300 visitors eager to spot their favourite superheroes and villains from film and TV.
Visitors browsed through a huge variety of comic books, action figures, artwork and handmade crafts on offer from a wide variety of passionate and talented vendors.
And comic book fans were even treated to a virtual reality demonstration.
Scott Broadfoot, information services librarian with South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture, said: “It was a roaring success, welcoming more than six times the amount of people we usually would and around 40 vendors, as well as GAME with a Virtual Reality demonstration.
“We showcased the 3D printer and children’s crafts from the library team as well as offering lots of raffles and prizes.
“It is amazing to see all the different outfits and characters that visit from near and far, and maybe even a galaxy far far away.
“As always, the cosplay competition was incredible.”
Mr Broadfoot added: “Anyone who has their appetite whetted for comics can, of course, find a great selection at East Kilbride Central Library – and there is even the chance to read them online too.”
Organiser Ian Bonar from Big Glasgow Comic said: “The event was a great success and brought in our target attendance. We plan to announce our return to East Kilbride very soon and as ever hope to be back even bigger and better.”
In character Incognito superhero Russell Ballantyne with son and young hulk Harry, 5
Cosplay costumes Laura and Brian McGuinness with kids Beth, 4, and two-year-old Dylon
Super fun Mallakye McGuinness, 4, with mum Eliz and friend Cameron Sandilands, 10
Making masks Michael Lang with sons Aidan, 9, Liam, 2, and Daniel, 7