We could be he­roes

East Kil­bride Comic Con a big suc­cess

East Kilbride News - - FRONT PAGE - An­drea O’Neill

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

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