Worlds of fantasy on Balloch shores
Thousands of comic fans are expected to head to Loch Lomond Shores this weekend for the first ever Balloch Comic Con.
The iconic event - Comic Con takes place in venues all over the world attracting millions of people - will celebrate comics and fantasy characters during a free two-day festival.
It is already generating excitement from comic fans in West Dunbartonshire and beyond, with organisers saying they were “completely taken aback” by the level of interest.
Traders and comic fans from all over Scotland will be able to enjoy all things comic-related this Saturday and Sunday, including buying and selling comics and graphic novels, action figures and toys, as well as comic-inspired fan art and home decorations. Kids activities will be part of the entertainment and there will be a bar for the adults.
Loch Lomond Shores manager Audrey Reid said: “This is the first event of this kind in the area and we’ve been completely taken aback by the level of interest in it.
“We can’t wait to see it and we’re particularly looking forward to seeing costume characters down at the lochside.
“Loch Ness might have Nessie but Loch Lomond has superheroes and Star Wars Stormtroopers.”
Event organiser Ian Bonar added: “This is the first time anyone’s brought Comic Con to Loch Lomond and we’re really looking forward to it.
“There’s been a great response from comic fans, cos players and families looking for a day out.
“We’re expecting a good turnout. As well the other activities, visitors will be able to try out a Samsung VR headset and we’ll have the Scottish Imperial Squad and the Rebel Legion UK there for the weekend as well.”
Loch Lomond Comic Con takes place at Loch Lomond Shores on October 7-8 from 11am until 5pm.
For more information visit www. lochlomondshores.com.
Invasion Stormtroopers are one of the attractions