Su­per­heroes swoop into the Shores

Lennox Herald - - FRONT PAGE - Carla Tal­bot

Loch Lomond Shores was over­run with su­per­heroes, wiz­ards and Stormtroop­ers at the week­end as thou­sands of peo­ple de­scended on the Bal­loch beauty spot for the first ever Comic Con fes­ti­val. Over 8,000 dressed up in their best cos­tumes for the pop­u­lar event – which at­tracts mil­lions of peo­ple across the world (or galaxy). It was a sight to be­hold for comic lovers on Satur­day and Sun­day, as peo­ple of all ages em­braced their love of all things comic-re­lated. Cos­play­ers flocked to the event from ar­eas far, far, away, don­ning in­tri­cate cos­tumes from the vast world of an­ime and comic uni­verse. The youngest su­per­hero fan was lit­tle Toby Hem­phill from Dum­bar­ton who looked the part in his Flash cos­tume. The adorable eight-month-old en­joyed the comic book ac­tion with mum Paula Hughes and dad Alan Hem­phill. Or­gan­is­ers hailed the event a huge suc­cess and re­vealed it will be re­turn­ing on a big­ger and bet­ter scale next year. Loch Lomond Shores man­ager, Au­drey Reid said: “We knew the event was go­ing to be pop­u­lar be­cause of the re­ac­tion we re­ceived from fans in the run up to the week­end. What we didn’t an­tic­i­pate was just how pop­u­lar it was go­ing to be. It was the first one and there were things to learn from it – but the feed­back we’ve had has been over­whelm­ingly pos­i­tive and en­thu­si­as­tic. The next one will be even big­ger!”

Stormtrooper stars Comic fans of all ages joined in the fun at Lomond Shores Hun­dreds of cos­play­ers turned up to the event in fan­tas­tic cos­tumes Dressed up This comic fan def­i­nitely looked the part Us­ing the Force This Jedi takes on some Stormtroop­ers Mini Flash Toby with par­ents Alan and Paula

Look­ing the part

An­ime ac­tion Some cos­tumes were out of this world

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