Comic Con re­turns to Fort Wil­liam

The Oban Times - - News -

SU­PER­HEROES and vil­lains will de­scend on Fort Wil­liam again this Septem­ber when the Highland Comic Con re­turns for a sec­ond year.

Last year Fort Con put on a colour­ful dis­play of cru­saders and the event, the first of its kind in the High­lands, was a sell- out.

Mums, dads, teenagers and chil­dren were kit­ted out in their best at­tire, some sim­ply sport­ing a mask, while oth­ers painted their faces like an­i­ma­tion and comic vil­lains and heroes.

This year’s guest line-up will boast some big name favourites and house­hold heroes at the event on Septem­ber 30.

‘Let the chal­lenge be­gin’ will no doubt be heard across the Ne­vis Cen­tre as James Macken­zie, best known for play­ing the lead role in the chil­dren’s game show Raven, will make his first ap­pear­ance at the event.

Star Wars ac­tors Brian Wheeler and Rony Bridges, from The Force Awak­ens, as well as Out­lander and An­gel's

Share star Scott Kyle are due to take part.

There are nu­mer­ous Comic Cons across the UK, but Fort Con’s com­mit­ment to graphic nov­els, rang­ing from am­a­teur self-pub­lished ef­forts to big au­thor favourites, has proved pop­u­lar with fa­nat­ics.

Comic book guests at the 2017 event in­clude 2000AD and Judge Dredd leg­end Colin Mac­Neil, along­side both orig­i­nal Highland comic con or­gan­is­ers (Hi-Ex) Rich­mond Cle­ments and Vicky Stone­bridge.

Ital­ian cre­ator Sil­via Car­rus and Manch­ester-based Ken Mcfar­lane have also been an­nounced.

As well as show­cas­ing comic art, there was a range of panel dis­cus­sions, art and book stalls.

‘Cosplay’, a short­ened term for ‘ cos­tume play’, refers to dress­ing up as a char­ac­ter from a film, book or video game, and a ros­ter of cosplay guests will be avail­able for photo op­por­tu­ni­ties on the day.

A vol­un­teer re­cruit­ment day will be held at the Ne­vis Cen­tre on Sun­day July 30. Any­one in­ter­ested should go along be­tween noon and 3pm.

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