Dublin’s first ever Comic con was held in the National show centre in Swords last weekend and I was lucky enough to head along. Tickets were very reasonably priced, a weekend adult pass was only 20e and they sold out very quickly. When I arrive there were hoards of disappointed people being turned away at the door.
There was quite a lot to see inside and so I spent a few hours working my way around the stalls and exhibitions. On the small scale they had props from various movies such as Batman, Alien and Predator to name but a few. On a larger scale they had the cars from Back to the future, Knight rider and a full sized tardis. I was very impressed with how much effort most of the attendees put into their costumes. There were dozens of doctors, jokers and harley quinns and every other nerdy character you can think of in between.
There were various workshops throughout the day to keep things fresh where you could learn how to make props, molds, sculptures and prosthetic pieces from professionals SFX and Make Up artists. Or if that didn’t interest you there was always a game tournament to try your hand at, or a live wrestling match outside to go watch.
It was great to see the very first Dublin Comic con be so successful, I have a feeling its not going to be the last