Sheffield Comic Con Compressed

Sheffield Film & Comic Con

Sheffield to welcome third film & comic con in August, 2016.

In the second weekend of August, Yorkshire will welcome the Sheffield Film & Comic Con (SFCC) to the region’s 9,500 capacity arena. It’s the third year the event has been held, with it growing in size year-on-year.

Last year, thousands of film and comic book fans ascended on Sheffield Arena to celebrate everything from Marvel and DC films to the Walking Dead comics and even the world’s most popular television show, Game of Thrones.

The video below is taken from last year’s event where you can see cosplayers dressing up as the Mask, Stormtroopers, Cruella Deville, zombies from the Walking Dead, Deadpool, Iron Man, Groot and many more iconic characters. There was also a host of memorabilia on show from popular television series, movies and rare comics, which was ideal for the hoards of collectors that attended the event.

The SFCC will take place on 13th and 14th of August with tickets now on sale. With the event already announcing some interesting inclusion to this year’s edition, lets have a run through what’s in store for people in attendance:

– Cosplay competition with prize winners announced each day
– A Comic Zone where people can meet comic book writers and the artistes behind the drawings
– Comic book creation classes with professionals from the industry
– The opportunity to buy rare comic book editions
– An artiste alley which will be filled with manga artists that people can draw with and chill out

Additionally, there has been a long list of guest speakers announced for the event, these include:

– Simon Fisher Becker (Dr Who & Harry Potter)
– George Roubicek (Star Wars, The Spy Who Loved me)
– Katy Manning (Dr Who), Camille Coduri (Dr Who)
– Dave Prowse (Star Wars)

The popularity of expos and conventions are growing exponentially each year across the world, so it was only a matter of time before Sheffield started holding its very own, catering for the interests of film and comic book fans in the UK.

Las Vegas currently holds the most expos and conventions in the world. In 2015, Sin City welcomed 5.8 million tourists to its convention centres alone, which helped drive the Vegas economy to new heights. Having been greatly damaged by the growth of online casinos over recent years, that offer players realistic VIP experiences just like patrons enjoy from land-based establishments, many gaming operators were hit hard. As digital platforms have infiltrated the internet, Vegas casinos have used their ingenuity and vast gaming floors to form somewhat of a haven for the world’s conventions. The hopes are this can be replicated in Sheffield, albeit on a smaller scale, as the city looks to hold more expos in the future catering for a slew of different industries.

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