Saturday, 11 March 2017

Guest Announcment

OK, so it's a day late (but you were watching the Rugby, and didn't notice... right?) but here is our next guest announcement;

We are pleased to announce that Dyfrig Griffiths (aka Iron Warrior Cosplay) will be our guest judge for the Cosplay Competition at this year's convention!

Widely known as Dyfrig the Ghostbuster, the founder of The Carmarthenshire Ghostbusters, has now set out on a new cosplay adventure as a 9ft tall Iron Warrior Space Marine from the Warhammer 40,000 setting.

Dyfrig is also known as Professor Verymental, an acclaimed tribute act to Professor Elemental, performing at various venues over the country, along with some live performances with the Professor himself and also Mr.B the Gentleman Rhymer.

He started his cosplay journey as a steampunk character of his own creation and has been in love with cosplay ever since. He's a friendly, all round decent chap and if his beard doesn't grab your attention, his booming voice certainly will.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

As promised, we are pleased to announce our next guest - Welsh Comic Artist Simon Williams.

Simon is a UK based professional comic artist who has worked on several Panini/Marvel UK titles, including TRANSFORMERS, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN, DEATH'S HEAD and MARVEL HEROES. His work has also featured in various American publications, including TRANSFORMERS: BEAST WARS and MARS ATTACKS JUDGE DREDD from IDW, Erik Larsen's SAVAGE DRAGON, published by Image Comics, and WWE SUPERSTARS from Super Genius comics.

Simon has also produced artwork for various other forms of media, such as dvds, toys and collectable merchandise. These include the UK releases of the original TRANSFORMERS cartoon from Metrodome, and THE INCREDIBLE HULK (1966, 1982 and 1996 shows), the 90's X-MEN series and SPIDER-MAN (both the 1967 and 90's shows) from Clear-Vision.

Simon is also the creator of the Discotronic Funk Commandos™, a group of superheroes from the 1970s, who will be the stars of the upcoming RETRO TALES title from Simon's own RETRO COMICS GROUP imprint.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Our week of announcements kicks off this week with one for the Gamers...

We are pleased to announce that none other than Andy Chambers (yes, that Andy Chambers...) will be our guest at SCGC 2017!

Andy Chambers is a veteran writer and games designer with more than twenty five years experience. He is best known for his work in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. From 1990 to 2004 he worked at Games Workshop as lead designer for three editions of the Warhammer 40,000 miniatures game (2nd 3rd and 4th), as well as titles like Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Necromunda, Space Marine, Titan Legions, Epic 40,000, Gorkamorka and Battlefleet Gothic. Andy moved into PC gaming to work on the hit real time strategy game Starcraft 2 at Activision Blizzard. Andy is now working as creative director for Reforged Studios and as a creative consultant for Phoenix Labs in addition to designing worlds and writing fiction for a variety of other publishers including; Black Library, Fantasy Flight games, Hawk Wargames, Warlord Games, Dust Studios, Playmotion and Sega Interactive.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Announcing some Announcements!

We're please to announce that there will be more guests announced for the SCGC 2017 next week. Watch this space for updates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday next week! Oooo... the excitement! The Tension! Who will it be? (Wargamers, Cosplayers and Comic fans... we've got your backs on this one!)

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Here's one for the Cosplayers!

We're pleased to announce that Photographer Richie Crossley and the team at Chic Studio Photography will be coming to Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention, and will be running a photo-station to document the awesome costumes that you'll all be wearing.

Photos will be uploaded to both our Facebook page and this site, and you'll be able to buy prints of your photo from the team on the day.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Guest Announcement!


We have big news for you today as we are pleased to announce our first guests for SCGC2017 are The Etherington Brothers!


The Etherington Brothers have been making all-ages comic adventures for over a decade, and are the creators of Long Gone Don, Monkey Nuts, Freaky and Fearless, Baggage and Von Doogan. They have created comics, stories and art for Star Wars, Transformers, The Phoenix, How to Train Your Dragon, The Dandy, Kung Fu Panda, Wallace & Gromit, Madagascar and James Bond. Their client list includes Disney, Dreamworks, Aardman, the BBC, and many of the world's largest book publishers. Their books have been translated into several languages, and they have toured the world performing sold out shows on creativity and storytelling. At the Swansea Comics and Gaming Convention they'll be brnging their FULL BACK CATALOGUE, and doing FREE sketches with every book sold!"













Thursday, 16 February 2017

Panels, Pixels and Pieces Episode 3: Turning Over a New Leaf.

In this episode Adam and Ricky invited some non comic reading friends, Sarah, Owen, Becky, and a returning Titch, to talk about comics. Each of the guests were given a mainstream comic and an independent comic before meeting up at Noah's Yard Swansea to share their thoughts.



Thank you to Noah's Yard for allowing us use of their function room https://www.facebook.com/NoahsYard/

and Thank you to our guests Becky, Sarah, and Owen for joining us you can check out Owen's band Extinction here https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionbandUK/?fref=ts