Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Thank You!



If you ventured up Swansea High Street on Saturday these are the scenes that would have likely welcomed you as SCGC got under way.

The event was so popular that we  hit capacity for the venue by 10:30am and had to operate a one-in-one-out system for the rest of the day.

So I think it's fair to say that the day was a success, and for this all we can say is "Thank You".  Quite a few thank you's in fact...

We have had a lot of support over the last couple of months and without naming names (as we'd probably forget some and that wouldn't be fair), all we can say is thank you to everybody who has supported us at any point during the planning or running of the convention.

We also need to say a massive thank you to our team of volunteers who gave up their Saturday to ensure that the day ran smoothly, many of who even worked through their breaks to ensure everything ran to plan.

While we're thanking people, our vendors deserve a mention for taking the risk on a brand new convention, and for kindly donating prizes to the raffle, as do our panellists for giving up their time to provide entertainment throughout the day.   A special mention needs to be given to the Carmarthenshire Ghostbusters for stepping in at the last second to fill an empty panel slot.

Lastly, thank you to everyone who attended throughout the day, and to all the cosplayers who put in so much effort to create their costumes and made the day look so cool.

We are pleased to announce that we raised a grand total of £3127.70 for our charity Maggie's!  The money was raised through a combination of ticket sales, the raffle, and the bring and buy sale.

So for a final time THANK YOU,  and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Friday, 27 May 2016

OMG! Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention is tomorrow!

Yikes! That came around fast.

We are super excited to see you all at the Con tomorrow... It's going to be a blast!

Don't forget that Walkabout are hosting the Con's aftershow party, with free entry, and discounts on food and drinks for anyone wearing an SCGC Ticket-Wristband. 

They've also arranged a band!

Bandicoot will be taking to the Walkabout stage at around 8pm in an exclusive gig for you lucky Con-goers!  Go check them out and make a full day of it!

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Countdown to SCGC - Only 2 Days to Go

Only 2 Days to go until SCGC!

To get you in the mood, one of our vendors will be telling you about themselves.

Today it's the turn of;

Trinity Game Students

We are the 3rd year BA Creative Computer Games Design Students from University of Wales Trinity Saint David, showcasing three games that formed part of our final major projects.

  • Jurassic Kart is a Dinosaur Racing game. Join Rex, Carlton and Big Al as they run through colourful and fun environments. Fun for the whole Family!
  •  Blackout is a rogue-like dungeon crawler first person shooter set in a Sci Fi world. The game is designed to be fast paced and will also utilise the Oculus Rift.
  • Four Norseman is a turn based, strategy Viking game. Venture through a long lost crypt of ancient warriors of old, pleasing the gods as you must.

Last Chance to get SCGC tickets online!

We'll be closing online ticket sales for SCGC at 12:00 (midday) on Friday 27th - that's tomorrow lunchtime to you and me!

This is to give us time to process all of your orders and make sure we've got everyone's tickets ready for the day.

You will still be able to buy tickets on the door on the day (and they'll still be £2.50).

People who have bought tickets online will get a separate (faster) queue for entry to the event.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Countdown to SCGC - Only 3 Days to Go

Only 5 Days to go until SCGC!

To get you in the mood, one of our vendors will be telling you about themselves.

Today it's the turn of;

Catfood Comics

Catfood Comics ‘Monster Kids’ was published in volume 20 of the digital online magazine, Aces Weekly, in late 2015. The strip, co-created with writer Adam Wilmot, tells the tale of a motley bunch of cute, but beastly, creatures trying to find the perfect thing to take to their school's show and tell.

Other comics work includes story and art for a strip in Watercloset press’s anthology ‘The Irregulars’, starring the Gentry, the steampunk victorian adventurers.

Last minute changes to the line-up!

We're sad to announce that Science Fiction Collectables won't be attending the con now, due to serious health issues.  We wish Nigel a speedy recovery and have our fingers crossed that he'll be able to make it next year.

We are, however, happier to announce that we've had three last-minute bookings;

Anthony D Lee who is a comic book colourist.  He's worked numerous titles for Image, Devils Due and Judge Dredd amongst others and is currently working for Sam De La Rosa (of Marvel fame) and Doug Hazelwood (of D.C.) reworking their iconic original artwork from various titles into high quality prints;

Cardiff and Newport Face Painting who have been brushing up on their super-hero designs ahead of the con!  They are happy to paint both kids and adults alike;

and

Swansea Wargames Club  who will be on hand to offer some demonstration games throughout the day.

This does mean that the map which appears in the printed programme is going to be a little wrong now, but fear not the Convention Map page is fully up to date!

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Countdown to SCGC - 4 Days to Go

Oh yeah, there's going to be music at the con too!

Check out donotrunwithpixels


donotrunwithpixels is Simeon Smith, a South Wales based music producer, playing music using obsolete games consoles.

Half anarchy / half drum'n'bass with a large side of salty, salty fries his live shows are chaotic and his releases are furious.



2016 has seen the release of "Techniques Against Technology", inspired by the Invisible Committee's insurrectionist  manifesto, it is his most angry work to date.



In praise of Techniques Against Technology: 

"Turbo dope." - Alone 

"Love it! The title track is the icing on the cake." - Oceano 

“It’s not okay to post large amounts of untargeted, unwanted, or repetitive content to YouTube.” - The YouTube Team

donotrunwithpixels will be bringing his live set to Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention.

Bring your dancing shoes and an open mind.