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.