Southport Comic Con will be a celebration of superheroes today

15th October 2021

Southport Comic Con will be a celebration of superheroes today

The Prince of Wales Hotel, Southport will today be transformed into a universe of popular sci­fi and superhero entertainment, Sunday 26 June 2016.

The event is largely based on famous comic books, and is a chance for followers to come together and discuss, trade and celebrate their favourite comics.

This comic con was not limited to American comics only as hordes of anime/manga lovers were there supporting their favorite characters. Manga is essentially the Japanese version of comics. If you are intrigued by this art form and want to learn more about it, then manga is available online on Mangastream and other similar platforms where you can read manga for free.

There will be a wide range of stalls showcasing various dolls and figurines, comic books, film memorabilia, and many more collectables for comic book buffs. The stalls will be ran by a number of artists, authors and keen fans of the genre, with organisers reporting that all exhibitor tables for the event are fully booked.

Other activities will be taking place throughout the day, including performances of the traditional puppet show Punch and Judy in the morning.

The first performance begins at 10.20am, followed by another one at 11.20am. Organisers have also joined forces with Southport Pleasureland, which will run similar activities across the day, including photo opportunities with fictional children’s characters Rapunzel, Snow White and Elsa.

Later in the afternoon there will be a meet and greet session with various cosplay guests at the Casablanca family area at Pleasureland, with superheroes in costume walking around the park.

The event promises to be a fun­-filled day for families, as well as for comic book collectors and eager fans of the genre, with some of the proceeds going towards local charity Queenscourt hospice.

Doors open at 10am, and single adult admission is £3, Family admission £5 (two adults and two children), and all children under five go free.


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