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Friday, 10th May 2024

Barbican to be turned into a galaxy far far away for Drogheda Comic Con

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A group of weird fantasy characters is expected in town shortly. No, it’s nothing to do with the local elections but the first ever Comic Con in Drogheda which takes place on Sunday week, 19th May from 1.00 pm at The Barbican Centre.

Expect to see Stormtroopers, Marvel Heroes, Anime characters and lots of other fandoms descending on Drogheda for this very exciting event.

Dozens of traders will be present selling all the usual convention essentials including comics, Pokémon cards, Lego, collectibles, retro toys, unique art, gifts and loads more.

Special guest speakers will include Femi Taylor, who will discuss her iconic role as Oola in Star Wars (pictured above): Return of the Jedi, Neil Ellis, prop and concept model maker whose repertoire includes work on Harry Potter, Captain America, Pirates of the Caribbean, Red Dwarf and dozens of other huge productions, including all the Disney Era Star Wars Movies and the upcoming Acolyte series.

Neil will be joined on stage by Stephanie Silva, who wore his creations on-screen in the Star Wars movies. They will discuss the relationship between the creation of droid costumes and the performance behind the onscreen movement of the character, and how each other’s’ roles affected one another.

Guests will be signing items including their own range of photos from the movies and will be available for meet and greet throughout the day.

There will also be a live chat with the Bounty Bros, creators of breathtakingly accurate costumes and masks used by cosplayers across the globe. Chris and Darren will be seeking volunteers to transform live on stage.

Cosplayers will provide an amazing spectacle as the entourage patrols The Barbican providing unbelievable photo opportunities courtesy of Karen from All Sorts of Photography, who will have backdrops set up for pro cosplay shots and family photos.Life-size droids will roam the corridors of The Barbican, transporting spectators into a galaxy far far away.

Artists and Illustrators will also be on-hand for live sketching, chats about their work and advice for budding artists.

This is an all-inclusive unmissable event with something for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Grab your tickets now on Eventbrite.ie to ensure you don’t miss one of the most epic Comic Cons ever seen in the Louth/Meath area.

 

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