Join Southwater’s free Comic Con this Saturday!
Telford & Wrekin Council’s Southwater Comic Con is returning for a third year on Saturday, 14 September and will offer a variety of free fun activities for families to experience.
The event is open from 10am to 5pm and is completely free to attend – just drop by the library at Southwater Square, Southwater Way, Telford.
Throughout the day, there will be a Cosplay competition for all ages with three prize categories – under 5s, 6-13 and 13 years and over - with some fabulous prizes up for grabs (such as cinema, theatre, restaurant vouchers as well as comic themed prizes for runners up.)
Southwater Library will be packed at all floors with other fun activities of all sorts – including VR experience, Raspberry Pis, LEGO and children’s craft activities, teenage doodle boards.
There will also be gaming demonstrations throughout the day such as Dungeons & Dragons, Yu-Gi-Oh and others.
Arts students and graduates from University Centre Telford will be running a number of free fantastic workshops for both children and parents, such as Manga Character Design Workshop, Superhero themed Clay Making & Animation Workshop, Cosplay Concept and Creation Public Lecture and Games Design Presentation.
During the event, Southwater Library will be part of a global attempt to create the largest group practice of Tai-Chi on the same day!
The Tai Chi performance workshop will also be hosted by University Centre Telford, on the Library’s terrace.
Certificate of Participation will be awarded to all joining on the day.
Take a look at Telford & Wrekin Council’s Libraries Facebook page for all events taking place at Comic Con - you will need to book your tickets in advance for the workshops!
Comic Con visitors will also get the chance to explore a wide range of stalls, including Cineworld, Vintage Geek, Fridge Comics, not to mention Mrs. Russells Sweets & Treats stall.
Art exhibits including pop art, pixel art and 3D printing will also be on site.
Councillor Rae Evans, Cabinet Member for Customer Services, Partnerships, Culture & Leisure said: “The free Comic Con event hosted by Southwater Library has proved a real success in the last two years – that’s why it’s back again with even more fun and interactive activities for all ages, that will ensure a perfect day out for the whole family.
“Hopefully lots of people will take up the opportunity to experience it in our wonderful Southwater library.”