Guests and Exhibitors 2019

Confirmed Guests

 

Keith Baker is an award winning game designer who creates diverse games from the Eberron Campaign Setting for Dungeons & Dragons to tabletop card games like Illimat and Gloom. In addition to working with Wizards of the Coast on the recently released The Wayfinders Guide to Eberron for 5e, Keith co-owns his own game design & publishing company, Twogether Studios and created and published three titles in the last year.

Keith is looking forward to returning to Wales, and exploring more castles, coast, and it’s friendly gamers.

Nick Brokenshire is a comic book artist from Aberdeen, Scotland who lives in the North of England. He is a writer/artist for IDW’s STAR WARS ADVENTURES. Nick supplied the art for Dark Horse Comic’s THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN, IDW’s Amelia Cole series as well as stories in 2000AD. He has also drawn covers for IDW’s JUDGE DREDD line and Titan’s ROBOTECH series.

He is currently working on a 200 page graphic novel titled SHE’S NOT THERE with Ellis Bojar. In his spare time he plays guitar and sings in the increasingly popular BLUES HARVEST, who are famous for their genre and movie-centric party tunes.

The Etherington Brothers have unfortunately had to cancel their appearance at SCGC2019 due to other commitments.

Fear not though, they’ll be back for SCGC 2020!

Joe Glass is a writer and creator of LGBTQ+ superhero team comic series, The Pride. Based in South Wales, Joe has been a reporter and critic within the comics industry as well as a creator, and continues to create exciting new projects to come.

Sarah Graley is a cartoonist from the Midlands, who lives with four cats and her partner, Stef! She is the creator of KIM REAPER (Oni Press) and popular diary webcomic OUR SUPER ADVENTURE (Oni Press). She was the writer and main artist on RICK AND MORTY: LIL’ POOPY SUPERSTAR (Oni Press), an official five-issue mini-series which was nominated for two Diamond Gem Awards in 2016.

She recently illustrated a cover for DOCTOR WHO: THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR #1 (Titan Comics) and she’s also illustrated several posters for the podcasts MY BROTHER, MY BROTHER AND ME and THE ADVENTURE ZONE.

May 2019 sees the release of her upcoming middle grade graphic novel, GLITCH (Scholastic Graphic). She is also the artist on MINECRAFT: VOLUME ONE (Dark Horse Comics), the first official Minecraft graphic novel, due for release in July. She is currently working on secret comic projects with Stef!

Howard David Ingham has worked as a freelance writer of games and fiction for over 15 years. Howard’s got over 45 credits for White Wolf and Onyx Path (and was a key writer for Vampire: The Requiem, Promethean: The Created and Hunter: The Vigil) and has recently been writing for Green Ronin’s Modern AGE system. Their recent book We Don’t Go Back: A Watcher’s Guide to Folk Horror has been cited in at least three postgraduate theses over the last six months, is in the library of the British Film Institute and has been placed on the preliminary ballot for the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards, which is nice. Howard has been a panellist and exhibitor at every SCGC since the event began in 2016 and is really looking forward to taking part.

Rachael Smith is a comic artist and writer. She has created numerous, critically acclaimed comic books including House Party, Artificial Flowers, Wired Up Wrong, and The Rabbit, which was nominated for Best Book in the 2015 British Comic Awards, following her nomination for Emerging Talent the previous year. Rachael has also worked on Titan’s Doctor Who Comic series, and is a regular contributor to Empathize This, a website which gives a platform to marginalised voices through the medium of comics. Rachael lives in Hebden Bridge in the UK with her cat Rufus.

South Wales Video Gaming Podcast are Four gamers with common ground and individual tastes. Often butting heads between PC and console. Between the four of them, the range in gaming history is excessive. These level headed Swansea Bay boys have no intention of posing as anything other than huge fans of gaming, and picking apart the issues within gaming today.

Hilarious, passionate, and anything but pretentious

Dylan Teague has been working in comics for over 20 years. He’s done most of his work for 2000Ad and Judge Dredd the Megazine. He’s branched out into the French market, producing graphic novels for Delcourt and Kennes Editions.

 

Confirmed Exhibitors and Traders

 

 

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Ari Shoo Designs is a North Wales based mixed media artist currently studying Costume Construction in Cardiff.
She’s been creating art for 8 years and does not intend to stop any time soon!
Swing by and visit her to see the various fandom related pieces she has to offer, from art prints to tote bags, from mugs to keychains.

The Art of Ceri is an artist from South Wales who has developed their own style in art to create unique pieces of work. Using a mix of mediums to create original pieces as well as fan-art to further develop their own skills and to express their love for each piece they create.

Azeftra Independent collects the arts and stories of Feza, an artist living in South Wales. Feza’s work is very sci-fi and fantasy influenced and is inspired by stories of old from varied cultures.

Feza’s work is mainly hand drawn believing that keeping traditonal is important, though dabbles in digital art when feeling modern. Feza is currently working on a comic series called “Khu: Through the Eyes of an Outsider” which is being released in the Irish Sci-Fi magazine Habworld 2420.

Feza will be selling art prints, comics, and various merchandise such as; bookmarks, keyrings, jewellery, tees, and so on.

BethRose Jewellery are a small two person team who love creating pieces based on their favourite shows, movies and comics.

They’ve got pieces for everyone no matter your style or genre. All pieces are handmade by them, with occasional help from theirfamilies, so because of this they take great pride in working with you to create something truly unique.

Cherrybonbonbows is a shop that sells cute accessories that bring a spark of kawaii to your life!

They have a fantastic range of adorable fashion accessories – bows, hair accessories, earings, necklaces, keyrings and more!

The Collectable Toy Company sell retro and modern collectable toys and games consoles

Crefftau Hendy Crafts and Gifts offer handcrafted jewellery, bookmarks, cross stitch and cards which can be customised on request. They also offer a range of Welsh cards. They stock a range of official licensed geeky themed gifts and plushies

Darren Doyle is a newly set up sole trader, trading in Retro games, Film, TV and Animation merchandise, Gaming merchandise and anything in between.

Nine Years ago Deadstar Publishing was launched with the intention of showcasing new talent by publishing books, comics and graphic novels with a focus on horror, science fiction and fantasy.

They wanted to help creators get noticed and started with Rising Stars volume 1 – alumni from which have gone on to make comics their full time career. Their current flagship titles are Dexter’s Half Dozen (nominated in 2014 for a Stan Lee True Believers Award) and their family friendly Dolphin Squad graphic novels.

Dramascape sell Jewellery and Knick Knacks, with some RPG Maps and Dice

Duckfield Sketchbook is a local digital artist whose portfolio ranges from both published book work to boardgame design & is proud to be making this his first ever convention

Ellenstration is a magical fantasy artist that explores the themes of nature and feminine beauty with a gothic twist. Her work is often inspired by the stories of mythology and fairy tales.

She will be selling a collection of originals and high-quality prints at this event.

Film42 comics is a new comic creator, first publishing in 2016. “Myth of the K’inti” is a new series of comic books describing a vast new realm of creation and alternate realities, which reawaken a group of youngsters’ imaginations. It chronicles the journey of Timo and his unusual companions. This is the first comic book collaboration of author Trev Burgess and Illustrator Dom Tsoi from South Wales, UK.

Gamma Radio is a post-apocalyptic comedy podcast that has been described as Douglas Adams meets Monty Python in a nuclear wasteland.

Join hosts Fog and Dave as they haplessly attempt to present a radio show in an age of mutants, robots and raiders. Meet the writers, get the show, and maybe buy some merch!

Goblin Wood are a small business based in Carmarthen, specialising in Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts official merchandise. They sell collectable figures, keyrings, mugs, badges, stickers, and all things from JK Rowlings Wizarding World!

Hairy Ray’s Bazaar is a one-stop provider of pre-loved books, comics and gaming materials

The Historic Games Shop sells board games from the Romans to the 18th century, playing cards and dice as well as our own range of mythology based board and dice games.

IdentraCraft Gemma is the artist/owner of her brand ‘IdentraCraft’, where she creates artwork such as detailed hand sewn embroidery hoops featuring all 12 of the zodiac star constellations and is currently working on her latest collection featuring environmental dragon eyes.

Last summer Gemma launched her sub brand ‘Identra Doodles’, which is home to all her own semi realistic animal drawings that can be enjoyed by both children and adults alike. She then prints these designs herself onto her own handmade goods, including cute decor embroidery hoops, magnetic plush pin cushions, plush key chains, coasters, and more. 

Jenika Ioffreda is the creator of “Vampire Free Style”, self-published and award nominated comic book series about a black cat in a world of vampires, magic and witches.

The series has sold over 5,000 copies in comic conventions around Europe, has been praised by reviewers, has a loyal following and has been requested as set dressing for “This Must Be The Place” movie.

Jenika is an extremely active presence in the European comic conventions circuit with more that 180 appearances over the years. She’s currently self-publishing a new comic book series “Midnight Tea”: the adventures of a 19th century girl who sees ghosts.

Ivy Moon Designs is a local Swansea-based company specialising in all manner of Steampunk, Gothic and cosplay accessories, costume and paraphenalia.

Trevor and Amy search the four corners of the globe to bring new, exciting and interesting goods that will delight and titilate the most discerning of folk.

The also make and sell some unique and individual items which will enhance the costume of any well dressed steampunk.

JadeJonesArt is a local tea-fuelled artist who specialises in mixed media art inspired by the world of geek.

From movies and anime, to video games and books, JadeJonesArt has a range of products for you to fill your fandom heart with.

JP Illustrations is based in Swansea. She focuses on watercolour and digital paintings. She has also delved into making handmade clay brooches(miniature Gameboys, Pokeballs etc). Alongside her original artwork, she also enjoys creating fan artwork of videogame and anime characters.

Rhiannon Kagoe is an international selling traditional illustrator and comic artist from Bristol.

Her latest project is a comic called ‘Spunk’. It’s an original take on the classic haunted house scenario with a modern romance and dark comedic undertones.

Using an online store and a DIY approach, one of her most popular creations is a sticker pack featuring cute yet immoral cats. Her work has been sold to people around the world.

Kellercraft Hand-made crochet cuteness in the form of characters, key rings and collectibles from Marvel, Pokemon, Star Wars, Hello Kitty and more. All individually made with love and a desire to avoid eating too many crisps…

Kerry Louise is an artist, illustrator and photographer living in Wales. She is a multimedia artist working mainly in watercolour, ink and graphite, but also sometimes incorporating pencils markers and acrylic.

Kerry studied anthropology at university and this had an influence on the way she views the world around her which she incorporates in to her art and photography. Later becoming particularly interested in mythology, otherworldly characters, mythical beings and oddities.

Kerry also spent some time as a tattoo apprentice which has also had an influence on her work. In her spare time Kerry enjoys traveling, nature and the outdoors.

Little Dragon Designs offer unique and unusual handmade fantasy art from a small family run business in South Wales. Their artwork is inspired by fantasy, mythical creatures and all things geeky!

They make things ranging from cute tiny dragons set into pocket watch cases, to gorgeous slices of agates hand painted with mythical creatures, to adorable sterling silver Plesiosaur charms!

MagicalMeow sells super cute handmade jewellery and accessories based on anime and gaming characters including OTP (one true pairing) bracelet sets, necklaces and keyrings. They also sell cute non-fandom jewellery for those looking to add a touch of kawaii to their style.

Mythic Comics and Crystalised Zombie are Swansea based aspiring digital artists and comic book writers selling pop culture prints, stickers and indie comics. Co-hosts on Swansea based podcast Snap, Crackle and Pop-culture Podcast!

NateSpace Props is Nathan Williams, an emerging Prop maker based in the Swansea Valley. Inspired by video games, Warhammer and movies he creates high quality props through the fantastic medium of 3D Printing and painting skills.

Peter James Maggs is the creator of the all ages supernatural mystery comic, The Many Strange Cases of Ghost Jones, for which he is both writer and artist. His stories are about magical worlds and the people who live their lives in them.

Pink Bird Originals has been in business since 2016 and sells a variety of handmade quirky, comic themed patches. There’s an accessory for everyone at Pink Bird Originals to please all ages and brighten up any jacket or bag.

Pontys Upcycles is a Swansea based small business that uses comics to upcycle everyday items.

Nick Prolix is the cartoonist behind the one-person anthology series Nick Prolix’s
Slang Pictorial in which I serialise a slice-of-life comedy drama set in 1960s London.

Rebel Girl (a.k.a Ali) has been sewing since childhood and after years of making made-to-order geek gifts for her friends and family and as a hobby, she has decided to share her work with us in Swansea where she knows they will be appreciated!

Retro Stash are a Port Talbot based retro–modern game toy and collectible store who buy, sell and trade.

They deal in all things nerdy; vintage gaming consoles and games, comics and graphic novels, movie and game related figures, mini figures and trading cards.

Rocks Comics A whole range of comics books, something for everyone from those looking for key silver age comics to those just wanting to spend a bit of pocket money!

Ross Eliot and Connor Roberts are aspiring illustrators. They will be selling original artwork and art prints of fantasy illustrations and comic and manga fanart.

Sea Shanty Designs offer handmade gaming wristbands and superhero bracelets (Fortnite, Minecraft, Spiderman, Deadpool etc.). they also make paracord bracelets and retro designs

Sam Roads is an award-winning comics writer, bringing his social sci-fi comics Kristo, Silicon Heart and Cryowulf to Swansea for the first time.

“Masterful” – Pat Mills (creator of 2000AD)

Science Fiction Collectables are Bridgend’s independent toy and gift retailer. Specialising in entertainment brands, most of their products are unique in the area and they can frequently be found bringing their distinctive range to collector events throughout South Wales and the South West.

Sigglez Squigglez is a one lady mug painting machine who loves nothing more than making people happy with geeky one of a kind mugs.
The Swansea Comics Collective was formed in September 2008 by two blokes in a comic shop. Fed up with talking about creating comics but not putting pencil to paper often enough, Pete and Mark decided to start a group where local artists and writers could meet to collectively pursue this goal.

They now meet regularly and during the meeting a character or theme is chosen and the resulting blog art (Blarts) are posted here. They also run occasional ‘Creating Comic’ workshops and have published several comics. They recently ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the publication of the next issue of their Copperopolis series.

Switch Fire Games are a new company who trade Warlord Games products at a discount from Bolt Action to Doctor Who.

Table top gamers at heart, they aim to give you all your hobby needs.

The Gamers’ Emporium is Swansea’s independent friendly local gaming store.

A broad church of gaming, they offer a little bit of everything when it comes to analog gaming – Board Games, Card Games, Hobby Supplies, Roleplaying Games and Miniature War Games, plus two floors of space to play them in at their family friendly store in the centre of Swansea.