Live Music Act Announced

We are pleased to announce that we’ll be having live music at the Convention again this year.

This year, we’ll be enjoying the talents of Jollyboat, the UK’s top comedy pirate geek rock duo.

Mixing comedy, live music, visuals, audience interaction and a little behind-the-scenes computer programming, Jollyboat put on a show unlike anything you’ve seen before!

They have performed at Glastonbury among many other festivals, won the UK Musical Comedy Awards, and toured Europe & Australia. Jollyboat’s act is energetic, visual and packed with fast-paced gags. They always have fun, and it’s highly infectious!

GAME Update

GAME have confirmed that, as well as their excellent selection of merchandise, they’ll also be bringing two Playstation VR headsets with a selection of different experiences to SCGC.

Prices for these will be £5 for a 15 minute experience and £10 for a 30 minute experience, and will include titles such as Ocean Descent, Battlezone, RIGS, and EVE Valkyrie. For over 18’s there will also be the opportunity to play the Resident Evil 7 Midnight Experience.

There will be no pre-booking for these experiences, so make sure to arrive good and early.

Guest Announcement

GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT! We are pleased to announce Conor Boyle as our next guest.
Conor Boyle is an artist on the recent Hook Jaw mini-series, with Si Spurrier, Giulia Brusco & Rob Steen (Titan Comics). Conor has also drawn comics for many independent publishers including Accent UK, Dead Canary Comics, FutureQuake Press and drew the award winning graphic novel “1314: On Dangerous Ground” for the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre (National Trust for Scotland). He is also one half of Disconnected Press, set up in 2011 to promote up-and-coming comics creators in the UK.



Gaming Room update

We’re pleased to announce that, as well as the main hall for SCGC where our guests and Exhibitors will be, we’ll also have an entirely seperate room (The George Hall) for gaming in. Today, we can reveal two of the things that’ll be going on there;

GAME (The UK’s leading video games retailer) will be bringing a pair of Virtual Reality rigs with them, and these will be available to the public to use for a small fee throughout the day.

Esdevium Games (The UK’s bigest importer of Board and Card Games) will be sending a three-strong demo team who will be on hand all day to teach you how to play a wide selection of board games for free!

Trader slots filling up…

If you were thinking about taking a stall at Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention this year as a trader, then you’d better act fast.

We’ve taken bookings for just over 75% of the available stalls so far (leaving us with 18 individual 6′ tables left to book…) and only 8 weeks left until the event!

To book your stall, download the booking form, complete it and email it to info@scgc.org.uk.

Members of the public can book their tickets here, and tickets purchased ahead of the event will get priority admission on the day.

More Guests to be announced this week!

Watch the skies folks, we’ve got two more guests to announce this week, and we’ll be telling you who they are on Wednesday and Friday evenings.

Stay tuned to our webpage (scgc.org.uk) and our Facebook and be the first to find out who else is coming to the con on 27th May this year!

Booked your tickets yet?  No…?  Shame on you!  Head straight on over to the tickets page and book now!

Guest Announcment

OK, so it’s a day late (but you were watching the Rugby, and didn’t notice… right?) but here is our next guest announcement;

We are pleased to announce that Dyfrig Griffiths (aka Iron Warrior Cosplay) will be our guest judge for the Cosplay Competition at this year’s convention!

Widely known as Dyfrig the Ghostbuster, the founder of The Carmarthenshire Ghostbusters, has now set out on a new cosplay adventure as a 9ft tall Iron Warrior Space Marine from the Warhammer 40,000 setting.

Dyfrig is also known as Professor Verymental, an acclaimed tribute act to Professor Elemental, performing at various venues over the country, along with some live performances with the Professor himself and also Mr.B the Gentleman Rhymer.

He started his cosplay journey as a steampunk character of his own creation and has been in love with cosplay ever since. He’s a friendly, all round decent chap and if his beard doesn’t grab your attention, his booming voice certainly will.

As promised, we are pleased to announce our next guest – Welsh Comic Artist Simon Williams.

Simon is a UK based professional comic artist who has worked on several Panini/Marvel UK titles, including TRANSFORMERS, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN, DEATH’S HEAD and MARVEL HEROES. His work has also featured in various American publications, including TRANSFORMERS: BEAST WARS and MARS ATTACKS JUDGE DREDD from IDW, Erik Larsen’s SAVAGE DRAGON, published by Image Comics, and WWE SUPERSTARS from Super Genius comics.

Simon has also produced artwork for various other forms of media, such as dvds, toys and collectable merchandise. These include the UK releases of the original TRANSFORMERS cartoon from Metrodome, and THE INCREDIBLE HULK (1966, 1982 and 1996 shows), the 90’s X-MEN series and SPIDER-MAN (both the 1967 and 90’s shows) from Clear-Vision.

Simon is also the creator of the Discotronic Funk Commandos™, a group of superheroes from the 1970s, who will be the stars of the upcoming RETRO TALES title from Simon’s own RETRO COMICS GROUP imprint.