Only Two Weeks To Go!

We’re on the home stretch. SCGC 2018 is just around the corner. Are you panicking yet? I’m not panicking! Stop panicking!

Let us recap all of the wonderful and interesting and wonderful things that’ll be on offer at this years show:

To kick things off, the evening before the event, we’ll be hosting a ‘Movie & Pizza Night’ at Cinema & Co. where you can hang out with us, eat pizza and watch The Transformers: The Movie (1986).

Then, on the day we will have 50+ guests, vendors and exhibitors; including big name artists, indie comic creators, illustrators, comics and collectibles vendors, cosplay guests, arts and crafts stalls, indie game creators, retro video game vendors and a selection of authors.

Waterstones will be making a welcome return!

Swansea’s own Gamers’ Emporium and Swansea Comics Collective will be there, rocking their stuff, too.

We also have a range of free activities for you;

We will be running two Cosplay Competitions. One being a craftsmanship competition where costumes will be marked by our team of judges Tasha from Sew Swansea, Iron Warrior Cosplays Dyfrig Griffiths, and Russell from Cosbont. There will also be our ever popular Cosplay Masqurade competition for those who just want to show off their costume and have a good time.

Various panels, covering a wide base of fandom, will be held throughout the day in our lovely new panel room. Come along, take a load off and listen in on the experts.

Various display teams will be on hand to show you the ropes when it comes to card, table-top and war gaming. One such display team will be Warlord Games which will be lead by none other than Andy Chambers! The learning will also come courtesy of Asmodee UK, Swansea University Role Play Society, and Swansea Wargames and Boardgames Club. Plus, a team of volunteers from Gamers’ Emporium will be running Magic: The Gathering demonstration games all day.

Tickets can be purchased from The Gamers’ Emporium, The Comix Shoppe, Or Cinema & Co. Swansea.

Exhibitor Spotlight: Andy Wright/Real Tidy Design

 

Andy has over twenty years experience in the game industry working for companies such as Codemasters, Acclaim and Deadline Games.
Andy now works as a freelance illustrator for companies such as Posthuman Studios as well as taking bespoke personal commissions.

Last year Andy took the leap into comics with a his Steampunk themed ‘The Zodiac Set & The Wondrous Exhibition’, which incorporates
game elements for the reader to discover hidden lines of text.

Excerpt from the comic…

Marred by the loss of Sir Tarquin Ramsbottom III, feared dead in his fateful expedition to Mars; this was, never the less, the most amazing event
ever to be held in the Queen’s Capital.

Gentle Adventures, ladies and men alike will share their stories over cucumber sandwiches and magic lantern slides Lord D. Montague will present his misadventures
in Egypt, while Miss Thomasina Kettle will try and explain the intricacies of time travel- through the use of her invention the Temporal Experimental Adjustable Brew Augmentation Gizmo.

This, the journal of young Lady Green, now fellow member of the Zodiac Set, chronicles the Exhibition, and the trouble she had with what she saw.
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It is hard to believe it was 3, short years, later that the world was mired in The Steam Wars, fought with horrific boiler engines. However
dear reader read closer, and buried in the text are messages, hidden from the average reader: cyphers and clues to the origins of the Steam
Wars, and an event so terrible that an entire reality was threatened.

Andy can be found on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/RealTidyDesign/