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.

Guest Spotlight: Jenika Ioffreda

As we get closer to SCGC2018 we thought we’d give you a taste of some of the things to expect on the the day, by shining a spotlight on the exhibitors you’ll be able to see at the Convention. First up we have the amazingly talented Jenika Ioffreda!

Jenika ioffreda is the creator of “Vampire Free Style”, award nominated and self-published 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 over Europe, has been praised by reviewers, has a loyal following and has been requested as a set dressing for “This Must Be The Place” movie.

Pages and illustrations from the series have been displayed at Brent Museum in London.
Jenika took part to different comic book projects, including the “Kapow! Guinness World Record Special” – a project by Marvel which broke two Guinness World Record as the fastest comic book ever produced and the biggest number of creators working on a single comic – and “City Stories”, an international comic project conducted by Lodz Cultural Centre and the British Council.

Her works have been also used for merchandising, cd covers and musical theatre.
Jenika is an extremely active presence in the European comic conventions circuit with more than 180 convention attendances over the years.
She is currently self-publishing a new comic book series “Midnight Tea”: the adventures of a 19th century girl who can see ghosts.

During SCGC 2018 she will be selling her comics and merchandising, also she will be taking commissions and draw portraits of people in comic book style.

Her official website is http://www.neptunefactory.com
http://www.facebook.com/vampirefreestyle
http://www.facebook.com/midnightteaseries