EVENT CANCELLED- SCGC Corona Virus Statement

Tuesday 26th January 2021
We hope you are all keeping safe and well in these trying times.

Unfortunately we have some bad news, Swansea Council have informed us that our booking for May 2021 is going to be cancelled, as it’s extremely unlikely that they’ll be able to host the event..

This is something that is beyond our control, but as things currently stand it does look like the safest course of action, all things considered, as the safety of everyone in attendance is our first priority.

We would like to thank everyone for their continued support through all of these postponements.

We are determined to come back once we are able, but we have not set a new date yet, as the situation is still too unpredictable. We expect that it won’t be until mid-2022 at the earliest.

In the meantime we will be making the most of our online presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Twitch to showcase what the SCGC community has to offer.

We are planning to hold another virtual SCGC on May 1st 2021, and will publish details of the event a little nearer to the time. We’re talking to guests and vendors at the moment to work out how we can improve on last year’s virtual event.

We know that this isn’t the news that anyone wants to hear but hopefully we can make a positive from the bad situation get through this Pandemic and back to conventions next year.

If you had bought a ticket for SCGC 2020, and had not yet asked for a refund, then you can either get in touch by emailing info@scgc.org.uk from the same email address that you bought the ticket through on Paypal, or you can keep your ticket for our next physical event (whenever that is)… it’ll still be valid.

Tuesday 29th June 2020
Whilst we have been bit quiet in regards to SCGC2020 updates during lockdown, we have been busy behind the scenes trying to put plans in place in relation to ongoing government advice. as the pandemic has gone on every contingency we have considered has become obsolete in the face of the government advice, so it is with great sadness that we have decided to cancel SCGC2020.

The current advice will see tourist attractions potentially reopening but with social distancing measures in place in July. As social distancing measures are likely to be still in place at the start of August there would be no way for us to safely get exhibitors and attendees into the venue, and the safety of our attendees, exhibitors, and volunteers must come first.

We understand that this is disappointing news but we will be back in 2021. We are offering a full refund on tables or you can roll these over to 2021 that is completely your choice just drop an email to us at info@scgc.org.uk . In the meantime we are in the process of putting together a virtual convention to take place on Saturday 8th of August.

This virtual event will try to replicate the convention experience to the best of our abilities, including; Guest Panels, a Cosplay Competition, a Miniature Painting Competition, and more to be announced in the coming weeks.

In the meantime stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all in person in 2021.

Tuesday 17th March 2020

Corona Virus Update!

Yesterday we had to break the unfortunate news that we were postponing SCGC2020. it was a hard decision to make especially this close to the convention, but due to the guidance from the government it was not feasible to run the event. The aim of Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention is to provide the community with a safe and fun geeky day out, but in the current climate we couldn’t guarantee the safety of our attendees, traders, guests and our volunteers and the safety of everyone attending the convention must come first.

Today we have a some better news, after speaking to the venue we have been able to secure an alternative date. We are happy to announce that SCGC will now take place at the Brangwyn Hall Swansea on Saturday the 8th of August. So mark your Diary’s and join us for a day at our new summer date a stones throw from the beach!

As we said yesterday tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled event, and trader bookings will automatically be transferred to the new date.

If this new date means that you won’t be able to attend the rescheduled event because of a clash or prior engagement, then we’ll happily offer you a refund whether you’re a vendor or a ticket holder.

Monday 16th March 2020

We are taking the step of postponing the convention, in light of the Government’s advice today advising that everyone should avoid gatherings and crowded places, such as pubs, clubs and theatres during the current Corona Virus situation.

We’ll be meeting with the venue on Thursday this week (we had a meeting scheduled to discuss event logistics in any case), and will find out what dates they have available for us to reschedule to, far enough down the line for the worst of the current situation to have passed.

Once we have confirmed the new date, we will then be able to let all of our guests, vendors and customers know the new arrangements. Tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled event, and trader bookings will automatically be transferred to the new date.

If the new date means that you won’t be able to attend the rescheduled event because of a clash or prior engagement, then we’ll happily offer you a refund whether you’re a vendor or a ticket holder. We kindly ask that you wait until after we have announced the revised date before you contact us should you require a refund.

We apologise for having to take this step, but we feel that it is better to be safe rather than sorry.


We’ve had a couple of queries now about whether the event will still be going ahead, so we thought we’d pop a quick post up to let people know what’s happening.

The event is going ahead as planned.

No guests have cancelled or suggested that they might cancel, no vendors have pulled out either, and we’re still looking forward to running the event.

We’re keeping an eye on the situation, and we’ll obviously comply with any advice or restrictions that the UK/Welsh Government choose to impose on events and gatherings.

If we are forced to reschedule the event to a later date, then tickets (and vendor bookings) will remain valid for the new date. We’ll also offer no-quibble refund if are unable to attend a rescheduled event.

We suggest that all attendees familiarise themselves with the current government advice regarding the appropriate precautionary measures.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

It’s your time to choose…

We’re at that point in the planning process where we need to decide which charity SCGC is going to benefit at our next event.

This year we want you, our loyal patrons, to have the deciding say. We’ve whittled the list down to five Welsh charities, so now it’s over to you to choose.

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The poll closes at 23:59 on 30/6/19, and the charity with the most votes will then become our chose charity for the year, and will receive 50% of all ticket sales for SCGC 2020.

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 Announcement


We are very please to announce that Andy Chambers will be in attendance at this year’s event, and he’ll be bringing along his brand new game, Blood Red Skies for you to try out!

Blood Red Skies is a tabletop miniatures game where you command formations of World War 2 fighter aircraft in battle. Action in the game is fast-paced – with six or more planes per side, letting you recreate thrilling dogfights!

Join Andy (from 1pm onwards) and the team from Warlord Games (who’ll be there all day) in our Gaming Zone and be one of the first people in the country to try it out.


Exhibitor Spotlight: Doodlecurls & Betwixt

We caught up with Bryony and Beth a.k.a Doodleculrs and Betwixt to get a little more info about them both and what they will be bringing to SCGC2018, check out their blurb below:

Hi we are two animators and illustrators. Our table will have a wonderful variety, especially for the fantasy lovers. Will will also be taking commissions on the day.
There will be a nice and beautiful variety of comics/zines. Such as Swap, the genderswap zine on popular media. The Charity Doggo Zine, an illustration collection of dog art from 67 artists and all for charity. Our Story So Far, the journey of 3 animators getting into the animation industry. Lost Light, a beautiful comic that focuses on the effects of light pollution and our relationship with nature and night skies. There will also be an amazing variety of A4 posters and prints of original art and fan-art. Adorable witch-themed stickers and beautifully handcrafted wands and D&D themed magnets.

Exhibitor Spotlight: Howard Ingham/Room 207 Press

We are pleased to confirm that Howard and Room 207 will be returning for SCGC2018.

Howard was kind enough to provide us with a little blurb about himself, please take a bit of time to check it out, below.

Hi, I’m Howard Ingham, I’ve lived in Swansea for the greater part of my life, and I’ve been working as a professional writer and artist for about sixteen years now. I’ve worked on over 50 RPG products for different publishers, including Vampire, Promethean, Mage, Hunter and Changeling for White Wolf, and most recently Modern AGE for Green Ronin. I’m coming as Room 207 Press, and bringing my games, which include Chariot, MSG™ and my new game The Shivering Circle which is a rules light folk horror game with open source rules. I’ll be at my table all day, apart from when I’ll be doing, for the third year in a row, one of the panels for the day, Finding Your Own Role: Role-Playing Games and Your Identity, where I’ll be talking about diversity in games, and how we can play the games we have in ways that are honest to ourselves, and if that sounds interesting, come along and say hi afterwards.

Exhibitor Spotlight: Trev Burgess

For today’s Exhibitor Spotlight we Spoke to Trev Burgess from Film 42 about their comic.

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. Check us out at https://www.film42.tv/ or find the books and posters at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/film42ComicShop

The comic has been a labour of love for myself, originally outlining the concept some 20 years ago.
Aimed at a younger audience (9+ to 99+), I hope to entertain an age group often left in the space between child and adult comics. In creating different realities, We have tried to create new visual styles with each new domain, the artwork evolving with each page turn.

Book one opens with a simple tale of a young group of friends meeting in their local café, overseen by Henry, the patriarchal owner. Part one introduces a strange young boy who fascinates and draws them in with tales of adventure and mystery. The newcomer creates an unsettling atmosphere with his stories and visions, highlighting the unease each teenager has with themselves, their friends and the adult world they have yet to acknowledge.

As part two quickly reveals, the protagonist, Timo, harbours ulterior motives. It is possible that the youngsters’ imaginations are being manipulated and used as a conduit for Timo, enabling him to reach alternate dimensions, through dream states created by his stories.

As we reach the climax of book one, new characters from other realities are revealed and relationships established. Timo leads the reader in another direction, pursuing his adversary and seeking answers. Throughout there are hints of a larger story arc, to be covered by five future books in the series.

I am the author of the series, as well as a Cinematographer & Director, with 35 years’ experience in TV and Dom Tsoi is the illustrator. Dom recently graduated from university, beginning a career as a hugely talented artist. We are both based in South Wales, UK. He can be found at https://www.domtsoi.com. Checkout his exhibition in March-April in Cardiff at https://www.thesho.co.uk/

We have grown as a creative partnership over the course of two comics and have begun to expand the characters and their world. We are both passionate about the style and quality of Timo, I believe we have created some great imagery and enough intrigue to encourage the reader to follow us in the series.
Funded totally by myself, I hope to promote the complete Book One (Parts 1 & 2) and gain a following to fund the other stories.

My intention has always just been to share my vision of a fascinating new world. It is my hope that it appeals to anyone, young and old, who loves to dream and who also never intends to grow up.

Our stand features Part one and two of the comic, but we also bring a selection of posters based on the book, limited edition T-shirts by the lovely lads at https://www.sickts.co.uk/ and if all goes well, some special jewellery from the series.

Swing by and say hi to me & Dom when you visit!

Exhibitor Spotlight: Owain Richards

Owain Richards is a South Wales based Illustrator and Storyboard Artist with a love for all things Comics, Films, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. He will be on hand on the day with a mix of different items for sale including Art Prints, Stickers, Original Art and other print-based materials. He will also be open for several slots of on-the-day sketch commissions of your favourite characters, so pop by and have your favourite character sketched to remember the day!

You can Follow Owain on Facebook at www.facebook.com/owainrichardsart or alternatively on Instagram at www.instagram.com/owainrichards_

Tickets for SCGC2018 are on sale now. You can purchase them online from scgc.org.uk or from Comix Shoppe, The Gamers’ Emporium and Cinema & Co. Swansea.

Exhibitor Spotlight: Deedee Davies/3D Fantasy Art


3D Fantasy Art showcases the artwork of Deedee Davies. She creates fantasy, horror and gothic art using 3D modelling and rendering programmes.

Deedee is a self-taught artist and she has been creating character-based art in 3D and 2D media since 2003. Her work has been commissioned for a number of online fantasy and horror games, both for character art and interface layout, as well as character design and interface work on anumber of independent Facebook games. She spent a good part of the early 2010s creating zombie and horror-based book covers for the Library of the Living Dead Press, and has since gone on to create book covers for a number of independent authors. She also undertakes private commissions to create character, landscape and other miscellaneous art for individuals for use online and in print. Her artwork has been featured in a number of online articles and magazines, as well as a number of art books. Her work has also received several awards in online communities, some of which are noted on her website. Her influences include anything dark and fantastical, bad 80s horror and fantasy films, heavy metal and the works of Poe, Lovecraft & their contemporaries.
A range of framed and unframed prints, mugs, mousemats and postcards will be on sale at Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention 2018, as well as a small selection of hand-made embroidered geeky crafts.