Today the Welsh Mummy Blogs family attended the Film & Comic Con Cardiff at the Motorpoint Arena. Ethan has never attended a Comic Con before so he was really impressed when he was given a press pass to the event!
Ethan ran ahead of me, he was like a kid at Christmas, the excitement in his eyes was insane! He wanted to explore everything and everywhere.
We started our morning having a wander around. The arena was filled with many aisles of stalls selling something for everyone. Collectable movie/TV merchandise, outfits and toys. Posters, costumes, comics, you name it, a stall had it!!
I really liked the Harry Potter themed stall – Goblin Wood
Goblin Wood Stall
We then had a look at the creative workshops at the event. Ethan didn’t take part but enjoyed playing with some props.
After a browse, we headed to the autograph section of the event.
At Film and Comic Con Cardiff you will get the chance to pay for an autograph from any of the named guests. Autographs need to be purchased at the desk just before the signing table, photos to sign are included in the cost of the autograph unless you have your own item you want signed. You can pay in cash, or you can purchase Credit Card vouchers from the sales desk prior to joining the autograph queue.
The autographing area gets very busy.
We first had a chat to Lawrence Gilliard Jr, best known for The Walking Dead, The Waterboy and Gangs of New York. Lawrence was a top bloke! He took the time to talk and have a giggle with Ethan. His selfie skills are much better than mine!
We then had a chat to Mark Williams aka Ron Weasleys dad in Harry Potter. Mark is also known for Father Brown and Doctor Who. I mentioned that I had interviewed his on screen son Percy Weasley a few weeks back and It was a shame we did not get an interview. Mark was one of the busiest autograph stations, I am really glad he took the time to pose for a picture. Percy Weasley interview here.
We then had a chat to Art Parkinson. At only 17 years old, Art has had quite the acting career. Appearing in Game of Thrones and San Andreas to name a few, this little dude was someone Ethan could look up too!
We had a little rest and then headed back to the autograph station. There we spoke to Julian Glover – Game of Thrones, Colin Baker – Dr Who and John Levene – Dr Who.
John had a long chat to Ethan and I. We spoke about Ethans dreams of becoming an actor and scientist. John had some good advice for us. He said that Ethan had natural talent and would go far if guided in the right direction.
We then bumped into Harry Potter’s flying Ford Anglia!
A really cool dude at the event was Jarred Blancard known for – Ninja Turtles, Disturbing behaviour, IT and many more films. Jarred took the time to chat to us and have a picture with Ethan. He even gave us a signed Ninja Turtles picture!! Really nice guy.
As my readers are aware, Ethan is a huge Star Wars fan. I mean, this kid is obsessed! Can you imagine the excitement when I informed him that an actor from Star Wars was at the Film & Comic Con Cardiff.
Karanja Yorke is a real life action man, he has starred and is a stunt double in many films. Known for Star Wars The Last Jedi, Rouge One and The Force Awakens. He is a real life Stormtrooper!!!
Now, its very thrilling meeting celebrities but I was actually most impressed with the Cosplayers who attended the event. Hours upon hours of work must have gone into making some pretty impressive costumes.
I was really impressed by Central Legion Costume Group They had Star Wars fans going wild!
Below you will find some of my favourite Cosplayers at the Film & Comic Con Cardiff.
Can you spot yourself in the pictures???
Did you spot yourself or someone you know? Please leave a comment if you did!!
Tomorrow is the last day for Film & Comic Con Cardiff (10th March 2019) to book tickets please visit – http://www.filmandcomicconcardiff.com/
Fancy something bigger than Film & Comic Con Cardiff?? Why not check London Film & Comic Con https://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/