Great Fun Co-Hosting at Wyntercon VI
The last weekend in September (28-29 September) saw Wyntercon – the largest comic con-style event in the south of England – come to Eastbourne and I was thrilled to be a part of it.
I was invited to co-host the Creative Cove and interview guests at the event, live on stage and for filming purposes. This saw me meet a host of interesting people, including William Simpson, who famously drew the storyboards for Game of Thrones, Alan Flyng, who was a Stormtrooper in the original Star Wars movies and is now an award-winning costume designer, along with authors, artists and cosplayers. I was joined in my task by actor, Jon Campling.
As if all of that wasn’t enough, I even got to try my hand at learning how to use a lightsabre, had some rather gruesome wound makeup done on the back of my hand and got up close and personal with a pack of wolves – it certainly was a weekend to remember.
Wyntercon was a fantastic event and it was a delight to see how it has grown over the past few years from when I first went along as a reporter to cover the event. I’m already looking forward to Wyntercon VII in 2020.
Date added: 2 October 2019