Dublin Comic Con, the first comic convention in Ireland to showcase props and costumes from film and TV, as well as attracting top comicbook writers, artists and stars from the world of sci-fi, fantasy and action films, comes to Dublin’s National Show Centre from August 10th to 11th.The inaugural Dublin Comic Con is a convention for fans of comic books, computer games, film and TV that offers them the chance to meet their favourite stars and take part in talks and workshops with top special effects and comic book artists.Dublin Comic Con will showcase a wide range of props and costumes that were used on-screen, as well as replicas props and costumes. There will be life-size replica movie cars, while costumed characters will be walking through the event hall and interactive sets.Some of the international guests include the 7 ft 1” inch tall actor Ian Whyte who is best known for his portrayal as the Predator in Alien Vs Predator; Femi Taylor who famously danced in Jabba’s palace in Star Wars : Return of the Jedi; and comic book artist Charlie Adlard, best know for his work on Walking Dead and Al Matthews also known as Sgt. Apone in the cult classic ‘Aliens’The special effects character creator and monster maker Shannon Shea, who has worked on classics such as Predator, Terminator, Jurassic Park and more recently on M.I.B 3 and Predators, will be there. She will be joined by Brian Muirl — the sculptor of Darth Vader’s iconic helmet and the original Storm Trooper armour.
The newest additions to the line-up include Ron Donachie, who stars as Rodrik Cassel in the hit Game Of Thrones, and the amazing voice actor, Jason Canning who has worked on Lego Star Wars, Lego Hero Factory and Blizzard’s World of Warcraft.
SFX companies Puff Jockey Studios (work includes Vikings, Tudors, Love/Hate) and Nimba Creations who produce special effects for films and TV will be running workshops to teach you how to turn your friends into gruesome zombies. There will also be workshops in sculpting, molding, prosthetics, make up effects, zombie creation/prosthetics, low-budget film and comic creation, game development, voice acting and self-publishing.
Comic Con is an amazing opportunity for young and old to meet their favourite stars, have autographs signed, take pictures with famous film props, walk through iconic film sets and learn about how they were made.
Weekend Ticket: €20Family Ticket (2 Adults and 2 children under 12): €35
Children’s Ticket : €7.50For more information see www.dublincomiccon.com