Bolton Comic Con

Today, me and Mel meandered over to the Macron Stadium for Bolton Comic Con. I’ve done a few conventions now, so I know what I’m about – small bag for phone, purse and tissues, comfy footwear, and light clothing because con halls get hot.

The hall at Macron Stadium
The hall at Macron Stadium

Or not. OMG, it was so cold! I swear the air con was on. I’m not sure whether the heating was down to stadium staff or the con organisers, but either way, it’s not good to leave your GoH freezing. It was less Andrew Lee Potts and more Andrew Lee Popsicle.

He was very sweet, though, and eager to chat given the lack of morning rush. He asked Mel if she preferred Primeval or Alice. I couldn’t decide as they’re too different. Though the photo I chose for his autograph was from Primeval, so maybe it just edges Alice out. *shrug*

We didn’t chat about Wireless, which I kind of regret, but we did spend a good five minutes geeking out about Star Trek Discovery. However that wasn’t the most Con thing – that credit goes to the Black Elvis puppeteering a Kermit The Frog armed with a lightsaber. Yes, really.

The Tardis display
The Tardis display
One of the two radio-controlled R2-D2s scooting about
One of the two radio-controlled R2-D2s scooting about

Due to the cold, Mel and I didn’t stay long enough to watch the cosplay competition. However, my winner – aside from the 5-year-old boy dressed as Woody – was this person in an AT-ST “outfit”. Most of the con-goers were in cosplay, making me feel quite underdressed! Maybe I ought to look into a costume…

AT-ST cosplay
AT-ST cosplay

So what did I buy? I had to get a portrait with the Tardis and a signed photo from Andrew. There were lots of stalls with some tempting geekery, plus one selling some very tempting fudge. Lots of Fuko Pops, but the prices were a bit high. In the end, I succumbed to Itty Bittys of Han and Leia. These sweet little plushes will probably have their own blog post fairly soon.

Itty Bittys of Han Solo and Princess Leia
Itty Bittys of Han Solo and Princess Leia

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