Posted: Thu 19th Apr 2018

Updated: Thu 19th Apr

10,000+ visitors expected and estimated £1m spend in local economy – Wales Comic Con returns to Wrexham this weekend! for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Apr 19th, 2018

Thousands of visitors are set to descend on Wrexham this weekend, with an estimated £1 million set to be pumped into the local economy thanks to one of the town’s biggest events.

Wales Comic Con will make its much anticipated colourful and cosplay-full return to Wrexham Glyndwr University on Saturday 21st April and Sunday 22nd April.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the small event which started in the sports hall at Wrexham Glyndwr University has grown into a biannual event covering the entire campus – attracting visitors from all over the world.

Last winter’s event brought around 10,000 people to Wrexham over the two day period and is estimated to have brought around £1 million to the local economy. With a weekend of tenth anniversary celebrations, it is hoped this figure can be topped.

This weekend’s event boasts some bigger guest names than ever before, with the likes of Malcom in the Middle’s very own Frankie Muniz, Sherlock’s Andrew Scott and Supernatural’s Mark Sheppard (to name but a few!)

Visitors can also expect a whole host of stalls selling merchandise, custom made products and the odd comic book or two. Not to mention live question and answer sessions, photo ops and much more!

Cllr Terry Evans, lead member for economic development and regeneration, said: “There can be no doubt Comic Con is one of the leading events in the area’s calendar and brings with it the exceptional economic benefits to the area.

“The organisers should be especially proud that their event is held in such high esteem by visitors, guests and exhibitors alike.”

More information about Wales Comic Con can be found on its website here.

*Update: Wales Comic Con have today tweeted the following update: “We are truly sorry to confirm @valkilmer can no longer attend the event.

“We received confirmation late last night that due to circumstances beyond our control Val will no longer be able to attend the event. Any photo ops will be refunded automatically #WCC2018

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