One of Wrexham’s largest events helped pump £1 million of visitor spend into the local economy in 2016.
Wales Comic Con, a biannual event held at Wrexham Glyndwr University, brings thousands of people into Wrexham each year.
The team behind Wales Comic Con are the latest business to have their local contribution highlighted by Wrexham Council – who have praised the event for helping to put Wrexham on the map as a place to be.
Now in its ninth year, the event saw just over 150 people through the doors of the Wrexham Glyndwr University Sports Hall at its launch in 2008.
Now Wales Comic Con has become a firm fixture in the Wrexham calendar; going from strength to strength and bringing more and more visitors to the town each year.
Back in 2016 due to to popular demand organisers decided to take the plunge and hold two events across two weekends in the spring and winter. The decision paid off and last year over 20,000 flocked through the doors. Organisers are now hoping for to reach record numbers this December.
The line-up for this winter’s event will once again bring together some of the biggest names in film, television, comic books and wrestling – with top names including Matt Ryan, Nicholas Brendon, Hannah Spearritt, John Barnes and Kristine Sutherland all scheduled to attend.
There’s also a huge treat in store for Sherlock fans, with Andrew Scott (Moriarty) and Louise Brealey attending the con for the first time.
Popular activities will also return, including the gaming tournaments, Q&A sessions with guests, autograph signings, merchandise stalls and of course, some chilly December cosplay!
The event’s growing popularity has also been good news for the local economy, with estimations that 2016’s double comic con resulted in £1 million spent in Wrexham.
Plans are already well underway for Wales Comic Con’s 10th anniversary, with some fantastic and big name guests already booked in!
Wales Comic Con will return to Wrexham Glyndwr University on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December. More information about Wales Comic Con and how you can purchase tickets can be found on the official website.