A group of our students went to Comic Con where actors from sci-fi and television series mingled and students got the chance to buy lots of themed goodies from stalls. A total of 14 students from Years 8 to 12 went to the show, which was the first time it had been held at Northampton Cricket Club.
Reegan Parr from Year 9 said: ‘It was such an amazing experience, everyone should have the chance to go. Most people there are cosplaying so they are all wearing outfits. I dressed as Harley Quinn from DC Comics. At Comic Con there are loads of stalls and it is not just comics, it is manga as well, with Japanese food, comic book stalls, art and figurines for sale. There are re-enactments of things like Star Wars, plus a voice actress from Rocket Racoon and an actor from Doctor Who that you could meet. It was really crowded but it was worth it and you get all ages there, from young children with their parents to older people. The best part of the day was walking around with my friend Abbie getting to see everything. A few people said they absolutely loved my outfit and we did make new friends as well. It is very sociable as there are loads of other people that are just like you and know everything about manga, animes and comics.’
Librarian Mrs Adams said: ‘It was really nice to be able to go to Northampton for the first time, and be part of a brand new convention. The venue was Northampton Cricket Club, so most of us ate our lunch in the beaming sunshine looking out over the ground. In the past we have been to Telford, Birmingham and two venues in London, so the smaller venue had a different feel to it. There was really friendly atmosphere, with people chatting and mixing. The guests included Ian McNiece (from Doctor Who), Arti Shah (who played the racoon in Guardians of the Galaxy, and goblins in Harry Potter), Iain White from Predators and Aliens and several actors from the cult TV series Red Dwarf. There were also some outside attractions; some of the students settled in the Gaming Bus , and were hard to coax out at the end!’