Live Review: Portsmouth Comic Con

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Portsmouth Comic Con entertained thousands of locals and fans from across the country who went to see their favourite comic book idols at Portsmouth Guildhall.

From cosplayers to retro gamers, the event provided just about everything for families looking for a fun day out.

Mark Silk, who famously voiced the likes of Scooby Doo, was a personal favourite of mine over the weekend but there was so much to see and do over 4-5 May.

Alongside international comic book artists and celebrity guests from film and TV, there were also cosplay competitions for both children and adults. There were plenty of interesting traders and virtual reality demonstrations that absolutely blow your minds. There was also some amazing Superman artwork which was impressive to see and the amount of detail that went into it.

Over the weekend Dirk Wood was looking for talent to be featured in future issues of Full Bleed. He chose a winner from comic strips, spot illustration and non-fiction to appear in the magazine. There was plenty of competition and Dirk certainly looked like he enjoyed looking at all of the ideas that were put forward.

Gary Pollard demonstrated at the Wonder Zone and showed how he created an old favourite Dr Who Monster over the course of each day which was amazing to see and really interesting.

You could tell that everyone was enjoying themselves the event itself went so smoothly.

The comic-con was organised by Portsmouth Guildhall and Tripwire Magazine and over the weekend also saw guests from the world of entertainment such as Star Wars artist Russell Walks and comic artist Tommy Lee Edwards.

There was so much else going on throughout the weekend and I can honestly say that this has potential to be even bigger and better next year!