Cambridge Comic Con 2019 [Event]

PHOTO BY SHERWYN MABUTE

 

From the Cambridge Junction website:

After 20+ years of attending Conventions all around the globe, and meeting some incredible people along the way, it was only a matter of time before a band of illustrious likeminded geeks pulled together, along with colleagues from theatrical and festival worlds, to create one of our own.

The knowledge the group has gained from being ‘on the other side’ of the convention/event scene has helped us turn the idea of Cambridge Comic Con into reality. We spent hours laughing (and crying) over stories of missed photo shoots, queuing hell, parking woes and general convention nightmares to build this one to be the best of the best. We are going to do our best to pay tribute to Film/TV and Comic worlds, the Cambridge Comic Con way!

We will be bringing stars from many entertainment genres to the Cambridge Junction, a modern venue with character and charm in abundance. A perfectly sized arena that will allow everyone to feel the family atmosphere, to get closer to your favourite guest and for them to be able to interact more than ever before. More interaction, less conveyor belt is our motto!

 

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It’s an usually warm day out here in the heart of Cambridgeshire, and the warmth is only matching against the warmth that the 2019 Cambridge Comic Con is bringing to its attendees. This highly organized, and while still in it’s infancy as an even, heavily populated with film & TV stars, insanely talented artists, and vendors selling you everything from handmaid stuffed “Carl” from Up figures, to Notorious B.I.G. Funko Pop Dolls, and right back to everything you can imagine from the likes of Stranger Things, Harry Potter, and of course, the Marvel Universe and Star Wars. A TON of Star Wars. My dear friend and photographer (as well as a personal educator in all things geeky), Sherywn Mabute, and I found ourselves very impressed with some old original Master of the Universe action figures. Which is probably a nice pin point as to how old we are! There truly was a little something for everyone!

I have to say that I firmly agree with one of the talents that was showcased at the event, author of the Karrak series, Robert J. Marsters, when he mentioned that the event has a very friendly vibe to it that felt very different from the other Cons they have attended across the UK. Again, I would highly agree. While I enjoyed myself at an MCM event in London, this felt a bit more organic and homegrown. And for a person who is not the biggest fan of large crowds, the set up at the wonderful Cambridge Junction is incredibly accommodating for the mass numbers who have already flooded the event.

We spoke with several attendees, donned in brilliant cosplay ranging from a Batwoman and Wonder Woman duo, to one of photographer Sherwyn’s favorite, a gentleman donned in Red Hood gear. Erin Bellamy (aka “Wonder Woman”) told us that she was pleasantly surprised by the Game of Thrones collection, as she was not expecting it. And I would again agree! While I’m not the biggest proclaimed GoT fan, even I was very impressed with the set up that was adored with crowns, swords, and even an actual throne replica itself. And what better to accommodate it than getting your photograph with the Night King himself, Richard Brake!

We have to give a huge shoutout to Gavin and the entire staff who are making this incredible event possible. And I encourage EVERYONE to get yourself out there tomorrow, August 25th. It’s a star-studded yet cozy event with everything you could want to see, purchase, and enjoy. And maybe even best of all, it’s VERY reasonably priced, Tickets start as low as £10, with discounts available for families coming all together.

Head on over to the Cambridge Comic Con 2019 website to book your photograph sessions and to BUY TICKETS.

 

Below you will find some wonderful photos taken by the great Sherwyn Mabute, who was kind enough to show me around the event, and not only tell me what I was looking at as my knowledge is limited an obsession with the Fallout video game franchise, and Stranger Things, but he also is a genius behind the camera and took of some of our favorite Cosplayers, vendors, and more! The entire Con is a beautiful thing, and he captured it brilliantly. Be sure to check out the descriptions to see who these specific folks are who are making the event so special! Again, there was SO much to love here, but here were some of our highlights. Enjoy!

 

#ASCENSIONOFKARRAK author ROBERT J MARSTERS!!
LEARN MORE AT WWW.ROBERTJMARSTERS.COM

 

The ART OF FISH –
FIND MORE HERE:
https://www.facebook.com/ArtOfFish/

 

The man behind The Art of Fish himself! Check out more of his work, and where you can find him:
https://www.facebook.com/ArtOfFish/

 

SEEN HERE:
ERIN as WONDER WOMAN
MARIE as BATWOMAN

 

SEEN HERE:
ALEX as RED HOOD
MEGAN as RAVEN

 

SEEN HERE
ALICE as LOKI
LUCY as DEKU

 

SEEN HERE: DANIEL TUCK as MORAG from XENOBLADE CHRONICALS 2

 

GAME OF THRONES GOODIES!

 

GAME OF THRONES GOODIES!

 

GAME OF THRONES GOODIES!

 

GAME OF THRONES GOODIES!

 

 

 

 

THE COSPLAY PROS!

 

COSPLAY PROS!

 

MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE TOYS!!

 

SOME LOVE FOR CHEWY

 

THANKS FOR HAVING US CAMBRIDGE COMIC CON!!

 

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