“Poor Wales. So close to heaven. So close to England.”Sharon Kay Penman
Wales Comic Con has grown and developed into simply one of the biggest comic and pop culture shows in the United Kingdom – it’s simply huge now, attracting tens of thousands of rabid fans from across the globe to meet and greet some of the biggest names in entertainment, it’s truly amazing to have watched it grow as it has done.
But that success comes at a price. What happens when a show outgrows its original remit, when the location that you have called your home base for so long no longer can contain your attendees comfortably? How can you keep a fanbase satisfied when what you need to do to keep the show going is to change so much? And how much flack are you willing to put up with when the new location you choose for your next Wales Comic Con… isn’t in Wales??
These are some of the questions I’m going to be putting to WCC creator and organiser Jaime Milner on today’s show as we ask him about the Telford Takeover, an edition of Wales Comic Con being held this December at the Telford International Centre. We’ll also be putting your questions to Jaime via the YouTube Q&A Chatroom, as well as discussing all of the week’s comic con news, including as many of the updates from the impending San Diego Comic Con event in approximately a months time!
There is loads to get into on this packed show – hope you can join us live!
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