WATCH: More than 1800 turn up to Paisley Comic Con

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Organiser Thom Wall and the cosplayers of Paisley Comic Con

Paisley Comic Con was a hit this weekend after more than 1800 fans walked through the town halls doors.


Many people turned up to see local artists, writers and vendors and to have a fun day out.

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Organisers Thom Wall and Alasdair Watson started the local convention because they wanted to bring something back to Paisley. The day was a success and went without a hitch.

Thom said: “I haven’t heard a negative word said all day. Everyone seems to be really happy and I hope they enjoyed themselves.

“It’s year one and we may not have done the best job with layout and the events but we’ve learned a lot and we’ll be back next year with a bigger and better show.”

There were panels with Scottish artists and writers like  Neil Slorance, Tanya Roberts, Gary Chudleigh, Gill Hathcher, John Lees and James Devlin who spoke about their careers and how young people can make their way into the comic industry.

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Cosplayers (those who like to dress up as their favourite characters) turned up in their plenty and many stole the show with their well planned costumes.

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The Les Hoey Dreammaker Foundation came along to the convention to raise awareness for the charity, bringing along their own superhero mascot, Mr Wiz. The charity raised around £500 on the day.

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