New Event: UK Comic Cruise 2017!
Date Added: 18th January 2017
We are excited to present the UK’s first Comic Con at sea, the UK Comic Cruise, in partnership with P&O Ferries!
We will be holding a Comic Con on board the boat on the overnight sailing between Hull and Rotterdam, with a day spent ashore at the Dutch Comic Con in Utrecht and then the same again on the boat on the way back!
The con will include:
- 2 nights on board the boat in an en-suite cabin, with all the comic con activites below
- A full day ashore at the Dutch Comic Con in Utrecht (wristband given out on the boat so no queueing to get in!)
- Talks and panels from the guests
- Simon Fisher Becker’s shows My Dalek Has a Another Puncture and Let Zygons Be Zygons (one in each direction on the boat)
- 2 x Cosplay Competition (one in each direction) with trophies to be won, hosted by Hull Harley Quinn and Nocturnal Naomi
- Comic Con Quiz with prizes to be won
- Talk on JRR Tolkien and his connections to Hull & East Yorkshire with author Phil Mathison and Tolkien Society member Michael Flowers
- Comic Con Win, Lose or Draw
- Retro gaming area hosted by Keep It Retro
- Signings (additional charge for autographs)
- Party each evening on the boat after the on stage entertainment
- More to be announced!
TV & Film Guests:
- John Challis – Boycie, Only Fools and Horses
- Simon Fisher-Becker – Dorium Maldovar, Doctor Who & The Fat Friar, Harry Potter
- Hugh Mitchell – Colin Creevey, Harry Potter
- Sarah Louise Madison – Weeping Angel, Doctor Who
- Ian McNeice – Winston Churchill, Doctor Who
Artists & Authors Guests:
- Adam Cadwell – Blood Blokes, The Everyday, British Comic Awards founder
- Adam Cheal – Toxic Storm, Terminus at Fenton’s Green, British Showcase Anthology
- Russ Leach – Dr Who Adventures, Aces Weekly, Draw The Marvel Way
- Phil Mathison & Michael Floweers – Tolkien in East Yorkshire 1918 – 1918, Tolkien experts
- Rachael Smith – House Party, The Rabbit, Filmsy Kitten, Dr Who, Artificial Flowers
- Schedule (full details to be added):
Saturday 25th March 2017:
- Get on the boat in Hull from 4pm (last check in 7pm)
- Sentinal Squad UK will welcome you into the terminal building
- Comic Con Part 1 on the boat in the evening, plus a party afterwards
Sunday 26th March 2017:
- Arrive in Rotterdam about 9am
- Coach transport from the ferry terminal to the Dutch Comic Con in Utrecht
- Spend a full day at the Dutch Comic Con
- Coach back to the boat in Rotterdam
- Comic Con part 2 on the boat with a party afterwards
Monday 27th March 2017
- Arrive back in Hull at around 8am
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All guests appear subject to work committments.