New Event: UK Comic Cruise 2017!

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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