First Comic Con Scotland welcomes thousands to EICC

ReelScotland 11 November, 2018 0

A few decades in the making, the first Comic Con Scotland took place over the weekend of 10th and 11th November at Edinburgh’s EICC, welcoming celebrities best remembered for iconic TV series such as Knight Rider and The A-Team and films including Flash Gordon and Gremlins.

Eighties vehicles

The organisers also welcomed a few thousand fans, eager to meet the likes of David Hasselhoff, Dirk Benedict, Sam J Jones and Lou Ferigno and have their memorabilia signed and photos taken.

Crowd at Comic Con Scotland

Although a few guests dropped out due to filming commitments, meaning promised E.T. and Ghostbusters reunions failed to materialise, fans seemed to relish the opportunity to mingle with their TV and movie heroes.

Sunday saw a number of Q&A sessions take place with the attendees, a chance to hear stories from the sets of classic series such as the original Battlestar Galactica, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

Dirk Benedict

With a three year commitment from the organisers to holding events in the capital, it’s likely the event will return in 2019 with a new theme – anyone for a celebration of the 1990s next time around?