An Evening with the Ray Harryhausen Foundation!

Granite City Comic Con are extremely proud to present as part of the #harryhausen100 celebrations. The first EVER large screen showing of the colourised and remastered “20 Million Miles From Earth”, an evening of Q&As and gallery exhibitions from the life and times of the stop motion genius Ray Harryhausen. An Evening with the Ray Harryhausen Foundation! (Facebook Link)

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TeamGCCC will welcome The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation​ to Aberdeen’s Queens Links Cineworld on the 29th of June. Which will celebrate both Ray’s birthday AND the 60th anniversary of 20 Million Miles to Earth!

The night will include a screening of the documentary ‘Movement into Life’ and a showing of Ray’s own remastered and colourised version of the film “20 Million Miles From Earth”.
There will then be question and answer sessions with the collections manager of the foundation and a short drinks reception where you can view archives from his career and a once only opportunity to see Ray’s own maquette of “Ymir” himself in Aberdeen.

Tickets on sale now, starting at £15. – Here! – http://ymir.bpt.me/

The Foundation is responsible for protecting Ray’s name and body of work as well as archiving, preserving and restoring his extensive collection. They aim to promote Ray’s legacy alongside displaying his work publicly, and educating future generations about the art of stop-motion.
http://www.harryhausenfoundation.com/

Movement into Life

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Oscar-winning animator Ray Harryhausen gives an exclusive insight into cinema’s most famous monster creations and special effects secrets with the actual models used in such classics as Clash of the Titans. Narrated by Tom Baker.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3332334/

20 Million Miles to Earth

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A manned space flight from Venus crash lands in the Mediterranean, losing its most precious cargo: reptilian eggs from the planet’s surface. They come into the possession of an Italian zoologist (Frank Puglia), who watches as one hatches to reveal a rapidly-growing monster. His American granddaughter, Marisa (Joan Taylor), and returned astronaut Calder (William Hopper) must battle with the American and Italian military to corral the creature before it destroys everything in its path.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050084/?ref_=nv_sr_1

GCCC 2017 – Schedule & Floor Plan

As we come into the final week of preparations for Granite City Comic Con 2017, it’s time to reveal our schedule for the weekend along with the layout and details of all the wonderful guests, exhibitors, attractions and vendors that have all come together to make our 2017 show our biggest and busiest to date.

Please note, that as complete as this information is we may have some more surprises in store as the weekend gets even closer.

If you’ve not secured your tickets yet, time is most definitely running out and our physical supply of tickets (listed stockists below) have very limited numbers. You can still get tickets online via http://gccc2017.bpt.me up until Friday evening!

ABZ Games
Forbidden Planet Aberdeen
Geek Bothy
Krakatoa
Plan 9

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GCCC 2017 Cosplay Announcement

Team GCCC are proud to announce that for Granite City Comic Con 2017 we are partnering our existing crack team of cosplay gurus with Cos-Con to provide a veritable wealth of cosplay goodness over the weekend of Granite City Comic Con.
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The cosplay marquee makes a return with a repair station for any last minute fixes. Panels, Q&As, Practical Demos and Workshops will be held throughout the course of the event.
Our popular “Boast Board” will be back on both days which will allow attendees the opportunity to show their appreciation to all those who have come along in cosplay and will have one person crowned as the “People’s Choice” on both Saturday and Sunday.Of course, we will be hosting a cosplay masquerade on the Sunday afternoon for all those who want to get up on stage and show off their costumes in front of a large audience.

The masquerade will lead us into the culmination of everyone’s hard work over the past few weeks and months – The Cosplay Championship! Our Sunday afternoon will come to a close showing off the best of the best in a friendly contest to see whose cosplay wins the hearts and minds of both the audience and our judges.

All details regarding the guidelines, policies and pre-registration for the Cosplay Championship will be announced shortly. With a full event schedule to follow.

Stay tuned!

GCCC 2017 – Guest Announcement

We’re very pleased to say that we’re able to bring Peter Roy to Granite City Comic Con 2017 as one of our guests.

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Peter has acted in numerous fan favourites over the years including – Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Dr. Strangelove, Blake’s 7, Doctor Who, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Skyfall (film) and many, many more.
Peter himself has stated that he has appeared in more than 2,500 films and TV shows during his career!

GCCC 2017 – After Party!

Team GCCC are happy to announce that the dive bar known as Krakatoa will play host to Granite City Comic Con 2017‘s after party. The party starts at 8pm and will keep going until 3am!
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Our compère for the evening is the fantastic Baron Bartholomew Black. A man no stranger to the stages of Aberdeen, who is guaranteed to entertain, amuse and keep everyone on their toes whilst introducing the following…

-> Cosplay Dance Off! – Just when you thought it was safe to return to the dancefloor…

-> Mello Joe – https://soundcloud.com/mellojoe
Aberdeen’s very own Old School Hip Hop MC bringing you a very special set created just for the Granite City Comic Con 2017 weekend.

-> Jollyboathttp://www.barkingmadcomedy.com/jollyboat.html
Jollyboat are the UK’s top comedy pirate nerd rock duo. Mixing comedy, live music, visuals, audience interaction and a little behind-the-scenes computer programming, Jollyboat put on a show unlike anything you’ve seen before!

They have performed at Glastonbury among many other festivals, won the UK Musical Comedy Awards, and toured Europe & Australia. Jollyboat’s act is energetic, visual and packed with fast-paced gags. They always have fun, and it’s highly infectious.

-> Neon Lounge – Get your groove on for the rest of the evening with DJ Jimsim.

 As is tradition at an after party, costumes are very welcome but not essential.

Tickets are priced at £6 and FREE to VIP ticket holders who have pre-registered for entry to the After Party. Please follow the Brown Paper Ticket link to purchase your ticket or pre-register your VIP entry. Pre existing VIP ticket holders have been notified of the booking process. Please contact us if you are a new VIP ticket holder for assistance in gaining entry.

Payment on the door is also available, but pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Please note, due to the venue this event is strictly 18+

(Photo provided by Matt Jolly Photography)

GCCC 2017 – Attraction Announcement

TeamGCCC are happy to announce that we’re bringing back Dr Sketchy Aberdeen for Granite City Comic Con 2017. If you’ve ever fancied trying life drawing with a little twist, these are the people to come and see!

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Dr Sketchy are bringing performers from around the country, welcomes all skill levels of artists to the table and will be providing any materials needed to create your masterpiece – from pencils to glitter pens.

GCCC 2017 – Attraction Announcement

The UK Colonial Marines are a costuming organisation inspired by the Alien film franchise – fans from all walks of life, the group get together to portray the Colonial Marines, wearing replicas of the original costumes and carrying replicas of the original props.
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The UK Colonial Marines will be on hand to keep you safe from Xenomorph activity throughout GCCC2017 on 20-21st May.

GCCC 2017 – Ticket Announcement

Good evening, we’re pleased to announce that physical weekend and day tickets for Granite City Comic Con 2017 are now available throughout Aberdeen, at the following businesses:

ABZ Games – The Market Village, 8-10 Market Street
Geek Bothy – Unit 3 Transition Extreme, Links Road
Krakatoa – 2 Trinity Quay, Merchant Quarter
Plan 9 – 9 Rosemount Viaduct

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Tickets are also still available online from: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2717254

Stay tuned to our Facebook and website for more attraction and guest info!

GCCC 2017 – Attraction Announcement

Founded in 2000, the UK Garrison is one of the foremost Star Wars costuming groups in the UK, supporting charities like the Make a Wish Foundation and the British Legion with their expertise in cosplay and prop building. The UK Garrison are part of the worldwide 501st Legion of Star Wars costumers.

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Aside from Star Wars, the Garrison also operates Reel Icons, the Movie Section of the organisation, which has proved to be a huge hit with the public, young and old alike; with characters like Batman and Indiana Jones.

The UK Garrison will be displaying their costumes and props throughout GCCC2017 on 20-21st May.

https://www.ukgarrison.co.uk/

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