(Original art by Scott Beveridge)
Granite City Comic-Con 2018 will be held on 26th – 27th May 2018, at THE RICHARD DONALD STAND, PITTODRIE STADIUM. A city centre venue that will boast three floors of attractions, guests, cosplay, vendors, gaming, workshops, panels and much more. All this geeky goodness is fully accessible under one roof which is fully catered with access to 600 nearby car-parking spaces. (Google Maps Link – HERE)
Full GCCC 2018 Guest & Attraction List
Paul McGann: (LINK)
Paul has enjoyed a long and diverse career, but we’re most excited to have the eighth Doctor joining us. Beyond Doctor Who, Paul has also starred in Alien 3, Withnail & I, Luther and The Three Musketeers; and his voice is unmistakable as a result of narrating numerous TV documentaries.
Hattie Hayridge: (LINK)
We’re delighted that Hattie is joining us in May to meet her Scottish fans at Granite City Comic-Con. Hattie played Red Dwarf’s obtuse computer “Holly” for nineteen episodes, as well as starring in Johnathan Creek, Guardians and LEXX.
Colin Spaull: (LINK)
Colin has enjoyed a lengthy career as primarily a Television actor, probably best known for his roles in DOCTOR WHO, he has also appeared in Inspector Morse, The Bill and The Inbetweeners. Colin is one of few actors to have taken roles in both classic and modern Doctor Who.
Bill Hargreaves: (LINK)
Bill’s first job in the industry was making props for Alien, which led him onto The Empire Strikes Back, on which he held the position of supervising prop maker. One of his most iconic creations was the droid IG-88 for Return of the Jedi. Other credits include An American Werewolf in London and The Golden Compass.
Mark Dexter: (LINK)
Mark Dexter has been in almost every British TV show you can think of – from The Bill to Coronation Street to Casualty and Doctors. His sci-fi appearances include Doctor Who and Red Dwarf, and his film career includes From Hell and Transformers: The Last Knight. Truly something for everyone.
Sandeep Mohan: (LINK)
Ever wondered what it’s REALLY like to be a Stormtrooper? Sandeep was a First Order Trooper in The Force Awakens, a Scarif Trooper in Rogue One and returning to the First Order in The Last Jedi. He has also appeared in Bond movies, Prince of Persia, World War Z, Edge of Tomorrow and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Nick Brokenshire: (LINK)
Nick’s work as an artist includes the critically acclaimed Amelia Coleseries for IDW Publishing, and Once and Future Queen. Nick has also worked for 2000AD and drawn covers for IDW’s Judge Dredd line and has also recently been announced on the new Star Wars Adventures series.
Ian Kennedy: (LINK)
British comics legend Ian Kennedy has enjoyed a long and varied career in comics, working on all the UK classic – 2000AD, Battle, Starlord, Hotspur and Commando.
Iain Lowson: (LINK)
Twenty years ago, Iain quit a job selling sci-fi toys to start writing about them for SFX. Twenty and more years later, Iain has written an insane amount of Star Wars content for various platforms, this includes working a Grange Hill joke into the official canon.
Monty Nero: (LINK)
Monty has written games, comics, screenplays, radio plays, and novels – including The Hulk and the X-men for Marvel, as well as his critically acclaimed independent titles Death Sentence and Hollow Monsters.
Mike Lawson, also known as ‘WYSHcreative’, is a digital artist and custom prop & costume fabricator. Recently he has transformed his hobby into a full time job and now freelances on various projects, from set building and special effects for movies to creating creatures and characters for TV.
Des O’Gorman: (LINK)
Des is a super experienced compere and host for a variety of events around the UK, and an experienced cosplayer in his own right. We’re looking forward to seeing him interview our splendid guests! Des will be hosting panels across the weekend
Asmodee UK (formerly Esdevium Games) will be here to demonstrate some amazing board games! Some of their recent new releases include The Dark Crystal board game, and they are long time suppliers of the Pokemon trading card game along with Magic: The Gathering.
Books and Beans: (LINK)
Aberdeen’s very own BOOK & BEANS will be returning as a featured vendor at Granite City Comic Con 2018 – offering their own wide range of coffees, sandwiches, and snacks; and of course their bespoke book store offering everything from graphic novels to non-fiction.
Engage Gaming: (LINK)
Engage Gaming is a computer gaming entertainment venue on North Silver Street, Aberdeen. The venue has all the latest computer technology allowing computer gaming events and eSports competitions, and Engage has very much become the city’s video gaming hub.
Games Workshop: (LINK)
Games Workshop will be joining us to demonstrate a wide range of their games and models.
Expert painters will be on hand to pass on their modelling & painting skills in short, easy to pick up sessions.
Join GCDnD exploring ancient ruins, killing deadly monsters and seeking treasures through the amazing RPG world of Dungeons and Dragons! Play taster games, learn to create characters and how to run your own games and even create your own worlds!
The Iron Throne
Do you want to rule the Seven Kingdoms? Come along to GCCC 2018 and have your photo taken on this fantastic replica of the Iron Throne and you’ll feel like a Lannister, Greyjoy or Baratheon…. (Who are we kidding?? It has to be Stark or Targaryen!)
The Isle of Wight Prop Crew: (LINK)
This year’s event will play host to the costumes, props and display pieces of the Isle of Wight Prop Crew – including droids, troopers, and a full size replica of Luke’s Land-speeder! All of which have been loveingly hand crafted in house. This show stopper is not to be missed…
The Locked Door: (LINK)
The Locked Door Escape Games Aberdeen will be showcasing it’s brand new mini game at the convention. They offer challenging and bespoke puzzle adventures in Aberdeen – your team enter a themed room and have to solve a variety of puzzles before time runs out.
Mustang Hire Southwest: (LINK)
Rolling out to give visitors the chance to pose with a Ford Mustang police car – just like Barricade. In addition to Barricade’s interactive voices, working roof-lights and siren, fans will also get the chance to pose with Transformers themed props including an 8ft tall cosplay of Barricade in his fearsome robot form.
North East Stage Combat: (LINK)
North East Stage Combat will be offering the chance to see, feel and try real swords and other weapons. Fight displays and workshops will take place over the weekend – offering con-goers the chance to learn sword play or fight like a Jedi (or Sith)
S&S Film Collection Museum: (LINK)
S&S Film Collection Museum will be showing screen used props and costumes from Movies such as Maleficent, The Mummy, Pirates of the Caribbean, Beauty and the Beast and Edge of Tomorrow. If you were looking for accurate reference material, look no further!
WrestleZone Scotland is making a triumphant return! Stars such as “Red-Haired Warrior” Scotty Swift, Bryan Tucker, Blue thunder and many more, will be bringing the high-octane, body-slamming action that is now a staple in the North-east.
Please see below for the floor plans of Granite City Comic-Con 2018 (Clicking on the images will bring up a larger version)
Floor Plan Key
|Name / Description||Exhibitor Type||Table / Area|
|Dillion and Richmond||Small Press||2|
|Forbidden Planet||Exhibitor||4 & 5|
|Never in Moderation||Exhibitor||6|
|Baguette Noir||Small Press||7|
|Monty Nero||Guest||8 (SAT ONLY)|
|Chewin’ the Art||Exhibitor||9|
|Accent UK||Small Press||10 & 11|
|Masked Man Comics||Exhibitor||13|
|New Age Comics||Small Press||15|
|GeeK illustration||Exhibitor||16 & 17|
|Keep The Heid||Exhibitor||18|
|Frankenstein PhD||Small Press||20|
|City of Lost Souls||Small Press||21|
|NeilinCo Geek Creations||Exhibitor||22|
|Plan 9||Exhibitor||25 & 26|
|Oscar Cat Creations||Exhibitor/td>||27|
|Dragonfly Creative Arts||Exhibitor||28|
|Rose-Tea & Rabbit Jewellery||Exhibitor||29|
|Asylum Books and Games||Exhibitor||30 & 31|
|Korekuta||Exhibitor||33 & 34|
|Andrew Sage Art & Entertainment Ltd||Small Press||35|
|Sui Generis Design||Exhibitor||36|
|Rob Draws Pictures for Money||Exhibitor||37|
|Project Alice SFX||Exhibitor||41|
|Cineworld||Exhibitor||42 & 43|
|Superhero Gear||Exhibitor||44 & 45|
|Alasdair Watson Photography||Attraction||Concourse|
|Books and Beans||Exhibitor||Concourse|
|North East Stage Combat||Attraction||Concourse|
|Isle of Wight Prop Crew||Attraction||Concourse|
|S&S Film Collection Museum||Attraction||Concourse|
|The Iron Throne||Attraction||Concourse|
|Mustang Hire Southwest||Attraction||Concourse|
|Engage Gaming||Attraction||Top Floor|
|Games Workshop||Attraction||Top Floor|
|The Locked Door||Attraction||Top Floor|
|Photo Zone||Attraction||Top Floor|
|Mark Dexter||Guest||T6 (SAT ONLY)|