Cosplay competition at NanoCon

‘NanoCon’ comic heroes returned to the Nantwich Civic Hall after the success of the inaugural event last November, writes Jonathan White.

The main hall featured a collectors market of stalls, selling a host of collectable merchandise, handmade goods and artwork, and ample autograph and opportunities with stars of TV and the movies.

Numerous superheroes were seen around the venue including Iron Man and Captain America.

A cosplay competition to find the best child costume and best adult costume had participants dressed as characters from The Walking Dead, Shadow hunters, Harry Potter, Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Star Wars.

Iron Man, comic event NanoConThe Peggy Killick Suite upstairs included an informative question and answer session with actor Martin Ballantyne who has appeared in two Harry Potter movies and alongside the late Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.

There was also actor Spencer Wilding whose roles have included Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy and who is rumoured to be playing Darth Vader in forthcoming StarWars film, Rogue One.

They were joined by five-time world champion kickboxer and actor Lee Charles, who appeared with Spencer in the movie Green Street 3:Never Back Down.

The event was attended by hundreds of sci-fi lovers and TV/movie fans and in an official capacity by Nantwich Mayor, Councillor Andrew Martin and Mayoress Linda Martin.

The next NanoCon will be later this year on Saturday November 5.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/NANOCON2015 for further information.

(All pictures by Jonathan White)

Lightning McQueen from the film Cars outside the venue

Cosplay competition at NanoCon event

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