On the 12th and 13th May the successful Showmasters Film and Comic Con will be returning to Cardiff. The Motorpoint Arena will be the venue, bringing TV, Film and Comic stars to South Wales as well as retro video gaming, Cosplay and hundreds of stalls of merchandise and memorabilia. This is a large professional venue and it’s guaranteed to be packed with fun. You can book tickets from £8 (11am entry) or £15 (9am entry) on the official Cardiff Film and Comic Con website where you can also find all the details you need.
Special guests include actors from Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Red Dwarf and more, with potential opportunities for autographs and photo-shoots with the stars. There will be a cosplay zone for those who enjoy cosplay, a tabletop zone from Rules of Play and Asmodee UK bringing you all the best tabletop games, and a Gaming Zone from Replay Events, which focuses on retro gaming including some titles from 20-30 years ago. There’ll be tournaments on the day too for a bit of retro competitive fun.
The Motorpoint Arena is one of Cardiff’s prime event locations and is situated in the heart of the city, within easy access of the train and central bus station. It’s also right next to an NCP car park (charged hourly), or you can get all day parking at central Train Station (About 10 minutes walk) for £10.
The full address is
Mary Anne Street
Although it’s not a massive gaming event, this should be a fun day out and is suitable for all the family. Grab your friends or give us a shout on the Welsh Gaming Network Discord if you’re looking to meet up with other folks, as we’ve got quite a few members heading that way! If you’ve not been to Cardiff before, you’re in for a treat and feel free to pick our members brains on the best sights and food as we have a ton of members in Cardiff.
Hope to see you there!