Comic book fans welcome superheroes to Glasgow for convention

Batman, Iron Man and a host of Star Wars and Ghostbusters characters will be making an appearance.

Comic book fans welcome Batman, Iron Man and Batmobile to Glasgow for St Enoch Centre convention BGCP
Comic Con: Thousands expected to attend free event over the weekend.

Thousands of comic book fans are welcoming a host of much loved superheroes and movie characters to Glasgow this weekend for a two-day event at the St Enoch Centre.

Batman and Iron Man will be making an appearance alongside several well-known characters from Star Wars and Ghostbusters.

Fans will also be able to get a first hand look at the original Batmobile from the Caped Crusader’s 1989 movie, a bat signal made specially for the event and a seven-foot tall Bumble Bee Transformer.

Superhero fans at comic con.BGCP
Superhero fans at comic con.

The free Comic Con event is running from 10am until 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Although tickets are free visitors are advised to book beforehand to avoid disappointment due to capacity restrictions on the day with organisers expecting up to 10,000 people to attend across the weekend.

Organisers BGCP say fans can expect everything comic books ( including first appearance editions), action figures, statues, trading cards, keyrings, t-shirts, printed art and much more to be on sale.

Comic Con: Young fan with Transformer.BGCP
Comic Con: Young fan with Transformer.

There will also be workshops that can be purchased such as slime making workshops and superhero mask sessions for kids.

Ian Bonar, organiser of BGCP Comic Con, said “We had a great tester event in April and had an amazing turn out so we’ve managed to secure a Batmobile as seen in the 1989 Batman movie, which is seen as the best Batman movie with the best Batmobile, so we’re excited to have it in Glasgow.

Iron Man: Superhero making an appearance at the event.BGCP
Iron Man: Superhero making an appearance at the event.

“We’ll also have Batman there with the vehicle and we’ve had our own full scale Batsignal created just for the occasion.

“We’ll also have our seven foot tall Bumblebee the Transformer which is a head turner and a fully realistic Iron Man for people to meet as well as all sorts of Star Wars characters, Ghostbusters and other various props to go along with all our Comic Con traders spread throughout the full centre.”

Tickets are free and can be ordered via the BGCP website.