Welcome, OH!CONeers! 

Next meeting:

Thursday 29 September, 6.30pm Stornoway Library

Notes from previous meetings: 1 September18 August, 4 August, 27 July, 23 June, 9 June

Here's a summary of the main details (so far):

OH!CON date

Main convention: 11am to 5pm, Saturday 29 October 2022 with some associated events and activities leading up to this.

Time to OH!CON opening:

Venues

There'll be four venues:

  • Town Hall (main venue)
  • An Lanntair (drum room for talks)
  • The Space @ Stornoway Library (workshops)
  • The Bridge Centre (Nerf sessions)

Confirmed Guests

  • Ben Aaronovitch 
  • Tanya Roberts
  • Gary Chudleigh
  • Etienne Kubwabo 
  • DC Thomson archivist, David Powell, talk on Beano 
  • Magic Torch Comics
  • Jason Quinn

More details on the guest bios page.

Planned Activities

Leading up to OH!CON

  • Cult movie screening, "The Earth Dies Sceraming", subject to licence. Date TBC
  • Quiz (Friday 28 Oct, evening) - Calum busy compiling questions.
  • Cosplay costume workshops (weeks leading up to OH!CON)
  • Magic Torch Comics, schools tour culminating in the production of a comic, The Superheroes of the Hebrides

On the day

Town Hall

  • Board gaming
  • Green screen photography (Sradag Creative confirmed)
  • Photography set (for taking selfies)
  • Cosplay competition  x2 (0-15, 15+) 
  • VR gaming (Oculus/PS4)
  • Star Trek table
  • Artist alley/gallery (local artists displaying comic work)
  • Lego
  • Robot making
  • Charity auction/raffle (but will need suitable items to auction) 
  • Signing table
  • UHI games machine
  • UHI careers in the industry
  • Sparxx and car

An Lanntair (drum room)

  • Talk: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Talk: Etienne Kubwabo
  • Talk: David Powell
  • Talk: Hereward Proops
  • Talk: Panel (working in comics?)

Stornoway Library

  • Workshop: Writing for Comics, Gary Chudleigh
  • Workshop: Drawing for Comics, Tanya Roberts 
  • Workshop: Comic creation for children, Paul Bristow, Magic Torch Comics

Bridge Centre