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OH!CON 2022: the Outer Hebrides' first comic con!
It was a fantastic day! Superheroes, robots, mighty adventurers and strange creatures roamed through the the streets of Stornoway.
We saw hundreds of people through the door to enjoy talks, workshops, gaming sessions and more.
The day raised over £500 for local charities.
Before the day
In the run up to OH!CON, there were cosplay workshops at the library and An Lanntair ran character design and superhero emblem workshops.
A screening of 'The Earth Dies Screaming' with a special introduction by Hereward Proops kicked off OH!CON on Thursday.
On Friday, twelve teams pitted their geekiest knowledge against each other in The Big OH!CON Quiz, held at Stornoway Library. A big nerdy well done to Quizzilatiop Over-Thruster – the first OH!CON quiz champions!
And on the day...
There were workshops and talks covering topics from writing and drawing comics, to creating robotics, to the business of games, and the history of the Beano.
Activities included Nerf, LEGO, VR, figurine painting, a pop-up comics library, and green-screen photography.
Gateway Nerds and Western Isles Wargamers ran gaming sessions all day, and UHI designed and provided a unique arcade machine especially for OH!CON.
And there were tons of fabulous costumes – we saw imperial stormtroopers, federation starfleet officers, superheroes, supervillains, hobbits, Daleks, and more.
Last year's guests
Best-selling author of The Rivers of London series.
Game industry legend ( Games Workshop, WotC, Warhammer, Magic the Gathering)
Archives Manager, DC Thomson & Co Ltd.
Film maker and comic creator (Beats of War).
Comic writer (LEGO, Ninjago, Avengers, Jurassic World)
Editor, Panini UK (Batman, Spiderman, Ben10)
Magic Torch Comics
Artist (2000AD, Disney, Dreamworks, Netflix)
Author (The Sound of Shiant, The Degeneration of Hortensia Phrigg)
Our thanks to...
Thanks to everyone who contributed art to the gallery and Scott from Glyph Arts for exhibiting on the day. Massive congratulations to our art competition winners, Ray Hebie and Eva TM!
Thanks too to everyone who entered the cosplay masquerades – we were astounded by the costumes!
And, lastly, thank you if you came along to any of the OH!CON events – your support and enthusiasm made our day!