Wyntercon 2: The Sequel
Wyntercon was one of the greatest ‘first year’ conventions I went to last year; which I was all too happy to report on for Renegade Revolution. Wyntercon 2 has just been announced, so I thought I would have a look back at what made it so good.
I don’t know about you, but my Facebook feed is often filled with articles and headlines from different conventions about upcoming events or their own opinion on some news within the geek community. Normally, I scroll pass these without a second thought but recent there was one small notification that caught my eye. Wyntercon has announced itself for the coming year! For those of you who read my articles last year running up to the last event might already guess, I’m kinda excited about this.
Last year, Wyntercon put itself out there for its first year, trying hard to really impress and draw in crowds in the small town of Eastbourne and it really did well. It not only brought in some fantastic traders and displays, but some big name stars like David Prowse, Robert Llewellyn and Virginia Hey. There was also some brilliant on site entertainment like a laser maze put on by the David Lloyd centre and every day in the afternoon, there was a free Steampunk tea-party with stories being told. The Venue itself, the Winter Gardens in Eastbourne, was perfectly set up with both plenty of space to move around and see all the stands and enough amenity for all with numerous drink stands through-out and even a full canteen on site with well priced deals which you don’t often see at events.
In the evenings, the entertainment didn’t stop with movie nights, concerts and even a masquerade ball taking place on the recently refurbished pier. Happening over the Halloween weekend there was a strong influence from horror on all the events but it went down very well. This year will be the same with the event opening on the 31st October 2015 but its still early days yet. Who knows what the Wyntercon team have in store for us this year!
All photography copyright Christopher Hohenkerk
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