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El-Con will be held at the Elgin Town hall in Elgin, Moray on Sunday June 24th 2018
Team El-Con are thrilled to announce our guest Miltos Yerolemou will be attending El-Con 2018.
Miltos Yerolemou may be well know for his role of Syrio Forel in A Game of Thrones, the man who taught Arya Stark the Water Dance, but he has an extensive stage, film and TV career...
"Theatre Includes Benjamin Britten's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM for The Aix Festival in Opera House around the world; KING LEAR (Manchester Royal Exchange); GREAT EXPECTATIONS (Bristol Old Vic Theatre); A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Bristol Old Vic and international tour); THE LION, THE WITCH AND THEWARDROBE (Kensington Palace Gardens); YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (Manchester Royal Exchange); ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST (Leicester Curve Theatre); ADELAIDE ROAD, TWELFTH NIGHT, OTHELLO, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, A WINTER'S TALE (all for Royal Shakespeare Company); HANSEL AND GRETEL and TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT (Royal and Derngate); COMEDY OF ERRORS (The Globe), TINTIN (West End); GUYS AND DOLLS (The Donmar Warehouse); SLEEPING BEAUTY (Young Vic Theatre); THE MISANTHROPE (Chichester Festival); ANIMAL CRACKERS (Manchester Royal Exchange) and ROMEO AND JULIET (Belgrade Theatre).
Film and Television includes Alessandro in MARCELLA series 2 , Syrio Forel in HBO's GAME OF THRONES; King Francoise in Peter Kosminsky's WOLF HALL for the BBC, Turk Baker in MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, Rafa in DJ THE DANISH GIRL, Space Pirate in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, CRITICAL for Sky; THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE and MY FAMILY, BLACK BOOKS and ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, all for the BBC."
So if you've ever wanted to meet the master of the water dance then come along to El-Con 2018
Water Dance Master Class with Miltos Yerolemou
Your chance to learn the water dance by none other than the first sword of braavos himself, Syrio Forel. You too can follow in the footsteps of Ayra Stark and learn from the best. If you are a fan of The Game of Thrones this is an opportunity not to be missed!There are only 20 tickets available for this 90 minute workshop prices are £25 prebooked or £30 on day. You can purchase tickets via the BUY NOW button below
Team El-Con are thrilled to announce our guest Gary Erskine will be attending El-Con 2018.
"Gary Erskine has worked for MARVEL, DC Comics, Vertigo, Dark Horse Comics, IMAGE and IDW with writers Mark Millar, Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, Grant Morrison and James Robinson, on books including The Unwritten, The Massive with Brian Wood, Grindhouse with Alex De Campi, and FRONTLINES: Requiem with Marko Kloos and Ivan Brandon, with characters as diverse as Judge Dredd, Starman, Dan Dare and Captain America.
He has also contributed to licenses including Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Transformers and Terminator. He mentors film students on storyboarding, teaches workshops at schools and is currently writing and publishing ROLLER GRRRLS. Future work includes Incendiary.US and Zachariah Gunn: Dakota.
Erskine has also provided storyboards and concept design work for games industry including Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and The Edge Of Time, and work for the TV and film industry, and commercially with clients including D'Agostini, SONY, EA Games, COLORS, Team GB British Cycling and the Joshua Agency"
Gary will have a stand at the event and will also be running a workshop during the event, "Create your own..." (More details on this to follow shortly).
So if comic books, character creation, games and film are your thing then DO NOT miss this opportunity to learn from this amazing artist and illustrator.
Kirsten is a freelance editor based in Aberdeen. Qualified with an undergraduate degree in English Literature and History, as well as a Masters degree in Comics Studies, she has a real passion for language, comics and creativity. This has led her to follow her passion, working in comics editorial.
She has worked in-house as an assistant editor at Titan Comics in London, working on titles such as Doctor Who, Johnny Red, Surface Tension, and a selection of French translation titles, such as Samurai and World War X. She later became heritage brands editor at DC Thomson in Dundee, overseeing classic British titles, including Commando Comics, The Broons and Oor Wullie.
Aside from editing comics, Kirsten also works as a copy editor and writer for the Eisner Award nominated (2017) website, Women Write About Comics, and their sister site, Ms En Scene. As freelance, she has had the opportunity to flex her creative muscles on a variety of projects, and continues her quest to become the J. Jonah Jameson of comics publishing.
Frazer featured in the original Star Wars film, playing one of the Jawas on Tatooine!
He spent six years growing up around the production of the Original Trilogy
His diverse career has included stints working for Jim Henson, Walt Disney Animation, Amblin Entertainment, Troma, Inc. and the Monty Python team.
Frazer was formerly one half of The Splice Partnership, under whose banner he wrote and packaged a number of film and television production proposals, pitch packages and screenplays.
In 1999 Frazer launched Toonhound.com, a web site celebrating British cartoons and animation. It was a critical and popular hit which led to engagements with the national media, in print and on air, and on film.
Frazer's late father was legendary Star Wars stuntman Peter Diamond and he is now keeping Peter's memory alive by sharing details of his contributions to the Original Trilogy, Highlander, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Princess Bride, Doctor Who, Zorro, An American Werewolf in London, the Saint, the Avengers, the Prisoner, an array of Hammer horror and Carry-on titles and many more classic productions!
Frazer will do a talk on stage with questions from audience. He will also do a presentation on his father in our workshop/guest room
Team El-Con are pleased to announce our guest Des O'Gorman will be attending El-Con 2018.
Des is an Irish comedian, stage host and full-time nerd. Known for his relaxed, funny and informative banter, Des is a household name within the Scottish convention scene and becoming one in the rest of the UK. Over the years Des has hosted panels with many stars including actors, comedians, film makers, comic artists, wrestlers and more! His hosting provides a great experience for both guests and the audience.
Vallen Fitness Studio
Team El-Con are thrilled to announce that Vallen Fitness Studio will be attending El-Con 2018.
Vallen Fitness Studio will be performing two routines at El-Con 2018 in full comic book cosplay. The public will have the chance to try out their aerial equipment, challenges will be set to test strength and the winners will receive a weekly membership at Vallen fitness studio where they offer, pole fitness, aerial hoop, flexibility and acrobalance classes and eve one-to-one sessions.
A big Marvel fan from Ayrshire Shaun is now in his second year of cosplaying as Iron Man.
He won his first cosplay competition at Killie Comic Con on November 18th 2017 & was a judge for cosplay competition in Largs Comic Con on 10th March 2018.
Shaun got his suit in January of 2017 made by a company called full body armour.
Team El-Con are thrilled to announce our first sponsor/event
The nerfery will be coming up and offering opportunity to take part in their nerf ranges, yes that's right you will have options of indoor or outdoor, why not do both as they are free of charge. Nerfery have also kindly offered to sponsor us and offer a prize for a competition on the day.
Here's what they had to say
"2018 will see The Nerfery hitting it's third year with more event's than ever and a growing fan base we can't wait !!! Wee John paints , hydro-dips and mod's everything himself , with a team of volunteers for conventions and other events to help with the stall and shooting range. We're excited to sponsor El-Con and offer indoor and outdoor Ranges along with a fantastic range of custom blasters and sporting Props like our Riot shield."
Nintendo Moray UK
We are delighted to announce Nintendo Moray at the El-Con 2018 event! Consoles will be available to play on the day in their custom made chill-out game zone! Come along and try the latest games and some classics too. If you have a Nintendo Switch, feel free to bring your console along to link up with other gamers.
Nintendo Moray will also be hosting a competition to find the best Nintendo gamer in Moray. The guys will be organising qualification events culminating in a gruelling, multi-level grand finale at the El-Con event itself. Do you think you've got what it takes to win!? Keep an eye out for more details nearer the time.
Ross from Nintendo Moray says...
"We are super excited to be hosting a fantastic and nostalgic gaming extravaganza alongside El-Con. The area will be a little hub to chill out, socialise and have a bit of fun with the latest Switch releases. Along with a hint of nostalgia, join us as we remember the love and frustration in playing Nintendo Classics. We can't wait to work alongside El-Con in providing a funtastic day for everyone attending."