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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
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.
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.
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."