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Manga Mania At Comic Convention

Students dressed as their favourite comic characters for a trip to one of the country’s best comic conventions.

A group of 14 students joined Librarian Amy McKay and Library Assistant Bernie Smith on the trip to the Midlands Comic Convention in Telford on Saturday (February 18th.

Many of the students are members of our popular Session 4 Manga Mania club and so it was an opportunity for them to meet the writers behind their favourite comics and come across new publications.

Most students dressed as their favourite comic characters and took part in some Cosplay - a growing trend where fans attend events wearing the costume of their comic heroes.

As well as the Cosplay, students also had the opportunity to meet some graphic writers and illustrators and were able to meet some TV personalities such as Warwick Davis (famous for his role in Willow and Star Wars).

Year 10 student Jess Dick said: “It was great, and all the people looked brilliant. I felt normal there!

“The stalls were brilliant, and I learned a lot of things I didn’t know before. I met some people and made a few friends, too!”

Year 8 student Morgan Holt: “I had an awesome day out, I would love to go again next year.

 “It was worth Cosplaying as there was so many people dressed up.”