Vik & Ross O'Hennessy by Allan James Fisher Photography

Thank you!!! A message from Vik

With so many people to thank and acknowledge for attending Caerphilly Comic Con on the 9th of June and making it another successful day, I am going to try to mention everyone in one post!

Firstly, the traders (so many), a huge thanks for coming from many parts of the country to support us on the day, I hope you all had a most excellent time!

Thanks to the steampunk societies of Chepstow, Swansea and Cardiff. Thanks to the traders and the steampunk community who came from all over the surrounding areas of Wales and Bristol to support Caerphilly First ever mini Steampunk Fest. It was a huge success, the tea duelling and the teapot racing was epic!

Thanks to Katag UK, I knew it was a going to be a fun day.

First ever Caerphilly Game Con, thanks to all the volunteers, gamers and game traders who came to support us and a huge big thank you to Swansea Gamers Emporium for the Magic MTG Decks.

Allan James Fisher Photography, when are your pictures not stunning, top job mate!

Stephen, Santander Bank Caerphilly Branch Manager and Pat (epic Gun slinging steampunk staff member), awesomeness is too small a word to thank you for the hours you put in volunteering to make this a huge success.

Hail Caerphilly Libraries! Jen and the team you are stars.

Panda Education girls (Rachel & Ros), thanks for all of the help during the year. Thanks for introducing some new volunteers who were able to come and help us on the day.

The Jokers (Michael and Gareth), great show guys, the props were a hit, glad you won two of them back at the auction.

Craig and Raj, Weird Triangle, T-shirt are of the most epic designs, thanks for all of the help during the year, I could not have done this without you.

Caerphilly Borough Schools, Golden Ticket holders and competition contestants, thanks for all those very hard to judge art entries and costume designs.

Ross O’Hennessy, thanks for supporting us this year and your kind donations for the auctions and that Debbie McGee act.

Toby Philpott, once again to have you back and you supported by the 501 st UK Garrison, you both added so many smiles to many faces. An absolute pleasure, to have your support!

JP29, Jurassic Park Jeep on Jurassic Park Film release weekend! Matt thanks for choosing Caerphilly.

Cinescope, Luke, thanks for the sending Gavin (great judge) and I’m looking forward to Generation Y.

The Welsh Ghostbusters and the Iron Warrior, I don’t where to start. You looked amazing and just a huge thank you!

Marigold Costumes for the loan of the costumes from Ross’s film ‘The Bastard Executioner’ and the one and only Gandalf outfit!

Alex, Wodewose for the most excellent build of Gandalf’s sword and staff, glad to see it on display! Simon TheGeekManCave, so much fun over the year, you up for another year of crazy stunts and meets? Top job!

Hefin David (AM), St, Cenydd Comprehensive School and Leisure Centre, Caerphilly CBBC and the local community for supporting us.

Sense TouchBase Wales, Van Road, Caerphilly and Sense UK. We are not finished yet, but huge thanks for the support and volunteers so far!

Special thanks to Swansea Gamers Emporium, Bonhomie Games, all traders contributions, Game Caerphilly Branch for their kind donations to make the charity auction a huge success and to Lisa, the  Morrisons Community Champion for the huge donation from the store to sponsor so many parts of the event.  Could not do this without you.

Huge thanks to my family who travelled from all over the UK and close to home.

Finally, Mike, my IT Guy! A top man doing top work! Hopefully, your volunteer Web, Graphics & Social Media work for Caerphilly Comic-Con is going to land you a top IT job somewhere, should I be worried?

If I have missed anyone out above my apologies for not mentioning you. Thanks to all above and people I have forgotten to mention, Thanks for the epic effort and I will post the how much the total fundraising was soon (once all the donations are in).

Vik – Caerphilly Comic Con (Founder & Organiser)