Two day comic convention bringing together fans from across the country for an interactive comic con experience.
Our client was a comic book enthusiast, who had a lifelong dream that he wanted us to help bring to life. The brief was to attract big names from the gaming and comic book world and provide interactive experiences to set this comic convention apart from others on the market.
World of Superheroes
Event programme design
Venue liaison & management
Supplier sourcing & management
Live event delivery
We chose Sheffield University Octagon Centre and Student Union to host Woscon. The venue offered a central location with good transport links and plenty of parking spaces.
The event was spread over multiple rooms and three floors of the building, with a large outdoor space providing a great setting for group photos.
To deliver an interactive experience, we split the event into zones.
There were the comic convention staples, such as a trade hall, a signing area, an artists alley and a cosplay competition.
Digital zone and Playstation room offered a more immersive experience, with interactive zombie games from EscExit and Zombie Uprising, VR and AR experiences from Harmony, 3D Hubs 3D printing workshops, a green screen photo booth and a zombie caricaturist.
The gaming zone had more traditional tabletop games and retro computer games for guests to enjoy at leisure.
To cater to the younger audience, we introduced a kids zone with hero statues, craft activities, face painting, kids treasure hunt games, performances from the Frozen Disney Princesses and photo opportunities with favourite characters, such as The Minions and Spiderman.
We also had a group of special guests, including Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones), David Prowse, Pixie Le Knott and Pam Rose.
Hundreds of cosplayers attended the event and took part in the cosplay competition. Woscon attracted over 5,000 people across two days as well as big brands, including PlayStation, Warner Bros and Universal.
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