Dublin Comic Convention 2015

I was super excited for this event. I'd been to one comic convention before, last year and loved it! I knew I definitely needed tickets for the next one. This is going to be me rambling on about nerdy stuff for a little while so if you're like me you might enjoy my ravings.

The event started at half ten but the queue was so large we went to get coffee and waited for the queue to die down. It was held in the convention centre in Dublin, which is a huge, extremely beautiful building in the city centre. The event covered three floors and I have no idea how many people attended over the two days but I know it was a lot. I only attended one day but I would've happily gone to both. There was everything you'd expect to see at a comic convention there, an abundance of cosplayers, amazing art work, nerdy merchandise and famous people to meet. The atmosphere was so amazing and everyone was bonding over their love for certain shows and movies etc, it's such a great thing to see and be a part of.


One of the main reasons I wanted to go to the event was to meet Nicholas Brendon, who plays Xander in Buffy, one of my favourite shows. It was expensive to meet any of the special guests there regardless of the fact you bought a ticket in. I didn't really mind though because I was pretty excited to meet him and when I did I literally said nothing to him. All I remember doing is saying thank you and giving him a thumbs up after he got a photo with myself and my friend. I am smooth. I don't think my friend Niamh will mind me sharing our photo since it's already been on social medias previously.

 How cool is he still? Even though he looks so different since he was in Buffy. There were other guests I got to see but not talk to that I'm also a big fan of like Michael Rooker, who my mam got to dance with, safe to say she was delighted by the way and Emma Caufield. I also got to meet Gates McFadden from Star Trek, which I have seen but not watched a lot of and she was so inspiring. She was asking me about what I want to do in college and giving me advice on what to do and it was super nice of her to actually spend the time to get to know her fans and that she's actually interested. After I had met her we went to her Q&A talk for about and hour where she talked about her life and films and she was just a great person overall. She's humorous and honest, things I really like in people. I guess I'm going to start watching more Star Trek now.

There were other things to do there aswell, like games which I actually didn't even attempt to do but seemed like fun. They had reptiles there too which was a little odd but cool. There was huge snakes, lizards and spiders, which I stayed at least five feet away from.

Of course there was a life sized T.A.R.D.I.S.which meant I had to go inside and take a photo. It was disappointingly the same size on the inside. I'm pretty sure I should be the next companion really.
I really enjoyed my day, I was surrounded by extremely enthusiastic creative people and it always puts a smile on my face and inspires me  
I cannot wait to go again next year!

Anyone ever been to a Comic Convention before and what do you think of them?


  1. I can't believe you met Gates! I love Star Trek and have always wanted to go to a comicon but there's never any good ones near me!

    1. She is the sweetest human ever! She genuinely wanted to talk and have a proper conversation with everyone it was so inspiring! I'm surprised this one was good as we never have any good conventions where I'm from either! Hope you get to go to a good one soon! <3

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