Burnham-On-Sea 'Comic Convention' festival plans are unveiled
unique new comic-themed festival looks set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea
town centre this summer.
first ever 'BOS Comic Convention' is being planned in Burnham for
the final weekend of August.
Jade Parkes, pictured right, told Burnham-On-Sea.com about the plans
would like it become an annual event and expect it to grow quickly,
attracting large numbers of people into Burnham-On-Sea," she
'comic con' events, such as the one in Bristol, attract thousands
of people and are hugely popular."
added: "The event won't just be for kids - we'll have something
of interest for all ages. This will be a fun event to get people
involved - from playing video games and retro machines, to seeing
special vehicles, meeting special characters and having photo opportunities
with Spiderman, Disney, Batman and Dr Who."
will also be local stalls selling a wide range of comic merchandise
and related products."
organisers say they hope to hold the first event on Saturday August
26th at Burnham-On-Sea Baptist Church in College Street and are
currently seeking funding to enable it to go ahead. They have approached
Burnham and Highbridge Town Council this week for £2,500 of
Nick Tolley said: "I like the idea - and while few people here
in Burnham will know what a 'Comic Con' is, that was the same case
with the 'Spray Jam' last summer and look what a great success that
was. I'm disappointed that Spray Jam won't be held again this summer,
but maybe this can take its place."
Peter Burridge-Clayton added: "It's a very exciting project
- I'd support it." The Town Council's Policy and Finance Committee
is set to consider the plans, and the organisers are also approaching
Sedgemoor District Council for funding.
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