Fan TC Con 2023
Medina Leisure Centre
Fairlee Road, Newport, Isle of Wight
Many thanks to APV Services, Red Funnel, Vectis Radio, Isle of Wight Radio, The Isle of Wight Observer, Big N Bold Solutions, Island Retro and The Isle of Wight County Press and everyone who shared our social media posts, for their help in promoting this year's event.
Fan TC Con can accept no responsibility or liability for any property, personal or professional, lost by any individuals, groups, third party traders or exhibitors at the event.
We strongly recommend using the lockers for safe storage of your valuables.
Parking on site with donation to Kissy Puppy - The Sophie Rolf Trust.
Bus routes 5 and 9 stop right outside on Fairlee Road.
You can walk from Newport via Riverside, cut into Seaclose Park (The Isle of Wight Festival Site], up through the Seaclose fields to Medina Leisure Centre.
The site is mobility scooter and wheelchair friendly.
Private cosplay dressing rooms are available though the Activity Hall.
We will be running an amazing raffle at the event, hoping to raise the funds to stage Fan TC Con again in 2024, as we still do not have a corporate sponsor.
While raising awareness for Kissy Puppy - The Sophie Rolf Trust; we are aiming for our comic con (the third we have staged - previously in Cowes) to be a fun day for all the family, an opportunity to dress up in fancy dress or cosplay, buy some merchandise from our traders, nostalgicallyenjoy playing retro video games, experience VR gaming, board games and even Dungeons and Dragons. We have a Lego Zone and also have Jedi Fight Training, an inflatable gladiator arena, safe axe throwing, sand art and build a bear.
Cineworld are bringing their Barbie box and you can take a photograph while they raise money for BBC Children in Need.
Celebrate Doctor Who's 60th Anniversary in our Doctor Who Zone and meet our Dalek and have your photo opportunitywith him and our screen used TARDIS "The Old Girl" and the newest addition to Roy's, I mean OUR family, Dale K.
Cash is preferred (you will need it for autographs and photographs with celebrity guests and the nearest ATM is at Pan Post Office, 87 Royal Exchange, Newport PO30 2HW
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be there.
DK Photography will have a studio there so you can capture your amazingcosplay creations professionally, you can even have a professional photo with a celebrityguest (for a fee).
Come and meet our celebrity guests;-
Craig Fairbrass, whose new movie Rise of the Footsoldier - Vengeance has juststarted showing at Cineworld, Isle of Wight.
Elodie Grace Orkin, who played Eleven's bull, Angela in series 4 of Netflix hit show, StrangerThings.
Gabrielle Glaister, who is best known for playing Bob in Blackadder 2 and 4.
Chris Rankin, who played Percy Weasley in Harry Potter.
Julian Seager who was in Vikings of Valhalla
Velile Tshabalala who was Roseta in Doctor Who
Mickey Lewis, stuntman and actor from Doctor Who and Star Wars
Samantha Lee Howe, who one the National Film Award for her thriller, The Stranger In Our Bed
Martin Ballantyne who has appeared in Harry Potter and Dark Knight.
David Howe is an expert on Doctor Who.
Autographs and photographs are chargeable and our guests will have their own rates (cash only).
Most of our guests will be partaking in Q&A session on our stage, however, due to the industrial action of the Screen Actor's Guild of the USA, Elodie Grace Orkin's participation is in doubt.
We have comic artists, writers and producers.
There is free parking although Ryde Carnival will be asking for a charity donation.
There is delicious food available on-site from Scarrots Lane Bakery, Oasis Catering and Harbour Kitchen.
The whole day builds up to our annual cosplay competition where Heroes have donated prizes for the winner in five categories.
Our friends at Red Funnel have produced a special offer for anyone traveling from the mainland, this offer is availableon our website where you can also buy tickets for the event.
Our team is
Adam Pearson [Director]
Roy Spearman [Technical and Safety Director]
Mick Knowles [Logistics Director]
Debbie Pearson [Coordination and Financial Director]
There are many first aiders on site.
There is more I have not mentioned but we are struggling to get the word out there because we are all overloaded with our own professions outside of organising a comic con.