The home of football in the North East is set to welcome a very different type of fan next year, after being announced as the host of the 2018 Granite City Comic Con (GCCC). The two-day family pop culture event will take place at Pittodrie Stadium on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May next year.
Around 2,000 comic book fans – many dressed as their favourite characters – are expected to attend the event to enjoy a weekend of gaming, demonstrations and prop making workshops. A series of talks and Q & A sessions with TV, film and comic book guests are also planned.
Chris Robertson, Co-organiser of Granite City Comic Con, said: “Team GCCC is really excited about bringing our event to the Richard Donald Stand at Pittodrie – it’s a fantastic opportunity for us to grow and offer more geeky goodness to our attendees. Our 2018 show is set to be bigger and better; and working with the team at Pittodrie we’ll be hosting a weekend of great family friendly superhero fun. We’ll have lots more announcements to come about guests, attractions and activities.”
Debra Lorimer, Sales Manager for Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events at Pittodrie Stadium, said: “The Stadium is a versatile and flexible events venue, and we are excited to see it being used in a new and unique way for what is set to be an impressive weekend of family fun. Organisers will be making use of every area – with prop making workshops, stalls, talks and gaming taking place on the concourse, in our boxes, suites and across other events spaces.
“We’re looking forward to showcasing our facilities to a new audience, many of whom may not have visited Pittodrie before.”