It was time once again to select the reliable and warm Steampunk attire for Worthing’s first Comic Convention at The assembly hall and evening event at St Pauls Worthing. Ticket price in advance from £8 for an adult and £4 for a child made for an excellent day out on a cold miserable day. Car parking is £2 for 4 hours.
There were the usual guests and display from Steampunk Rapper Professor Elemental. Droids, Daleks, Cybermen, Red Sonja and retail stalls to look at and purchase from. A games room hosted the war games which proved very interesting to the untrained eye. To witness an on board re-enactment of the Battle of Endor in orbit was something else. A cosy corner for the latest in the video gaming world. Even younger children were catered for with face painting.
There was excellent food and eatery trailers outside if you fancied tea or Mexican. Inside was cakes and light bites to keep you going for the after party. For a short walk (yes dressed in Sci-Fi) you could reach the many eating and drinking establishments of Worthing.
All in all the this was the Wormhole’s first event. There will always be teething problems with events debuts, but that is of course taking nothing away from it. The Wormhole will grow from strength to strength as organisers will look back and learn on how they will do things differently. It is an event in a grateful city which needs more events like this at its venues as the climate reduces the need for Ice Cream and deck chairs on the beach. The future looks promising as 850 guests passed through the daytime gates and its advertised it will return in April 2018. Just one fix might be to allow if possible families to attend at the after party. Good luck and We will see you in April 2018 !!