Comic Con comes to Maesteg!

Words and Images by Kelsey Roberts

Comic Con made its way to the South Wales Valleys. Farplace Maesteg, a charity shop situated on Commercial Street, Maesteg, hosted a Comic Con for the residents of the town on Saturday 25th February 2023. The day consisted of a tombola where customers could try their luck and win a range of prizes, vegan pizza and photo opportunities. The day was hosted by Corine Phillips, the Manager of Farplace and her husband Greg Phillips who together have been a part of comic cons around Wales and wanted to bring something to Maesteg. The shop was full of memorabilia from various comic books, films and fandoms.

Greg Philips, the husband of manager Corine Philips dresses as the Peter “Star-Lord” Quill from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
Robby Measday, who was dressed as a steampunk cowboy and friend of Corine and Greg Phillips takes part in the Geek Day. Farplace Maesteg hosts a Comic Con / Geek Day for the residents of Maesteg.

The shop is hoping to host more days like this one and will be hosting a steampunk event later on in the year.

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