The UK’s only Destination Comic Con

Island Con 2018. This year’s convention is expanding to a giant venue and has received international support.

Why, what, how?

The Isle of Wight Comic Con in 2017 outgrew it’s original venue in the first year and quickly secured the CEC (Cowes Enterprise College) moving forward. The name change to Island Con, removing the lengthy aforementioned first year name, allowed the marketing war chest to power in to battle.

And power we have! The Isle of Wight is home to numerous world famous music festivals including The Isle of Wight Festival, one of the largest in the UK. The island never had a comic con or convention to match and now we do. Run by Zone Alliance and an incredibly hard working crew, it appears there is no ceiling to where the show can go from here.

Other shows have claimed that they are the biggest in the South of England but factually and statistically Island Con is the biggest in the South. With a projected 8k-10k tickets sold in 2018, there truly is no other show like it on England’s South Coast.

Island Con has gained international recognition with tickets sold as far and wide as South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore and Europe. This is down to our marketing and promotion experts who have embedded themselves in to the Island Con family.

We have managed to grow the show so rapidly because of the community that has built up around the event and the massive support that island and mainland businesses have provided to us.

There are no event politics involved at Island Con, we are unique in that we are not tied to any specific convention boundaries and restrictions. We do what we do, we build our guest lists organically and we focus on our own show to provide the best experience.

Island Con has a massive indie following as we have always shown support and funding for independent film, comic books, art and costume design.

If this is only the second year, just imagine where we’ll be in year three!

Maria Lee Metheringham

Maria Lee Metheringham

Mask of Thorn, Enter the Cage, Pumpkins
Mackenzie Lintz

Mackenzie Lintz

The Hunger Games, Under The Dome
Rochelle Davis

Rochelle Davis

Sarah from The Crow
Mark Sears

Mark Sears

Wolverine (fan films), Manhunt Follow the White Rabbit

Brian O'Halloran

Brian O’Halloran

Clerks, Mallrats, View Askewniverse
Bai Ling

Bai Ling

The Crow, Crank 2, Anna & The King, Wild Wild West
Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa

Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa

Mortal Kombat, The Man in the High Castle, Planet of the Apes
Samantha Mathis

Samantha Mathis

Broken Arrow, Under The Dome, The Strain, Super Mario Bros.

Erin Cahill

Erin Cahill

Power Rangers Time Force, How I Met Your Mother, Call of Duty
Jessica-Jane Stafford

Jessica-Jane Stafford

(SUNDAY ONLY) The Real Hustle, Devil
Bryan Johnson

Bryan Johnson

Comic Book Men, View Askew
Jason Faunt

Jason Faunt

Power Rangers Time Force, Resident Evil, Dystopia

Valerie Leon

Valerie Leon

Blood From the Mummy's Tomb, Carry On, 007
Bam Margera

Bam Margera

Pro-skateboarder, Jackass, Viva La Bam
Blake Foster

Blake Foster

Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers In Space
Amelie Leroy

Amelie Leroy

Dark Signal, The Lorelei, Abduction, MMA

Ming Chen

Ming Chen

Comic Book Men, View Askew
Simon Phillips

Simon Phillips

Jack Trilogy, Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan, Dystopia
Michael Eklund

Michael Eklund

Wynonna Earp, Bates Motel, The Call, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Mike Zapcic

Mike Zapcic

Comic Book Men, View Askew

Charlie Bond

Charlie Bond

Strippers vs. Werewolves, Hell Riser
Sylvester McCoy

Sylvester McCoy

The Hobbit, Doctor Who, Sense8
Jason Narvy

Jason Narvy

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
Walter Jones

Walter Jones

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, The Shield, Brink

Jon Davey

Jon Davey

Doctor Who creature actor
Paul Schrier

Paul Schrier

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
Jason Mewes

Jason Mewes

Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks, Dogma, Mallrats, Chasing Amy
Marc Outbreak

Marc Outbreak

Ill Advised Films, Back to Weapon X

Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, Supernatural
James Hamer-Morton

James Hamer-Morton

Lilo & Stitch, My Bloody Banjo