Now that the spring convention season is back in full force. we had boots on the ground at Em-Con 2016 to give us their report.
Em-Con is perhaps one of the biggest geek conventions for fans of all kinds in the East Midlands. People had travelled all over to Nottingham to meet their icons and be geeky. Despite a wet start, there was plenty to see outside the Motorpoint arena. Cars from Supernatural, Transformers, Mad Max, Gotham and even Agents of SHIELD were parked outside for fans to take photos of.
I know it looks small, but remember, this is a full sized venue that holds concerts, sporting events and loads more. But it was well organised with the autograph guests on the left side, vendors on the right hand side. There was plenty of space between each side and noone felt like they were really stepping on each other's toes. There were guests from all kinds of shows, ranging from Walking Dead, Red Dwarf, Power Rangers, Doctor Who, Blakes 7 and even Star Trek there,
Out of sight of the main hall was a backstage area where all the photo shoots happened throughout the day. Also backstage, they had an area with zombies, simulating The Walking Dead and even an Iron Man Armoury, which people could get photos with.
Overall, a fantastic event with some great planning and organisation. I'm not saying every convention has to go off without a hitch and yes, stuff does happen, but really, I didn't see anything major bad happen at all. Everyone had fun, even the guests, plenty to see and do for people of all ages and fandoms.