5 Reasons why should attend Dublin Comic Con

Dublin Comic Con takes place in the National Convention Centre in Spencer Dock on the 6th & 7th of August. There will be plenty of excitement as the convention will bring celebrity guests, exclusive props and merchandise as well as an opportunity to get your picture taken on the Iron Throne. Here at Fun Place, we are big fans of Dublin Comic Con so we have outlined 5 reasons why you should attend.

5 – Artist & Craft Stalls/ Exhibitor Stalls

You can have a look at some artists work and opt to purchase to some exclusive and unique pieces of art or even ask them to create a piece of work for you. The craft stalls will have some amazing pieces of jewellery and other accessories you could use to complete an outfit or costume. The exhibitor stalls will have traders from all over Europe offering the widest range of figures and props from the sci-fi and anime genres.

4 – Costume Contest

You can dress up as your favourite superhero or tv/film character and then enter a costume contest which will take place between 2pm-4pm on Sunday the 7th of August. If you are looking for awesome costumes or fancy dress accessories, then Fun Place at 52 South King Street, Dublin (Next to the Gaiety Theatre) would be your #1 option. We offer high quality costumes, wigs, theatrical make-up, masks and more. Visit our store any day of the week or visit our new website funplace.ie

3 – The Iron Throne Experience

If you attend Dublin Comic Con, you will have an opportunity to get a photo of yourself sitting on the Iron Throne as ruler of the seven kingdoms in Game of Thrones. The Iron Throne will be on Level 1 and for 10 Euro you will get print & digital photos taken by a professional photographer.

2 – Panels/Talk Shows/Workshops

There will be exclusive Q&A panels where you will be able to ask the special guests about their career, future work and they will also share exclusive behind the scene stories. A great opportunity to learn more about the world of comics, tv and film.

1 – Meet Some TV Heroes

Here is a summary of the guests that will be attending:

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Watch the highlights from Dublin Comic Con 2015 below:

Find Out More About Our Ghostbusters Costumes

The new Ghostbusters movie was released last week and it stars funny ladies Michelle McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. The massively popular comedy has done very well in the box office within it’s first week according to reports.

“As of July 17, 2016, Ghostbusters has grossed $46 million in North America and $19.1 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $65.1 million, against a budget of $144 million. In the United States and Canada, Sony initially projected Ghostbusters to gross $30 million in its opening weekend. However, following positive reviews and an effective marketing campaign, the studio raised their projection to somewhere around $40 million while still remaining conservative. Most industry projections had the film opening between $40–50 million. The film opened Friday, July 15, across 3,963 theaters, earning $17.2 million on its first day”.

At Fun Place, we have a Ghostbusters themed costume. It includes a standard size jumpsuit and the inflatable backpack.