Saturday 23 March 2019 brought Abercon, the first anime/comic convention to be held in Aberystwyth, and it definitely lived up to expectations. Bringing together approximately 300 people in a day filled with films, workshops and comic stalls, it was a partnership between MENCAP Ceredigion and WOW Film Festival.
Organised by Bethan Kench, Rhowan Alleyne and MENCAP Ceredigion, Abercon brought a day of anime themed activities and mischief for those attending.
Throughout the event, I was continuously struck by the the enthusiasm of visitors ranging from families with young children, to groups of students, to learning disabled people. Although a very diverse crowd, everyone was united by common interests and passions, with more than a few great costumes!