from “Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire”, Bonnie Tyler, 1984.
So we are back in Bangkok and taking a brief hiatus from moving around every month. While the travelling is great and we are really enjoying seeing lots of new places, after a year on the road we decided to take a break and stay in Thailand for a while. Hey, we are not getting any younger and in this case a rest is as good as a change 🙂
Geeks that we are, we spotted the ads for the Thailand Comic Con 2017 on the Bangkok Skytrain, which is definitely the kind of nonsense we enjoy and an event that we’ve not experienced before. Hosted at the Paragon Hall in the Siam Paragon mall made this very easy to get to, so we rounded up a few of our fellow gamers from Battlefield Bangkok and arranged to meet up with Aaron, Conrad, and Matt to see what it was all about.
Matt was planning to come along in cosplay as Thor but was unfortunately overruled by Mrs. Matt and so we didn’t get to explore the venue in the company of the mighty Asgardian 😦 Still there were plenty of others dressed up and they were very popular with people looking for photos.
The entry tickets were 100B each so not too bad and with two large halls of stands and vendors there was plenty to keep your average geek happy for a couple of hours, and here’s a few pictures of what we saw.
The Thailand Comic Con 2017 was good fun as our first event of the kind, despite opinion that last year’s Comic Con was better. Maybe we will catch the next one in 2018 and can compare.