Pittodrie Stadium, home to SPL side Aberdeen FC, is set to welcome a very different type of fan next year, after being announced as the host of the 2018 Granite City Comic Con (GCCC). The two-day family pop-culture event will take place at the stadium on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May next year.
Around 2,000 comic book fans – many dressed as their favorite characters – are expected to attend the event to enjoy a weekend of gaming, demonstrations and prop-making workshops. A series of talks and Q&A sessions with TV, film and comic book guests are also planned.
Chris Robertson, co-organizer of Granite City Comic Con, said: “Team GCCC is really excited about bringing our event to the Richard Donald Stand at Pittodrie – it’s a fantastic opportunity for us to grow and offer more geeky goodness to our attendees. Our 2018 show is set to be bigger and better; and working with the team at Pittodrie we’ll be hosting a weekend of great family-friendly superhero fun. We’ll have lots more announcements to come about guests, attractions and activities.”
The Granite City Comic Con at Pittodrie will be managed by the stadium’s in-house team from Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events.
Debra Lorimer, sales manager for Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events at Pittodrie Stadium, added: “The stadium is a versatile and flexible events venue, and we are excited to see it being used in a new and unique way for what is set to be an impressive weekend of family fun. Organizers will be making use of every area – with prop-making workshops, stalls, talks and gaming taking place on the concourse, in our boxes, suites and across other event spaces.
“We’re looking forward to showcasing our facilities to a new audience, many of whom may not have visited Pittodrie before.”