Cardiff Film & Comic Con

Film & Comic Con Cardiff is back at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff on the Saturday 9th  & Sunday 10th March 2019. Once again, as with our previous Film & Comic Cons in Cardiff, we hope to bring some more of your favourite stars from TV, Film and Comics as well as a whole host of fun activities including photo shoots with the stars, panels, autograph sessions, Retro Video Gaming, Cosplay Masquerade and hundreds of stalls full of TV and Film Memorabilia for you to browse.
Saturday from 9am - 6pm
Sunday from 9am - 5pm

Cosplay Guidelines
Whether it’s a fully customised project you’ve designed yourself or partially store-bought, we’re fully on board with giving customers a way to express their talents with their craft and/or performance as their favourite characters! However we do need to take into account the comfort and safety of all who attend our events and as a result we ask that all attendees adhere to the following guidelines:

Any violence, threats of violence or intimidation towards any attendee or crew member will result in immediate removal from the event
This also includes simulated violence / staged fights both with and without props
You may be permitted to perform a fully choreographed scene as part of a cosplay masquerade performance but this must be pre-approved by the Cosplay Coordinators and will be dependent on suitable staging
We have a zero tolerance for nudity
Costumes must be no smaller than standard swimwear
If your cosplay is revealing ensure vital parts are covered at all times and consider the use of tape to keep your costume secure
Costumes which give the illusion of nudity are also not permitted

Weapons and Props
We know that your props are an integral part of your cosplay but we ask that you refer to the rules below before bringing your prop or weapon to an event.

Not Allowed
•    Firearms
•    Realistic Replica Firearms
•    Props or weapons with sharp edges
•    Bokken
•    Functional bows or crossbows
•    Darts
•    Slingshots
•    Unsecured whips
•    Pyrotechnics/explosives (including glitter and smoke bombs)
•    Sharp Arrows       

•    Non realistic weapons
•    Replica firearms with a red/orange tip The tip must be clear and visible from a distance
•    Blunt metal weapons in a sheath
•    Unstrung or loosely strung bow
•    Coiled and secured whips
•    Plastic / wood / LARP weapons
•    Tools
•    Props longer than 6ft accompanied by an experienced spotter

All props will be checked at the door before you enter the venue and any items that do not adhere to the rules above will not be allowed into the event. 

All weapons will also be subject to a separate tagging system check on entry.

Costume Size and Construction
•    We welcome and encourage any costume that falls within the rules outlined above, but ask you to be aware of the following:
•    You must be able to get through a standard size door unaided
•    For any costumes over 6ft 5in or wider than 6ft you must be accompanied by an experienced spotter at all times
•    We have no restrictions on tails or trains, but ask you to be aware in busy areas to avoid becoming a trip or slip hazard
•    No hard and sharp pointy bits

Robert Englund who plays the iconic bad guy "Freddy Kruger” will be attending all weekend! Have your photo taken with this legendary horror actor.
Colin Baker who played the role of “The Doctor” in Doctor Who will be attending and meeting the fans.

Mr Weasley himself “Mark Williams” will also be attending meeting the fans, You can even have your photo taken with him and the flying car from Harry Potter!
Walking dead star Lawrence Gillard JNR will be fending off the Zombies to come and meet you at this amazing weekend of everything Film & TV.
Amongst all this there will be tables upon tables of film memorabilia and collectables for you to browse and buy.
There are many more stars in attendance more info and tickets for entry and photoshoots are available online now at


Find out how to make your evening a night to remember with our hospitality packages. See Hospitality

Getting Here

We're based in the heart of Cardiff. For your sat nav our postcode is: CF10 2EQ

By Road

From the west: Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 33 A4232.
From the east: Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 29.

By Rail

On the Main South Wales to London railway line - alight at Cardiff Central Station. From the Valleys, alight at Cardiff Queen Street Station. The Arena is just a few minutes walk from both stations.

By Bus

Head to the centre of Cardiff. Motorpoint Arena is just a few minutes walk from Cardiff Central train station.

By air

Cardiff International Airport is only 30mins drive from the city centre.

Take a look at the map on Getting Here for more directions.


We don't have the room for parking onsite for our audiences, but we are surrounded by plenty of multi-storey car parks.

For your sat navs our postcode is CF10 2EQ.

Rapports NCP Open Air Car Park and St David’s are open 24 hours, and are walking distance to the Arena.

See more on Parking

Live Access Information

Use the form on Accessibility to tell us about your accessibility needs, or you give our Live Access team a ring on 029 2023 4509 if you prefer to talk.

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