The best thing about it? Its free! It's run by the local council and mostly organised by the library service.
And it attracts an excellent crowd of people, all of who seem to enjoy themselves. There are various events and displays during the day, you can meet local artists and buy your basic nerdy stuff.
Ex Manus Studios attend every year, selling their small, but lovely, range of figures. I have a few (unpainted) in my collection.
And there is, of course, cosplay.
Ariel is Tess, one of my daughter's friends. You'll see them together later. Apparently she and Ursula spent the rest of the day avoiding each other, because if they met up they were accosted by crowds of children wanting to have their picture taken with the pair.
My favourite outfit, purely because I love that handmade skirt.
And my favourite cosplay - George R R Martin with the Death Note book.
Did I cosplay, you ask? Certainly I did. Catherine and I paired up this year. She channelled her inner David Tennant and went as as the mind-controlling Kilgrave ...
... whilst I portrayed his nemesis, Alias Investigations private eye, Jessica Jones.
Sadly we didn't get any really good pictures of ourselves, but we'll be repeating these cosplays at Supanova in June, so hopefully we'll do better then.
However the featured cosplay for this blog is our daughter Maya's - Tinkerbell.
She made the dress and props herself, as well as modifying the wig and shoes. Her friends went as Aerial and Belle (seen here with one of the Comic Gong organisers as Jane Jetson).
Needless to say she was popular with little girls wanting to have their picture taken with her. And she lapped up the attention. (That's not a little girl; it's her friend Makayla)
Anyway, she looked fantastic.
As I said, we'll be off to Supanova, we hope, so there may be more of these costumes in another post.