Fans gathered at 4TG Game Con of Aberdeen

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4TG Game Con is the largest event of its kind in the North-East and made its return to Aberdeen on the 5th and 6th October at the TECA.  

 

Aberdonian gamers and fantasy fans gathered together for the chance to see new exhibitions and get exclusive merchandise. 

 

Each day there was something different and special to attend. More people than expected turned up to the event on the Sunday because both Harry Potter and Game of Thrones were featured with never-before-seen exhibitions. 

 

The Harry Potter exhibition included replicas of all the artefacts each fan would love to see in person. 

 

Alexa Scott, 4TG Game Con organiser, said: “This is the first time the Harry Potter display has been shown in Scotland so we’re really excited”. 

 

This year for the first time the exhibition featured: 

  • Mounted Death Eater masks. 

  • Wand displays 

  • Nimbus 2000 and Firebolt brooms 

  • Full Horcrux display 

  • The Sword Of Gryffindor 

  • The Mauraders Map 

  • Lucius Malfoyss cane 

  • Hagrid’s Lamp 

  • Tom Riddles Diary 

 

There were specialist traders as well. Ms Scott explained this was to allow fans to get “wizarding memorabilia they would normally have to go to London or Florida for”. 

 

Recycled paper wands, hand-crafted potions and bottles, iconic sweets and Butterbeer were the most sold items according to the traders.? 

 

4TG also hosted a Scottish exclusive exhibition of Game of Throne’s swords, crowns and the iconic  Iron Throne on which fans could sit and take pictures. 

 

Ms Scott commented that with the Game of Thrones exhibition they were trying to cater to everyone. She said: “We already had a bit of a comic-con element with the cosplay and we are looking to build on that.” 

 

The exclusive Harry Potter merch wasn’t the only thing bringing everyone to the venue. Many were gamers gathered from around Scotland to watch or play matches of Fortnite, Minecraft and much more.  

 

The Simpson pinball machine was a favourite for everyone, from children to grown-ups. 

 

Ms Scott said: “We’re trying to cater to people of all ages and I think we’ve got something for everyone.” 

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