Celtic Con is returning to the Dunamaise Art Centre in Portlaoise, County Laois (R32 W93P) from 12 pm to 5 pm on June 29th. Celtic Con is completely free to attend and is suitable for all ages.

However, this may be the last year our event takes place in Portlaoise, so the team are hoping to make it bigger and better than ever before. Alongside their trusty mascot, Celtic Connor, they’re trying to save their convention. The Portlaoise event has been running since 2017 having been first set up by Martin Moore of Celtic Comics (Sadly now closed) in Portlaoise.

Celtic Con is THE convention of the Midlands. It is based in an area that is predominantly interested in sports, but the team wanted to make their voices heard. Celtic Con is all about bringing together people from all walks of life. Be it people who just want to have a wander, artists, comic lovers, gamers, cosplayers and more! Everyone has a place and everyone is welcome.

The team prides itself on creating a safe space, filled with love, support and accessibility. As well as this, they emphasize support and love for the LGBTQ+ community, positive mental health, self-love, and giving a platform to those on the spectrum. They believe in everyone having a voice and a space. They also love seeing the community shine.

At Celtic Con, we feature a range of different talents. Talents that can go overlooked, especially in a smaller area like the Midlands. We showcase some of Ireland’s finest comic and children’s books creators, digital and traditional artists, crafters, and more! Our talents this year are both local and international, and we are very excited to have such a range. All are worth coming along to see, and purchasing from if you can. Every little helps, and everyone is truly grateful for the support!

And this year, we have an extra special gaming twist! Celtic Con has always had a gaming zone, but this year we have branched out! Celtic Con has very proudly partnered up with Level Up Gaming to bring a gaming van to the event! The gaming van includes 10 4K resolution TVs, 2 PS5s, 8 Xbox Series Xs, and 2 Nintendo Switch consoles. The van itself is also fitted with comfortable seating, and features a range of popular games for players to choose from. Up to 12 people can be accommodated inside at any one time to play games!

That’s not all attendees get with Celtic Con

On top of all the above, there are some extra special guests and exhibitions this year! Exhibiting in the Dunamaise Arts Centre there will be Jmac Makeup (finalist, Glow Up Series 2) and Brick Con. Also attending as a guest is Colm Griffin. Colm is from Carlow and is known as an artist, writer and director. He has worked as an artist for Image, IDW, Titan Comics, Source Point Press, and more.

Special Cosplay Guests REEL ICONS Ireland, 501 Ireland Garrison (The StarWars guys) The Guild of Nerds will also be in attendance. With guests like these, this event is not one to be missed. And remember, this event is totally free to attend. Also, on the day, the team will be raising money in a Charity Auction for the Irish Cancer Society. This is a cause very close to the hearts of the team, and one they love to support.

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