After a wonderful day of wine, food and song (scratch the song part), last night marked the official opening of this year’s Malta Comic Con at St James Cavalier in Valletta. All the guests were in attendance, including a few I hadn’t expected, as well as the organisers and some local artists.
Wicked Comics, the team behind the show, introduced themselves and explained a little bit about what would be happening over the next few days. They then gave us a tour of the facilities which were both expansive and impressive. St James Cavalier was originally a watchtower for the Knights of Malta located near the front gate of Valletta. It is now a centre for creativity and the arts with Malta Comic Con being one of its popular annual events.
With formalities out of the way, we all headed for a lovely meal in the shadow of St John’s Co-Cathedral. There’s such rich history everywhere you turn in Malta that sometimes it can be a little overwhelming. I opted for a delicious pizza with mortadella and pistachio nuts (amongst other things) plus some of the amazing local soft drink known as Kinnie. Over dinner we laughed, chatted, ate, drank and laughed some more. The atmosphere was warm, friendly and inclusive – just like the organisers themselves. You can see all the lovely folks behind Malta Comic Con right here on this page.
Above – Chris Le Galle & Mark Ellul.
Below (L to R) – Joseph Bugeja, Chris Muscat, Tamara Fenech, Samantha Abela, Fabio Agius & Mike Quinton.