STUDENT VOICE Student Voice SPRING SUMMER 2017 - Page 14

c i m o c n co FILM AND BROADCASTING STUDENTS DELIVERED THE SECOND AYRSHIRE COLLEGE COMIC CON AT THE AYR CAMPUS THIS APRIL. The comic convention was an essential skills project that allowed visitors to purchase comics, play games, win fantastic prizes and show their appreciation for all things comic. Most of the money raised will go to South Ayrshire Foodbank, a charity that provides emergency food, support and advice for those in need across South Ayrshire, with a smaller donation going to a local guinea pig rescue charity where one of the students volunteers. Stalls were set up to sell comic books, posters and t-shirts, and there was an auction for signed items and original artwork. The convention also gave students the chance to celebrate comics by taking part in the CosPlay competition, where several students dressed up as characters, which drew in the crowds. One of the organisers, Krystal Johnstone, said “The amount of people who really got into it and turned up in costume is brilliant. All of our hard work has really come together. I’m going to university to study film and screen in August, so working on this project has been a real benefit, as I’m sure I’ll be involved in many more events like this one!” 14 THE STUDENT VOICE SPRING/SUMMER 2017