Comic Con set to return to Preston Guild Hall

Thousands of sci-fi fans are expected to descend on Preston tomorrow as Preston Comic Con returns to the city.

Friday, 5th August 2016, 9:14 am
Updated Friday, 5th August 2016, 11:49 am
from left, Emma Clayton, Andy Durning, Benjamin Barnes and Tom Smalley visit the comic convention at Preston Guild Hall

​And fans of Pokemon Go will not have to give up their favourite hobby as they will be able to hunt characters at the event.

The day-long exhibition and gathering, being held ​at Preston Guild Hall, began in 2014 and continues to go from strength to strength.

The event features a host of stalls, exhibits and guest appearances from stars of sci-fi films and comic books.

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Former Dr Who Colin Baker will be among the guests. Others include Ross Mullan, who has played one of the sinister White Walkers throughout the Game of Thrones series, as well as numerous characters from Dr Who and Clash of the Titans.

Also attending is Tim Perkins, an award winning writer/artist who has been creating comics for over 30 years, which include work for Marvel, DC, Defiant, 2000AD and Tekno amongst many others.

Co-organiser Daz Wildman said organisers had worked with Pokemon Go to arrange for Pokemon characters to be captured at the venue.

He said: “At Comic Con there will literally be something for all the family and fans of all genres. We are all looking forward to a great day.”