Fantasy and a touch of reality at GEEKS Comic-Con in Spalding

The 'Sixth Doctor Who' Colin Baker with Theresa Cutts and Will Hadcroft.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG260217-133TW.
The 'Sixth Doctor Who' Colin Baker with Theresa Cutts and Will Hadcroft. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG260217-133TW.
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Action, adventure and sci-fi fans went time travelling in Spalding where a cult TV and comic book fair landed on Sunday.

“GEEKS” South Lincs Comic-Con, at Springfields Events & Conference Centre, was the place for thousands of people to let their imaginations run wild by dressing up as their favourite fantasy and screen characters.

Macy Maddy as Harlequin from Suicide Squad has her picture taken by Dr Joseph Bell, the reputed inspiration for Sherlock Holmes.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG260217-136TW.

Macy Maddy as Harlequin from Suicide Squad has her picture taken by Dr Joseph Bell, the reputed inspiration for Sherlock Holmes. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG260217-136TW.

Visitors spent seven hours walking past amateur Doctor Whos, Grim Reaper, from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, Batman and his arch enemy The Joker, as well as spending time at a range of exhibition stands.

Star guests on the day were ex-Doctor Who Colin Baker, Chris Barrie and Hattie Heyridge from TV sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf, Virginia Hey from Mad Max 2 and Doctor Who villain Terry Molloy (Daleks’ creator Davros”

Organiser Mark Longman, said: “I was confident that it would be a busy show, but I didn’t think it would get the support it did because Spalding is a little bit rural.

“But it was very busy and even though we’d sold about 700 advanced tickets, we still had a substantial queue for on-the-door admissions.

“It exceeded my expectations and we’ve already booked the venue for next year.”

• For more photos from “GEEKS” South Lincs Comic-Con, but Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.