Meet your favourite celebs at Comic-Con in Spalding

The Sixth Doctor Who, Colin Baker, will be the star guest at "GEEKS" Comic-Con South Lincs on Sunday, February 26, from 10am until 5pm.  Photo supplied.
The Sixth Doctor Who, Colin Baker, will be the star guest at "GEEKS" Comic-Con South Lincs on Sunday, February 26, from 10am until 5pm. Photo supplied.
  • Treats for fans of movies and TV shows at Springfields

Spalding will invaded by superheroes, timelords and video games when a comic convention comes to the town this weekend.

“GEEKS” Comic-Con South Lincs takes place at Springfields Events and Conference Centre on Sunday from 10am until 5pm, with BBC TV’s sixth Doctor Who as the special guest.

Colin Baker, who played the Dalek-fighting time traveller between 1984 and 1984, will be joined by actors Chris Barrie and Hattie Hayridge who both starred in cult TV science fiction comedy Red Dwarf.

One element of the “GEEKS” Comic-Con event will be a question and answer session with the celebrities, along with Terry Molloy who played evil Daleks creator Davros in Doctor Who and Virginia Hey from US sci-fi series Farscape.

Event organiser Gary Jones said: “The good thing about this smaller Comic-Con is that you are able to see everything on offer there.

“At the larger events there is always so much going on and you often miss the things you wanted to see.”

We started doing them because we all love the magic of these events and to see children’s faces light up when they see Spiderman strolling into the room

Gary Jones, organiser, “GEEKS” Comic-Con South Lincs

The main stage will have different panels throughout the day when you can also meet the celebrity guests for autographs and “selfies”.

Springfields will also host a range of specialist traders and stalls selling everything from vintage movie and TV-related toys, to the latest superhero action figures.

Gary, who met friend and fellow organiser Mark Longman and wife Jayne McMahon a few years ago, said: “We’ve been travelling around the country to do these events for around five years and they’ve become very popular.

“We started doing them because we all love the magic of these events and to see children’s faces light up when they see Spiderman strolling into the room.

“For them, it’s like seeing their favourite characters come to life.”

Another feature of Comic-Con is the cosplay where people dress up as their favourite superheroes and villains, with a competition taking place on Sunday at 2pm when a prize will be up for grabs.

Mark said: “Our venue will be bursting at the seams, with video games, posters, comic books, gifts, models, Lego, geeky crafts, autographs, prints and much more besides.

Tickets are £5 for adults and teenagers, £3 for 12 and under and free for children five and under.

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