Spalding GEEKS Comic-Con will be twice the fun next year

Kain Cleary, Jayden Nightingale, Caitlin Cleary and Jackson Nightingale having fun at Comic-Con. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG240218-405TW
Kain Cleary, Jayden Nightingale, Caitlin Cleary and Jackson Nightingale having fun at Comic-Con. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG240218-405TW
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Sci-fi, comic superheroes and the magic of Harry Potter were just some of the themes running through the GEEKS Comic-Con at Springfields Events Centre.

Around 1,600 people attended the event – many dressing as their heroes – and organiser Mark Longman is promising double the fun at the Spalding venue next year when Comic-Con is held over two days, instead of one, on February 23 and 24.

Mark said: “It was just the one day this year but we have turned it into a two-day event for next year.

“We really love the venue and the Springfields team are such a pleasure to work with.”

The first Spalding GEEKS Comic-Con last year was run on a Sunday and this year’s on a Saturday, and both days were equally well attended.

Among the highlights for Mark this year was the sheer number of people who attended in costume.

Highlights for visitors included a chance to meet stars from the big and small screens, including Paul Warren (The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens), Ross Mullan (Doctor Who and Game of Thrones), Ross O’Hennessy (Game of Thrones), Andrew Lee-Potts (Primeval, Wireless and Alice) and James Mackenzie (Raven).

Visitors also enjoyed autograph hunting, taking part in quizzes, touring exhibits and buying souvenirs.

See more pictures from Comic-Con in Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press.

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