Countdown begins for the return of Port Solent's award-winning Comic Con
The countdown is on for the south’s biggest FREE, award-winning Comic Con, which returns to Port Solent on Saturday 16 June.
The event, presented by Port Solent in conjunction with GoGeek Events, will feature professional character costumers and cosplayers, celebrity guest signers, a chilling zombie experience, a comic themed market, gaming zones, Pokemon tournaments, TV and movie props and cars, live music and entertainment and so much more.
Professional character costumers and cosplayers will include ICONS, The Geek Asylum, Joker Squad, South Coast Ghostbusters, Squad UK (DC), Transformers, the Rise of the Guardians Tooth Fairy and Order of the Phoenix cosplay, as well as special guest cosplayers, Oneyxia, Tinufel, Captain Jax Parrow and Courtney Jo.
TV props and movie cars from Back to the Future, Batman, Star Wars, Transformers, Jurassic World, Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Harry Potter and Dr Who will be on display, offering lots of chances for fan photos and interaction. There will also be the opportunity to buy rare and limited-edition collectibles at over 25 trader stalls, where guests can revel in nostalgia with replica TV and film props, artwork, vintage action figures, comic books, retro toys, sci-fi games, geeky crafts and more.
Port Solent has also introduced some exciting new attractions and evening entertainment for the whole family to enjoy with guest arrivals by boat and cosplay competitions for the best homemade costumes. New to this year, there will be live music throughout the evening from comedy musical cabaret act, The Blues Brothers by the Disco Divas.
Furthermore, there will be the chance for fans to meet actors from films including Harry Potter, Star Wars, Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy, with merchandise signings from Brian Wheeler, Michael Henbury, Pam Rose, Clem So and a surprise special guest. Visitors will also have to be on their guard, as the undead will be on the march in a thrilling new interactive zombie experience from Zombie Encounters.
Port Solent’s Lisa Fowler, said: “Following the popularity of last year’s event, we’re delighted to bring back Comic Con to the families and cosplayers of Portsmouth, with an even bigger and better offering, just in time for Father’s Day!
“This year’s event is jam-packed with entertainment for the whole family, including cosplay, gaming, shopping, celebrity signings, discovering amazing TV and movie props and cars, fighting off zombies, enjoying live music and so much more - we just hope everyone can fit everything that’s on offer into one day!
“We hope people will dress up, embrace the Comic Con scene and enjoy the truly unique experiences on offer and, for those unfamiliar with the world of Comic Con, it’ll be a great introduction to the weird and wonderful world of superheroes and comic books.”
For more information, visit: www.portsolent.com/comiccon.