From Superman to Stranger Things, Hacker T Dog to Pokemon – Huddersfield Comic-Con is back.
The event, held on Saturday July 22, returns to the John Smith’s Stadium for the second time and organisers promise a fun-packed day.
Over the past six years Huddersfield Comic-Con has brought great actors to town – and this year is no exception.
This year’s event has a very clear DC Comics focus, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Superman 3 by bringing along several actors who’ve worked in the Christopher Reeve series of films.
Bringing things right up to date, one of the key characters from Joker, Leigh Gill who played Gary, will also meet fans.
Actors appearing this year include: Chris Bunn (Superman I and II and Star Wars); Brian Wheeler (Return of the Jedi and Never Ending Story); Tina Simmons (Superman III and IV); and John Cording (Superman and Da Vinci’s Demons).
Comic-Con has also gone old school CBBC with favourites such as James MacKenzie aka Raven while Phil Fletcher is bringing along four-legged friend Hacker T Dog.
The event also boasts some fantastic displays with full-size sets such as Eleven’s Lab from Stranger Things and Walter White’s Money scene from Breaking Bad.
The Iron Throne returns from Games of Thrones and there’s even Pokemon in Captivity for all the anime fans around town.
Outside there will be the biggest display of movie cars the Comic-Con has ever had including Hopper’s police truck from Stranger Things, both BumbleBee and Barricade from Transformers and – for the very first time – the event will have a showcase American Wrestling Bout!
Organiser Martin Ballard said: “This year’s event is taking even more space than last year at the stadium and promises to be a day packed full of fun.”
The event will also raise funds for two charities, the Huddersfield-based Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and Ronald McDonald House Charites. Both will benefit from raffles, auctioned banners and 100% of the event programme sales.
The event starts at 10am and adult tickets are from £10 and under-16s £6. Under-4s are free.
A family ticket for two adults and two under-16s costs £25.
For tickets and more information go to www.huddscomiccon.co.uk.