Sci-fi convention will return for second year

Wyntercon 2014 SUS-140311-093657001
Wyntercon 2014 SUS-140311-093657001
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After defying expectations in its debut year, WynterCon will be returning to Eastbourne for a second time this Halloween.

The sci-fi and fantasy convention will be back at the Winter Gardens on October 31 and November 1 this year but vows to be bigger and better than its inaugural event.

As well as offering comic artists, film stars, fantasy artists, authors, costume enthusiasts and specialised traders as it did in 2014, WynterCon will boast a different ‘dance card’ to this year’s convention.

There will a ‘Magic: The Gathering’ tournament, a full-size ED-209 Enforcement Droid and a photo booth with Tim Burton’s Batmobile, which measures 22 feet long and eight feet wide.

There will be R2-D2s from the R2-D2 Builder’s and Fans group and there are even Jawas on the staff roster.

Returning guests include comic artist Richard Starkings, actress Virginia Hey, actors Julian Seager and Spencer Wilding.

There will also be a series of 20-minute plays, talks and skits by guest presenters on the new Ulysses stage in the bistro area. In the expanded RPG zone, there will be game sessions running all day each day, with many new games for visitors to try.

There will be multiple traders at the event, selling items the latest games, Golden Age comics, alternate fashion, artwork, Steampunk paraphernalia, replica movie props and weapons.

Evening entertainment will be a sci-fi themed Cabaret – with a few surprise guests – on Friday evening, and a Halloween fancy dress ball on Saturday evening.

To keep up-to-date or buy tickets for the event, visit the Wyntercon website at www.wyntercon.com.