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Actors from Star Wars, Game of Thrones and other cult films and TV shows due at the racecourse

Actors Fintan McKeown, Spencer Wilding and Josephine Gillan are due to appear at the Chester Comic Con this weekend
Actors Fintan McKeown, Spencer Wilding and Josephine Gillan are due to appear at the Chester Comic Con this weekend

Actors from the Star Wars films and Game of Thrones will join other cult figures from the world of sci-fi, fantasy and comic books in Chester this weekend.

Hundreds of fans will attend the eagerly-awaited Chester Comic Con event, held at Chester Racecourse on Sunday, September 25.

Guests will include Kenneth Colley, who played Admiral Piett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and artist John Wagner, co-creator of the iconic character Judge Dredd.

The hugely popular HBO series Game of Thrones will be represented by actors Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel), Josephine Gillan (Marei) and Fintan McKeown (Amory Lorch).

North Wales actor Spencer Wilding, a 6ft 6in muscleman who has appeared as monsters in numerous hit films and TV shows such Doctor Who, The Wolfman and Victor Frankenstein will also be there.

Fans will be able to get Wilding’s autograph as well as having a photo session and Q&A with the giant actor, who will be joined in Chester by fellow actor Julian Seager (Guardians Of The Galaxy, Thor: The Dark World) and comic book artists Phil Winslade, Neil Edwards and Dave Taylor.

The Chester Comic Con has been organised Comic Co Events, a company formed by three men – Alistair Blake, Mark Jones and Stuart Stevenson – with the aim of putting on events in their home city.

Mark and Stuart planned the Brook Street Carnivals, while Alistair is a web developer and creative solutions expert for businesses. Stuart owns the comic book shop on Brook Street and has run comic cons in Dublin, Liverpool and Manchester.

Tickets can be bought HERE and fans are welcome to go in ‘cosplay’, dressing up as their favourite sci-fi or comic book heroes.

Early bird tickets, which give you entry from 10am, have sold out but general admission tickets (costing £7, with entry at 11am) are still available.

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