Fans get their geek on at Buxton Comic-Con - video

Zombies, Ghostbusters and Stormtroopers, famous guests and cosplayers all came together at Buxton’s comic-con on Sunday.

Thursday, 24th October 2019, 12:00 am

Hundreds of people headed to the Devonshire Dome for the day-long celebration of sci-fi and comic book geekery, which again proved very popular.

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Organiser Steven Howard said: “It was brilliant, a really good day.

Star Wars characters welcoming visitors to the Dome

“This year we secured both Willie Coppen and Matt Tyler from Star Wars who have never been to a comic-con this far north, so it was great to have them here.”

Other guests included Simon Becker-Fisher from Doctor Who and Harry Potter, and Beano comic artist Nigel Parkinson, who spent the day drawing comic caricatures.

Ten-year-old Taise McDoogle was excited to meet her art hero.

She said: “I interviewed him for my art homework and he was lovely.”

James Eary, from Hayfield, attended the event with his wife and children. He said: “This is our first comic-con and I’m really impressed. It’s great to have something like this in the High Peak.”

Paul Bertram, from Whaley Bridge, added: “Our kids loved being able to meet their heroes in real life.”