PICTURES: Buxton’s Unicon 2017 was super-hero sized success

Unicon returns to Buxton, United Kingdom, 14th May 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley.
Unicon returns to Buxton, United Kingdom, 14th May 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Spiderman was out in full swing, Darth Vader was being menacing and more than 1200 people turned up to the biggest Unicon event at the weekend.

Back in the impressive Devonshire Dome the comic convention was the perfect marriage of architecture and geek-chic.

Unicon returns to Buxton, United Kingdom, 14th May 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Unicon returns to Buxton, United Kingdom, 14th May 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Organiser Steven Howard said: “As the event returns we have seen more people enjoying themselves.

“Where parents were just bringing their kiddies the first time they are now excited themselves to be coming back.

“The best part of my day was seeing everyone just smiling and enjoying everything on offer.”

Throughout the day there were opportunities for pictures with Hattie Hayridge, well known for her role as Holly on Red Dwarf,James MacKenzie the games master character from CBBC’s cult show Raven as well as sitting on the Game of Thrones or Walking Dead thrones.

Unicon returns to Buxton, United Kingdom, 14th May 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Unicon returns to Buxton, United Kingdom, 14th May 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Steven said: “We also had so many cars like Lightning McQueen Ghostbusters and the Fast and Furious which people really enjoyed and we will be looking to expand this elements for future years.

“Another new aspect was having the game shop from the Market Place who came down to teach people how to play Pokemon rather than just collect the cards and that stall was always packed.”

Unicon returns to Buxton, United Kingdom, 14th May 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Unicon returns to Buxton, United Kingdom, 14th May 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Owen & Riley Lodge get to meet Spiderman, United Kingdom, 14th May 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Owen & Riley Lodge get to meet Spiderman, United Kingdom, 14th May 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Niall, Amanda and Anya Chambers looking for a few ghosts to bust, United Kingdom, 14th May 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Niall, Amanda and Anya Chambers looking for a few ghosts to bust, United Kingdom, 14th May 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Unicon returns to Buxton, United Kingdom, 14th May 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Unicon returns to Buxton, United Kingdom, 14th May 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley.