Stars of sci-fi comedy classic Red Dwarf to headline York’s Winter Comic Con
York’s geekiest winter event is back – with star appearances, photo opportunities, nerdy merch, and more.
The York Winter Comic Con will take place at York Racecourse on Sunday 12 February from 11am to 5pm.
This year, cult sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf stars Chris Barrie and Danny John-Jules will be making an appearance.
Chris Barrie is best known for playing the hologram, Arnold Rimmer, in Red Dwarf, Gordon Brittas in The Brittas Empire as well as being Angelina Jolie’s Butler in the Tomb Raider franchise.
Danny John-Jules played ‘Cat’, a lifeform which evolved from Dave Lister’s pet cat ‘Frankenstein’ in Red Dwarf, and also had roles in Maid Marian And Her Merry Men, The Tomorrow People and The Bill as well as numerous theatre roles.
Joining Chris and Danny will be Patricia Quinn, aka Magenta from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Lysette Anthony from Tale Of The Mummy, Krull, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and the BBC1 sitcom Three Up, Two Down.
The celebrities will be available all day to meet and chat about their time on set, as well as signing autographs and posing for photos.
As well as seeing stars, there will also be plenty of photo opportunities – pose alongside your favourite Star Wars characters, dodge a dinosaur at the Jurassic display, and have a boogie with Transformers’ Bumblebee.
There will also be a nostalgia-fest of retro arcade games, a huge selection of stalls from local artists and independent retailers, merchandise and collectables up for grabs, and much more.
And of course – it wouldn’t be a comic convention without cosplay! The possibilities are endless, whether you want to go as Batman, a Jedi, Disney princess, or perhaps just a regular Muggle.
Prizes will be given out on the day to those who turn up in costume.
Hosting the event will be Lindsey Jordan of Unleashed Events. “I am super excited about being back at York Racecourse! It is a great day out for families, a fantastic place to hang out with your friends or for just coming along on your own to enjoy the atmosphere.”
Advance tickets are available here, or there will be pay on the door entry on the day. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s.