A whole day of geeky fun is in store as York Winter Comic Con makes a return.
Expect to see your favourite comic, TV and film characters wandering around York, with stage entertainment, talks and costume contests to add to the excitement.
York Unleashed’s wintery celebration of all things nerdy is back at York Racecourse on Sunday 13th February, at 11am to 5pm.
York hosts the largest of the Unleashed events, with the first one taking place in 2015. It has been successful ever since and has become an annual staple for the city.
The day will also include some familiar faces…
Guests will include several Harry Potter actors – Josh Herdman who portrayed Gregory Goyle in the film series, Guy Henry who played Pius Thicknesse and has also appeared in the Star Wars franchise, and Chris Rankin who you will recognise as Percy Weasley.
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Also making an appearance will be Peter Davison – aka the fifth Doctor Who!
There will be opportunities for autographs and selfies with the special guests at an additional price.
Visitors to the convention should also keep an eye out for characters such as Iron Man, Bumblebee and even Daleks.
A Cosplay Masquerade and Cosplay Championship will also take place from 2:30pm.
The Cosplay Masquerade will consist of a short parade of entrants showing off their costumes before the winners are decided by a judges panel.
Entrants to the Cosplay Masquerade will be split into two age groups – under 14s and over 14s. Prizes for the winners will include a selection of geeky goodies and advance tickets to any Unleashed Event in 2022.
To enter, simply find the Twisted Studio table located on the ground floor and register.
The Cosplay Championship will run straight after the Cosplay Masquerade – the championship can be entered now, but participants must have made at least 70% of their cosplay themselves.
There will be plenty of traders selling lots of geeky goods, such as comics, toys, collectables, art, action figures – and much more.
Advance tickets for the Winter Comic Con have sold out, but tickets are available on the door from 11am at £8. Tickets for under 12s are £5, with under 4s going free.
For more information, visit the York Unleashed Facebook page here.