Fans of all things sci-fi shouldn’t miss a great event coming to the region next month.
Sci-fest is returning to The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe on Sunday November 2 from 11am to 5pm following the success of last year’s event with sci-fi fans across the region.
Last year’s sci-fi festival saw 600 people take over venue helping raise £1,000 for the Mayor’s Charity Appeal.
This year’s Sci-fest is going to be bigger and better than last year with a whole range of sci-fi themed activities and special guests.
Richard Ashton a leading Doctor Who impersonator will be appearing as the twelfth Doctor with his sidekick Clara (impersonated by Liz Adnitt). Go along and meet them – you will be able to get some great photos. Trick your friends into thinking you have met the real Peter Capaldi!
Richard is also a great cosplayer, talented prop maker producing high quality props for industry and private collections.
Keep an eye out for the replica Daleks and TARDIS at the festival.
Barry Noble will also be attending the event. He appeared as a Cyberman during some vintage Doctor Who episode. Barry will be available to chat to fans and for signings; he will hold a short question and answer session as well.
Star Wars fans should watch out for the Sentinel Squad Stormtroopers. Beware anyone not behaving – you will risk an imperial arrest by the Squad!
William Hussey, author of Witchfinder: Dawn of the Demontide will be inviting people to take part in his mock witch finder trial at the event. Will you find any witches at the event?
You will be able to find out more about William and his family’s interesting life. William’s family toured with fairgrounds and circuses for centuries. After all this travelling his family finally settled in Skegness where William helped his uncle, who owned the town’s scariest ghost train.
Have you always wanted to know what it feels like to be Judge Dredd and wear that famous helmet? Now you can find out. At the event you can try on the ‘Judge Dredd’ outfit and get your photo taken.
As well as all of these great guests and activities there will be:
Ask a Dalek
Replica sci-fi props
Exciting fan films
Sci-fi and comic cosplay contest
Sci-fi themed quiz, competitions and karaoke
Space themed Lego
Hama beads and loom band activities for young sci-fi fans
Geek crafts with staff at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre
There will also be some specialist retailers at Sci-fest offering a wide range of sci-fi memorabilia including Sheffield Space Centre, Resurrection Comics, Wildcard and Star Stores Memorabilia.
Councillor Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for customer services, sport and leisure, said: “Last year was our first ever Sci-fest at The Baths Hall and it was a great success, which is why we decided to hold another this year. Year-on-year our events of this kind are improving. We first started off with a small event at North Lincolnshire Library but due to the popularity we created our very own Sci-fest. This wouldn’t be possible without the help of volunteers and fans to organise the event.
“If you are a sci-fi or cosplay fan then you will not want to miss Sci-fest. We have got lots of great activities planned and some fantastic special guests. Get your tickets in advance; it is easy to buy them online.”
Tickets cost £4 per person or £10 for a family ticket (two adults and two children or one adult and three children) if bought in advanced. If bought on the door a single ticket costs £6 and £12 for a family ticket.
You can buy your tickets online: http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/sci-fest/ or from North Lincolnshire Central library, Scunthorpe in person or on 01724 860161.
The Sci-fest this year will support the Mayor of North Lincolnshire’s Charity Appeal: Lindsey Lodge Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support.