Ed­in­burgh Comic Con­ven­tion

11- 12 April, Pot­ter­row, 5/ 2 Bristo Square, Ed­in­burgh

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Ed­in­burgh’s go­ing geek, Steven El­lis re­ports

New sci- fi and fan­tasy events are pop­ping up all over the coun­try and it’s no dif­fer­ent north of the bor­der where Ed­in­burgh Comic Con re­turns for a sec­ond year af­ter a well- re­ceived first out­ing. The or­gan­is­ers, Hero Con­ven­tions, have man­aged to get a se­lec­tion of eclec­tic guests from across the world in­clud­ing Amer­i­can writer and artist Ryan Browne ( the man be­hind cult favourite God Hates As­tro­nauts), long- time Star Wars: The Clone Wars artist Tanya Roberts, My Lit­tle Pony and Pow­er­puff Girls artist Agnes Gar­bowska and Judge Dredd Megazine writer Jim Alexander. Also ap­pear­ing at the event are two ris­ing stars at Marvel Comics – Ger­ardo San­doval, famed for his work on Spi­der- Man, Wolver­ine, X- Men and Cap­tain Marvel; and Avengers artist Jim Che­ung. The list goes on and on and is in­cred­i­bly var­ied.

The Ed­in­burgh Con will fea­ture sev­eral guests from genre TV in­clud­ing Neve McIn­tosh ( Doc­tor Who’s Madame Vas­tra), along with other Who faces such as Frazer Hines ( Jamie) and Caitlin Black­wood ( young Amy Pond). Pixie Le Knot and Josephine Gil­lan will be there to rep­re­sent Game Of Thrones while Simon Wil­liamson, the pup­peteer who played Max Rebo in Re­turn Of The Jedi, will also be in at­ten­dance.

As you might ex­pect there’ll be pan­els fea­tur­ing talks and in­ter­views with guests, a dealer room packed with good­ies to buy and prop dis­plays from sci- fi and fan­tasy pro­duc­tions. There will also be op­por­tu­ni­ties for sign­ings and meet­ings with the guests, and the Sun­day will fea­ture a cos­play com­pe­ti­tion open to any­one who fan­cies dress­ing up.

For ticket in­for­ma­tion and more de­tails about the con­ven­tion check out the web­site: http:// www. he­ro­con­ven­tions. com.

Vas­tra will be there. The weapon we don’t know.

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