Attend the inaugural Capital Sci-fi Con and do your bit for charity
We all know that science fiction fans have hearts bigger than the stomach of plane-teater Unicron, but the team behind brand new Edinburghbased convention Capital Sci-fi Con have hearts bigger than most – they’re harnessing the power of sci-fi to raise money for Rachel House children’s hospice.
For a first-time con the guest line-up isn’t half bad: Dave Prowse, Virginia Hey, Predator actor Ian Whyte, White Walker Ross Mullan, Viz co-founder Simon Donald, Clone Wars artist Tanya Roberts and many more. There’ll also be guest talks and photo shoots, a Star Wars art exhibition, a cosplay comp, movie cars on show and plenty of merch to buy.
Tickets are available now or on the door, but pre-buying gets you early entry. There are also (reasonably priced!) meal-with-the-stars tickets available, and a VIP package which gets you access to the front row at stage events. All profits are going to Rachel House and the team has already raised over £3,400 through promotional fund-raising events.
Date 27-28 February
location Meadowbank Sports Centre,
Edinburgh Vader: keen fundraiser.