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At­tend the in­au­gu­ral Cap­i­tal Sci-fi Con and do your bit for char­ity

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Event Horizon - www.cap­i­talsci­fi­con.co.uk

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

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