Comic Con returns to Cleethorpes for third year running with an array of familiar faces promised

-Credit: (Image: Luxx Events)
-Credit: (Image: Luxx Events)


A fun and immersive event that brings fun for all the family is back in Cleethorpes next month for the third year running - along with an array of familiar faces.

The popular Beachside Comic Con will be held at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, thanks to husband and wife duo Peter and Amanda Marriott who run Luxx Events.

Special guests will include David Gooderson, who played Davros in Doctor Who, Phil Fletcher and Hacker T Dog from CBeebies and Ricky Groves, who played Garry Hobbs in EastEnders from 2000 to 2009. A mystery guest will also be announced in the coming weeks. All will be available for meet-and-greet opportunities.

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Ticketholders will also be able to take pictures with an X-wing starfighter from Star Wars and a replica of the iconic DeLorean from the Back to the Future series, as well as taking advantage of the free face painting and cosmetic tattoos.

A range of stalls and traders will also be at the event, while families with children can enjoy free arts and crafts activities.

Speaking to Grimsby Live, Amanda said: "This will be the third year for the Beachside Comic Con but myself and my husband have been in the industry for eight or nine years. To see how far the event has come is absolutely amazing.

"We love bringing events to Cleethorpes - we're local people and live just down the road, so we absolutely adore bringing something like this to Cleethorpes and showing our love and passion for Comic Cons. People must feel the same because we always get such a good response, and it's amazing to see people coming in their costumes and cosplays. We absolutely love it."

Single day tickets for Beachside Comic Con cost £8 per adult/teen and £6 per child over five, while weekend tickets cost £13 and £9 respectively. A family-of-four ticket is £22 and a family-of-five ticket is £25. To purchase your tickets, click here. Tickets can also be purchased on the door.