Doctor Who, Bond and Star Wars stars coming to Swindon Comic Con

Full line-up of special guests and attractions confirmed for Swindon Comic Con
Full line-up of special guests and attractions confirmed for Swindon Comic Con

BOND girls, Star Wars stars and a former Doctor Who will be heading to Swindon for a spectacular Comic Con later this month.

The full line-up of guests for the Stars of Time convention at Steam on June 18 and 19 has been confirmed.

On both days, fifth Doctor Pete Davison will be dropping in to meet fans and take photos along with his companion Janet Fielding, who will be returning as Tegan in a new episode later this year.

There will be a dedicated Doctor Who Zone with immersive displays, eye-catching props, and characters from the long-running TV show.

Bond girls Madeline Smith, who played Miss Caruso in Live and Let Die, and Valerie Leon, who appeared in The Spy Who Loved Me and Never Say Never Again, will be attending as well.

For Star Wars fans, Paul Blake, who played Greedo, and Tim Rose, who played Admiral Ackbar, will be appearing on the Saturday.

A movie-inspired bike collection created by prop-making company and event sponsor Podpad Studios Ltd will be in the Movie Scene Zone. Plus, SAF-VR will offer free virtual reality experiences of flying through the skies as Iron Man, battling zombies, or walking the plank on a pirate ship.

Event organiser George Burrows said: “We are thrilled to have so many fantastic TV and movie personalities coming along to Swindon’s first Stars of Time Film and Comic-Con event.

"As well as being able to see brilliant actors, visitors to the event will be able to meet sculptor and artist Brian Muir, who created Darth Vader’s helmet and armour.

“The whole experience will provide a real wow factor for visitors, and we look forward to bringing the fantasy worlds of Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, The Neverending Story, Jurassic World, Bumblebee and Stranger Things to life with incredible photo opportunities and animatronic displays.

"Visitors will come face-to-face with iconic villains including Daleks and Cybermen, plus costuming groups such as the MK Garrison and the Joker Squad.”

Fans are encouraged to arrive dressed up as their favourite fictional characters and can enter a cosplay competition during the weekend for a chance to win cash prizes.

Thousands of collectables will be on offer in auction and many more will be on sale from the UK’s top traders. Stars of Time has partnered with Cineworld Shaw Ridge to offer visitors the chance to bid for exclusive cinema items.

Coun Matty Courtliff said: “This promises to be a fantastic weekend for pop-culture fans and we’re delighted to be hosting the event at Steam.

“George and the team have done an amazing job organising such a great line-up which is sure to be a big draw for fans.”

Admission prices are £16.50 for adults, £12 for children and £49.50 for family tickets (either two adults and two children, or one adult and three children). Under-threes go free.

Tickets are on sale at www.steam-museum.org.uk For updates , follow Steam on Facebook and Instagram (@SteamMuseum), or Twitter (@Steam_Museum).

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