Comic convention and cosplay fanatics in Dorset are anticipating for the return of the Dorset Comic-con and Gaming Festival which is slated next month. The event which was organized again this year due to the success of the same event last year will be held at Redlands Community Sports Hub in Weymouth, Dorset.
Fans and visitors alike will have the chance to meet Max Deter of Red Dwarf and Andy Beckwith of HBO’s Game of Thrones during the one-day event. Deter who plays Howard Rimmer in Red Dwarf and Beckwith will be signing for photographs to all fans in the event which is expected to attract more than 1500 visitors this year. The festival will also have other side activities such as retro games, stores selling collectibles, handmade sets, and props from several TV shows. A highlight of the said activity is the cosplay competition where the winner of the best cosplay costume will have a chance to compete in the final of the UK Cosplay Championships later this year.
Lisa Clarke of the UK Comic-Con and Gaming Festivals, the event organizer said that the comic con will be returning to the same place where it received so much success last year. Apart from expecting a great reception from fans in Dorset, Mrs. Clarke is also anticipating other fans from nearby areas such as Bournemouth, Southampton, and Bristol to watch and experience the event. Mrs. Clarke also added that the event is the chance for cosplayers and fans to meet with other people while sharing the same passion and artistry.
The Dorset Comic-Con and Gaming Festival will be held on March 24, 2019, from 10 am to around 4 pm. For more information about the event, you can check the festival’s Facebook page or visit www.mooseeventsuk.com.