Reach for the Stars at Comic Con Blackburn

A host of sci-fi stars, costumed characters and film and television props will fill King George’s Hall as part of the Blackburn’s first comic convention which takes place on Saturday 26th November.

The inaugural comic convention has been organised by the team behind the Preston Comic Con and the successful Star Wars Family Fun Day at Burnley Football Club.  Visitors will have the chance to browse hundreds of stalls and meet and greet Sci-fi stars with photograph and autograph opportunities available.

Amongst the stars appearing at the ticketed event are David Prouse (Darth Vader), Peter Davison (Doctor Who), Arti Shah (Star Wars) and Leigh Gill (Game of Thrones).

The Blackburn Comic Con organisers are thrilled to be hosting the Sci-fi spectacular. Organiser, Neil Livesey said: “This is an incredibly exciting event and I’m so pleased to be bringing it to Blackburn for the first time. The response so far has been overwhelming and it’s set to be a fantastic day”.

Costumed characters from the world of film, television and cartoons will also be appearing throughout the day at Blackburn Market.

There will also be a chance to snap a selfie with a range of showbiz vehicles including a Batmobile from the Batman Movie and the Ghostbusters vehicle parked alongside the bus station on Ainsworth Street.

On the same day, visitors will be able to witness the intergalactic dance moves of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent runners-up, Boogie Storm on stage at the Christmas lights switch on from 5.15pm on King William Street.

The Business Improvement District (BID) are proud to be supporting this sensational sci-fi day in the heart of Blackburn. Manager of the BID, Harriet Roberts said: “With Comic Con and the Christmas lights switch on all in one day, it’s going to be a full day of family fun in Blackburn.”

She added: “It’s the first Comic Con to be held in the town and the team behind it organised the highly successful convention in Preston earlier this year. The convention is somewhere film buffs and families can shop, dress up and meet comic artists during a spectacular day of sci-fi sights.”

The event will take place between 10am – 5pm with the lights switch on kicking off on King William Street at 5.15pm – 6pm.

To find out more about Comic Con and ticket prices, visit www.blackburncomiccon.co.uk