Portsmouth Comic Con: Huge queues at the start of the first day of sci-fi and comic book event at Portsmouth Guildhall

This footage – taken by News video editor Habibur Rahman – shows lines of people meandering around the Guildhall, waiting to be allowed in.

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Long queues to enter Comic Con at Portsmouth Guildhall today

Taking place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May, the event will be held at the Portsmouth Guildhall with a host of panel discussions, workshops and cosplay parades for all ages hosted by GoGeek Events CIC amongst many other activities.

There are also exhibits and displays to explore, with visitors able to go behind the scenes of film and television and explore the technology used by the creatives of the future in a dedicated play area.

Staff and students from the University of Portsmouth’s Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries will host panels and lead demonstration workshops

On Sunday, the focus is on ‘A World of Witchcraft and Wizardry’ and panels will tackle reportage comics and travelogues, the figure of the witch, Harry Potter films, fantasy and fairy tales .

To purchase tickets visit portsmouthcomiccon.com/tickets/

Adult tickets start from £12.50, student tickets are £10.50, entry for children under 14 is £8.50 and entry for children under five is £1.

Daniel K. Denny