Star-studded line-up as Wigan Comic Con returns for the first time in three years

Wigan Comic Con will take place on Saturday August 6 at Robin Park Sports and Tennis Center, following an enforced break due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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It’ll be a chance for fans to come together to celebrate everything they love about film and TV, as well as meet some of the famous faces behind some much-loved characters.

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Organizer Paul Prescott, who runs the Funky Figures collectibles shop at Makinson Arcade, said: ‘This will be the first in three years with Covid. We are certainly happy to be back. I can’t wait for it to come back. We have lots to do.

There will be a host of celebrity guests that day, including Clive Russell from Game of Thrones, Sophie Aldred from Dr Who, Paul Blake from Star Wars and Lee Gill from The Joker.

Mark Silk, who did voices for Scooby-Doo and Johnny Bravo, will be there, along with Ronnie Le Drew, who was the puppeteer behind Zippy in Rainbow, and sculptor Brian Muir, who created Darth Vader’s helmet and worked on many Film Sets.

The Fifth Legion, a group of 20 people dressed as Star Wars characters, will be there to raise money for charity.

Puppeteer Ronnie Le Drew and Zippy will be at Wigan Comic Con

Other attractions will include performers from the Beano, arcade machines, Ecto-1 car from Ghostbusters, General Lee car from Dukes of Hazzard, Star Wars and Dr Who, and a cosplay contest.

Paul said: “A lot of people like to come alone, but it’s also a really fun family event. It’s a friendly atmosphere.

“Food and drink will also be available. Arcade machines and screens are free once you’re inside.”

Entrance to Wigan Comic Con costs £8 for adults, £5 for children aged 5-15 and is free for children under 5. Family tickets are available for £20.

Sophie Aldred from Dr Who

Tickets can be purchased in advance from Eventbrite, via will be available at the door the same day from 11am.

Daniel K. Denny