Wow those last few weeks dragged! But now we are mere hours away from the start of Sci-Fi Scarborough; this is cause for excitement and a wee bit of dancing.
For those of you still unaware, this is the first geek con to hit the (sometimes) sunny shores of the best loved east coast seaside town and boasts a lineup that harbours (pun intended) a plethora of Cultoid favourites.
First and foremost the entire main 4 of Red Dwarf will be in attendance. That’s right, Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn will be there, as will the best permed Dr Who in history: Colin Baker.
There will also be a swathe of comic book artists including personal favourite and illustrator of the epic Road to Perdition, Richard Piers Rayner, along with Gary Erskine (Marvel, DC, Vertigo……everyone), David Hine (Batman, X-Men, Spawn) and Yorkshire artist supreme Ian Macdougall, who will be there in his Undead Me persona.
In addition there will be a screening room showing the much lauded ‘Judge Minty’, award winning Judge Dredd fan film, and an appearance by Red Shirt films, whom we recently interviewed and have muchos respect for.
If that’s not enough there’s going to be a special edition of the ever popular Geek Pub Quiz (a Harrogate staple for all you out-of-towners) hosted by the inimitable Steve Dempster and aided as always by the world’s biggest Firefly fan Helen. And on top of all that there’s games, trading floors, signing opportunities, cosplay, talks, live music and beer!
Make no mistake, this will be a weekend you don’t want to miss. Which is why we aren’t going to miss it. We’ll be there for the entire convention, so if you fancy a chat/debate/beer then come and find us. We’ll be the ones wielding a Canon 5D and pretending we know how to use it.
See you there!