Swindon played host to the first of the two day film and comic convention at STEAM Museum on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June.
An estimated 10,000 people are expected attend over the weekend to see stars from Si-Fi film and TV series and well know comic characters, as well as props including a range of famous film cars. The real enthusiasts turned up on the first day dressed in their favourite film and comic characters and added to the entertainment and atmosphere of the event.
Among the guests were the Chase team of Shaun Wallace and Mark Labbett, John Challis and Sue Holderness from Only Fools and Horses, Martin Ballantyne (Harry Potter), Eddie the Eagle, and – pictured above – Bond Girls Martine Beswick (From Russia with Love), Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved ME), and Virginia Hey (Living Daylights).
Event co-organiser Marc Penicurd commented on Facebook, ‘WOW what an amazing day. It’s been greatly received and soooooo many nice comments. Want to thank all the hard working people behind the scenes and all dressed up. Without it just would not work. And also a massive thank you for all of you turning up today. As I said we have had some amazing comments and it has made our day. So…… tomorrow we are doing it all over again!!
There are still plenty of tickets for the second day of Comic-Con 2016. Click for tickets or buy on the door at Steam Museum, Fire Fly Ave, Swindon SN2 2EY.
All pictures above and below by Richard Wintle ©Calyx Picture Agency