The Hilton Brighton Metropole will be overtaken by all things fantasy and science fiction next month. Showmasters Film & Comic Con Brighton comes to town on Sat 7 – Sun 8 Nov, bringing with it some of your favourite TV, film and comic-book stars including the legendary John Hurt, George A Romero and Derek Jacobi. There’ll also be a plethora of fun activities, including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of TV and film memorabilia.
There’ll also be a very special one of a kind ‘Doctor Who’ photo shoot, with none other than John Hurt. He’ll be posing with visitors against the backdrop of his on-screen War TARDIS using the Moment device as a prop. Other treats for ‘Doctor Who’ fans include appearances from Sophie Aldred, Peter Purves, Samuel Anderson and Jacqueline Pearce.
The Iron Throne from the Emmy award-winning HBO TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ will be on display at the convention, allowing everyone to claim their rightful place as the King or Queen of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. ‘Game of Thrones’ stars Luke Barnes, Richard Brake and Brenock O’Connor will also be on hand for photos and autographs.
Also making personal appearances are ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Warehouse 13’s Rene Auberjonois, James Marsters from ‘Buffy’ and ‘Angel’, ‘Power Rangers’ and ‘Mega Force’ star Ciara Hanna, Maya Stojan from ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ and ‘Harry Potter’ star Jeff Rawle. There’s a no-holds-barred turn out from the world of wrestling, with Bill Apter, Tammy “Sunny” Sytch, Terri Runnels and Shane Douglas all flexing for the crowds. Whilst dinosaur fans will be thrilled by the addition of a green-screen photo shoot, allowing you to face off against the ‘Jurassic Park’ raptors.
Film & Comic Con Brighton is dedicated to bringing cosplay fans an enjoyable and safe space with plenty of photo opportunities. Here you’ll find a perfect environment to get the latest releases, inspiration for outfits and meet up with fan groups and communities. With a sign-in desk for the competitions and parades, the Cosplay Zone also has costume groups willing to share their skills and experience in producing eye-catching costumes.
An event within an event, the convention’s Comic Zone is a vast wonderland where fans and newcomers can explore the myriad worlds of sequential art. From superheroes to the cutting edge, all aspects of the art form can be found here. Comic collectors will find rare back issues, latest releases, action figures, posters, original art and much more. It’s also a chance to meet top writers and artists from around the world, to hear them talk about their careers or just get a favourite comic signed or buy a print or bespoke sketch. These include Darth Vader artists Salvador Larroca, Brent Schoonover from ‘Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, Jason Masters of ‘Batman Incorporated’ and ‘James Bond 007’, ‘Transformers’ creative Stephen Baskerville and ‘Britten’ writer/artist Hannah Berry. If you fancy a career as a comic book artist, you can even get your portfolio critiqued by one of the scene’s top creators.
Film & Comic Con Brighton runs from 9am – 6pm, on Sat 7 – Sun 8 Nov, at Hilton Brighton Metropolxe.