IN PICTURES: Stormtroopers take over Weston-super-Mare Tropicana during Comic Con

PUBLISHED: 18:30 05 December 2017

Stormtroopers with some youngsters outside Weston's Tropicana.

Stormtroopers with some youngsters outside Weston's Tropicana.

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Comic book fanatics came face to face with not one but two past Doctors from the hit BBC sci-fi drama Doctor Who.

Merry Christmas from the Planet of the Apes.Merry Christmas from the Planet of the Apes.

Stars Of Time Comic Con was at Weston-super-Mare’s Tropicana, in Marine Parade, this weekend and people arrived in their thousands to celebrate their favourite comic book heroes and villains.

The event featured a number
of special guests, including the sixth and eighth Doctors, Colin Baker and Paul McGann, who were signing autographs and posing for photos throughout the day.

Also among the star-studded line up were Pink Panther actress Damaris Hayman and former Bond girl Caroline Munro.

Characters seen outside of the Film and Comic Convention at the Tropicana. Picture: Roger FryCharacters seen outside of the Film and Comic Convention at the Tropicana. Picture: Roger Fry

For DC comic book fans, there was a chance to meet Ceri-Ann Williams, who starred as Gal Gadot’s stunt double in the 2017 film Wonder Woman.

There was something for all ages with two Batmobiles on display and characters in full costumes ready to pose for photos.

Members of the LudoSport England – Light Saber Combat Academy were also on hand to teach people how to handle the Star Wars weapon like a true Jedi master.

Comic Convention at Weston's Tropicana.Comic Convention at Weston's Tropicana.

People dressed to impress at the convention, with superheroes, transformers, cartoon characters and stormtroopers filling the seafront venue. There were also some gorillas from the Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes who were in a festive mood.

Visitors were able to look at some replicas and authentic kit from some of the best-loved shows and films of the decade, buy merchandise and smile for a photo with Beauty and the Beast.

Organiser David Burrows said: “The event went really well and it was just as successful as our August event, with a couple of thousand people attending.

Phil Groves and Cynthia Dewit.Phil Groves and Cynthia Dewit.

“It was busy all day and we have had a lot of positive feedback on our Facebook page.

“We had a charity auction for Great Ormond Street Hospital and Mind, on behalf of Weston’s Odeon, where we are hoping to raise between £300-400.

“It was a really good event and we hope to grow it and get bigger names in for next year.”

Ian Fraser and Colin Baker with copies of Ian's audio play.Ian Fraser and Colin Baker with copies of Ian's audio play.

The next Stars Of Time Comic Con will be held at the Tropicana on August 26-27 next year, with times and guests to be confirmed.

If you were at the convention and snapped a photo then upload it to www.iwitness24.co.uk and we will add it to our online gallery.

Visitors were able to snap up some merchandise at the event.Visitors were able to snap up some merchandise at the event.

The Sons of Skaro.The Sons of Skaro.

Beauty and the Beast.Beauty and the Beast.

Andrew and Gruff from Scentopia with their Alice in Wonderland inspired gifts.Andrew and Gruff from Scentopia with their Alice in Wonderland inspired gifts.

The Nightmare Before Christmas.The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Fans Steven, Harry, Hannah and Kai with Paul McGann.Fans Steven, Harry, Hannah and Kai with Paul McGann.

Comic Convention event at Weston's Tropicana.Comic Convention event at Weston's Tropicana.

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