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Get ready Comic Con fans… the first Isle of Wight convention is taking place in November 2017!
The two-day event on Saturday 4th November and Sunday 5th November has received a lot of support from the local community and fellow comic con fans to ensure it takes place at the Northwood House and Park, Cowes, on the Isle of Wight this year.
This is not just a sci-fi convention, with the event also celebrating pop culture, from comic books to films, TV, gaming and general entertainment – there will be something for everyone.
Exhibitors will be dotted around the venue for you to pick up some memorabilia. From game shops to film retailers and ‘small geek’ businesses they’ll be plenty to choose from.
A plethora of media guests will also be available throughout the weekend too. You’ll have chance to meet some big names in both TV and film such as Paul McGann best known for his role as Doctor Who; Manu Bennett best known for roles in Arrow, The Hobbit and Spartacus; Michelle Harrison of Flash and many more. You can even book photoshoots or autographs from your favourite Isle of Wight Comic Con visitor.
For those of you who love to dress up then you’ve hit the jackpot with the Isle of Wight Comic Con. A cosplay contest is set to take place over the weekend so dust off your best or favourite costume to be in with a chance of winning some prizes! To make sure you’re eligible for entry your costume must have plenty of hand-made elements (up to 50% of the costume must be hand-made).
To enter yourself into the cosplay costume competition all you need to do is make sure you have a free cosplay costume tickets. Full details on how you can get one of those is on the Isle of Wight Comic Con website.
On top of all of the events mentioned above, they’ll also be an opportunity to take part in a bucket load of activities!
If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll be pleased to hear there will be a special visit from the entire Vectis Remnant Squad of the Star Wars Costuming Group so the force will be with you throughout the weekend of entertainment. You’ll also get the chance to see a Lifesize Pod Racer, Tatooine Land Speeder and a Lifesize BB-8.
Virtual Reality games will also be available and there will also be a visit from Lightening McQueen – something to keep every member of the family happy!
Tickets for both the Saturday and Sunday are still available. For a one day ticket costs start at £7 for a child’s ticket, an adult ticket is £14 and for a family ticket it’s £38.
Grab your tickets before they sell out by visiting the Isle of Wight Comic Con website.
If you’re looking for somewhere to rest your head after a long day at the convention then why not book to stay at our Woodside Coastal Retreat? Our breathtaking lodges provide everything you need for luxury Isle of Wight breaks with the added bonus of stunning coastal views. It’s also only 30 minutes away from Northwood House and Park!