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Thursday 2 October 2014

Comic Con Belfast: Fans so animated by success of big event

Stephen Currie as 'mobster' Deadpool (left) and Jason Voorhees Friday the 13th series
Stephen Currie as 'mobster' Deadpool (left) and Jason Voorhees Friday the 13th series
This weekend Craig will be a Power Ranger, wearing a custom-made Ninjetti suit in orange
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Khloe Valentine, 16, from High Wycombe poses as Yuki Kuran from Vampire Knight ahead of the MCM London Comic Con Expo at ExCel on October 26, 2012 in London, England. Visitors to the Comic Convention are encouraged to wear a costume of their favourite comic character and flock to the Expo to gather all the latest news in the world of comics, manga, anime, film, cosplay, games and cult fiction. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Batman and Spider-Man mingled with Darth Vader and swordsmen from Game Of Thrones as Comic Con hit Belfast over the weekend.

Thousands of sci-fi fans, gamers, comic collectors, movie buffs and anime enthusiasts descended on the King's Hall for the first year of the convention.

Red Dwarf stars Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn and Hattie Hayridge – aka Rimmer, Kryten and Holly the Ship's Computer – signed autographs for delighted fans.

Organisers said the "fantastic turnout" meant the show will return next June. Managing director Bryan Cooney said: "Belfast has been a blast, the people are wonderful and we will definitely be back in 2015."

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