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Comic Con Belfast sees caped crusaders and swashbuckling pirates flock to SSE Arena

By Nevin Farrell

Published 02/11/2015

Shannen Lynn from Newry as Sabine from Star Wars Rebels. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Shannen Lynn from Newry as Sabine from Star Wars Rebels. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Nicola Watson with her son Thomas as the Hulk with dad Ian Watson. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Aaron Kell as Scarecrow. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
L-R Rachel Fisher Lisburn with friend Lorna Sangeter Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Black Widow Olivia Clinging with her sister Lara Croft Sarah Stephenson Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Rene Auderjonis known for playing "Odo" from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Superman Daire Kane with the original Lois Lane from Superman, Margot Kidder. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Fan meets Apollo Creed from Rocky played by Carl Weathers. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Mark Rolston from Aliens and The Shawshank Redemption with Jennette Goldstein from Aliens. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Actor Dean-Charles Chapman from Game of Thrones known for the role of Martyn Lannister. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Actress Alice Krige known for playing "Borg Queen" in Star Trek. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Sophie McKee from Killinchy as Elizabeth from Black Butler. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
April Ingram from Glenavy as Sea Witch Urusla from the Little Mermaid. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Adhamn Casey from Strabane as Inspector Spacetime. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Stands and fans walking around the arena. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
L-R Darragh Ginley from Belfast as the 6th Doctor Who, Joe Gallagher from Strabane as the 4th Doctor Who with his Hannah Gallagher from Strabane the 3rd Doctor. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Emily Brennan from Downpatrick as Princess Leia Star Wars. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
L-R Tanisha Henderson and Sarah Rea from Glengormley as Batman & Robin. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Jade Beresford from Glengormley as Harley Quinn from Batman. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Katie Carroll from Glengormley as Poison Ivy from Batman. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Han Solo Andrew Morris with his 10 month old daughter Anna as Yoda. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Shakiera Barrett from Belfast as Hawk Girl from Justice League. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Superman Daire, aged 14 months, with his Wonder mum Rachel Kane from Belfast. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Actor Dave Prowse who played Darth Wader in Star Wars. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Mad Hatter Cheryl Gourley from Tobermore with friend Laura Crossett from Magherafelt as the Green Arrow. Pic: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX.
Andrew Morris as Han Solo with his 10-month-old daughter Anna as Yoda
Tanisha Henderson (14) and Sarah Rea (14) from Glengormley as Batman and Robin
Star Wars fans Emily Brennan (4) from Downpatrick as Princess Leia
Superman Daire Kane (14 months) with actress Margot Kidder, who was Lois Lane in the 1978 film

Caped crusaders mingled with bloodthirsty pirates and princesses from a galaxy far, far away over the weekend as thousands flocked to the Belfast Film and Comic Con.

Fans dressed as Teenage Turtles, time travelling doctors and other comic book superheroes gathered at the SSE Arena for the annual celebration of film and fantasy.

And with the new Star Wars movie just weeks away from showing in cinemas, many were delighted to welcome Dave Prowse who played Darth Vader from the original trilogy.

Margot Kidder, who rose to fame as Lois Lane in the 1978 film Superman opposite Christopher Reeve, was also there to meet and greet fans.

Game of Thrones fans were also happy to see Dean-Charles Chapman, better known as the young king Tommen Baratheon from the hit show filmed in Northern Ireland.

Belfast Film and Comic Con brought many favourite stars from TV, film and comics to Belfast as well as offering a whole host of activities including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of television and film memorabilia.

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