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Stars lined up for Emerald Isle comic Con

Peter Davison
Peter Davison

By Jane Fletcher

Stars of TV, film, comics and video games will be in Belfast to meet fans in May at the new Emerald Isle Comic Con.

Big names including Brian Cox from X-Men 2, Richard Brake from Batman Begins and Game of Thrones and Doctor Who actor Peter Davison will be among those at South 13 on the Boucher Road on May 11 and 12.

Some 8,000 fans are expected to join in the action-packed celebration of pop culture featuring talks, panels and opportunities to meet the stars.

Other well-known faces in attendance will include Bam Margera (Jackass, ViVa La Bam), David Warner (Tron, Cross of Iron, The Omen), Valene Kane (Rogue One, The Fall), Murray McArthur (Game of Thrones, Doctor Who), Craig Fairbrass (Call of Duty, Rise of the Footsoldier, Cliffhanger), Hannah Waddingham (Game of Thrones, Krypton) and Terry Molloy (Doctor Who).

Additional highlights taking place over the weekend include live wrestling events featuring a plethora of Irish wrestlers and WWE Nxt UK stars Tucker and Mark Andrews.

There will also be a kids zone with face-painting, a comic reading area and award-winning balloon artist Mr Balloonatic.

A gaming zone will feature GodModex and their Video Game Bus with an amazing range of retro games and modern favourites.

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A variety of self-published and industry professionals will attend Artists Alley including Glenn Fabry (Preacher), Jack Lawrence (Transformers), James Roberts (Transformers) and Ruairi Coleman (Star Wars).

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.emeraldislecomiccon.com.

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