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  • Charlotte O'Sullivan
  • 04-01-2018 10:47:42

NEW R2-D2 CONFIRMS FOR SCI-FI SCARBOROUGH

The must go to event of 2018 has just added the actor who is new R2-D2 to an already impressive guest roster.

Jimmy Vee has been in the profession for over 20 years, and most recently stepped into the role of the iconic droid R2-D2 who appears in the latest blockbuster Star Wars films The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. He has also featured in a number of high profile movies such as Harry Potter as a Gringotts goblin, Willow and Pan. Well known for his roles in Doctor Who, in particular for playing Skovox Blitzer, Bannakaffalatta and The Moxx of Balhoon.

Co-organiser Steve Dickinson “We are honoured to have Jimmy join us at SFS next April. He has played so many memorable characters in Doctor Who but the fact that he is the new R2-D2 and joining us for the whole weekend is utterly fantastic, to team him up with the R2 builders club would be a dream come true, let’s hope we can make it happen.”

Back for the fifth year in the beautiful Victorian Spa Complex, it’s a full fun packed weekend of amazing guests, authors, movie & TV props, console, retro & table top gaming, comic book artists, indie films, Cosplay competition, panels, software developers, geek pub quiz, live music, collectible traders & Saturday night party, it’s the unconventional convention, run by the fans, for the fans.

Confirmed guests so far are

Dominic Keating - Star Trek: Enterprise Malcolm Reed

Josh Herdman - Gregory Goyle from Harry Potter

Sarah Louise Madison - Doctor Who Weeping Angel

Jamie Hill - Doctor Who The Foretold/The Mummy/The Monk/Mondasian Cyberman/The Silence

Ross Mullan - Game of Thrones White Walker & Doctor Who The Silence/The Teller

Jon Campling - Final Fantasy King Regis & Harry Potter Death Eater

Ken Colley - Star Wars: TESB & ROTJ Admiral Piett

Brian Muir - legendary movie prop sculptor responsible for Vader’s helmet & iconic movie/tv work

Comic Book Artists confirmed currently are Gary Erskine and John McCrea with more to announce shortly.

The event runs from Saturday 21st April 10am-5pm with the geek pub quiz, party & live music from 6.30pm till late, and Sunday 22nd April 10am-5pm.

Tickets on sale from www.scarboroughspa.co.uk box office or Mojo’s Music Café on Victoria Rd.

Day tickets £15 (under 16s £5 Students £10) Weekend £25 under 5s go free

Any guest appearance is subject to work commitments, and they may cancel at any time.

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