Batman, Darth Vader, Olaf and other stars from the big (and small) screen descended on Buxton in May for the inaugural Comic Con. Held at the University of Derby’s stunning Dome in Buxton, it was the first event of its kind for the town and as film and sci fi fan I was rather excited to be going along!
Toddler E and I took baby A along for the day and walking to the Dome E kept shouting and pointing excitedly at people dressed up in cos play. I have to admit, I didn’t have time to put something together, but E proudly wore her homemade Elsa costume (thank you aunty Maria!).
On arrival we were excited to see Lightening McQueen (Cars) and KIT (Knight Rider) parked outside, guarded by some cool looking Storm Troupers (Star Wars). Entry was £4 for an adult £2 for children and free for under 5s.
Once inside there were plenty of stalls selling; geek paraphernalia, local artists (such as the awesome Mister Hope) and even a fudge stall! For us though, we had the most fun watching the cool cos players, from Iron Man to Princess Leia and even a Jurassic Park dinosaur. They were all friendly and happy to answer inquisitive three year old’s questions and pose for photos.
My favourite cos players were a cool family dressed up Doctor Who style; dad as Doctor Who (Matt Smith), mum as the TARDIS and the boy as a dalek.
We really enjoyed ourselves and I thought it was great value for a family with small children. The next event is WhyCon? at Bakewell’s Agricultural Centre on 29 August (Bank Holiday Monday).
Here are some of my favourite photos from the day.
May the force be with you!