Staffordshire’s biggest TV, Film, Comic and Memorabilia convention, Stoke Con Trent is returning to Staffordshire University on Sunday April 15.
This will be Stoke Con Trent’s eighth event. In past years, the team have successfully held sold out events bi-annually since 2014, with a host of celebrity guest appearances.
Six Gladiators from the cult-status 90’s show are set to appear, including Wolf and Jet.
Miltos Yerolemou, First Sword of Braavos in Game of Thrones, Only Fools and Horses actor John Challis (Boycie) and members of stunt show Dirty Sanchez have also been confirmed, amongst many more.
Organiser Terry Bossons said: “Being a dad, I was after events to take my boys to and TV and Film conventions were good days out.
“There wasn’t one in Stoke so I thought I should go for it.
“With the help of Rob Ledgar, we came up with a plan and I used contacts I had from working in media to book guests.
“We were pretty proud to have Craig Charles at the first event, plus about 20 other celebs.”
Now, the Stoke Con Trent team fly guests in from all over the world. This year, Storage Hunter and Staffordshire oatcake lover Jesse McClure will attend.
Terry added: “The idea is to make it an event that all the family can enjoy. We always try to book some retro guests, so we have Gladiators on the plinth this year.
“We have a great team who help put these events together. Plus we always try to use local businesses to make the magic happen.”
Alongside star guests and cosplay, there will also be autograph and photo opportunities to get papped with your favourite celebrity.
Stoke Con Trent will run from 10am-4pm on the Staffordshire University campus, with adult admission at £15.