The First OPTIMUS: South West Film and TV Convention is happening in Torquay’s Riviera International Centre on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August. As with any convention worth its salt, the convention will give fans the chance to celebrate and pay homage to their favourite films and shows, with a whole host of special guests and exciting activities to indulge in along the way.
Do you fancy attending a Ghost Busters celebration held with Ernie Hudson? Or how about seeing Boba Fett himself Jeremy Bulloch? Colin Baker will be there amongst others to represent the Dr Who contingent, while Chris Barrie and Norman Lovett are in attendance for the Red Dwarfers amongst you. These are only the smallest taster of some of the attractions of the convention, I didn’t even get around to mentioning Aardman Animation’s special workshop, the Cosplay competition or Virginia Hey from Max Max 2 and Farscape. Oh, I guess I just mentioned them. It’s nice when things work out isn’t it?
Visit the convention website at this link to find out the full guest list and to check out the prices. Don’t worry about the cost though as ticket prices are very reasonable, with adults getting in for a tenner, children £6 and under fives will get in free. That seems like tremendous value to me!