Child friendly comic book convention returning to Hartlepool

Disney Princesses on stage at Hartlepool Comic-Con.
Disney Princesses on stage at Hartlepool Comic-Con.

Comic book and film fans do not have to wait long to get their next fix of convention action.

Following the success of Hartlepool Comic-Con at the Borough Hall on Sunday, organisers are already looking forward to their next event.

Iladar Taylor, 11, from Hartlepool as Tanya von Degurechaff, the main protagonist from a Japanese novel, at Hartlepool Comic-Con.

Iladar Taylor, 11, from Hartlepool as Tanya von Degurechaff, the main protagonist from a Japanese novel, at Hartlepool Comic-Con.

Hartlepool Mini-Con will take place at the Best Western Grand Hotel in Swainson Street on Sunday, May 27.

Once again there will be superhero and sci-fi fun galore and special guests with children and families in mind.

Organisers Unleashed Events said: “With lightsabre training, Disney princesses and other costume characters, costume parade, geeky tombola and other great stuff going on it’s a great way spend your Sunday.”

Special guests for the event are still to be announced.

Hartlepool Comic-Con at The Borough Hall, Hartlepool.

Hartlepool Comic-Con at The Borough Hall, Hartlepool.

On Sunday, fans lined up to get photos and autographs of Mad Max and Farscape star Virginia Hey; Mark Dexter, who has credits in Transformers, Doctor Who and sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf to his name and Sandeep Mohan, who has appeared in a number of the recent Star Wars films.

Doors for Hartlepool Mini-Con open at 11am and entry is £3, while children under 12 get in for £2.

No tickets are required, just pay on the door.

Here are some more pictures of people enjoying Sunday’s Comic-Con.

Oliver Moore, two, enjoys the Mr Stay Puft Marshallow Man from Ghostbusters at Hartlepool Comic-Con.

Oliver Moore, two, enjoys the Mr Stay Puft Marshallow Man from Ghostbusters at Hartlepool Comic-Con.