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Sci-Fi Scarborough 2016: Full Line-Up & Floorplans

Sci-Fi Scarborough 2016

The Easter Holiday weekend of the 9th & 10th April sees the return of the hugely popular Sci-Fi Scarborough to be held across the entire Spa Complex in the UK’s first seaside resort.

The quirky quarter mile of sea fortress north east once again opens its doors to fans of sci-fi and fantasy and fills all the rooms with guest stars, comic book artists, authors, prop makers, cosplayers, film makers, illustrators, crafters, gamers, traders, music, displays, interaction and much more.

The third annual event also welcomes for the very first time a Trans-Atlantic invite with FOUR major American guest stars in the shape of:

  • Richard Hatch - Battlestar Galactica
  • Claudia Christian - Babylon 5
  • Garrett Wang - Star Trek: Voyager
  • Larry Nemecek - Star Trek Author and Producer

We also welcome:

  • Norman Lovett - Red  Dwarf
  • Brian Johnson - Double Oscar winning Special FX Artist on Star Wars, Alien & many more 
  • Dan Starkey - Doctor Who
  • Simon Fisher Becker - Doctor Who/Harry Potter
  • Barnaby Edwards - Doctor Who
  • Jon Campling - Harry Potter

And as a special Sunday only offering, we bring 3 major characters from the hugely successful HBO series Game of Thrones:

  • Miltos Yerolemou - Syrio Forel
  • Luke Barnes - Rast
  • Josephine - Gillan Marei

Comic Book Legends are also involved and we bring the talents of Greg Staples, David Hine, Gary Erskine, Kev Crossley and Richard Piers Rayner to the event.

All the above are in the Grand Hall ‘Artists Alley’ that plays host to a beautiful combination of artists, illustrators, crafters, signers and creative minds with the likes of authors CG Hatton and Jex Collyer.

The Grand Hall will also hold the guest panels both days, with the U.S guests teaming up for the Space Opera Saturday talk, the English guests with The Best of British panel discussing Dr Who, Harry Potter & Red Dwarf, the 3 Game of Thrones guests round off with a Throne Sunday talk for good measure.

SFS 2016 Floor Plans




Moving through the venue brings Retro and Console gaming Traders and Gaming Stations in Finns Arcade, with Sore Thumb Retro Games, Sector 5, GAME and Serenity Bay.

Looking out to the Sun Court where Live Music from The Underground Music Institute entertains the crowd all weekend, the kid’s area will have a super hero bouncy castle, face painters & entertainers to keep the younglings happy all weekend.

The Promenade Lounge ‘Trading Hall’ provides collectors of all ages with over 20 trading pitches of top class collectables for all budgets.

Worthy of a Convention in itself, The Ocean Room becomes ‘Hangar 18’ and hosts Hollywood prop & armoury legend Terry English, Eagle 6 original Gerry Anderson props, the world’s largest collection of original Dredd movie props, Bodypainting, Prosthetics & SFX make-up, prop collections from The North Yorkshire Props Department, UK Sandraiders, It’s An Ashton, The Time Meddlers Dr Who display, The Rag Tag Battlestar Galactica fleet models, plus also hosts the pro photo shoot area for Cosplayers and Guest Stars

The rooftop Vita Dome becomes the ‘D20 Gaming Zone’ and gives fans of RPG, CCG, Tabletop and Miniature Gaming a home for the 2 days with the help of the Scarborough Games Society and Hellfire Gaming Industries with over 10 huge tables to play on.

‘The Fan Film Theatre’ once again becomes our main holodeck to some of the best Independent and Fan Films on the circuit and is running throughout the weekend under the careful stewardship of the award winning Red Shirt Films and chief holographer Paul Spencer.

Local company Krashlabs will be installing 20 computer terminals into The Minecraft Hub where budding mineheads & crafters can compete & build their very own pixelated world.

Farrers Bar is the Sat Night Party Zone with the famous Geek Pub Quiz and Live Music from The Fuzz Junkies, Rebel Radics and Cardboard Cyborg leading onto the early hours of Sunday morning.

The ‘Cornie’ Cosplay Awards once again shout out to all the brilliant Cosplayers attending with daily awards for Best Male/Female and Junior Male/Female Roaming features include The UK R2 Builders Club fresh off their work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and patrols from the Judges of the Brit Cit Justice Department and Star Wars costumers from The Sentinel Squad and The East Midlands Garrison, plus the usual compliment of Dalek’s terrorising attendees at will.

C-3PO and The UK R2-D2 Builders Club at Sci-Fi Scarborough



Event co-organiser Steve Dickinson:
"Well here we are again! It’s that time of year for Scarborough to really shine, and what a guest list we have for you in only our third year. As well as the amazing British contingent, we are flying in U.S actors from shows such as Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: Voyager & Babylon 5 & that would have seemed impossible in the past but they are coming to our town to help us put Scarborough on the map and establish SFS as one of the best conventions in the U.K. Bring it on!”

Event co-organiser Andy Harness:
“Whatever part of the huge universe of fandom you belong to, we know that the weekend will provide a lot of what you love and quite a few things you didn’t expect, all wrapped up in in a massive big bow of geekery for sci-fi and Fantasy lovers of all ages”

For tickets visit www.scifiscarborough.co.uk or the venue www.scarboroughspa.co.uk or in person from the venue box office or Mojo’s Music Café on Victoria Rd, Scarborough to avoid any booking fees. Tickets will also be available on the door.

SFS fringe events

The Gallery on the Edge of Forever at The Crescent art gallery runs from Tuesday 15th March till Monday 11th April

Richard Hatch actor’s masterclass workshop takes place in The Round at Westwood on Friday 8th April from 4pm till 6pm. £25 or Students £15 with a valid NUS card.

Larry Nemecek’s Dr Trek show takes place at The Crescent Hotel on Saturday 9th April from 8pm till 10pm. £10 email reception@thecrescenthotel.com to book

Miltos Yerolemou sword fighting academy takes place at The Regency Rooms at SFS on Sunday 10th April 4.30pm till 6pm. £25

Places for the Richard & Miltos events can be reserved by emailing enquiries@scifiscarborough.co.uk

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Sci-Fi Scarborough 2016: Full Line-Up & Floorplans Reviewed by Editor on 20:47:00 Rating: 5

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