Stars descend on Walsall for comic con - in pictures

By Thomas Parkes | Walsall | Walsall entertainment | Published: | Last Updated:

Heroes and villains from a range of TV shows and films descended on the Black Country.

Former Doctor Who star Colin Baker visits Saddlers Shopping Centre in Walsall.

The comic-con style event saw crowds of people flock to the Saddlers Shopping in Walsall to have items signed and photographs.

Stars including Colin Baker from Doctor Who, Hattie Hayridge from Red Dwarf, Michael Henbury from Harry Potter and Star Wars, visited the borough for the Geekmania event.

Spencer Wilding who played Darth Vader in Rogue One and Josh Mikel from The Walking Dead both attended on Saturday and Sunday along with comic artist Grant Perkins.

A range of gifts and merchandise was on sale throughout the shopping centre – with some people even choosing to dress up as their favourite character.

Centre manager Melvin Glasby said: "We were very excited to welcome Geekmania back to Walsall and excited for all the special guests stars to come here."

Hattie Hayridge, with fan James Hever, aged 17, of Wolverhampton..

And youngsters could spend time with Santapool – Deadpool dressed up as Santa – and get a gift.


Mark Longman, of organisers GEEKS Events, said: "We were pleased to be back in Walsall working with the Saddlers centre this Christmas to bring a family geeky event to the town."

It comes after a Heroes and Foes event held in Wolverhampton's Mander Centre on November 9 and the following day.

Making an appearance at Saddlers Shopping Centre, Walsall, Spencer Wilding..

People dressed up as their favourite characters – ranging from the likes of the Doctor Strange, the Riddler, the Joker, Rey from Star Wars and Rogue from X-Men.

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
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