Hundreds are set to descend on Bury for the town’s first ever Comic Con event next month in what is expected to be an "action-packed day".

Organised by the town’s BID (business improvement district), Bury Comic Con, will take place on Sunday, October 29 at various locations across the town centre.

Pop culture superfans will have a chance to get up close to comic artists, TV stars and props inspired by Doctor Who, Jurassic Park, Transformers and superhero favourites.

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The event will take place across the town with host venues including The Rock, Mill Gate Shopping Centre, The Fusilier Museum, Bury Art Museum, The Hops, The Bank and Rayners.

Among the anticipated events scheduled are appearances from actors Colin Baker (Doctor Who), Kai Owen (Torchwood), Willie Copen (Star Wars) and George Copen (Willow).

Young artists will be encouraged to "complete the comic" competition and adults and children can showcase their costume talents in the cosplay competitions.

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Record shop cafe Wax and Beans co-owner Louise Jackson, who is on the board which is running the event, said: "We're really looking forward to welcoming the Comic Con audience to Bury town centre and showcasing all that the town has to offer.

“This is a great opportunity to get involved and have fun.”

There will be several exciting traders completing the line-up with many of the town’s businesses also gearing up to celebrate the event.

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A spokesperson for The Fusilier Museum said: "We're all very excited about the Comic Con event and delighted to be included as a host venue.

“It promises to be an action-packed day with lots of things to see and do across the town centre.

“We hope the people of Bury and further afield get behind this event to ensure its success."

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