Bury’s first ever Comic Con event is taking place this Sunday, 29 October, promising a jam-packed day for fans.

Organised by the town’s BID, Bury Comic Con will take place between 10.30am and 4.30pm.

A trail map will be available to pick up from the participating venues including The Rock, Mill Gate, Bury Art Museum, The Fusilier Museum and The Hops.

Some of the things that will be taking place throughout the day are:

• Photo opportunities: There are great photo opportunities to be found across the Comic Con trail, from the Jurassic Park zone and classic vehicles on The Rock to Superhero statues in the Mill Gate and the Doctor Who zone in the Fusilier Museum.

• Comic Creators: Find comic writers and artists including Lew Stringer in Bury Art Museum. There will also be a series of videos from Brian Clarke and John Jackson including episodes of The Mancunian and their new Sci Fi puppet show. Bury Art Museum is also where you’ll find special guests Phil Fletcher and Hacker The Dog.

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• Traders: Head to the Mill Gate to find a selection of Comic Con traders – plus permanent stores selling merchandise including Funky Figures, HMV, and Prince Toys.

• Special Guests: Guests including Colin Baker, Mickey Lewis, Colin Mathieson, Willie Copen, and George Copen will be meeting and greeting in The Fusilier Museum.

• Cosplay Competitions: Costumes are encouraged at Bury Comic Con! Meet with fellow cosplay enthusiasts at The Hops or enter one of three cosplay competitions. The kids cosplay competition will start at 2.30pm at Bury Art Museum. The teen and adult competitions will commence at 3.30pm at The Hops on Silver Street.

• Tall Tale Gayle competition: Shortlisted entries from the ‘complete the Comic’ competition will be on display at Bury Art Museum and the winner will be announced there at 1.30pm. The competition is open to children under 12 – the Tall Tale Gayle comic can be downloaded from the Discover Bury website.

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Arnold Wilcox-Wood, centre director at The Rock said: “It’s wonderful that Bury town centre continues to give visitors more and more reasons to come and visit.

“The Rock is looking forward to welcoming families to this free event which we hope will be the first of many Bury Comic Cons.”

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