Sci-fi star on way to festival

Red Dwarf star Craig Charles has been confirmed as the first guest set to attend Sci-Fi Scarborough next year.

The first ever sci-fi convention to hit the town will take place at the Spa Complex on Saturday April 5 and Sunday April 6.

DJ Craig Charles.

DJ Craig Charles.

The event promises to bring a host of all things “geek” to Scarborough, with guests from sci-fi and fantasy worlds of TV, film and comic books.

It will also feature authors, prop makers, artists, gaming, cosplay, Manga, Anime, collectables, steampunk and make-up artists.

The convention, which will be set up throughout the entire Spa Complex, will also include a number of trade stalls.

Craig Charles will be appearing at midnight to perform his groovelicious Funk and Soul Club DJ set at the Saturday night Cosmic Disco in The Grand Hall.

Event co-organiser Steve Dickinson said: “We are ecstatic to announce Craig’s appearance at our very first convention.

“It shows how serious we are on our quest to deliver an event that can show everyone what a brilliant geek community there is out there, what our beautiful town has to offer and what a sci-fi convention is all about.”

Sci-Fi Scarborough (SFS) will be announcing more fantastic guests over the coming weeks with regular updates through social media and in The Scarborough News.

Find out more on Facebook at “SciFi Scarborough” and Twitter @scifiscarbs

The event also has its own promotional video, produced by local company Cool Beans Film Productions.

The team of four Scarborough lads - Steve Johnson, Darren Burgess, Craig Curtis and Steve Green - got together in 2012, starting out as a comedy film group specialising in short sketches to be uploaded online.

Steve said: “The SFS organisers, Andy and Steve, have offered us a fantastic opportunity to get directly involved by using our skills to help promote the convention, with a number of promotional teaser videos and a short film production. In return, we will be able to show off any piece of work at the convention.”

Watch the video on our website at www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk