York Winter Comic Con is back – with Harry Potter actors, cosplay contests and a doctor!

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A full day of geeky fun is in store with the return of York Winter Comic Con.

Expect to see your favorite characters from comics, TV and film wandering around York, with stage entertainment, lectures and costume contests to add to the excitement.

York Unleashed’s winter celebration of all things nerdy returns to York Racecourse on Sunday February 13from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

York is home to the largest of the Unleashed events, the first taking place in 2015. It has since been a hit and has become a staple in the city.

The day will also include some familiar faces…

Sun 13 Feb at 11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
York Racecourse

Racecourse Road, Knavesmire Road

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Guests will include several Harry Potter cast – Josh Herdman who played Gregory Goyle in the film series, Guy Henry who played Pius Thicknesse and also appeared in the star wars franchise, and Chris Rankin who you will recognize as Percy Weasley.

Peter Davison, aka the fifth Doctor Who, will also make an appearance!

There will be autograph and selfie opportunities with the special guests at an additional cost.

Convention visitors should also keep an eye out for characters such as Iron Man, Bumblebee, and even Daleks.

A Cosplay Masquerade and Cosplay Championship will also take place starting at 2:30 p.m.

The cosplay masquerade will consist of a short parade of participants showing off their costumes before the winners are decided by a jury.

Participants in the cosplay masquerade will be divided into two age groups – under 14 and over 14. Prizes for the winners will include a selection of geeky goodies and advance tickets to any Unleashed event in 2022.

To participate, all you have to do is find the Twisted Studio table on the ground floor and register.

The cosplay championship will be held right after the cosplay masquerade – the championship can be entered nowbut entrants must have done at least 70% of their cosplay themselves.

There will be lots of merchants selling lots of geeky products, such as comics, toys, collectibles, art, action figures – and much more.

Advance tickets for Winter Comic Con are sold out, but tickets are available at the door from 11am at £8. Tickets for under 12s cost £5, with under 4s free.

For more information, visit the York Unleashed Facebook page here.

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