Hundreds of sci-fi fans are expected to descend on Cowes today (Saturday) for the Isle of Wight’s first-ever fan run comic convention.

Fan TC Con will welcome celebrities such as former Doctor Who actor Colin Baker and Harry Potter star Josh Herdman – better known as Gregory Goyle.

It is being held at Cowes Enterprise College across today and tomorrow.

Organiser Adam Pearson says the Island is crying out for an event like this:

“It started out as a Doctor Who convention but lots of people wanted to be part of it so it grew into a trade and comic convention. It’s quite clear that people on the Isle of Wight want an event like this, despite what happened to Island Con.”

As previously reported by Isle of Wight Radio, Island Con was ‘forced into insolvency’ last year.

Fan TC Con is a completely separate event run by fans who wanted to continue celebrating all things sci-fi.

Those attending are being urged to dress up as their favourite characters.

Adam says he just wants people to have fun:

“There’s things for the kids. We’ve got Captain Nash’s Kids Zone with pirate sort of stuff going on there. We’ve got stage entertainment and also panels with all the celebrity guests.”

Tickets are still available to purchase online, here. You will also be able to purchase one on the door.