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Visitors flock to new comic con in Oswestry - in pictures and video

By Sue Austin | Oswestry entertainment | Published:

The characters of film and comic books were the stars of a new festival for Oswestry.

OzconUK saw visitors arrive in a host of weird and wonderful costumes, to the amazement of others at the venue, the town's Leisure Centre.

From Darth Vader to Daleks and cult characters across the decades, there were characters from every genre, children's comics to horror movies.

Oswestry hosts its first Comic Con

A Ghostbusters stand proved the main draw for three year old George Kinnell from Weston Rhyn who although dressed as Darth Vader was proudly clutching a pot of Ghostbuster slime.

His father, Andy, said: "Its great to have something like this held in Oswestry rather than having to travel. George just loves Ghostbusters."

Sian Jones and her daughter, five year old Lily were also having a good time, Lily dressed as a character from Frozen,

For 23-year-old Patrick Falat from Shrewsbury, it was his second chance to done his Trafalgar Law costume, a character from One Piece.

"I was at a convention in Manchester recently so it's great to have something like this in Shropshire," he said.

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"It's good fun."

Turning back the clock was Paul Jones who had driven his Knightrider replica car to Oswestry from The Wirral.

"It attracts all the generations - Knightrider is currently being shown on television introducing younger people to the series," he said.

"I was escorted home the other day by two police patrol cars. I thought something was wrong, but when we stopped they just wanted selfies with the car."

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OzconUK organiser, Martin Proudlock, an Oswestry businessman, said that he hoped the weekend could become and annual event.

"We need the support of the public and the wonderful people who go to such trouble to dress up to ensure we can stage it again," he said.

He thanked the Cosplay judges, 'Oddsocks' and 'Tooth Fairy' for travelling to Oswestry on Saturday.

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.

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