First Lytham Comic Con in May

Lytham St Annes

MSE Events is hosting the first Lytham Comic Con in the delightful scenic seaside area of Lytham St Annes on Sunday 6th May 2018.

Media guests announced so far are horror actress Charlie Bond and actor Nathan Head,

Charlie Bond in Dracula
Charlie Bond in Dracula

Charlie Bond who first burst onto the horror scene in 2012 schlockbuster Strippers Vs Werewolves, playing Carrie, the hapless dancer-turned-magician caught in the middle of werewolf gang warfare set in East London. Since then, London-raised Charlie has had no shortage of film and theatre offers come her way -from playing hard-hitting police officers in the chart topping The Fall of the Essex Boys to her role of Lucy Westenra in a sold out performance of Dracula at the Leicester Square Theatre.

Charlie’s versatility in roles from leading lady to prosthetics-clad monsters has earned her a place in the hearts of many indie film fans world wide – most notably for her performance in 2017’s Hell Riser, which has been nominated for Best Thriller at the National Film Awards.

Nathan Head

Nathan Head is a fast becoming a familiar face on the convention circuit due to his work in the horror and sci-fi genre over the years. He’s mostly known for playing the killer clown Trinculo Moreau in the horror film Theatre of Fear as well as playing Heinrich Berger in The Toymaker, the third entry to the popular Sony Pictures Robert The Doll franchise. Nathan is also remembered for his role in the 2007 Doctor Who Christmas special, with David Tennant and Kylie Minogue, as the snooty guest aboard the Starship Titanic who the Tenth Doctor sprays with champagne!

Taking place at the fabulous Lowther Pavilion situated in the beautiful Lowther gardens, a brand new venue for a Family Fun Day, Comic Con, the event offers exhibitors, cosplay competitions and entertainment for all the family to enjoy and experience.

Entertainment will start from 11.00am with opening announcements, followed by a midday prize draw for all who purchase advance tickets. On the lead up to the Cosplay competitions, which start at 2.00pm, there will be some quizes with on the spot prizes. (Check the web site or Facebook event page for further information).

• For further information about Lytham Comic Con or to book tickets or exhibitor spaces, visit our website at alternatively for all other enquiries please email – and check out the Facebook event page

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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