MSE Events lines up Altrincham Sci-fi Comic & Toy Fair in September

MSE Events have announced a Sci-fi Comic & Toy Fair in Altrincham in September, their first event in the town, celebrating 61 years of Marvel Comics, as well as 45 years of Star Wars.

Altrincham Sci-fi Comic & Toy Fair 2022

The event will feature exhibitors selling new and vintage collectable memorabilia from the very rare to present day modern. So whether you are looking for those missing back issues or sought after toys, this event is one for you not to miss as a collector.

There will be plenty for both veteran and younger collectors to enjoy on the day, with lots of amazing items to buy.

The event will take place at the Cresta Court Hotel in Altrincham, a beautiful venue with lots of free car parking. The venue has wheelchair accessability and serves light refreshments in the bar lounge area.

Admission – Adults £2, kids 50p – is payable on the door on the day and is cash only, to help ease queuing issues.

MSE Events welcome cosplayers and provide changing facilities for the very dedicated who require them, including groups.

MSE Events is a fan-based organisation established in 2008, dedicated to the pursuit of organising “Family Comic Conventions” and “Sci- Fi/Comic Book Shows and Fairs” in the North West England and surrounding regions including North Wales. It’s run by a small group of fans, including volunteers, who are passionate about all things related to comics, science fiction and fantasy.

Its primary focus for its events, is that of “Entertainment”, although on occasion some stars that have appeared in various acting/television roles, may be featured as invited guests.

Southport Sci-fi Comic & Toy Fair 2022
Bolton Sci-fi Comic & Toy Fair 2022

Other events coming up in 2022 are Southport Sci-fi Comic & Toy Fair on Sunday 2nd October, and Bolton Sci-fi Comic & Toy Fair on Sunday 20th November.

• Sci-fi Comic & Toy Fair, Cresta Court Hotel, Church Street, Altrincham 11.00 – 4.00pm, Sunday 11th September 2022 | Adults £2, kids 50p

For enquiries about exhibitor bookings please email or simply go to our website at

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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