What to expect from Elstree Film and TV Con 2018
Following the success of the first-ever Elstree Film and TV Con last year, the event is returning on the 29th-30th September with a new lineup of stars of the screen – both big and small. Offering a range of items to buy as well as plenty of interactive experiences, it’s set to be yet another year of otherworldly fun. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, all proceeds will once again go to a worthy cause, raising money for the National Autistic Society. Here’s what to expect from the weekend.
Meet the stars
Among the special guests in attendance are Michael Henbury (of Star Wars and Harry Potter fame), Chris Parsons (the man behind K-3PO, 4-LOM, E-3PO, R-3PO) and former Eastenders star John Alman. There will also be special autograph sessions in which you can meet the actors face to face and buy your very own signed photo.
Cosplay actors in film quality costumes
As well as having the option to create your own costume for the event, the studios will host a number of cosplay convention groups on top of R2D2 and Darlek building, where you can learn to recreate some of the most iconic characters of film and TV.
Reel Icons will be bringing a selection of film props so that you can immerse yourself in your favourite fictional worlds. There will also be memorabilia that you can purchase if you want to take something home as a special memento, not to mention a silent charity auction.
At the Loot Rocket stall, online gamers will be able to get their hands on randomised loot boxes and surprise eggs for their avatars. Take a chance, and even if you don’t get lucky, your money all goes to a good cause.
Retro game zones
For fans of classic arcade – possibly even live casino UK games, Game Over Retro Gaming and Events are bringing their retro game zone back to the studios alongside a retro PC gaming zone for an even bigger blast from the past.
If you are an avid follower of gaming, TV, film and all things sci-fi, you might want to head down to Elstree Film and TV Con. After all, what better location to explore the world of classic cinema and television than one of London’s top production studios?
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