Marvel Comics artist Paul Fry and Star Wars actor Brian Wheeler will be among the guests at The Red Lion in Overton for Comic-Fest 2022.
The social event which also sees Sci-Fi author Ruth Masters attend following the release of the Truxxe Trilogy including ‘Do Aliens Read Sci-Fi’ will also host sellers of retro figures, games, comics and books.
The event from 12:00pm on Saturday July 23rd will give visitors the chance to meet and chat with guests, browse an array of geeky goodies and take part in a Geek Quiz, raffle and a movie-themed disco later in the evening.
Paul Fry has recently been illustrating for Spiderman 2099 as part of Marvel’s Spiderverse. He says, “I’m really looking forward to this event. It’s a great way to people to come and be around pop culture, a great day for people who like comics, movies and TV shows.
“There’ll be loads to do from buying back issues, meeting the guest and looking through range of memorabilia including Funko Pop, DC, Marvel, Gerry Anderson, Star Wars and Harry Potter.”
A range of prizes will be available to win through a raffle and a special Geeky Quiz on the day. A special Star Wars themed BBQ menu will be available on the day with Jabba and Ham Solo Burgers as well as Moroccan Lamb burgers with a Boba Fetta cheese topping.
The bar open is until midnight serving special Geeky Cocktails or an alcohol-free Yoda Soda for those who are driving.
Dressing up for the event is enthusiastically encouraged, joining characters from Ghostbusters and an appearance from Abe T Alien as Xenomorph from the Alien movie.
For a small donation to the Red Lion Foundation charitable fund, there’s chance to have your photograph taken with Aragorn from Lord of the Rings in the pub’s unique Tolkien Room.
Grab bags, signed photos, books and comics as well as geeky coming, film and TV merch, including from Gerry Anderson’s classic Supermarionation shows such as Captain Scarlett and Thunderbirds.
The event is on from midday until 5:00pm, with a movie-themed fancy dress and Cosplay disco in the evening, finishing at midnight.
The venue is accessible and has ample car parking, plus the number 76 bus from both Andover and Basingstoke stops right outside the pub.