Star Wars hero visits Herne Bay as sci-fi festival takes shape
by Ed Targett
Strange sightings are common
enough in Herne Bay – but Star Wars creations hanging out at the
Reculver Towers? Something must be going on....
A familiar figure – our sources insist
no photoshopping has been done – was spotted near the historic
Gerald McCarthy from the Bay Promo
Team said: "Apparently C3PO was doing a little reconnaissance
mission in preparation for a sci-fi event in June.
"R2D2 was in the boot, asleep. Someone
also mentioned that the forts at sea have recently looked
The dad-of-three is behind plans for a
major science fiction festival in the Bay this summer, after the
success of last year’s Zombie Crawl.
He said: "We’re pleased to say that
preparations are going well, we have actors that have made
appearances in various sci-fi films coming along too.
"Michael Henbury, who played an Ewok
in Return of The Jedi and also Greengot in Harry Potter and The
Deathly Hallows, will be joining us.
Sea forts off Herne Bay
coast with a Star Wars twist
"Sam Westbury, a prop maker on the
film The Phantom Menace will be assisting, Ken Coombes, an actor
who’s appeared in films ranging from Indian Jones & The Temple
of Doom, Star War to Goldeneye will also be attending.
"The list is growing almost daily. So make sure people keep
Father’s Day, June 16, free this year – at last a Father’s Day
present dads from all over will appreciate!"
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