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Sci-Fi by the Sea Festival will be in Herne Bay with cos play and Titan the robot

Be whoever you want to be at this weekend's Sci-Fi by the Sea festival.

The event, now in its seventh year, is a chance for sci-fi fans to indulge in their favourite characters - where that's meeting them, or dressing up like them.

The family-friendly festival, which will be held at Herne Bay Junior School in King's Road on Sunday, June 16 - Father's Day - is likely to see thousands of cosplayers, actors, stormtroopers and Avengers converging on the coast.

Titan the robot will be back Picture: Tony Flashman
Titan the robot will be back Picture: Tony Flashman

Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear fancy dress to pay homage to their favourite film and television characters.

There will also be star-studded guests who starred in the likes of Star Wars, Doctor Who and Primeval.

Fortnite fans will be able to meet - and get a selfie with, for a small fee - with David Sobolovm who provides the voice of Fortnite Save The World's new character Black Knight Garridan.

Rhys and Sally-Anne Strange pose with Stormtroopers last year Picture: Tony Flashman
Rhys and Sally-Anne Strange pose with Stormtroopers last year Picture: Tony Flashman

Other stars appearing include Nicholas Briggs, voice of the Daleks and the Cybermen, Rosie Jane from Dr Who and Annette Badland, also from Dr Who.

Actor Andrew Lee Potts, best known for his role as Connor Temple on ITV's Primeval and Space's Canadian spin-off Primeval: New World, will be there along with Richard Franklin, who appeared in programmes like Crossroads and Emmerdale Farm, and played Captain Mike Yates of UNIT in Dr Who in the 70s.

Get costumed up at Herne Bay Junior School with Sci-Fi by the sea Picture: Tony Flashman
Get costumed up at Herne Bay Junior School with Sci-Fi by the sea Picture: Tony Flashman

And not forgetting, wisecracking 7ft tall robot Titan the Robot will be back to entertain the crowds.

There will also be a cosplay competition, which visitors will need to enter at the costume zone before 3pm. The are will also have an all-important repair zone for costume mishaps.

Organiser Scott Turner, from the BayPromoTeam, said some 5,000 people attended last year’s event.

Sci-Fi by the Sea will be back Picture: Tony Flashman
Sci-Fi by the Sea will be back Picture: Tony Flashman

The event runs from 11am to 5pm. Entry costs £10 for adults, £7 for children and £30 for families. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketsource.co.uk/baypromoteam.

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