Showmasters Bournemouth Film & Comic Con 2018

Another weekend and another con, this time in my own beautiful county of Dorset. Bournemouth Film & Comic Con on the UK’s south coast was my destination for the day.

This gave me the opportunity to take my 12 year old and 4 year old daughters to their first con. This was a much smaller convention but still a chance to see some excellent costumes.

It was good to catch up with Mark Mulcaster and the team from Rebel Legion UK who were busy promoting their work and as always searching for new rebels to join the cause. Anyone interested should visit and if you wish to invite the rebels to attend any charitable events simply email details to

As with all these events there was a selection of guests signing and meeting fans. Star Wars was represented by Paul Kirby, Paul Barton, Mike Stevens and Trevor Butterfield. All four guys were happy and to chat with a wealth of stories about the making of Star Wars and many other sci-fi shows. For anyone into sci-fi, conventions like this give you an insight into what went into these shows.

All in all it was an enjoyable experience with plenty of trade stands and even a replica of the Jurassic Park jeep to have your photo taken with.

Look out for a Showmasters event near you, starting with Birmingham (UK) on the 2nd and 3rd June 2018 with lots of Star Wars guests in attendance. Find out more about the show here.