Newcastle Hosts First Ever Comic Con

8 March 2014, 06:00 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

The first ever film and comic con is coming to Newcastle arena this weekend.

The event takes place today and tomorrow and will see stars of film and tv turn out to meet fans.

There's also photo shoots with famous props from the world of tv and film, like Bumblebee from Transformers and the Iron Throne from the hit tv show Game of Thrones.

People will also be able to get their hands on autographs from the many stars who will be there over the two days - including Predator's Carl Weathers, boxer Frank Bruno and John Rhys David, who starred in Lord of the Rings.

One highly anticipated guest is the actor Sylvestor McCoy, who plays the 7th Doctor from Doctor Who and Radagast the Brown from The Hobbit.

It's the first time the event's been put on in Newcastle.

The Newcastle Film and Comic Con opens at 9am for early birds and runs until 6pm each day.

Tickets can be bought in advance or on the door on the day. 

Full details can be found at