Whitby’s first-ever Comic-Con pulls raises £5,000

Canadian actress Leah Cairns was at the Whitby Sci Fi and Comic-Con'picture: Alan Wastell

Canadian actress Leah Cairns was at the Whitby Sci Fi and Comic-Con'picture: Alan Wastell

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Whitby’s first-ever Comic-Con at Whitby Pavilion pulled in the crowds and made just over £5,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Curious visitors mingled with Daleks, zombies and Star Wars characters, while Canadian actress Leah Cairns, who was in Battlestar Galactica, was also present.

Electraglade Press writers Gareth Spark and Chris Firth put together a teens Sc-Fi book – Doctor Dot and The Mutabotz – at the event.

The next one has been booked in for November 19 next year.

Alan Wastell’s photos show young revellers getting into the spirit of things at the Whitby Sci-Fi and Comic-Con on Saturday; and actress Leah Cairns.

On the same day, a Christmas Fair at The Stables raised £1,258.95 towards White Lily’s funds.

Young revellers dressed up gettin ginto the spirit of the Sci Fi and Comic-Con on Saturday at Whitby Pavilion'picture: Alan Wastell

Young revellers dressed up gettin ginto the spirit of the Sci Fi and Comic-Con on Saturday at Whitby Pavilion'picture: Alan Wastell

The group supports three hospices who all had their own stalls at the event.

Children from West Cliff School sang carols, while Santa broke off from his duties at the North Pole to surprise everyone.