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Durham's first comic festival King Con sells out

A stormtrooper at King Con Image copyright Oak Photo
Image caption King Con was Durham's first comic and film festival

Durham's first comic festival was a sell-out with organisers already looking ahead to next year.

About 500 people attended King Con at the Gala with many turning up in costumes from their favourite films, TV shows and comic books.

One of the main attractions was Red Dwarf star Norman Lovett who was signing autographs.

Organiser Dan Pye said: "We had a fantastic day. Here's to the return of the King in 2015."

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Image caption Many of those attending King Con dressed in costume, including this Spider-Man fan
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Image caption Red Dwarf actor Norman Lovett attended after his co-star Craig Charles had to pull out
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Image caption Several characters from Star Wars could be seen around the Gala Theatre complex
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Image caption There were prizes for the best costumes
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Image caption Even Thor and Loki managed to set aside their differences for King Con

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