The city is gearing up for a geeky family day out ahead of the return of Worcester Comic Con and Toy Fair next week.

Set to be hosted at The University of Worcester Arena from 10am on Sunday, February 18, the event is said to be a "super fun" day out for all age groups.

Fans will have a wide range of activities to get stuck into, including an opportunity to take ghost-busting selfies with the iconic ECTO-1.



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Also, on display will be 'Bumblebee' of 'Transformers' and 'Lightning McQueen' of Cars.

The event will also include a retro gaming zone, a cosplay competition and over 100 stalls of geeky, crafty and retro merchandise.

Since its inaugural event in Worcester last year, the event has grown in popularity, touring through numerous cities and towns across the Midlands and the South.

Zoe Crofts, co-organiser said: "We are so looking forward to bringing Comic Con back to Worcester again.

"The town has shown it has a real desire for an event like this and it was great to see so many happy faces at our last event.

Worcester News: Comic Con will return to The University of Worcester Arena on Sunday, February 18

"With there being something to do that appeals to all ages the event is something that the whole family can enjoy together and make some fantastic memories at."

Mark Woollard, co-organiser, said: "There are still tickets available for this fun event.

"The idea for our Comic Con and Toy Fairs came from the fact that I used to be involved in running huge Comic Con events in London and Birmingham, but I decided I wanted to do something different and bring comic con into local communities, rather than people having to travel so far and pay for big expensive events.

"We wanted to run an event that was fully inclusive of everyone and that would be a fun day out for all.

"This will be our second time in Worcester and the event grows each time.

"This weekend we have loads of fun things to do including the incredibly iconic Ecto-1 on display."