Thursday, May 04, 2017

'Spa Wars: A Star Wars Celebration'

The Force has awakened and Spa Town Comics, the team behind the award winning Leam Comic Con, strikes back with the force that is Comic Connections, Oxfordshire's longest running comic book shop, to bring you 'Spa Wars: A Star Wars Celebration'.

Spa Wars is a Leamington celebration of all things Star Wars. They will be hosting signings, photo shoots, talks, Q&A's, table top gaming, comics, collectibles, Star Wars artwork and the Leamington Underground Cinema are hosting a special screening of the Star Wars documentary 'Elstree 1976', with the films producer in attendance.
The epic adventure begins on Saturday the December 2 at All Saints' Church, Priory Terrace, Leamington Spa CV31 1AA in anticipation of the release in the next episode of the 'Star Wars' Saga, 'The Last Jedi'.

Check out their website for more details.

Adult tickets will be £10 and children (5+) will be £5. Booking fees apply.

Go here to buy tickets.


  • Hugh Spight, an Oxford Puppeteer who played several background roles in 'Star Wars: Return of the Jedi' like a Gamorrean guard, a Mon Calamari and an Elom. Mr Spight’s name was famously misspelt during the credits of the film, so this and the fact he is relatively new to the comic con circuit, should put his signature in hot demand for Star Wars fans.
  • Scott Richardson played the one legged Gabdorin pirate First Mate Quiggold in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'. Conversing with Finn, in Maz Kanata's castle scene and subsequently assisting his escape, this was Scott's first film appearance. As a below the knee leg amputee, Scott has played several specialist roles in both civilian and military environments, including most recently an injured soldier in the 2017 'Wonder Woman' film.
  • Paul Warren is a British actor known for playing characters in Sci-fi and fantasy films under heavy prosthetic makeup or in creature suits. He is probably best known as 'Varmik' the hassk thug in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', but has also played aliens in 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'Thor: The Dark World' and was one of the Skinny Steve Rogers body doubles in 'Captain America: The First Avenger'.
  • Nathalie Cuzner was cast as the role of PZ-4CO in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'. PZ-4CO, nicknamed "Peazy", is a protocol droid serving in the Resistance and assisting General Leia Organa. Peazy appears several times throughout the film, plus has a name check and of course her own action figure. The droid made her first appearance in the novel 'Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure'. Nathalie first became known for her work outside of 'Star Wars' as a Creature Actor in the cult TV series, 'Doctor Who'.
  • Chris Bunn's most famous roles were in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy where he was a Stormtrooper in 'Star Wars: A New Hope' and an astronaut in the famous cantina scene. Chris later went on to work in the original sequels 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi'. Chris also worked on 'Superman I and II', plus numerous war films, as well as many of the Carry On films. He has worked on some very popular TV shows over the years such as 'The Sweeney', 'Minder' and 'The Avengers'.
  • Derek Lyons worked on the first Star Wars film, 'A New Hope' in 1976 - this was in fact his first job within the film business. He was chosen to appear as a Medal Bearer and Massassi Guard at the end of the film. Derek won parts in many major films made in England, including, 'Flash Gordon', 'Krull', 'The Living Daylights', 'Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade' plus many others. He has also worked on TV productions and was PC Craig Lovell in 'The Bill' from 1987 to 1991.
  • John Chapman's love affair with film started when he was cast as X-Wing Pilot "Red 12 Drifter" in the original Star Wars Movie - 'A New Hope'. John was also interviewed for Elstree 1976 a documentary which filmed Actors and supporting Artists about their time on the set of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
  • Bill Hargreaves, the prop master behind legendary creations that include IG-88, probe droids, mynock, and Jabba's gatekeeper. In the ’70s, he was an expert in concrete fabrication with his own fencing and gardening firm. In 1977 he met the legendary Harry Lange, who was the art director on 'The Empire Strikes Back'. Bill made the hyperspace jump into the film business and created some of the most memorable robots and props in the galaxy.
  • Alan Harris has played several different roles in the Star Wars movies, most notable for portraying Bossk in The Empire Strikes Back. Harris is has the rare distinction of appearing in all three films of the original Star Wars trilogy (as well as as the first prequel, The Phantom Menace), and playing a Stormtrooper in all three films.
  • Catherine Munroe trained at the Italia Conti Stage School in London she has appeared in numerous films and TV including 'The Shining' and 'The Empire Strikes Back' she has also appeared in three episodes of 'Doctor Who'. She's played the part of the Bounty Hunter, Zuckuss and also the part of 'Snaggletooth woirkettle' in 'The Empire Strikes Back'. Catherine has been in the business over forty years with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the TV and Film industry.