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. Expect to meet and hear from cast members, take part in themed table top gaming, get handy with a light saber, browse comics and collectibles and take part in a galactic cosplay contest.

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'.

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SPECIAL GUESTS

  • 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'.

Spa Town Comics have also announced one-off discounted tickets to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original 'Star Wars' film. The discount will be available from Thursday May 25 until midnight on the Friday June 30. Adult tickets will be £8 (instead of £10) and children (5+) will be £4 (instead of £5). Booking fees apply.