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For The Love of Sci-Fi is billed as “By the fans, for the fans“, and it certainly kept this fan very happy indeed. - 60 Minutes with


For The Love Of Sci-Fi Review - 80s Nostalgia 

Connor chats to Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin about Manchester's sci-fi convention. - BBC 

 The cast of Stranger Things and E.T are coming to Manchester for huge sci-fi convention.- I Love MCR

Stranger Things star: 'Season three will be darker but funnier' - BBC 

Child star Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin, gave a teasing glimpse into what fans can expect in the new series, during an appearance in Manchester - Manchester Evening News 

Spencer Wilding: The Man Who Played Darth Vader - LadBible 

'Our gym didn’t know what had hit it!' The Incredible Hulk leaves MM green with envy (although we DID spar with Spencer Wilding) - Mancunian Matters 

Henry Thomas Discusses The Possibility Of A New 'E.T.' Film - Lad Bible 

Original Incredible Hulk Reveals Biggest Mistake People Make When Starting At The Gym - Lad Bible

Sci-Fi festival draws big names and lots of fans to Manchester - ITV

 Star Wars: ‘Updating Yoda for prequels was a MISTAKE’ says Empire’s special effects artist - Express

Best possible sci-fi films of 2019 – 9 new releases to appear out for - New York Times Post

Best sci-fi movies of 2019 - nine new releases to look out for - Daily Mirror

The Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno celebrated his 67th birthday today surrounded by Gil Gerard (Buck Rogers), Sam Jones (Flash Gordon), Herbert Jefferson Jr (Boomer), Zach Galligan (Billy Peltzer, Gremlins), Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who), and Ray Parker Jr (Ghostbusters singer) at launch of For The Love Of 80s Comic Con, Edinburgh, Scotland - 09.11.18  

David Hasselhoff, 66, is joined by stunning wife Hayley Roberts, 39, as they greet fans at Edinburgh Comic Con - Mail Online 

 Phenom set to make his first-ever England convention appearance at the For the Love of Wrestling event in Liverpool on April 28. - Mail Online

For the Love of Wrestling se lleva a cabo en Liverpool, Inglaterra, los días 28 y 29 de abril en el Centro de Exposiciones. 


There's a huge cheese festival in Manchester this weekend - Manchester Evening News

The Festival of the Dead is coming to Manchester, with a giant mechanical skull and skeleton acrobats - Manchester Evening News 

Happy Mondays to headline Madchester themed rave - Manchester Evening News 

Bowlers Exhibition centre is best known for its big raves like Baseline festival, so I was shocked when I realised the concert would be taking place at this venue. However, the layout of the concert worked really well. In one room they had the VIP section where there was an on-going DJ, private bar and tables and chairs. In the main event area there were two bars and chairs at each side of the stage. - Viva 

For The Love Of Sci-Fi, from Monopoly Events, is bringing Film legends and TV stars to Manchester. If you remember 80s film classics like ET, Predator, Rocky and Red Sonja then you will love meeting the guests at this event. As well as films, there are guests from TV and music – Stars from Stranger Things will be there, along with Ray Parker Jnr, writer and performer of the Ghostbusters theme song. - 80s Nostalgia 

Lou Ferrigno relives his days as the original Incredible Hulk while celebrating his 67th birthday with Comic Con greats in Edinburgh - Mail Online 

This weekend Edinburgh plays host to Comic Con Scotland: For the Love of 80’s, a convention that features some of the biggest names from the 80’s television and movies, from shows such as The Incredible Hulk,  Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, The A-Team and cult movies like Flash Gordon, Gremlins, and even Ghostbusters! - Gamer Web


The actor was spotted posing for pictures with stunned locals and taking in the sights of the capital ahead of his appearance at an 80s-themed comic-con event this weekend. - Daily Record

The 65-year-old wrote: “Love Edinburgh – Come on the Jags! See you at Comicon Scotland at the EICC Saturday and Sunday ‘Don’t haggis the Hoff'”  -  Mail Online 

While attending the “For the love of the 80’s” convention, I had the opportunity to speak with actor Robert McNaughton - who played everyone's older big brother Michael in the timeless 1982 movie ET: The Extra Terrestrial - in between signings and selfies with his fans.  -The After Movie Diner 

Comic Con Scotland took place this weekend just passed and I was lucky enough to receive a press pass so I could cover the event for Gamers. Dubbed For the Love of 80s, this is the first convention on Scottish soil for Monopoly Events, the convention organisers and as you can understand by the shows title, it was dedicated to all things 1980s! 

Some of the biggest fantasy icons appearing include Lou Ferrigno, the bodybuilder and actor who played The Incredible Hulk, The A Team and Battlestar Galactica star Dirk Benedict and actor Verne Troyer from Austin Powers and Harry Potter. - Liverpool Echo

51 pictures which prove Liverpool's new Comic Con is a welcome addition to the calendar - Liverpool Echo

Comic Con 2018 may have only just opened its doors but the venue which gave the Batcave a run for its money sizewise was already teeming with members of the public dressed in the most remarkable costumes. - Liverpool Echo

The most amazing costumes we spotted at Comic Con 2018 in Liverpool Exhibition Centre - Liverpool Echo

There will be robots in disguise, travellers in Time And Relative Dimension In Space, vehicles and ships from a long time ago and characters from a galaxy far far away. This weekend, March 10 and 11, all of this and more will be taking over Liverpool as Comic Con comes to the Exhibition Centre Liverpool. - Liverpool Echo 

David donned a grey T-shirt with the slogan “Don’t Haggis The Hoff” across the front, much to the delight of his Scottish fans. - Edinburgh News 

For The Love Of 80s Scotland Comic Con Day 1 - David 

The TV idol and bodybuilding champ was joined by other 80s legends - including Flash Gordon's Sam Jones and Rex Smith from Street Hawk - in Edinburgh ahead of their Comic Con Scotland appearance.  

Monopoly Events Present FOR THE LOVE OF 80s – Comic Con Scotland with Appearances from The Cast of E.T and Gizmo! - The Fan Carpet 

“Whoa!” That was genuinely what I said when I saw the line-up of guests at Comic Con Scotland. I go to quite a few Comic Cons every year and the main draw for me are the guests. I do love buying geeky things from the stalls, and I do go to talks to listen to interviews, but the main appeal for me is to meet 80s guests. - 80s 

TV star David Hasselhoff is in Edinburgh ahead of his scheduled appearance at a convention this weekend. The Knight Rider actor is appearing at Comic Con Scotland, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday. - Edinburgh News

The world’s biggest celebrity guests including a staggering 6 first time UK signers from Stranger Things, Predator, Rocky coming to MANCHESTER! Plus an opening concert on 30th NOV with THREE UK first EXCLUSIVES. - Voice of London 

 David Hasselhoff walks round Edinburgh's streets in Partick Thistle top - Edinburgh News

I'll be traveling to my nation's capital in Scotland to attend the “For The Love Of the 80s” event that's taking place on the 10th and 11th of November at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre to cover the event for The After Movie Diner. - The After Movie Diner. 

It’s time to head back to the 1980s this weekend in Edinburgh, as stars from TV and film make their way by talking car, motorcycle and TARDIS to the EICC for Scotland Comic Con. - Reel Scotland  

“My costume is my escape from my own self. And if you’re having a bad time, sometime’s its nice not to have to be yourself.”  - I News

Stars of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and other science fiction blockbusters are to appear at a film and TV convention in Edinburgh.  - The Times

Knight Rider Star Heads to 80s Fest.  -  STV 

Knight Rider Star Heads to 80s Fest.                        - Daily Record 

E.T., Knight Rider, The Hulk, The A-Team and Ghostbusters stars set for Edinburgh Comic Con. - The Scotsman 

The event, which takes place at the Bowlers Exhibition Centre, marks their first ever UK convention appearance. Ray Parker Junior will also make his first UK convention appearance to perform a live version of the Ghostbusters  theme tune. - NME   

Throw together getting to meet some fantastic new customers, making awesome new friends and contacts, and experiencing literally the best atmosphere of any con we’ve attended yet and we had the perfect recipe for the best weekend ever! - The Geek Monkey   

Stranger Things actors and the cast of E.T. to appear at Manchester's sci-fi convention - Manchester Evening News

The Scare attraction, All kinds of horror, back to back while walking through scared the socks off of us and the end part being chased by Michael Myers with a chainsaw was just brilliant! -Bolton Live! 

Thousands of scary movie fans attend huge horror convention. - Manchester Evening News

Tyler Mane stunned the Manchester audience of an opening day screening of Halloween by introducing the film at ODEON Great Northern.       - Mancunian Matters  

Horror fans in for a frightful treat at new Manchester convention. - Mancunian Matters

 We’re sitting in a Manchester bar, the evening before Trejo is due to appear at For the Love of Horror, a two-day film convention. Nearby sits Tyler Mane, who plays Michael Myers in the latest Halloween films, although the masked murderer looks slightly less terrifying when eating a salmon and cucumber sandwich.  - The Guardian 

Macclesfield Festival will be returning on Saturday 21st July 2018. The first festival was an amazing success and a fabulous day out for both families and music lovers, attracting an audience of over 7,500 people from all over Cheshire.

Macclesfield Festival is back with a diverse lineup to suit all music tastes and it is packed with a whole variety of activities suitable for the whole family. Taking place at Macclesfield Rugby Club the festival has attracted some star names including Happy Mondays, Tom Hingley & The Kar-Pets and Macclesfield’s own The Virginmarys. 

Today Comic Con took over and thousands of cosplay, sci-fi and comic book fans descended on Liverpool Exhibition Centre. 

Thousands of fantasy fans have descended on Liverpool for the city's Comic Con dressed as their favourite characters. 

For the fans by the fans, Liverpool Comic Con is here and we can't wait to get our ultimate geek fix. 

The Full Guest Line up and schedule for Liverpool Comic Con has been announced and it's out of this Galaxy. 

 Famous faces promised at Liverpool Comic Con.  

Macclesfield is having its first annual Macclesfield Festival on Saturday, July 22. There will be lots happening for both adults and kids alike from dancing, live entertainment, stalls selling craft and food items, Tri Golf Corner for kids, Fun Fair, Strongest Man Competition and other fun things to keep you entertained through out the day. 

We are excited to tell you all about the first Macclesfield Festival!  Find out all about it here....


Wow, what an event this was. Where in the UK can you get to see a full size X-wing, AT-ST walker, Jabba’s Palace, Cantina Bar and Giant Scout trooper helmet. This event had everything.

Fans will have the chance to meet Darth Vader himself and take part in a Jedi training school at the event ahead of The Force Awakens

 Manchester to host 'For the love of the Force' Star Wars convention