Portsmouth Comic Con 2024 took place over the weekend (May 11 and 12) which saw more than 7,500 people attend.

Taking place at the Portsmouth Guildhall, the event held exhibits related to various media franchises including Harry Potter, Star Wars and Doctor Who.

One of the highlights included the Strangely Marvellous Wizarding Walk-Through, where visitors entered Platform 9¾ to the world of Harry Potter, with the chance to ride a Nimbus 2000 and make Dobby dance digitally on a giant VR screen.

Alongside that, visitors could meet the Seventh and Eighth Doctors, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann, and their companion ‘Ace’ played by Sophie Aldred.

Portsmouth Comic Con added: "All three featured in a panel taking place on the event’s main stage, with the Guildhall steps acting as an amphitheatre in the May sunshine.

"There was also a large exhibition of Doctor Who props and characters, including a Tardis and Weeping Angel." 

Visitors also had the chance to see a Star Wars experience with scene set-ups, replica props and character interaction.

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Event Director, Nick Coles, said “The reviews and feedback for this year’s Con have been incredible – the event just gets better and better every year!

"We thank all of our partners who make Portsmouth Comic Con what it is, but most importantly thank all of our visitors who create the magical and inclusive atmosphere we are renowned for so that everyone can attend and feel welcome.

"Next year’s event falls on Star Wars weekend, 3rd and 4th May, and we are already full of ideas to make Portsmouth Comic Con 2025 even more amazing!”