Spa Wars is heading our way on Saturday 2nd December, bringing 11 original cast members to Leamington Spa as well as the R2 Builders Club, a Christmas Grotto, cosplay, table top gaming and more.
Spa Wars is Leamington’s celebration of 40 years of Star Wars, bringing 10 cast members from A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, The Return of The Jedi and The Force Awakens to All Saint’s Parish Church, Priory Terrace, on Saturday 2nd December.
Being held just before the greatly anticipated movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released, Spa Wars promises a galactic showcase fit for fans, collectors and families looking for a fun day out or a spot of early Christmas shopping.
The event is being organised by the team behind the Town’s very own comic convention – Leam Comic Con – in partnership with Comic Connections, Banbury.
Lisa-Marie Nelson, from Leam Comic Con, said: “Spa Wars is the perfect opportunity for fans to meet original Star Wars cast members and get hyped for the latest movie. We have robotic droids, professional cosplayers, plenty of comics, collectibles and original art for sale and even a Luke Skywalker Christmas Grotto for the kids!”
Confirmed cast members include: A NEW HOPE: Chris Bunn – The Original Stormtrooper, Laurie Goode, Stormtrooper, John Chapman – X-Wing Pilot (FINAL CONVENTION APPEARANCE) and Derek Lyons – Medal Bearer and Massassi Guard. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: Alan Harris – Bounty Hunter Bossk, Cathy Munroe – Bounty Hunter Zuckuss, Bill Hargreaves – Prop Master and Bounty Hunter IG-88. THE RETURN OF THE JEDI: Hugh Spight – Gamorrean Guard. THE FORCE AWAKENS: Nathalie Cuzner – Protocol Droid PZ-4CO, Scott Richardson –First Mate Quiggold and Paul Warren – Varmik The Hassk Thug.
A major coup for collectors on the day will be the appearance of the 3 fans who’ve helped stationery brand, Helix, to re-launch its 1970’s Star Wars stationery range. At a recent auction a collection of promotional pencil cases and soap bars from George Lucas’ Star Wars: A New Hope released in the U.K. in 1977 to promote the film’s release sold at auction for almost £5,000! One of the fans instrumental in reviving the much loved range is Leamington’s own Craig Spivey from Spivey Creative.
Gaming fans will be able to take part in free Star Wars table top games on the day hosted by Leamington’s Crescent Gaming Consortium, while film buffs can grab tickets for the next Leamington Underground Cinema event, a very special screening of Star Wars documentary Elstree 1976 to be held at the Church in the same evening.
Visit www.spatowncomics.co.uk/spawars to book Advance tickets and limited slot photoshoots with cast members. Adult tickets are £10, children 5+ are £5 and children under 5 can attend for free. Booking fees apply. Doors open 10:00-17:00.