After back-to-back successes, Oxford Comic Con is returning this month for a ‘triumphant’ third edition.
The sci-fi celebration of all things fantasy will return to Oxford University’s Examination Schools in High Street on Saturday, April 21.
This year’s talks will include topics such as the history of comics in the Cold War, using philosophical archetypes to analyse science-fiction, and looking at Tolkien’s The Hobbit as an allegory for the Zionist movement.
Aspirational artists, writers and fans will also learn how to use comics to advance careers.
Organisers said this year’s OXCON is set to surpass previous events and provide an exceptional day out for the entire family.
Jabba the Hutt will vicariously appear in front of audiences as John Coppinger and Toby Philpott, the men responsible for bringing the slug-like Star Wars tyrant to life, will be special guests at the event.
Motion capture artist Arti Shah from Guardians of the Galaxy and The Force Awakens will also appear at OXCON.
Terry English, the Queen’s official armourer, who has worked on films such as Aliens, Gladiator and Harry Potter, will join comic-book legend and Watchmen colourist John Higgins at the convention.
For more information and to book tickets visit: www.oxcon.xyz