Sci-fi convention coming to Edinburgh

January 2, 2019 by  

A sci-fi convention is to come to Edinburgh next month, giving lovers of science fiction something to look forward to.

The Capital Sci-Fi Con is an annual convention and is a not-for-profit celebration of everything related to the movies, comic books and pop culture. It will once again take place at the Corn Exchange on New Market Street. In addition to being a paradise for geeks, Capital Sci-Fi Con is also about raising money for good causes and the beneficiary of the 2019 event will be Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – or CHAS.

The man responsible for putting it together is Keith Armour, helped by the cosplay volunteer group Causeplayers. This will be the fourth year that the conference has taken place and this year’s event will last for three days, thanks to growing interest.

The 2018 event proved to be a major success, with 8,000 sci-fi fans opting to travel to the Scottish capital for it, which ensured that over £74,000 was raised for charity. This year could be bigger still and events of this sort are often advertised using poster printing.

As usual, there will be memorabilia stalls, board games, classic games consoles and the cosplay competition. Kiran Shah and Sophie Hopkins are confirmed guests with further big names to be announced before the event starts on 15th February.