Fanatic 2017, the event which aims to celebrate popular culture, will be arriving at the Convention Centre, Harrogate in autumn.

The event comes to Harrogate following the success of a similar fan convention in Wales. The Welsh show’s organiser, Jaime Milner, has said it’s time to bring a similar experience to the north of England.

He continued: “Harrogate is a super venue and a super town. It’s time the North had its own event. We want this to grow and become a flagship event.  There’s going to be lots of weird and wonderful things and costumes galore.

“We’ll have special celebrity guests, photo opportunities, video gaming and table-top gaming.

“The town will be transformed. You are going to feel as if you are in a galaxy far far away.”

Simon Kent, director of Harrogate Convention Centre, said: “This is a great event for Harrogate because we’ve never held anything like it before and it’s going to bring a lot of visitors to town.

“We have a great track record of nurturing new events in Harrogate and I know Fanatic is going to find a very welcoming home at the Convention Centre. This type of convention is hugely popular around the world and it’s good to see North Yorkshire attracting its own fan event.”