Hunter Toys' Teesside Mini-Con enjoys "phenomenal" success

Teesside Mini-Con aims to offer youngsters the excitement of Comic-Conventions ‘without the hectic nature of the larger counterparts.’
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A mini comic convention aimed at the younger generation of superhero fans in Teesside has been met with “phenomenal” feedback, according to the event’s organisers.

Teesside Mini-Con, created by Hunter Toys, is geared towards giving youngsters the chance to experience all the excitement of Comic-Conventions ‘without the hectic nature of the larger counterparts.’

“At the moment geeky type Comic-Cons are very popular and the feedback has been phenomenal,” Lee Narroway, owner of Hunter Toys told ToyNews.

“Comic-Cons are generally amazing places to visit, but they can be really busy and children can get lost among all the adults.”

Narroway’s annual event also catered specifically for youngsters with Disney character appearances and Cosplay competitions hosted by a dedicated cast of costumers named the Mini-Con cast.

A self confessed geek and Star Wars fanatic, Narroway hosts a number of events in the Teesside area each year.

His fourth Teesside Unleashed event will be taking place this September, where fans will have the chance to meet Femi Taylor, famed for her portrayal of Oola from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

But despite the success of his portfolio of sci-fi and comic book celebrations, Narroway insisists that he intends to keep them to a local scale, for the time being.

“There are new events popping up all of the time and the calendar is becoming very saturated,” he said. “My events will be based on Teesside because there’s plenty going on further north.”

Speaking of the growing popularity of the UK's comic sub culture, Narroway concluded: “All you geeks out there, be proud of your hobby. Be proud of what you do and most of all, have fun.”

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