Science fiction by the sea

A corner of Kent resembled a film set today as some of the best loved characters from Star Wars, Planet of the Apes, Ghostbusters and Dr Who made an appearance for Sci-Fi by the Sea.

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VIDEO: The force is strong in Herne Bay

If you visited the seaside in Kent today you may have bumped into a droid or Dr Who. They were part of a science-fiction convention in Herne Bay, where more than three thousand people attended, attracting kids - young and old!

Andy Dickenson went to meet them and interviewed one of the organisers, Scott Turner.

Sci-Fi stars descend on seaside town

Boba Fett from Star Wars needs you at Sci-Fi by the Sea in Herne Bay Credit: ITV Meridian

The seaside town of Herne Bay is hosting Sci-Fi by the sea today - a celebration of all things science fiction. Some of the best loved characters from films such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Doctor Who are making an appearance.

An ape from Planet of the Apes dressed as a Stormtrooper from Star Wars Credit: ITV Meridian
Daleks and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters Credit: ITV Meridian

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