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North East contortionist and escapologist Chris Cross was in North Shields to support Screen-Con, a sci-fi convention. He performed for the crowds and said he hopes to see more events like it come to the region.
Actor Jeremy Bulloch, who played the bounty hunter Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy, attended Screen-Con in North Shields.
Organisers behind the Screen-Con event in North Shields say they are delighted with the response from sci-fi fans and very happy with the turn out.
A stormtrooper walks past some Tynesiders gathering for a sci-fi convention in North Shields.
The organisers say they're expecting more than 1,000 people to attend the meeting, which they say is the first of its type in the region.