Star Wars comes to Tyneside

Organisers of a sci-fi convention say they're expecting more than 1,000 guests - and a fair few famous characters too.

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Star Wars comes to North Shields

Sci-fi convention
A sci-fi convention gets underway in North Shields Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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.