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Hundreds of sci-fi and comic book fans vented their frustration after being forced to wait for hours outside the Newcastle Film and Comic Con, one of the first and largest conventions of its kind in the North East.
People from across Britain - many in fancy dress and with children - descended on Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena for the event, the Newcastle Film and Comic Con 2014, but some told ITV Tyne Tees the event was a "shambles", as they spent the afternoon queuing outside.
Dan Ashby reports.
Queues for a film and comic convention stretched around the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle as families were made to wait for hours to go in.
Fans on social media complained that their children were in tears and some had left the Newcastle Film and Comic Con without ever getting inside - even though they had bought tickets in advance.
A spokesperson from Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena said selling tickets and managing the event was the responsibility of the promoter, not the arena's management.
Comic fans have complained of waiting for hours to get into a convention at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena.
Two queues stretched the length of the building and several fans said they had not been able to get in at all - even though they had bought tickets in advance.
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