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Sci-fi stellar success

An Area 51 army of 'aliens' teleported to North Wales to wow hundreds of revellers at the UK's wildest and best sci-fi festival.

Visitors to the SFX Weekender in Prestatyn were dazzled and enraptured by almost 30 Area 51 performers who were given a sensational reception over the weekend-long festival of fantasy and all things science fiction.

Invading the Welsh coastal resort, the cornucopia of Area 51 characters included a fearsome Alien Queen, the much-loved Globot, femme aliens, futuristic dancers, transformers, magicians, jugglers and a mixture of mind blowing stilt walkers and fire performers.

Area 51's team also helped build and man the Imaginarium Cabaret, a three-hour rolling show of mind-melting fantasy weirdness involving a host of special guest performers including Voltini, Cris Cross and Laura London. The much-loved Caravan of Lost Souls also made a huge splash at the weekender with its potent mix of alternative performers who provided an explosive, eye-catching visual feast of fun and weirdness.

The company's new digi-legs aliens made their stage debut at the SFX Weekender while also on show were the 'M-aliens.'

Area 51's design and installation team were also involved and helped turn the room into an amazing futuristic inter-planetary spaceship to help provide the perfect backdrop to the various events and partying taking place in the holiday resort over the weekend which became something of a cosmic convention. 

Humans, would-be mutants, time lords,galatial tourists and pseudo androids all hung out and partied together for an intense interstellar knees-up.

The SFX Weekender is rightly considered the UK's biggest and best science fiction bash and is hosted by 'SFX', the leading science fiction and fantasy magazine. The event was held over a whole weekend at the Pontins' Prestatyn Sands resort and featured a number of special guests including the likes of actors Brian Blessed and Sylvester McCoy among many others.

Special Q&A sessions were crammed into an impressive programme along with comic workshops, video-gaming, music and book-readings. Funk and soul DJ legend Craig Charles brought his dance floor friendly show to the event.

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