NO SCIENCE FRICTION IN THE CITY

Steel city Sheffield shapeshifted into a science-fiction central station for starship troopers, time travellers, fantasy fans, droids and more who descended on the Yorkshire city to wallow in the weird and wonderful for a warp-speed weekend away from their day-to-day lives. The inaugural Sci-Fi In The City weekender proved to be a cosmic success with a glut of attractions, guest stars, shows, competitions and displays for visitors who simply couldn't get enough of what was on offer at the event staged inside the 02 Academy in Arundel Gate.

previous arrow
next arrow
Slider

Steel city Sheffield shapeshifted into a science-fiction central station for starship troopers, time travellers, fantasy fans, droids and more who descended on the Yorkshire city to wallow in the weird and wonderful for a warp-speed weekend away from their day-to-day lives. The inaugural Sci-Fi In The City weekender proved to be a cosmic success with a glut of attractions, guest stars, shows, competitions and displays for visitors who simply couldn’t get enough of what was on offer at the event staged inside the 02 Academy in Arundel Gate.

As with its long-running parent event, the annual Sci Fi Weekender – which is held in North Wales – Area 51 was at the epicentre of organising and helping to co-ordinate the busy programme of entertainment and events.

51’s Adam Colclough compered the weekend in his guise of Jimcredible and the company once again handled the Imaginarium.

And among the guests were former Doctor Who star Sylvester McCoy and actor James Cosmo from Game Of Thrones, Braveheart, Trainspotting, The Chronicles Of Narnia, Wonder Woman, Sons Of Anarchy, Ben Hur, Highlander and many others.

Julian Glover, the much-respected actor who has appeared in The Empire Strikes Back, For Your Eyes Only, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade and Harry Potter was also a name attracti0on at the event. Ayshea Brough from TV series U.F.O. and Paul Kasey, famous for his work with the Cybermen characters and Torchwood, were also on the bill.

Jedi training, robot and drone battling contests, the pop-up puppet theatre, a cosplay competition, karaoke and a live performance by Darth Elvis and The Imperials were also a big draw. James Wilson’s magic show was also very popular while DJ Level Up Leroy kept the whole weekend ticking along brilliantly.

The result was declared as an overwhelming success.

GALLERY

RELATED POSTS

POSEIDON ADVENTURE IN THE MALDIVES

Area 51 created their own ‘Poseidon Adventure’ at an elite paradise island resort in the Indian Ocean to help ‘sea’ in the new year with an injection of glamour and style in front of an audience of A-list celebs!

RAVE ON THE WAVES AT BESTIVAL

Area 51 rocked the dock as H.M.S. Bestival dropped anchor at one of Britain’s best-ever festival arenas. It was full steam-ahead as shipmates shared the fun in an amazing nautical-themed party at Bestival on the Isle of Wight.

WONKA & ALICE GO EAST FOR EASTER

Jet-setting performers from Area 51 helped transform not one, but TWO, paradise islands into fantasy islands as part of an eggs-hausting Easter extravaganza in the east…

CARAVAN ROCKS UP AT DOWNLOAD!

Itinerant Igor Rasputin and his band of merry pranksters, freaks and performing peculiarities, pitched in at Britain’s most popular heavy rock festival to play up to their reputation as Europe’s leading spaced-oddities! Area 51’s aberrant master of ceremonies, sensation and strangeness, Rasputin rocked up at Download 2017.