The Sci-fi Force was with Star Wars fans
SCI-FI mingled with nostalgia in Plymouth's Independent Quarter at a fair that included an old city bus, live owls and Star Wars Characters.
The popular Sci-Fi Day returned to Frankfort Gate on Saturday, but this time included a Nostalgia Event as well.
Plymouth City Transport Preservation Group joined the event with a vintage bus, and the Devon Genealogy Group were there helping people trace their family trees. There was also a selection of photographs on display showing the history of Plymouth.
The one-day event was organised by the Independent Quarter traders with the support of the Plymouth City Centre Company, and built on the success of Sci-Fi and Star Wars events over the past year.
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The Sci-Fi Days are quickly becoming regular diary dates for the people of Plymouth.
David Jefferson, 22, from Plymouth, said: "It's good. I know a lot of people who come to these events, so it's a good way to catch up and see what's happening."
Joe Lally, 55, had travelled from Launceston for the event. He said: "I've been a sci-fi fan since the 1970s when Star Wars came out. I collect stuff. I've got 380 feet of shelves full of Star Wars toys at home."
Some sci-fi fans turned up dressed as their favourite characters for a fancy dress contest. Josh Thompson, 23, from Eggbuckland, was dressed as a Sand Trooper.
He said: "It was a nice day for it, because it can get very hot in the costume."
Plymouth Hospital Radio were at Frankfort Gate to compère the event and provided themed music from their show stage. Screech Owl Sanctuary brought along some owls, adding a Harry Potter flavour to the event.