As well as our huge range of traders, guests, panels and workshops – there’s something to keep the whole family entertained at Portsmouth Comic Con! Whether you’re looking for arts and crafts or immersive sci-fi adventures, take a look at what’s in store across the weekend…


Whovians and fans of the Time Lord can expect an extraterrestrial experience at Portsmouth Comic Con as they enter through the Tardis to a time altering universe and display of daleks, davros, monsters and more! ​

jurassic experience

In an exciting new feature for 2023, dinosaur devotees and fans of the Jurassic Park film franchise are invited to step inside the park gates to a world of fun and fascination!

star wars experience

Created by Joker Squad, you will be transported to the marketplace of Tatooine. Enjoy photo opportunities with screen accurate props including a Pod Racer and Han in Carbonite. Be immersed in a drumming experience with an Ewok and interact with characters from across the Star Wars universe.

steampunk GALLEON

Be immersed in a retro-futuristic Pirate Steampunk world… Led by The Gosport Steampunk Society, you can expect the traditional spoils of a Steampunk affair including the requisite Tea-Duelling, but this year all with a swashbuckling twist!

seekers create

Join Seekers Create 'Lost World' trail to find hidden clues on your intrepid journey to feature on our 'Dino Doodle'. This collective Comic Con Community Mural will feature on Seekerscreate.com after the event for you to become a published artist! Leave your mark on Comic Con by being part of this interactive art experience.

university of portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth is taking its VR lab on the road. Come and explore the future of gaming and learning. Learn to paint from a new perspective with VR Tilt Brush, or slash the beats of music in our Beat Saber Tournament. We have AR, VR, XR and more!

speakers corner with express fm

Drop in to our Speakers Corner hosted by Express FM where a continuous programme of guests will give informal insights to the comic industry and behind the scenes of Portsmouth Comic Con. Hear from the Event Producers, special guests and the partners who make Portsmouth Comic Con the event that it is and find out how to make your own cosplay or start your own Podcast. You can also join in on the fun and be part of the audience for Express FM's live Radio show and Podcast recordings. There is plenty of seating so you can take a break and have a bite to eat while listening to some fascinating discussions!

Splodge Designs

Bring the whole family and get creative with Splodge Designs as they bring a superhero-themed arts and crafts workshop to Portsmouth Comic Con.

mary rose museum

Marking the 40th anniversary of the raising of King Henry VIII’s Tudor warship, Mary Rose, you will be able to put on a VR headset and explore the world’s largest ever underwater excavation. Plus, see genuine artefacts from the ship and try your hand at Tudor games. And pick up an exclusive Comic Con offer for discounted entry to the Mary Rose Museum and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard!

Gaming Zones

Our longtime partners DICE Portsmouth and Game Over will be back with a selection of table-topped games and a variety of retro gaming consoles.