For the Love of Sci-Fi takes over Manchester next month

For the Love of Sci-Fi Manchester December 1-2  

The world’s biggest celebrity guests including a staggering 6 first time UK signers from Stranger Things, Predator, Rocky coming to MANCHESTER! Plus an opening concert on 30th NOV with THREE UK first EXCLUSIVES.

  • UK FIRST EXCLUSIVE – Stranger Things –  Dustin & Lucas – Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin and an opportunity to have a photo on Will’s couch!Stranger Things is an excellent Netflix series set in Indiana in the year 1983.

    When a young boy goes missing the rest of his family and friends must come together to find out what is happening in their town. Things get stranger when a shaven-headed young girl appears.

  • UK FIRST EXCLUSIVE – Rocky & Predator – Carl Weathers aka Apollo Creed and Brigitte Nielsen aka Ludmilla Vobet Drago. The Rocky Franchise was a series of movies directed, written and starred in by Sylvester Stallone as the title character Rocky Balboa. It’s a rag to riches tale of a boxer who fights through the troubles of life to fight the Heavyweight Champion Of The World.
  • UK FIRST EXCLUSIVE – ET – Henry Thomas (Elliot), Dee Wallace (Mary), Robert MacNaughton (Michael) and Matthew De Meritt reunite and talk about making this iconic film that touched so many peoples hearts in the early 1980s.The cast of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial reunite after 36 years.
  • UK FIRST EXCLUSIVE – Predator – WORLD EXCLUSIVE – FIRST EVER UK APPEARANCE – Jesse Ventura.Jesse Ventura is an American Professional Wrestler turned actor, turned Governor of Minnesota. He has done it all.

    Jesse Ventura has appeared in many films such as Predator and Running Man alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abraxas, Guardian Of The Universe, No Holds Barred and Thunderground

  • UK FIRST EXCLUSIVE – RedSonja & Rocky – FIRST EVER UK APPEARANCE – Standing at a striking 6’1″ it’s no surprise Brigitte Nielsen began her career as a model before transitioning into acting. In 1985 she appeared in the fantasy film Red Sonja alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. That same year she married Sylvester Stallone; the couple acted in two films together (Rocky IV and Cobra) before divorcing in 1987.

    In 1987, Nielsen played Karla Fry in the film Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), alongside Eddie Murphy. Subsequently, she starred in 976-Evil II, The Double 0 Kid (1992), Chained Heat II (1993), Galaxis (1995), and Snowboard Academy (1996). She starred as the villainess of the Italian TV fantasy film Fantaghirò 2 and its sequels (1992–1996).

  • UK FIRST EXCLUSIVE – Predator – FIRST EVER UK APPEARANCE –  Bill Duke. Bill Duke also was known as William Henry Duke, Jr. is an American actor, director, producer, and writer of film and television. Known for his physically imposing frame, Duke’s work frequently dwells within the action and crime drama genres but also appears in comedy. Frequently a character actor, he has starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando and Predator, and has appeared in films like American Gigolo, No Man’s Land, Bird on a Wire, Menace II Society, Payback, and X-Men: The Last Stand; often plays characters related to law enforcement
  • UK FIRST EXCLUSIVE – Ghostbusters writer and performer of the Ghostbusters original song  – FIRST EVER UK APPEARANCE Ray Parker Jr is an American Singer-songwriter and guitarist, record producer, and actor, best known for writing and performing the theme song to the 1984 movie Ghostbusters, for his solo music, and for performing with his band, Raydio, and with Barry White.

    Parker also made acting appearances on the 1980s sitcom Gimme a Break, 1984 CBS Saturday morning kids’ show Pryor’s Place (for which Parker appeared in the opening title sequence singing the theme song), Disorderlies (1987), Enemy Territory (1987), Charlie Barnett’s Terms of Enrollment (1986) aka Terms of Enrollment (USA: short title), two episodes of Berrenger’s (1985), and Uptown Saturday Night (1974). He was also a production assistant for the film Fly by Night (1993).

  • UK FIRST EXCLUSIVE – Stranger Things – FIRST EVER UK APPEARANCE – Gaten Matarazzo. PLus a special concert on 30th Nov with his band ‘Work in Progress’
  • UK FIRST EXCLUSIVE – Stranger Things – FIRST EVER UK APPEARANCE – Caleb McLaughlin.

All guests:-

  1. Gaten Matarazzo – Stranger Things
  2. Caleb McLaughlin – Stranger Things
  3. Carl Weathers – Predator, Rocky, Happy Gilmore
  4. Bill Duke – Predator & Commando
  5. Jesse Ventura – Predator, Running Man
  6. Brigitte Nielsen – Rocky, Red Sonja
  7. Henry Thomas – ET
  8. Dee Wallace – ET
  9. Robert MacNaughton – ET
  10. Matthew De Meritt – the original ET
  11. Lou Ferrigno – The Incredible Hulk
  12. Ray Parker Jr – Original writer and artist of the Ghostbusters theme song.
  13. Spencer Wilding – Star Wars – Rogue One
  14. Nick Maley & Yoda – Starwars Creature Effects
  15. Mike Quinn – Starwars – animator – Nien Numb
  16. Paul Blake – Starwars – Greedo


  • PREDATOR – Carl Weathers, Bill Duke and Jesse Ventura
  • STRANGER THINGS – Gaten Matarazzo and Celeb McLaughlin
  • ROCKY – Carl weathers & Brigitte Nielsen
  • ET – Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton and Matthew De Meritt


  • Live Q&As
  • Full-scale movie prop and set recreations including a 41ft X-Wing, ET forest shoot, Stranger Things set buildsand more
  • The Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra playing all your favourite sci-fi themes live conducted by an animatronic Yoda
  • Cosplay competitions
  • Trading village
  • Live art
  • Miniature model displays
  • The world famous Cantina Space Bar & more

Get your tickets @

  • FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER – Opening Concert featuring Ray Parker Junior, Gaten Matarazzo with his band ‘Work in Progress, The Synth Lords and Blues Harvest – details and tickets click here


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