The countdown is on for one of Dunfermline's most eye-catching and colourful events of the year, Comic Con 17.

It's being organised by the Little Shop of Heroes, in association with Dunfermline Delivers, and major attractions on display will come from the ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Batman’ blockbuster movies.

Last year’s inaugural convention was a huge hit and led to the capacity for next month's show at the Glen Pavilion being doubled to 5,000.

And with many of those attending planning to dress as their favourite comic book characters, it promises to be a spectacular occasion on Saturday March 11.

“It’s a great chance to meet and speak with the creators of characters people know. Last year was also very popular with the artists and writers themselves who really enjoyed coming here for the first time,” said Alby Grainger, from Little Shop of Heroes.

The first Scottish display of the Iron Throne from the hit TV show Game of Thrones was a big draw at the convention in 2016.

This time there will be another Scottish premiere, with the first public showing of the X-34 Land Speeder replica from Star Wars. Also on show for Star Wars fans will be BB-8, R2-D2 and R-5 droids.

Another major attraction will be the display of the Batpod replica from the Batman movie, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’.

Other attractions include a set of replica standing stones used in the cult TV series, ‘Outlander’, which has regularly been filmed in Fife.

And returning from last year’s event, due to popular demand from Doctor Who fans, will be the replica Tardis and David Tennant lookalike.

There will be 100 stalls this year compared to 40 last time. There will also be up to 30 comic book artists and writers coming from as far afield as the USA for the event.

The writers attending will include Scotland’s own Alan Grant, a writer on ‘Batman’, and John Wagner, the creator of ‘Judge Dredd’.

Another well-known comic book star on his way here is Peter Milligan, the longest-serving writer on ‘John Constantine, Hellblazer’.

Marc Ellerby and Sarah Graley, writers and artists on ‘Rick and Morty’, are also coming to Comic Con.

Capacity at the event will be boosted from 2,500 to 5,000 with the addition of a marquee near to the Glen Pavilion.

eTickets are now on sale from, priced at £7.50 for adults and £5 for under-12s.

Chris Foote, events manager of Dunfermline Delivers, said, “It’s great to be supporting the Comic Con once more and we look forward to the event bringing a large number of visitors into the town centre.”