also featuring Ghostbusters, Power Rangers and many more film and TV characters

second year of successful show at Stonham Barns Park promises to be full of surprises

Stonham Barns Park – one of Suffolk’s premier leisure, retail and holiday destinations – is to see the return of a mega event introduced last year for all those who are fans of comic books, movies and video games. The Legends Comic Con Weekender II will be staged on 2, 3 and 4 August and appeal to followers of pop-culture of all ages.  Combat2Coffee, a charity offering rehabilitation, veteran outreach and training courses for members of the British forces, will be in attendance to fundraise, with the support of Vaders Raiders and other groups from the UK.

The Vader Raiders Costume Group was formed five years ago by husband-and-wife team Jason and Maria Buxton who have perfected the Cosplay look with reproduction clothing and props from the all-action films.

The Legends Comic Con Weekender II will feature characters from Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Power Rangers and many other film and TV characters who will provide photo selfies and personal interactions.  Among the Star Wars actors attending last year’s event were Frank Harper, Daniel Eghan, Martin Ballantyne, Eileen Roberts, Ty Hurley, Doug Grant, David Stone and Nathan Pegler.

Said Josh Forward of Stonham Barns Park Events, ‘It is going to be awesome to see these larger-than-life TV and film characters mingling with the public again this year.  The children will not believe what they are seeing as they so closely resemble the actual characters from the various franchises.  Such care and attention go into the organisation of events put on by Vaders Raiders that we know it will be a huge success.’

‘Other costume groups from around the UK will be attending and the phenomenon is so big that the event is attracting interest from visitors – not only from around the UK – but others from around the globe!’

A Comic Con is a convention focused on all forms of action entertainment.  There are many staged around the UK and worldwide.  Fans who attend these events often participate in Cosplay or dressing up as fictional characters.  Those staged in major cities worldwide attract writers, artists, actors and directors who are often looking at film trends and the next big movie idea.

Said Jason Buxton of Vaders Raiders, ‘This will be a major event for the region, and we are very much looking forward to it.  We will be channelling some fantasy film vibes – with the focus on bringing TV and games characters to life – plus there will be costume contests, merchandise on sale, photo opportunities and celebrity guests.’

‘The event was such a success last year and so we are delighted to continue to build up the cosplay following in the region with this second event this year.’


‘It’s always so surprising how many action film fans are out there and how ready they are to join in the fun and excitement of the show.’


Day tickets are £10 per person each day.  Children 10 and under are free. Full weekend tickets are £25 and weekend tickets with showground camping are £50 per pitch.  To book visit or email Sam at [email protected]

Stonham Barns Park is a bustling family complex offering accommodation, attractions and activities based in the heart of Suffolk, UK. Activities at the leisure, retail and holiday venue include The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Café 24 Restaurant, The Golf Centre including Adventure Golf and FootGolf, and new Adventure FootGolf Course, The Teapot Pottery, holiday lodges, a caravan park, camping and glamping and fishing lakes.

Stonham Barns Park has been serving the community of Suffolk since it first opened in 1987 and is still as much a family destination as it was when it first opened, and it is now becoming a more prominent part of Suffolk tourism which is growing exponentially year on year.  Stonham Barns Park itself welcomes many visitors from all over the UK – particularly from London, the South-East and from as far away as The North and Scotland.

For more information about Legends Comic Con II Weekender 2024 at Stonham Barns Park please contact Jason Buxton on 07809481619 or [email protected] 01449 711901 or visit or facebook or Instagram.