More than 130,000 people are expected to attend the bi-annual ComicCon convention in London this weekend to attend appearances by Doctor Who writers Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss and Life on Mars star Philip Glenister who will be announcing his latest show Outcast to attendees.

Based on a comic series by Robert Kirkman creator of the Walking Dead Glenister plays Reverend Anderson, a hard-drinking West Virginia evangelist with his own personal demons who guides a man (played by Almost Famous star Patrick Fugit) as he tries to take control of his life.

He will join Robert Llewellyn who plays mechanoid Kryton in the Red Dwarf series and trio of Game of Thrones stars Ian McElhinney, Ian Beattie and Eugene Simon at Excel London. Comic book fans from around the country are expected to attend the event representing every franchise from X-Men to Star Wars.

Tom Goodman-Hill, Emily Berrington, Sope Dirisu and Will Tudor from the hit Channel 4 series Humans will also make an appearance.

@lou_scanlon tweeted from the event: "Eating lunch with a very odd superhero team..."

@joeyjodrops said: "Comic Con is Amazing!!! Having the best time ever!!!!"

The convention follows a hectic few weeks for sci-fi fans with the release of the final trailer for the latest in the Star Wars saga The Force Awakens and the Back to the Future day that celebrated the actual date when the fictional lead character Marty McFly and his mentor Dr Emmett Brown arrived in the future during in the second instalment of the trilogy. Brands including Toyota, Pepsi and Nike associated themselves with the day to promote new products.

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