Sunday 27th October 2019 10:30am - 5:30pm
Sheffield City Centre
Back for its sixth year, this free city centre event celebrates all things otherworldly and is for anyone who enjoys sci-fi, comic books, gaming, magic, illusion, Halloween and all things spooky.
Spread across the city centre it attracts thousands of adults and children (many in costume), who come to see and enjoy this weird, wonderful and wacky event.
Sci-fi, comic and gaming zone
Winter Garden, Town Hall, Tudor Square, Millennium Square and the Peace Gardens
The ever popular sci-fi, comic book, gaming and fantasy zone is home to arcade games and board games, comic book artists and displays. You’ll encounter your favourite heroes and villains including Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Batman, Iron Man, a giant Stay Puft and The Superheroes.
A popular zone to find, or photobomb, your favourite superhero, get hold of the latest character, comicon and gaming must haves. You can meet children’s cartoon and film favourites, time travel (back to the 80s) with the Delorean and Transformer vehicles.
See if you can spot the flower fairy floating on her enchanted sphere, or follow the Space Cadets as they lead you on a merry dance. With Dr Who, Wreck It Ralph, Ghostbusters and Living Dead displays, VR and video gaming, sci-fi music and dance – there’s plenty for everyone to see and do!
Town Hall Square, Town Hall and Orchard Square
This year, Dr Phantasma and his strange cast including Dangerous Steve’s Amazing Monowheel and Romana who creates wheels of fire and attempts to ascend a razor sharp sword ladder barefoot and blindfolded!
Professor Jon’s Flea Circus returns with flea’s performing amazing feats and Sam the Scam invites you to Beat the Cheat - a chance to enjoy entertainment from a trickster with his scams...
Rachel the Enchantress invites budding young spellcasters to her den of magic for a fun, imaginative and creative session. Young witches and wizards will learn magic spells, design and make a wand/broom stick, turn grownups into frogs and even make them disappear.
New to the Magic zone this year, Orchard Square are joining the Out Of This World party. Programmed by The University of Sheffield, you'll see some of the best street entertainers in the UK, pick up a few tricks at the School of Magic and be enchanted by some magical storytelling.
Little Monsters' Halloween zone
Little Monsters will be running loose on The Moor, so get your Halloween fancy dress on and enjoy all sorts of spooky attractions!
Brought to us by MoorSheffield this zone is all set up for younger children and families to get into the spooky spirit. There will be face painting, parachute games, craft activities, apple bobbing, music workshops and street entertainment.
This year see if you can spot the dinosaurs (if you’re really lucky you will get to meet them). You can’t help but fall in love with the baby Triceratops and Brontosaurus – and if you’re brave enough you may want to stroke the T-Rex.
With plenty of shops fully stocked for Christmas - it may also be the perfect time to make a start on the festive shopping or pick up your last minute Halloween must haves.