Film buffs get ready for characters from a galaxy far, far away to becoming to a film festival near you.

The very first Elstree Film and TV Con will be held at the Elstree Film Studios will be held to raise money for the National Autistic Society.

There are currently 14 guests that will be signing autographs on the day from productions such as Star Wars, Doctor Who, Harry Potter and Red Dwarf.

There will fully working R2D2 droids, the build team that worked on The Phantom Menace as well as cosplayers from Star Wars costume clubs.

There will also be magicians, an ice-cream stand, a silent auction, stalls selling memorabilia, a retro games zone and the Jedi Academy lightsabre training for children.

The convention will be run by Liberty Events UK will take place on Saturday, September 30 between 10.30am and 5.30pm.

Although this is the inaugural festival, there is hope that this will become an annual event to celebrate the film heritage in the area, while raising money and awareness for autism.

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