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Tickets for OH!CON, the Outer Hebrides comic con, have gone on sale.

The con, now in its second year, is being held on 14 October at the Stornoway campus of UHI North West and Hebrides.

Celebrating the best in sci-fi, fantasy, comics and games, this year’s OH!CON promises to be bigger and better with even more talks, workshops and activities on offer for people of all ages.

This year’s guest list includes comic and manga artists, science fiction and fantasy writers, and Scottish comedian and self-confessed geek, Rik Carranza.

Hereward Proops, one of the OH!CON organisers, said, ‘We have a fantastic line-up this year. As well as our fabulous guests who’ll be talking and presenting interactive workshops, we have loads of drop-in activities including tabletop gaming, role-playing sessions, virtual reality devices, green screen photography, Lego building, animation and more.

"Local author GR Jordan is joining us to run an interactive gaming session based on an alien invasion of Stornoway. It’ll be a lot of fun.

"We’re also running our OH!CON art gallery again this year. Anyone who creates sci-fi or fantasy art or comics is invited to submit work for display.

"We’ll be giving prizes for the best pieces as judged by our guest artists. It’s a great way for artists to get their work seen by industry professionals.’

OH!CON’s guests this year include comic artists Tom Foster and Tom Humberstone; science fiction author, Ken Macleod; Manga artist and writer Irina Richards; comedian and geek, Rik Carranza; artist and teacher, Gary Erskine and publisher/artist and founder of the Glasgow Comic Con, Sha Nazir.

OH!CON is run by a spectacular team of volunteers, and supported through partnerships with An Lanntair, and UHI North West Hebrides.

They say: "We are also extremely grateful to Creative Scotland, the Point and Sandwick Trust, the Scottish Book Trust, UHI North West Hebrides, Maoin nan Ealan Gàidhlig, Gateway Nerds, Western Isles Wargamers, the Baltic Bookshop and Tech Mobile for their support."

Tickets for OH!CON are available from the OH!CON website www.ohcon.info – a day ticket allows access to all talks, exhibitions, vendors and drop-in sessions throughout the day.

Some smaller activities do need to be booked in advance due to limited space and the workshops are also available to all for a nominal extra charge.