Get ready to feel the force of the comic con.

Darth Vader, along with any number of Star Wars stormtroopers, will be invading Parliament Street again as the Yor-Kon 2019 York Comic Con Toy and Collector Festival returns in July.

Organisers promise it will be the biggest event so far.


The confirmed part of the line-up includes the Sentinel Squad, last seen causing mayhem at York Minster and around the city centre in their amazing Star Wars costumes.

One of the organisers, Paul Dambrauskas, told YorkMix:

  • There will be more traders and live performances from local York St John University Singing Society, performing all your favorite movie soundtracks and TV shows.

    Plus there’ll be rides, cosplay, the Game York live gaming arena. Lots of family fun – and and its free!

Total Geek Wipeout

The Sentinel Squad assemble… Photograph: Sentinel Squad UK on Facebook
Other events lined up for this year’s Yor-Kon include a Harry Potter wand making class, funfair and sword-swallowing daredevil.

Yor-Kon 2019
  • Sat Jul 6 @ 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Parliament Street
  • Free
  • More details

You can aim for the bullseye at the target range, featuring air soft weapons, and take part in ‘Total Geek Wipeout’.

Star Wars prop displays include Jabba The Hut’s lair and droids including R2D2 and BB8.

And just to mix things up, the vikings from the Jorvik Centre will be on hand to show you their weapons.

Belong York will be running a gaming arena inside Game York. And music from the live stage will include songs from The Greatest Showman and Glee.