TWO Isle of Wight organisations will proudly be part of Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics this weekend (May 7 and 8).

Portsmouth Comic Con will feature the best in comic, film, TV and pop culture entertainment, including The Isle of Wight Prop Crew and Joker Squad UK.

Working with the Comic Con team, the creators of the new Star Wars Walk-Through Experience guarantee visitors feel a part of the Star Wars universe as they are immersed in the sights, sounds, props and characters.

The Isle of Wight Prop Crew is a small but dedicated group who have been building full-size replica Star Wars film sets and large-scale props for over a decade, with their displays seen at major conventions across the UK.

Joker Squad UK, a UK-wide Star Wars costuming group with several members based on the Island, will add the character element to the Walk-Through Experience.

With members ranging between the ages of 15 and 62, Joker Squad UK’s ethos of fun, charity and Star Wars sees the squad attending Comic Cons and events across the country.

Steve West, Isle of Wight Prop Crew, said: “We can’t wait to attend Portsmouth Comic Con along with many of the fandoms from the island including anime, steampunk, historical, horror and sci-fi!

Both the Isle of Wight Prop Crew and Joker Squad UK welcome new members and anyone interested in joining us can find out more on our Facebook pages or come and see us at Portsmouth!”