Feel The Force Day, a fully accessible comic and fan event, is moving to the East of England Arena and Events Centre (EEAEC), for its seventh edition on 5 October 2019.
Feel The Force Day began as a small event in Peterborough in 2013 and since then the show has grown steadily in size and stature, to reach an anticipated 8,000 visitors arriving from all over the country as well as flying in from North America, Europe and beyond.
Simon Howard, co-founder and organiser of Feel The Force Day, commented: “It’s based on an understanding that the mainstream fan conventions don’t necessarily provide a great environment for fans with disabilities, whether it’s practical issues like having extra wide aisles, or less visible features like a calm, softly lit ‘chill-out’ area. Our event is all about understanding, in every respect.
“We have all the same attractions as a typical fan convention, but with a fully supportive environment and atmosphere built-in to the event. We rely on our venue, volunteers, celebrity guests and merchandise sellers all working together to make the event accessible, inclusive and enjoyable for every visitor. From the keeping a low average price for tickets and merchandise, to providing tactile as well as visual browsing opportunities, true accessibility means so much more than wheelchair ramps and lifts.”
Dean Rees, EEAEC business development manager, said: “It gives us great pleasure to be able to offer a new home to Feel The Force Day, it’s an outstanding and unique show that we are delighted to support. We are very much looking forward to welcoming all the fans and enthusiasts this October.”