Darth Vader maintained a baleful glare over more than 10,000 sci-fi fans at the Armageddon Expo in Christchurch during the weekend.
Organiser Adele Geradts said many families were among the 10,000 to 12,000 attendees.
National Star Wars fan group 501st Legion provided the dark lord himself, along with Stormtroopers and other Star Wars characters.
Geradts and her husband, Bill, have been running the gaming, science fiction and wrestling show in Auckland since 1995, and decided to stage a show in Christchurch for the first time last year.
The response in the Garden City had been excellent and they were looking forward to returning in 2009, she said.
Visitors were treated to a laser tag arena, wrestling and autograph sessions with actors from Stargate and Heroes.
- The Press
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