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Star Wars Stormtroopers to visit Granada gaming convention

The characters will be attending this weekend's Ficzone event to raise funds for the Homo Sapiens charity, which helps young people with disabilities

Jennie Rhodes
JENNIE RHODES

One hundred Stormtroopers from the Star Wars Legion 501 will be on parade at the film, comic, board game and video game convention, Ficzone 2021.

The event will take place on 23 and 24 October at the Fermasa congress centre in Granada city, where Granada Gaming and Meeple Factory will also be present.

The official Star Wars Legion 501 group will be in their costumes, in support of the HomoSapiens Association, a charity which helps young people with disabilities in Granada.

The Legion was created by fans of Star Wars who wanted to help with charitable causes, especially those that are focused on children. They are known as "Bad guys doing good things".

HomoSapiens is a not-for-profit association founded in 2008, which designs, plans, implements and evaluates inclusive programmes to improve the quality of life of young people with disabilities.

20,000 participants from all over Spain are expected to attend the two-day gaming event.

More than 350 activities will be held over the two-day event, including KPop concerts, gaming professionals, arenas, e-sports tournaments, free play video game zone, artists and shows.

Tickets are on sale online at www.entradasytickets.com, www.ficzone.com, www.granadagaming.com and www.meeplefactory.es and entradasytickets.com.

Capacity is limited this year and as such fewer tickets are available than for previous events.