STARS of Star Trek, Doctor Who and Game of Thrones are among the special guests due to attend the UK's longest running not-for-profit science fiction convention, which takes place in Southampton in early February.

The Sci-Fi Ball celebrates its 22nd year at the Grand Harbour Hotel from February 5 to 7 with a three day itinerary of unique events for the whole family to enjoy.

The star-studded line-up of science fiction and fantasy stars will be helping to raise much-needed funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Special guests include Vaughn Armstrong (Admiral Maxwell Forrest in Star Trek: Enterprise), Annette Badland (Doctor Who, Wizards Vs. Aliens, EastEnders), Sabrina Bartlett (Maid Marian in Doctor Who, Sophia in Davinci’s Demons, Game of Thrones), Casey Biggs (Cardassian Damar in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Dominic Keating (Lt. Malcolm Reed in Star Trek: Enterprise, Heroes, Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Connor Trinneer (Charles "Trip" Tucker III in Star Trek: Enterprise, Stargate:

Atlantis) and James Moran (TV writer whose credits include Doctor Who and Cocknies versus Zombies) plus author Robert Rankin and illustrator Lee Bradley.

Casey Biggs who will be attending the entire weekend as well as performing as part of a special Star Trek cabaret told Your Entertainment: “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is still so strong in the minds of Star Trek fans that it's always rewarding to be able to meet and chat about the magical world of Star Trek.”

Sabrina Bartlett, who also appears in Poldark, added: “I am absolutely delighted to be involved with the SF Ball this year. The Teenage Cancer Trust is a vital organisation and I am so looking forward to meeting everyone and having a fantastic weekend!”

Every day of the convention includes Q&A’s, professional photography/autograph sessions with the stars, activities, challenges and art/fiction competitions, an emporium of cult collectables and merchandise, a special table-top gaming room, an exhibition hall including roaming full size Daleks, life size recreations of the Enterprise D Bridge and transporter platform, original costumes from the Star Trek franchise, models and model-making displays and special events from The Victorian Steampunk Society, including the opportunity to take part in tea-duelling!

Friday highlights include: The Con Dance Workshop to teach your two left feet the correct routines to enjoy all the convention dances; an epic pub quiz full of geeky questions, A Gold Ticket Cocktail Party, state of the art interactive game-shows, including Who Wants To Be A Starship Captain?, Geeking for Gold and a Whose Who? game. Friday concludes with an epic party with the theme of Children's Books and a prize for the best fancy dress costume.

On Saturday, guests will enjoy a three-course black-tie/fancy dress dinner with live cabaret, a ‘money-can’t buy’ raffle and a Gotham City themed party with fancy dress competitions and a cabaret by the Enterprise Blues Band with actors from Star Trek.

Sunday’s highlights include a musicals themed late night disco and Karaoke evening and another opportunity to play one of SFB’s impressive interactive audio-visual games, Universally Challenged.

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Since 2009, organisers SFB Events have raised over £22,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.