A LONG time ago in a town not very far away... ..We got to enjoy the SF Ball.

The Ball is a prestigious event held annually in Bournemouth, but this year's convention has been postponed until 2022.

Usually held around time of the year, the show attracts some of the biggest names in sci-fi.

The SF Ball, now in its 27th year, invites the stars of cult television shows to perform on stage and mingle with fans over a weekend.

Bournemouth Echo:

Big names of sci fi, fantasy and television classic to have attended the show in the past include Sarah Jane Smith of Doctor Who and John Challis from Only Fools and Horses.

People flock each year to the ball, often dressed with Spock ears or garbed in tin-can suits.

Bournemouth Echo:

These pictures from the show through the years will hopefully work towards keeping sci fi lovers' thirsts quenched until next year.

May the force be with us all!