MORE big names have been announced for Island Con 2018.

Following the news that Sean Astin, Shannon Elizabeth and Jason Mewes will be attending, the team have announced The Crow star, Rochelle Davis will be joining her co-star, Bai Ling for the convention.

Island-based comedian and YouTube producer, Alex Watts, returns to host Island Con this year.

He said: "I've sought to marry my love of pop culture to my comedy performances and Island Con allows me to do just that.

"The team and ethos of inclusion, entertainment and quality production is vital to this Island and I'm proud to be a local touchstone in a show with so much draw."

Island Con will also see urban street artist Tony Trowbridge exhibiting his original drawings for a second year.

Tony said: "As an Isle of Wight resident I was pleased to see the arrival of Comic Con last year and delighted it was such a success that it has returned — it's a great idea and a much needed boost to island morale.

“We all need an outlet to share and display our superhero creativity.”

Island traders, such as Fantastic Store, Heroes, Master of Disguise and Who One, will all be at Island Con this year.

Ben E. Belton, event organiser, said: "We are so proud to be able to host this event on the Island and are humbled by the fantastic support from local businesses.

"The support from them all, including CEX, Red Funnel and Visit Isle of Wight, is invaluable."

Sophie Mardle, who runs Fantastic Store, Ryde, with her dad, said: "The Fantastic Store team are super excited to be part of what is fast becoming a must attend event.”

“The combination of the Island's unique atmosphere, together with the passion and enthusiasm of Ben and his crew, makes for one hell of a convention and with the pop culture industry showing no sign of slowing down, we are thrilled to work as part of a team to keep it thriving right here on the Island.”

Island Con will be held at Cowes Enterprise College on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21.