When you think of famous gang rivalries, you think Bloods vs Crips, Outlaws vs Hells Angels and Mods vs Rockers. But Star Wars fans vs Doctor Who fans? Not so much. However, tension between the two SciFi factions have been brewing in quaint town of Norwich, England, leading to a confrontation at the Sci-Fi and Film Convention at the University of East Anglia. From the BBC:
Police were called to a science fiction convention after an argument between two rival groups of fans.
Trouble flared at the fourth Norwich Sci-Fi and Film Convention at the University of East Anglia, organised by Norwich Star Wars Club.
Police were called after members of the rival Norwich Sci-Fi club arrived to get autographs from two Doctor Who actors at the event on Sunday.
Norfolk Police confirmed officers attended and spoke to both parties.
A spokesman said they had been called to reports of a man being assaulted at the convention.
“After a lengthy investigation, talking to witnesses and reviewing good CCTV footage, it was confirmed that there was no assault,” the spokesman said.
“The two rival groups were spoken to and advised to keep out of each other’s way.”
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