Leamington Comic Con debuted in 2014 after a successful crowdfunding campaign and returns this October on Saturday 17th, providing an alternative for those not making it to LICAF this year. It promises “a small, but perfectly formed comic-based convention, which promotes small press and local talent where people can engage with local and national comic writers, illustrators and traders a small, but perfectly formed comic based convention, which promotes small press and local talent where people can engage with local and national comic writers, illustrators and traders.”
The full press release for the event is below…
- 2015 promises more comics, cosplay, talks and big name guests
- The sequel will be held at The Assembly on Spencer Street
- More than 1,200 people already say they plan to attend
After last year’s awesome debut, Leamington Comic Con will be back on Saturday the 17th October, promising a bigger venue, more comics and big industry names.
Having outgrown its previous venue, this year’s convention will be held at The Assembly on Spencer Street between 10:30-5:00pm.
Dan Mallier, Creator of Leamington Comic Con, said: “This year’s event is shaping up to be one heck of a comeback. We’ve more than enough for avid comic fans, as well as cosplayers and families looking for a great day out.”
Leamington Comic Con received rave reviews within the industry last year, which has helped it to attract a star studded line up for its 2015 return.
Internationally renowned David Lloyd, a regular at San Diego’s Convention, will be the biggest draw, having co-created V for Vendetta with Alan Moore, and designed V’s Guy Fawkes inspired mask. Lloyd will be promoting his latest venture, Aces Weekly as he hosts a panel talk, but will also be sketching and signing autographs.
Simon Furman, comic book writer notable for Transformers comics and Andrew Wildman, British artist best known for his work on Marvel titles such as Thundercats, The Real Ghostbusters and Transformers, are also confirmed.
“The event’s page on Facebook is already showing over 1,200 people are planning to attend, so we’re expecting swarms of excited comic fans and colourful cosplayers, but they’re will also be plenty to do for families with young children too,” added Dan.
Early-bird tickets can be bought direct from Seismic Records located at The Assembly, MG Memorabilia on Lansdowne Street or online via the Leam Comic Con Facebook page. Priority entrance will be given to ticket holders, but people can pay on the day.
Confirmed guests & exhibitors:
David Lloyd, co-creator of V for Vendetta, Aces Weekly
T Publications, Writer & Publisher
David Leach, Writer & Artist
Mike Garley, Josh Sherwell & Mike Stock, The Kill Screen
Simon Furman, Writer
Andrew Wildman, Artist
Vince Hunt, Writer & Artist
Comic Connections, Banbury
Haylestorm Comics, Writers & artists
John-Paul Kamath, Award winning London Horror Comic Anthology
Geeky Comics, Award winning Writer
Giuseppe Barresi, Writer & Artist, Solihull
Time Bomb Comics, Writer & Publisher, Birmingham
Snikt and Bamf, Pop culture jewellery & accessories, Birmingham
Fly Comics, Writer & Publisher, Birmingham
Lance Manley, Writer, Leamington Spa
Josh Callaghan, Artist, Leamington Spa
MG Memorabilia, TV & Film memorabilia, Leamington Spa
Saakio, Anime figurines, Kenilworth
Dean Beattie, Writer & Artist
Rees Finlay, Writer & Artist, Coventry
Stu Perrins, Writer, Birmingham
Matthew Craig, Writer & Artist
AshesX Comics, Trader
Dead All Over Design, Artist, Cheltenham