Birm­ing­ham Comics Fes­ti­val

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Page. Ir­ish nov­el­ist and Dredd writer Michael Car­roll will also be mak­ing a rare UK ap­pear­ance at the event.

With more than 100 ex­hibitors sched­uled to at­tend, the di­verse range of pub­li­ca­tions, books, orig­i­nal art and toys, along­side con­ven­tion ex­clu­sives, will en­sure that col­lec­tors and fans of all ages should find some­thing to take away from the event.

The or­gan­is­ers say they have con­ducted com­pre­hen­sive sur­veys to find out ex­actly what the public wants and prom­ise some ex­tra spe­cial sur­prises. Things al­ready re­vealed in­clude a range of panel dis­cus­sions, in­ter­views with star guests and cre­ators, pro­fes­sional cri­tiques from pub­lish­ers and ed­i­tors, as well as com­pe­ti­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties. There’s also talk of comic­themed screen­ings at Birm­ing­ham’s arts cen­tre which will in­clude guest speak­ers, although the full pro­gramme is yet to be an­nounced.

It looks like Bri­tain’s sec­ond big­gest city has its sight set on putting on a good show.

You can find out more at their web­site, where tick­ets are al­ready on sale.

http:// www. the­comicfes­ti­val. com/ 21- 22 March

Buffy’s James Marsters and Darth Maul him­self, Ray Park, can be found at the dragon coun­try con. 4 April

Anime, comic book, videogame and, of course, cos­play fans won’t want to miss this fam­ily- friendly day out in Rother­ham.

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