The Birmingham Comics Festival 2016!

Debuting last Spring The Birmingham Comics Festival made good on its promise: to put the second city fairly and squarely back on the UK comic convention map, placing comics and their fans at the absolute heart of all its events. Now following its tremendous success and the genuinely unexpected waves of affection expressed for it, it can be officially declared that the festival will return in 2016 – But, bigger and better, while still delivering on that promise!

With a string of events being planned, ranging from exhibitions, showcase signings, sponsored talk events, demonstrations & practical workshops, film screenings and much more besides at various venues throughout the city, The Birmingham Comics Festival is your personal invite into the world of comics, be you young or think you’ve seen it all before! It’s your chance to experience the cutting edge of comics today and rejoice in the great and good that’s gone before – From fans of The Beano to The Batman and all points in between.

For those who like things under one roof, The Birmingham Comics Festival will again take up residence at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium on Saturday 23rd April 2016 for a spectacular convention featuring internationally renowned creators, cosplayers adorned in their finest regalia, with a diverse range of publications rare and new on offer… An impressive locality, excellent onsite facilities and free parking to boot makes it’s an unbeatable venue!

Publishers and trade dealers will be pleased to know that advance booking of stands for the convention at Edgbaston is already available and there will be some fantastic deals for those attending, not least those looking to book early.

Events taking place elsewhere as part of The Birmingham Comics Festival will be announced in due course, along with names of special guests who will be featured and in attendance at the various venues, in due course. For now, put a smile on your face as you write down the first important date of 2016 down in your diaries – Saturday 23rd April 2016!

Preston Comic Con returns

Preston Comic Con returns to the Guild Hall on 1st August 2015 and we’re bringing an unmissable line up of special guests, comics, games, cosplay, props and displays to entertain the crowds.  Building on the success of last year’s event, this one promises to be even bigger and better!

Several stars will be attending from the Hobbit trilogy, the Star Wars Saga, Harry Potter, Doctor Who and Game of Thrones including Dave Prowse (Darth Vader), Kenny Baker (R2D2), Sylvester McCoy (the 7th Doctor and Radagast the Brown), Adam Brown (Ori), Ian McIlhenney (Ser Barristan Selmy), Adrian Rawlins (James Potter) and many more.  These special guests will be signing autographs and available for professional photoshoots with visitors.

There will also be some of the most renowned comic artists and writers ever to grace the pages of comics and graphic novels.

Over 70 stalls will be selling every kind of pop culture collectable and memorabilia.

Fans can also have their picture taken with screen used movie props and models including Dr Who’s Tardis and Iron Man’s hall of armour.

Tickets for PRESTON COMIC CON on 1st August 2015 are available to pre-order at www.prestoncomiccon.co.uk

You can find more information about the event including a full list of special guests on the website or on twitter @prestoncomiccon or on Facebook www.facebook.co.uk/prestoncomiccon

WOSCON Sheffield 2015

World of Superheroes, in partnership with Sheffield Students’ Union, are proud to present WOSCON Sheffield 2015. Our inaugural event ushers in a new breed of comic-cons in the UK. We want to unite fans with the very best creators and enthusiasts.

We’re taking over five floors of the Sheffield Students’ Union and the Octagon Centre on Saturday August 1st and Sunday August 2nd 2015 to bring you an engaging and immersive new Sheffield Comic-Con.

For the fans, there will be cool technology to demo, video game contests, retrospective looks at some of your favourite superhero franchises – including actual vintage comics and memorabilia and of course, some incredible cosplay. All spread across 10 distinct zones.

Some of the incredible exhibitions and guests confirmed already include:

– Legendary actor, Dave Prowse (Darth Vader himself)

– The Gorilla Guy – Hollywood standard animatronics – his first UK appearance

– Independent UK action adventure film, Arthur & Merlin

– Vehicles from the Transformers’ movie series

– Gaming Zone, featuring a range of playable games on Sony Playstation 4.

– WOS Marketplace – home to over 100 sellers offering incredible superhero-themed products

– The Vault – a collection of some of the rarest and most valuable comics in the world, including Avengers #1, Amazing Fantasy #15 (1st appearance of Spider-Man and Superman #1)

– Cosplay contests and an evening gala

Tickets are on sale now from Sheffield Students’ Union Box Office and online at www.woscon.com

More details and guests added everyday. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for the most up to the minute announcements: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Woscon/1598863923728567

Opening times for both days are 10am – 5pm.