Comic Conventions – Convention of the Year 2014

It’s the fourth annual Comic Conventions, “Convention of the Year” award. We invite you, the public, to vote for your best experience of the year. We’ve tried various formats over the year, but insist that the event is purely for fun, regardless of the outcome. The poll closes on New Years Eve so get voting!

What was your Comic Convention of the Year 2014?

Birmingham Comics Festival Tickets Now On Sale!

Advance tickets are now on sale for The Birmingham Comics Festival taking place on Saturday 18th April 2015 at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium and featuring over 100 exhibitors, panel shows, competitions, cosplaying events and surprise activities yet to be announced, plus a host of special guests from around the world who have written and illustrated such iconic characters as Batman, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Judge Dredd, Dan Dare and even The Three Bears, and whose work has appeared in such bestselling comics as 2000AD, The Eagle, Metal Hurlant, Sonic The Comic, Commando, and The Beano.

Featuring rare and exclusive UK attendances of many stellar talents, not least the living legend whose art has entertained generations of British comic readers, Mr Ian Kennedy, The Birmingham Comics Festival is something no serious comic book fan can afford to miss out on attending, and fortunately this inaugural event is not cost prohibitive.

Tickets can be purchased online direct from The Birmingham Comics Festival’s website with special limited VIP Early Bird options available (that include invites to after-show evening events and limited edition tote bags), alongside standard adult and children ticket fares. What’s more under-fives accompanied by their parents will be given free entry making it a perfect day out for all the family.

It should also be noted that there will be no hidden charges and the purchase of tickets will ensure free car parking on the day (subject to availability) and free entry to all convention events (unless recommended as being for 18 and over).

The centrepiece one day convention will be the culmination of a number of intimate smaller events being planned, some of which will be completely free, regardless of ticket purchases, while others – including a programme of comic-related films being screened exclusively at the Mac Birmingham – will be offered at a discounted rate to ticket holders.

For more information and to purchase tickets for The Birmingham Comics Festival visit: www.thecomicfestival.com

Capital Comic Con, The Edinburgh Comic Art Festival 
- Oct 10th and 11th 2015

After a long year and a half of searching for the right venue and the right dates, BHP Events has finally been able to secure all the elements we want to produce our first event in Edinburgh.

 Like the phenomenally successful Glasgow Comic Con, the event will celebrate comic books and culture, with international guests and local creators on hand with a special emphasis on comic art.

No B list celebrities in sight, just artists, writers, letterers, colourists, editors, designers, publishers, distributors and – most importantly- you, the readers!

BHP is proud to produce this new event, hosted at Summerhall, the old “vet school” which is now one of Edinburgh’s leading cultural centres. There will be panels, signings, stalls, cosplay events and much much more.

The Capital Comic Con joins a stellar line-up we’ve got planned for 2015 as Black Hearted Press celebrates it’s five birthday with over fourteen new comic releases, seven events and four graphic novels including Rom of the Reds by comic legends John Wagner & Alan Grant.

Official event website: http://www.capitalcomiccon.com/

Official event FB page: https://www.facebook.com/capitalcomiccon

Twitter page: @EdinburghComic

Producers website: http://www.BHPcomics.com