Some of the UK and Ireland’s leading comic artists and writers will touch down in Derry next month for the first ever ComicCity Festival.

The two-day festival, which is being run in partnership with CultureTech, the Millennium Forum and the Nerve Centre, will celebrate comics, illustration and the creative arts.

The festival is free to enter and will be held in the Millennium Forum venue in Derry on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September, and will showcase some of the world’s best creative talent, including some of the comic industry’s top writers and artists.

These special guests, exhibitors and dealers will be in attendance throughout the weekend and there will also be a full programme of talks, workshops and activities.

In addition, comic fans will also have the opportunity to attend Invasion Derry, which will be running alongside ComicCity.

This event is being hosted by The Emerald Garrison, Ireland’s premier costuming club, who will be bringing their hugely popular Star Wars show to the city for the first time, featuring interactive sets, props, replicas and over 40 costumed characters!

(please note: there is a cover charge for the Invasion Derry event).

Guests include:

  • JORDIE BELLAIRE
  • DECLAN SHALVEY
  • MARC LAMING
  • JOHN MCCREA
  • DAVE HENDRICK
  • JOHN ALLISON
  • PJ HOLDEN
  • MAURA MCHUGH
  • STEPHEN MOONEY
  • MICHAEL CARROLL
  • RUTH REDMOND
  • RYAN BROWN
  • STEPHEN DOWNEY
  • PAUL BOLGER
  • PHILIP BARRETT
  • SARAH BOWIE
  • DEBBIE JENKINSON
  • LIGHTNING STRIKE
  • NATHAN STOCKMAN
  • MARTIN HAYES
  • JOE CAMPBELL
  • DAVY FRANCIS
  • THE PUBCAST

For more details:

Facebook – ComicCity festival

Twitter – @comiccityfest

Email: info@comiccityfestival.com

Website: www.comiccityfestival.com

Check out the ComicCity podcast, twitter – @Comiccitycast