The 8th-10th August sees the return of the MancsterCon Independent Sequential Art Convention. After a successful three day event last year filled with screenings, talks and workshops, cosplay catwalks and a host of local comic artists, the convention is back at the Manchester Digital Laboratory on Edge Street for another weekend of comics, manga, animation and much more.  There will be a range of events from crafty workshops and cosplay competitions, to discussions in comic studies and animation screenings. For more information, you can follow MancsterCon on twitter https://twitter.com/MancsterCon or at their website: mancstercon.wordpress.com. Tickets cost £3 for the whole weekend. All enquiries can be sent to mancstercon@gmail.com.’

They are still open for submissions from animators and have lots of space in the timetable for potential speakers. If anyone is interested, they can email mancstercon@gmail.com directly. Tickets can be bought in advance from the Eventbrite page here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mancstercon-2014-tickets-10414539167