Something that is long overdue in the second city is a comic convention in the literal sense of the word.  We have plenty of opportunities to visit the MCM behemoth, which continues to gather success across the country due to ‘nerd’ being made somewhat cool these days, but we are in desperate need of a convention that focuses on comics and creators and brings some big names to the city.

Looking back at BICS, it’s obvious that there is a demand for these events.  That we haven’t seen one (since a little spin-off) has been disappointing and made the denizens of the West Midlands have to travel to meet up with their favourite creators.

Guests have already been announced indicating that this has been planned for a while, here’s hoping the list grows over the next few months and gives Birmingham the chance to shine again.

Guests so far:

  • Mike Collins
  • Ben Oliver
  • Bryan Talbot
  • Emma Vieceli

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