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!