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British Comic Expo I held on 11/6 & 11/7

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British Comic Expo I held on 11/6 & 11/7

Official Press Release

Comic Expo I begins on Saturday, November 6th (from noon until 6pm) & continues Sunday, November 7th (11am until 5pm), at a cost of only £5.00 for the whole weekend, with under-12s free when attending with a paying adult. That’s one low price for two days of traders, talks, panels, signings and much more. Hosted by the Ramada Jarvis Hotel, Bristol, with cheap room rates for attendees, what can you expect?

FREEBIES: Whilst supplies last, all attendees receive a four issue sampler pack from AP Comics (the newest and most successful British publishing company, worth £12) plus a grab bag courtesy of Forbidden Planet London (the world’s biggest comic and SF entertainment store chain).

Major confirmed Guests include:

Mike Noble (1st Ever Comic Convention, famous old-school British artist)

John M. Burns (2000AD and so much more)

Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead, X-Files, Green Lantern, 2000AD)

Simon Bisley (Full Cirkle, debuting at the Expo)

David Bircham (Brodie’s Law, issue two debuts at the Expo)

Mike Carey (Hellblazer, Lucifer, Ultimate Elektra)

Mike Collins (2000AD, Transformers)

Al Davison (The Spiral Cage etc)

Ian Edginton (Aliens vs. Predator)

Henry Flint (2000AD, voted Best British Artist at last May’s UK Comic Festival)

Paul Gravett (Eddie Campbell’s “The Man At The Crossroads”)

Paul Grist (Jack Staff, Kane)

Ka Gunstone (The House of Ra studio)

Trevor Hairsine (Ultimate Nightmare, Cla$$war)

Phil Winslade (Howard the Duck, Nevada)

Rob Williams (2000AD, Cla$$war)

Steve Yeowell (2000AD)

Transformers Creative Team of Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman (Sunday only)

Plus the AP Comics team of Richard Emms, Phil Litter, Dan Boultwood, Jim Sutherns with Treehouse Productions

With more guest TBC.

THE RETURN OF THE EAGLE AWARDS!

Exclusive to Comic Expo I, the international industry leaders are BACK!

The Eagle Award is one of the comics industry’s earliest established and most coveted international prizes. Such diverse titles as X-Men, Swamp Thing, Preacher, 2000 AD and MAD have all proudly featured the Eagle Award emblem on their covers over the last 25 years. Now, like a phoenix from the ashes, the Eagle Awards are rising once more. Comic Expo I marks their return to conventions on a permanent basis. The ballot form is now being published exhaustively across the net and in print.

VOTE ONLINE NOW at: http://www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com/eagle/

Panel Lineup

Saturday:

Noon – Underground Comix

1 PM – Licensed to Thrill

2 PM – Manga Mania!

4 PM – Hellblazer

Sunday:

Noon – 500 Comic Villains

1 PM – Brodie’s Law

2 PM – Talking Transformers

3 PM – The Spiral Cage

4 PM – Comic Base

The First Ever ProCon

Sorry fans, This event is for the pros and up-and-comers only. From Friday midday to very late, the pros will meet, talk shop, compare notes and attend meetings on everything from creator copyright to licensing and computer colouring.

And Don’t Forget To Make A Date In Your Diary

Comic Expo II is officially confirmed for May 14th & 15th 2005 at the Ramada Jarvis and the British Commonwealth Empire Exhibition Hall (to replace British Comics Festival).

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