The full list of all the Birmingham Comics Festival’s events running across April have now all been confirmed and set in stone, from a Mike Carey signing, to a very special one-off exclusive screening of Future Shock! The 2000AD Story at the Mac, Birmingham with guest speakers Ian Edginton, Jimmy Broxton, Ian Richardson and Phil Winslade, the list has grown and expanded to encourage all ages, all interested parties, to get involved. As you can see for yourselves, below:
If you are a Brummie, or thinking of visiting the city in April, then feast your eyes on everything you can do that celebrates comic culture, many of which are free too.
Saturday 9th and 10th April: Creating Comics course for kids, plus The Iron Giant film being shown at the Mac Birmingham (www.macbirmingham.co.uk).
Saturday 9th April: M.R.Carey Fellside Signing at Waterstones. Mike Carey reveals there’s another side to him other than writing Lucifer, The X-Men and screenplays
Saturday 16th April: Birmingham Comic, Film & Card Fair at Ladywood Social Club the perfect place to find comics.
Saturday 16th and 17th April: The Iron Giant film at the Mac Birmingham.
Friday 22nd April: Drink & Draw at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery featuring many talented artists and those just looking to have fun (www.facebook.com/penanddrink/info/)
Friday 22nd April: Creating Comics adults course begins at the Mac Birmingham (www.macbirmingham.co.uk).
Saturday 23rd April: Comic Convention at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium with guest stars including Dan Abnett, Hunt Emerson, David Hine, Leigh Gallagher, Steve Pugh, Dave Taylor, along with many other attractions.
Saturday 30th April: Birmingham Premiere for Future Shock! The 2000AD Story at the Mac Birmingham with guest speakers Ian Edginton, Jimmy Broxton, Ian Richardson and Phil Winslade. It may have already been on the goggle box, but this is your chance to meet, question and listen to some of the galaxy’s greatest comic’s contributing writers and artists.
Olly MacNamee teaches English and Media, for his sins, in a school somewhere in Birmingham. Some days, even he doesn’t know where it is. Follow him on twitter @ollymacnamee or read about his exploits at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or don’t. You can also read his articles fairly frequently at www.bleedingcool.com too.