Now entering it’s fifth year, the briliant Leamington Comic Convention returns this October with it’s usual mix of indie friendly exhibitors alongside writers and artists who have worked on some of the biggest titles in comics.
Taking place on Saturday the 5th of October, it is returning to the fantastic All Saints Parish Church in Leamington, which was the location for last year’s and was one of the best place we’ve been to a comic convention. (Read our report here)
For the last five years Leam Comic Con has delivered a unique, fun-filled day for comic-book fans and families. More than 4,500 people have attended a show and its organisers have given away 5,000+ comics to inspire a new generation of comic fans.
This year’s show includes:
• Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner, who will be promoting his new series Rok The God.
• Jamie Delano the first writer of the comic book series Hellblazer and Mike Carey who wrote the devilish good spin-off, Lucifer and author of the popular novel ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’.
• Hannah Berry the UK’s current Comics Laureate (A role which is described as an “ambassadorial and educational role” for the comic genre, intended to raise awareness of the impact comics can have on literacy and creativity.)
• The Etherington Brothers – creators of the phenomenally successful How To Draw and How To Write Kickstarters
While big names in the comic book industry help attract crowds, Leam Comic Con continues to support independent creators and publishers, giving them an affordable platform to raise the profile of their work with 80% of tables reserved for ‘small press’.
As we begain looking forward to the event LeamComicCon creator, Dan Mallier, told us: “Leam Comic Con continues to champion comics, creativity and community, but none of it would have been possible without our early supporters who crowdfunded the show into existence. We’ve seen over 20 small press comics launched at our shows. There’s no room for egos. Whether you’re a well-known name or indie creator, it’s your talent and approachable manner that ultimately depicts your success at our show.”
Leam Comic Con is a family-friendly show with its organisers choosing not to charge parents for tickets for children under the age of 13.
Doors for the 2019 show will open at 10:00am for advance ticket holders.
The general public can pay on the door from 11:00am with last admission at 4:00pm before the doors close at 5:00pm.
Adult tickets cost £8 in advance. Children under 13 are free with a paying adult. Concessions are charged at £5 and registered carers are free.
For more information and tickets visit: www.leamcomiccon.co.uk