London’s Super Comic Convention

Last updated on March 31st, 2012 at 04:08 pm

The Super Comic Convention will be taking over the Excel Centre in London’s Docklands this weekend with a good looking panel schedule and an interesting prize for the ‘hardcores’ in costume – meaning… a likely showing of well-dressed nerds in full comic rags.  With 2 tickets to the UK premiere of an upcoming Marvel feature film (to be advised by Disney upon winner selection) on offer – the comedy clobber and costumes at the con could be increased to quintessentially quirky heights.  Londoner’s will also be welcoming Stan Lee to town for the first time in nearly 40 years, which is a big deal and will certainly help us to celebrate the occasion.

The panel schedule is a pretty good mix of creator advice – (including Stan himself) and publisher insight into a turbulent and impressive last year in the industry…

2 that caught my eye outside of Stan’s Q and A…

13.00 – 13.45 THE DC 52: 6 MONTHS ON – “It has been 6 months since the launch of the new DC 52. Our panellists will discuss their work on the DC 52, in particular the initial concepts behind their work, their reaction to public perception on the new books and how they see the DC 52 evolving. This is a great opportunity for attendees to interact with creators involved in such a substantial change to the DC Universe.” – perfect, some uncomfortable questions may pop up over recent cancelations of some titles – and similarly there may be new information on the replacements – Batman Inc. being at the forefront.

14.00 – 14.45 BATTLE OF THE ARTISTS – “Three Marvel artists will sketch characters pitched from the audience. Compare the styles of each artist and vote for your favourite sketch.” – the live sketch panel, always worth a look if, (like me) you’re an aspiring artist – the majority of the panels appear to be aimed at aspiring creators (as ever), with a few presentations on past and future plans from DC, 2000AD and IDW.

Please check out the panel line-up here (below) and if there’s anything you’d like me to ask, please post it below and I’ll do my best to get a question in.

A long overdue gathering of ‘cool’ this weekend across the pond then – and a full report to follow.

Also coming soon from across the pond, a progress report on my submission to Dark Horse…

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  1. 6comicfan66
    February 21, 2012

    I’ve heard Berserker comics are raffling off some pieces of Simon Bisley and Glenn Fabry artwork at this event! for a quid a raffle ticket! Madness!

  2. Danny Champion
    February 21, 2012

    Cool, Will you be attending? I could get you a raffle ticket (somehow) if not.
    Should be a really good weekend.

  3. 6comicfan66
    February 22, 2012

    yep i should be going.
    very exciting line up!

  4. Danny Champion
    February 22, 2012

    Maybe see you there then… probably without realising 🙂

  5. Kevin Boyd
    February 22, 2012

    The Battle of the Artists — sounds familiar!

  6. Danny Champion
    February 22, 2012

    How so, Kevin?

    There’s a DC podcast from San Diego 2011, where Jim Lee and Adam Hughes both live-sketch on a panel stage.

  7. Danny Champion
    February 23, 2012

    Ha! I will be sure to do that, but… I’m confident they will look just as amazing/stupid.


  8. Kevin Boyd
    February 24, 2012

    Fan Expo has been hosting Sketch Duels annually for over a decade. Interesting to see other events doing similar events.

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