UK Cons 2013

Don’t worry, It’s nearly the end of January and I’m told “there will always be a Spring”.

If we take that literally, the sky will soon be blue again, trees will once again have actual leaves on them and nerds everywhere will gather at convention centers dressed as heroes and armed with sweaty-handed requests for our idols.

Here’s a list of what’s going on in the UK this year.  The first event is only weeks away so, pack a lunch and gather your crap.  We’re off to see the wizard.

Midlands MCM Expo
Telford International Centre
Feb 16th

Exeter Comic Expo
Rougemont Hotel
Feb 17th

London Super Comic Con
Excel
Feb 23rd – 24th

Cardiff Comic and Animation Expo
Mercure Hotel, Newport Road, Cardiff
Mar 2nd – 3rd

Birmingham MCM Expo
Birmingham NEC
Mar 16th – 17th

Wales Comic Con
Glyndwr University, Wrexham
April 28th

Bristol Comics Expo
Brunel’s Old Station – Temple Meads May
11th – 12th

The London ComicCon
Excel
24th – 26th May

Kapow!
On Hold – will return in 2014 – Kapow! on Twitter

London Film and Comic Con
Earls Court
2 July 5th – 7th

Melksham Comic Con
TBA
Aug 31st

Glasgow MCM Expo SECC
TBA
Aug 31st

NICE (Northants International Comics Expo)
TBA
Sep 7th – 8th

Lakes International Comic Art Festival
TBA
Oct 18th – 20th

Thought Bubble
TBA
Nov 16th – 17th

Some of these events will be a lot of fun, some of these events will be useful for wannabe creators (myself included) and some of these events will be rubbish.  Fact.

My picks:

London Super Comic Con
Excel
Feb 23rd – 24th
Stan Lee was in attendance last year.  Good fun and a good opportunity to meet and interact with creators.

The London ComicCon
Excel
24th – 26th May
More fun than useful.  Fun is good.

Top of my list would’ve been Kapow! and it’s a real shame it’s on hold until next year.  Easily the best show from last year in my opinion.  Let’s just hope it come back, bigger and better in 2014.

Shout below if you’re planning to visit any of these; we’ll chew the fat.

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2 Comments

  1. It’s Mark Millar’s show and ‘Millarworld Productions’ doesn’t have the resources apparently. It was amazing last year!

    “We’ve had to make a very tough decision, and after much deliberation and poring over upcoming work schedules, we have decided to put Kapow! 2013 on hold,” Lucy Unwin said in a statement. “The event is a genuine pleasure to work on and everyone has been a total delight, but this year we are unable to dedicate the time necessary to deliver a weekend that once again exceeds the expectations of attendees, guests, exhibitors, publishers and studios.”

    Seems a shame to just let it go…

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