Couldn’t afford the trip to San Diego for Comicon last weekend? No problem… Britain’s own international comic convention is just around the corner in Birmingham.
Not only that but The International Comic Expo, or ICE as it is known by the fans, which happens on 5th September, concentrates totally on the medium of comics. This is a refreshing change amongst the glut of so called comic conventions that seem more pre occupied with TV and film.
What’s more, you won’t have to queue for hours to meet some of the world’s top artists and writers as numbers are strictly limited.
These creators have worked on some of the most popular franchises in the entertainment world and at ICE you’ll be able to get up close and personal and chat without the massive queues and restrictive hidden charges that some of the bigger conventions have become known for.
Guest creators include legendary American artist Bob Layton, who as well as working on characters like Iron Man and Ant Man for Marvel, was also instrumental in Valiant Comics’ meteoric success in the 90s that was a huge part of what lead the way to the now famous 90’s comics boom that spawned the top selling X-Men and Spiderman relaunches featuring Jim Lee and Todd McFarlane.
Other guests who fans can look forward to meeting at the expo are award-winning The Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard, Judge Dredd creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra, Doctor Who comics and storyboard artist Mike Collins, Green Arrow and Losers writer Andy Diggle and Watchmen artist and co creator Dave Gibbons.
All together there are over 30 top comics creators lined up to sign books, take part in fun events and sketch for fans and they are joined by editors from some of the top American publishers such as Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics and DC Comics.
As well as thousands of comics, there will be collectibles, merchandise, and original artwork on sale from over 100 exhibitors, so plenty of chance to fill those gaps in your comic collection, or to own a unique piece of artwork form your favourite creator.
And if you’re not quite sure what all the fuss is about when it come to comics, entry to the event is just £12 (£6 for students) and kids go free, so you won’t have to break the bank to satisfy your curiosity and discover something new for all the family.
The event starts at 10am for those booking in advance with doors opening to the public at 11am and finishes at 5.30pm, with the VIP after show party running 7pm to midnight.
To book tickets for the expo and to find out more go to the main website at: ICE 2015
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