Collectormania seeks to boost comic creator presence for June’s event at NEC

Collectormania - Birmingham NEC June 2017
Major British event organisers Showmasters are offering comic book creators and other artists, illustrators and self published writers the opportunity to share their talents in front of the thousands attending the event at the Birmingham NEC at the next Collectormania.

Showmasters comes back with Collectormania 24 – Film & Comic Con on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th June 2017. The event includes photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of TV, Film and Sports memorabilia.

The Small Press and Artist Alley exhibitors at the next event will again be a dedicated showcase area in which they can not only promote original work and sketch but also sell prints, books, comics, cards, badges, buttons and any other merchandise featuring their art or writing.

Collectormania - Birmingham NEC June 2017 - Guests Montage
However, at present there’s a lack of any information on their web site as to who will be in the event’s “Comic Zone“, even though there is plenty of information about TV and Film guests, including Supergirl‘s Helen Slater, Doctor Who‘s Sylvester McCoy, and Stargate SG-1‘s Michael Shanks among the 30-plus stars announced.

What’s your experience of Collectormania as a comic creator, company or fan? Let us know, below…

For more information on booking space as a comics creator or publisher check out the website 

• Collectormania 24 – Film & Comic Con | Saturday 9am to 6pm / Sunday 9am to 6pm, Saturday 3rd / Sunday 4th June 2017 The NEC Birmingham. Tickets can be purchased here

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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