Dan Dare returns as part of Sci-Fi-London next month

Dan Dare is back – this time, for a special,”Table Read” of one of B7 Media’s acclaimed Audio Adventures, as part of the online only Sci-Fi-London event next month (8th – 13th December 2020).

Dan Dare returned to the airwaves in 2017 over six all-new audio adventures featuring acclaimed performances from Ed Stoppard (Dan Dare), Geoff McGivern (Digby), Heida Reed (Professor Peabody), Michael Cochrane (Sir Hurbert) and Raad Rawi (The Mekon) along with many notable guest stars including Hugh Fraser, Noof McEwan, Bijan Daneshmand and Jonathan Rhodes.

Inspired by the original Eagle comic strip (1950-1967), B7 Media’s audio reboot of the space hero was hailed by fans and critics alike – and the first season was also nominated for several radio awards. Most notably Volume 2 won the prestigious NYC International Radio Program Gold Award for ‘Best Digital Drama’ (2018).

To mark Dan Dare’s 70th anniversary in style, B7 Media has teamed up with Sci-Fi-London for a very special “live” table read of Colonel Dare’s first-ever adventure, Voyage to Venus, with Raad Rawi reprising his role as The Mekon.

Spaceship Away!

The 20th Sci-Fi-London festival will happen online from 8th – 13th December 2020. Join thousands of SF fans in cyberspace for live shows, talks, films and even the annual Cosplay for Dogs; SCI-FIDO.

Dan Dare 70 Live will stream at 3.00pm on Saturday 12th December as part of Sci-Fi-London. Full details here.This is a free event, but if you are in a position to support our volunteer-run festival please donate to the event on their web site

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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