London Comic Mart is Back!

Following the government announcement on the reduction of COVID-19 restrictions from Monday 17th May, Showmasters have announced the return of their live shows, beginning with the London Comic Mart.

The next Mart – a popular event for many a collector for decades will be taking place at the Royal National Hotel in London on Sunday 23rd May 2021. The show will bring together some of the UK’s leading Comic exhibitors and whether you are looking for the latest releases or that rare vintage item, this is the place to find them.

The kind of great stuff you might find at a London Comic Mart | Image: Showmasters

“It’s great that we are now able to return to running live events and cant wait to see our attendees again,” commented Jason Joiner, Managing Director of Showmasters Ltd.

“Whilst it is good to return to live shows we also want to reassure our audience that all necessary steps have been taken to ensure our show will meet the revised COVID-19 guidelines but will still allow everybody to enjoy the Comic Mart they know and love.

“Our Comic Cons and other events will be taking place across the UK as advertised later in the year.

“There is one benefit from lockdown,” he added. “We know that lots of the traders have had time to look through old stock and found some amazing items that they will be bringing to the next few shows. So for us collectors, this could be an amazing time to buy some really cool things.”

“We look forward to seeing you all and getting to the hobby we all love and enjoy.”

• London Comic Mart, Royal National Hotel, Sunday 23rd May 2021 | Show opening times: 11.00am – 4.00pm | Free Entry from 12 noon | Early Entry Price: £5 from 11 am – 12 noon | Web: londoncomicmart.co.uk | Facebook | Showmasters on Twitter

Future Comic Marts for 2021 are Sunday 22nd August, Sunday 3rd October and Sunday 12th December

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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