aniManga goes Pop – in Plymouth

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The South West will kick start the 2014 convention season with a special one day celebration of anime, manga and pop culture in February.

The Comic Expo team has just announced it is teaming up with Kawaii store Keep it Secret! to merge the very best of popular culture for one amazing day suitable for the entire family on Saturday 8th February at the Holiday Inn. Plymouth.

The event wil include a cosplay competition, traders, artists, a small press spotlight, J Fashion Show and a full programme of live events featuring singer Naomi Suzuki (Japanese site), dancer and singer Becki Cruel, Hachimisu 2  and a showcase display from Plymouth Kendo Ronin Kai.

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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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