Strange New Worlds – in Worthing…

Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th 2011 sees Team Strange New Worlds put on their second Science Fiction and Fantasy festival at St. Paul’s, Chapel Road in Worthing, with guest authors and artists from the worlds of comics and novels, including the legendary creator of 2000AD, Pat Mills and famed artists Glenn Fabry and Simon Bisley for presentations, signings, drawing and Q&A.

The free event for children under 12 also has great exhibitions from some favourite SF movies and TV shows, along with master classes in creating comics and cartooning and a wide range of merchandise on sale from toys to comics, DVDs and Tee shirts. There’s also a big Sci-Fi quizz to test the super geeks amongst you.

For the younger ones there’s monster model making, face painting and reading time amongst fighting Daleks and Stormtroopers alike and much, much more. Go in costume for their costume competition and the winner gets a special prize and secon and third places get runner up prizes.

“This is an unmissable weekend of fun packed activities celebrating Science Fiction and Fantasy on the coast for everyone,” enthuses organiser Alan Mitchell.

The event is free to children under 12 and just £2 to everybody else.

– For more details go to strangenewworlds.org or follow them on Facebook

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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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