Bristol brought to Booked! – a new one day convention in November

Booked Convention 2014

Fantasy Events, the organisers of various British comic conventions, have announced a new event they’re working on alongside Back Cover Promotions in November.

BOOKED! will feature special guests, authors, publishers, panels, book launches , question and answer sessions, workshops and much more!

Organiser Mike Allwood tells us it will be “a multi-channel showcase covering science fiction, fantasy, romance, children’s books and… beyond!

“Expect Novels, Graphics and Live Music,” he says.

Guests already lined up include Lancaster-based horror author A.S. Chambers, illustrator Graham Bleathman (well known for his Thunderbirds and other Gerry Anderson-related art) and Doctor Who writer and artist Mike Collins.

Booked! will take place at the Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa from Friday 21st to Saturday 22nd November.

• The Booked! website in now live with first wave of guests, sponsor packages and exhibitor details and the contact info at http://bookedcon.blogspot.co.uk

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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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