SFX Weekender line up includes comics guests Abnett, Mills, Talbot and Lee

This year’s SFX Weekender, organised by SFX Magazine takes places next month at Pontins in Camber Sands, and the event promises to have plenty of things to interest comics fans as well as exclusive screenings, tons of prizes giveaways and guests.

There’s also a competition being run at the moment to win tickets.

Highlights of the event include the SFX Awards 2011, hosted by top sci-fi author Robert Rankin. The famous SFX Blastermind Quiz, the Maskerade Ball and the SFX Imaginarium – the ultimate sci-fi stage show.

Top celebrity guests attending include legendary Discworld author Sir Terry Pratchett, Anthony Head (star of Buffy and Merlin), George Takei (Star Trek‘s Mr Sulu), Keeley Hawes (Ashes To Ashes) and Craig Charles (Red Dwarf‘s Dave Lister).

Comics guests include Pat Mills, Dan Abnett, Paul Cornell, Tony Lee, Glenn Fabry, Dez Skinn and Bryan Talbot.

The organisers have 50 sets of SFX Weekender passes to give away. To be in with a chance to win, simply answer this ridiculously easy question: what date is the SFX Weekender 2011 being held?

A) 26-27 February 2011
B) 18-19 February 2011
C) 4-5 February 2011

Email your answer (A,B or C… no really) and your name and contact telephone number (important!) to info@sfxweekender.com and quote the code SFXWSFL.

• The venue is Pontin’s Holiday Park, Camber Sands, East Sussex and the weekend runs 4-5 February 2011

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as an editor, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare” for Tian Books. 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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