Birmingham Comic Show Revamped

British podcast and comics news site Geek Syndicate reports that after three successful conventions, The Birmingham International Comics Show is regenerating into The British International Comic Show.

“This is simply to reflect how the show has become the UK’s largest comic industry event and to help attract a wider variety of visitors, exhibitors and sponsorship,” co-organiser Shane Chebsey told Geek Syndicate. “We also don’t want to be limited to Birmingham as a location for the show, and the name change allows us flexibility on this front.”

There are no plans to move locations, though. “We think Birmingham is the best location for a show,” he said. “…However, we are always looking at other possible venues and events that International Comic Shows as a company can offer, both to the industry and to fans.”

• The British International Comic Show takes place on 3-4 October 2009 Read the full news story on Geek Syndicate Vist the British International Comics Show web site

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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