First Edinburgh Toy and Comic Mart announced

The first ever Toy & Comic Mart in Edinburgh will take place on Saturday 20th April, organised by Hero Conventions and local retailer Heroes & Idols.

Running from 11.00am – 4.00pm, the free event will take place at the RAF Club, 11 Hillside Crescent, London Road, Edinburgh EH7 5EA – only a few minutes walk from McDonald Road Library where the Edinburgh Oxfam Comic Events used to take place.

The local indie press, including Black Hearted Press, will have tables along with the usual mix of specialist traders and special attractions include a prize raffle, freebies and guest talks (limited numbers). The organisers will be announcing the guest line up at a later date.

More info: http://www.facebook.com/hero.edinburgh or email: Enquiries@heroconventions.com

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John Freeman

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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