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Pre-Christmas Comics Goodness planned in Manchester at For the Love of Sci-Fi event

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Featuring guests from comics, movies and TV, For the Love of Sci-Fi is a two-day event taking place at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester on 3rd – 4th December 2016.

Comics guests announced so far are Mike CollinsCarlos EzquerraSimon FurmanDiego GalindoKev HopgoodStaz JohnsonMike McKoneSergio MoraNika NartovaNigel ParkinsonIan RichardsonGeoff SeniorWilliam SimpsonLee SullivanNacho Tenorio and John Wagner.

The media guests announced will appeal to a wide variety of groups including Gerry Anderson and Doctor Who fans (among others). So far they include the original Battlestar Galactica‘s Dirk Benedict, Aliens and Terminator actor Michael Biehn, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Jon Campling, Kevin Hudson, Herbert Jefferson Jr, Norman Lovett, Miriam Margoyles, Doctor Who‘s Sylvester McCoy, Patricia Quinn, Thunderbirds voice actor Shane Rimmer, Robin of Sherwood actor Mark Ryan, Star Trek‘s David Warner, Jeremy Wilkin and Matt Zimmerman.

Offering jaw-dropping animatronics, movie props and exhibits, cosplay, gaming, live music, a children’s play areaand more, this could be just the place to go for your Christmas presents…

• For the Love of Sci-Fi 3rd – 4th December 2016 Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Road, Trafford Park Manchester M17 1SN. Open 9:00am to 7:00pm both days | Adult tickets from £20 | Child/OAP/Concession tickets from £12

• Web: www.fortheloveofsci-fi.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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