Book Now for BICS

Retailers and publishers are being urged to get tables booked for the Birmingham International Comic Show, which doesn’t take place until October – but spaces are booking fast.

The event takes place on 4th and 5th October 2008 and is now the largest UK comics event of the year, with over 170 exhibitor spaces, an impressive guest list of creators including US comics legend Michael Golden.

“BICS 2008 is an essential event for any retailer, publisher or reader of comics and manga or related media,” feels co-organiser Shane Chebsey. “We only have a few tables left now, so anyone who’d like to exhibit who hasn’t already booked will need to do so as soon as possible.”

• For details on how you will be able to exhibit or visit go to You can also download information about Sponsorship Opportunities.

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.

Categories: British Comics, Events

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