Daleks on parade at Capitol IV, led by actor Terry Molloy on the left. Photo: Ian Wheeler

In Review: Doctor Who Appreciation Society – Capitol IV

John Freeman provided us with his insights into attending the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s Capitol IV convention, as a guest, earlier in the week. I thought it would be a nice contrast to offer a few of my own observations, from the point of view of an attendee. (By way of a disclaimer, I wasContinue reading In Review: Doctor Who Appreciation Society – Capitol IV

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First impressions of the first issue of new comics magazine, ComicScene UK

ComicScene UK, the new subscription only title, launches 1st May 2018 in print and digital format – and publisher Tony Foster is hoping to fund comic workshops for young people with part of the profits. I really hope you’ll give this new magazine a try. It’s an effervescent mix of comics past and present that IContinue reading First impressions of the first issue of new comics magazine, ComicScene UK

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Comic Scene UK, new British comics magazine, launches web site, reveals first issue line up

Comic Scene UK, the new magazine for people who love comics, launches 1st May 2018 in print and digital format. Celebrating all that is great about comics over twenty top quality writers and contributors, including the creator of 2000AD Pat Mills and co creator of Judge Dredd John Wagner, are featured in the launch issue.Continue reading Comic Scene UK, new British comics magazine, launches web site, reveals first issue line up

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New Doctor Who adventures and more in latest free Cosmic Masque digizine

Hot on the heels of the release of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s free to view Celestial Toyroom 2017 Annual, they’ve just published Cosmic Masque III – 96 pages of magazine all about being a fan of the long-running SF TV show. Edited by Grant Bull and downthetubes very own Ian Wheeler, with layout by NickContinue reading New Doctor Who adventures and more in latest free Cosmic Masque digizine

Enthusiastic comic fans mix with equally enthused comic creators in the Comics Clock Tower at the 2015 Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Photo: John Freeman

It’s Grand Up North: Two Comics Events For Your Calendar

Is the North of England leading the way in a new type of comics event? By Ian Wheeler There are many types of events for fans of comics. The large “Film and Comic Cons” which incorporate comics as part of a wider range of science-fiction and media merchandise. Small, specialised events in modest locations suchContinue reading It’s Grand Up North: Two Comics Events For Your Calendar