aniManga goes Pop – in Plymouth

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The South West will kick start the 2014 convention season with a special one day celebration of anime, manga and pop culture in February.

The Comic Expo team has just announced it is teaming up with Kawaii store Keep it Secret! to merge the very best of popular culture for one amazing day suitable for the entire family on Saturday 8th February at the Holiday Inn. Plymouth.

The event wil include a cosplay competition, traders, artists, a small press spotlight, J Fashion Show and a full programme of live events featuring singer Naomi Suzuki (Japanese site), dancer and singer Becki Cruel, Hachimisu 2  and a showcase display from Plymouth Kendo Ronin Kai.

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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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