(Updated 16 July): British comic publishers and creators will be making their presence felt at the San Diego Comic Con (21st – 24th July), including Com.X, 2000 AD publishers Rebellion and many more. Plus, you can expect many Brit creators to be taking part in activities organised by every major US publisher such as Marvel, DC Comics, IDW, BOOM! and others.
Here’s a very quick run down of what you might want to look out for if you’re attending… (please note, booth numbers are per the SDCC web site but may change in the run up to the event)
• 2000 AD
With its re-vamped web site and plenty of US-formatted product, Rebellion are making a big push into the US in advance of the new Judge Dredd movie.
Visit them at Booth #2806
• BBC America
While not a comics publisher, you might well find some Doctor Who goodies on their stand, especially given that the show was the BBC’s Number One best-selling show worldwide last year
Visit them at Booth #3629
Publishers of Razorjack, Class War and other great indie titles, tell us they’ve got some exciting new projects coming up, plus some interesting San Diego exclusive goodies. One of their recent reeases was Seeds by Ross Mackintosh – a touching tribute and powerful, autobiographical account of one man’s experience, combining humour, sadness, philosophy and honesty.
Visit them at Booth #1035
• Groovy UK Ltd
Giftware company, offering product based on brands such as Marvel, Star Wars and Hello Kitty, among many others
• SFX Magazine
Britain’s leading SF magazine – expect them to have samples of Comic Heroes on sale there, though!
Visit them at Booth #1502
Dave Gibbons, Ben and Liam will be signing and answering questions about their nw digital comics project on Saturday afternoon at 4.00pm, and they’ll have other bits and bobs to give away, too. News story here
Visit them at Booth #4902
In the massive convention’s Artist Alley, you may find several Brit creators, including David Lloyd. But many Brit creators are on the show’s guest list, so they’ll be turning up on panels. These include Garth Ennis, Alan Davis, Dave Gibbons, John Higgins and Grant Morrison. Artist Rufus Dayglo is also in attendance.
Comic Con offers plenty of collectables and other fine stuff for sale – and online, some companies, such as Elephantmen creator Richard Starkings comicbookfonts.com, are holding special SDCC-related sales
Your best source for updated Comic-Con information the official website: www.comic-con.org. You can also subscribe to their RSS feeds and get Comic-Con news delivered via email! Click here for complete details; or follow them on Twitter and Facebook, or download the iPhone app
• Publishers List: www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_exhib_1.php
• Artist Alley: www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_artalley.php#list
The Scoop web site has a clear concise rundown of events through the weekend
• Comic-Con: Preview Night – Wednesday 20th July
• Comic-Con: Thursday 21st July
• Comic-Con: Friday 22nd July
• Comic-Con: Saturday 23rd July
• Comic-Con: Sunday 24th July