This year’s theme is Austerity, as the organisers thought this might be appropriate to the current climate in the UK. So, this could cover anything from the cheapest way to produce comics, to comics about self-sufficiency/grow your own, to revolutionary thoughts caused by austerity… however you want to interpret the theme.
As usual the event won’t be having dealer/exhibitor tables, but will instead run the Caption table. This allows comic publishers to drop off your comics, they’ll sell them for you for a 10% fee of anything sold, while you enjoy the rest of the con… or just sit in the bar!
More news on guests, workshops & panels will be added to the event’s facebook page as they confirm items.
Attendance fee is £5 a day (to be confirmed), or you can volunteer to be a gopher during the weekend for free entry.
• Suggestions, queries and contact: captionATcaption.org. More info on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=201267483224587
Poster designed by David O’Connell (Tozo).
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. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 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.
Categories: British Comics