Kendal, home to the long-running Lakes International Comic Art Festival, is to host a new Cosplay Festival – and both organisations will be working together.
The town’s Ruskins pub will host a one day event on Sunday 15th July 2018, with a view to having a full weekend Festival in 2019.
The Festival will invite cosplay entries from all ages and promises an action-packed fun day, continuing into the evening with performances by both new and established musicians, circus, magic and dance acts.
The day will offer face painting and food for well-deserving cosplayers and friends.
“We had a great meeting with Julie Tait, organiser of Lakes International Comic Arts Festival”, says Kendal Cosplay organiser Claire Griffel.
“We’ve agreed to collaborate and connect the two festivals…It’s going to get big!”
This year’s Kendal Cosplay will offer 10 VIP passes for LICAF as prizes for the best cosplayers.
With a major steampunk-inspired element being organised by the Clockwork Watch team led by Yomi Ayeni and Corey Brotherson for this year’s LICAF in October, this sounds like a great team up to us!
• The Lakes International Comic Art Festival returns to Kendal in the Lake District in October 2018: www.comicartfestival.com
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.