The first British comics convention of the year, Hi-Ex, will be taking place at the Eden Court in Inverness over Valentine’s weekend, 14 and 15 February. Guests this year will include 2000AD artists Mick McMahon and Colin MacNeil, Dan Dare artists Gary Erskine and John Haward, plus writers Alan Grant and Ferg Handley.
Last year’s inaugural Hi-Ex had to contend with some of the worst snow of last winter. While it posed few problems in Inverness itself, it made travelling over the Scottish mountains to the capital of the Highlands interesting. No doubt Rich Clements and Vicky Stonebridge will be hoping for a slightly better weather forecast this time. As a preview for the convention, Rich has been talking to the BBC.
More details of the convention and its guests are on the Hi-Ex website.
The downthetubes reviews of Hi-Ex 2008 are here and here.