The Eagle Awards fly back to London at the end of this month – with a superb Awards ceremony planned at the MCM Expo.
With voting now closed, the announcement of the 2010 award winners is obviously the main reason for the gathering, organisers say their hope is that all attendees will find it a rare chance to socialise outside the familiar convention environment.
Introduced in 1976, the Eagles are the comics industry’s longest established awards. Acknowledged as the pre-eminent international prizes, they have been featured on the covers of leading US and UK titles across the last 34 years ranging from Uncanny X-Men and Swamp Thing to MAD, 2000AD and Back Issue.
The London MCM Expo, which will host the ceremony, is now into its 18th show, supported by major media companies such as Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, Wizards of the Coast, Manga Entertainment, SFX and NEO to name but a few.
Taking place each May and October at London’s massive Excel exhibition centre, the event is now the main focus and must be place for UK fans and industry to attend to promote new releases and forthcoming productions whether comics, movies, games, DVD’s, books and the like.
The organisers rcently announced a new event now in the planning stages for Manchester next July.
• Eagle Awards web site: www.eagleawards.co.uk
• London MCM Expo: www.londonexpo.com
The Eagle Awards Ceremony
When: Friday, 29th October 2010 at 7:30pm.
Where: EXCEL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL
What: The Eagle Awards presentation plus food, drink and entertainment
Dress: Smart casual
Tickets: £15 each or £25 for two
There are 6 on-site hotels; to book a room at the Novotel email H3656email@example.com rates are £109 inclusive of breakfast and vat. Rooms are subject to availability.
To book tickets, contact Mike Conroy: mikeATeagleawards.co.uk
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.
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