Some of the UK and Ireland’s leading comic artists and writers – including PJ Holden, John McCrea and Declan Shalvey – will touch down in Derry next weekend for the first ever ComicCity Festival.
The two-day festival, which is being run in partnership with CultureTech, the Millennium Forum and the Nerve Centre, will celebrate comics, illustration and the creative arts.
The festival is free to enter and will be held in the Millennium Forum venue in Derry on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September, and will showcase some of the world’s best creative talent, including some of the comic industry’s top writers and artists.
These special guests, exhibitors and dealers will be in attendance throughout the weekend and there will also be a full programme of talks, workshops and activities.
In addition, comic fans will also have the opportunity to attend Invasion Derry, which will be running alongside ComicCity (but do note there is a cover charge for the Invasion Derry event).
This event is being hosted by The Emerald Garrison, Ireland’s premier costuming club, who will be bringing their hugely popular Star Wars show to the city for the first time, featuring interactive sets, props, replicas and over 40 costumed characters.
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• Check out the ComicCity podcast on Twitter @Comiccitycast
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