The first Dundee Comics Expo will be opening its doors to the public in two week’s time at 11am on Saturday 30 March 2013 and entry to all its talks, workshops and sales rooms will be free.
Held in the University of Dundee, and building on their experience from running the annual Dundee Comics Day as part of the Dundee Literary Festival, organisers Chris Murray and Phil Vaughan have promised an impressive line-up of both guests, small press and dealers.
The full event programme is as follows:
11.00am – Doors open to public
11.30am – Sha Nazir – Workshop in Baxter Suite Foyer (Tower Building)
All following talks are in the Darcy Thompson Lecture Theatre (Tower Building)
Noon – David Lloyd (Aces Weekly, V For Vendetta)
12:30pm – Comics Studies at Dundee and UniVerse Publishing
1:30pm – Laura Sneddon
2:00pm – Hannah Berry (Britten and Brulightly, Adamtine)
2:30pm – Bryan and Mary Talbot (Dotter Of Her Father’s Eyes, Grandville)
3:00pm – Nigel Dobbyn (2000AD, Beano, Transformers)
4:00pm – Doors close
The evening events at Dundee Contemporary Arts complex (a 2 minute walk from the Tower Building) are as follows:
6:00pm – Screening of Judge Minty– A Judge Dredd Fan Film
7:00pm – DeeCAP, an hour of comics, performance and entertainment hosted by Damon Herd.
Note that entry to evening events at the DCA is free but ticketed. For tickets contact the DCA box office on 01382 909 900.
There are more details and update on the Dundee Comics Expo Facebook page.
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.