ICE Birmingham postponed until 2020

ICE: International Comic Expo Birmingham 2019

Top British comics event ICE Birmingham has been postponed until 2020, organisers have announced.

Initially planned for the deferment is due to health problems, director Shane Chebsey has explained, postponing the event until 19th September 2020.

The venue has not changed and all tickets and tables purchased for the old date will be valid for the new date. All exhibitors and advanced ticket holders have been contacted via email.

The organisers have asked that fans not purchase any more tickets however until the new dates are published on the website.

New tickets and tables going live again will be announced here soon along with some exciting new guest announcements.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and hope that the long notice period will ensure everyone can join us on 19th September 2020 for what promises to be an amazing event,” say the team in a statement.

“Thank you to everyone for their continued support of the convention. We can’t make it happen without you and thank you to our wonderful new venue for being so understanding.”

We wish Shane all the very best!

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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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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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