Crowds gathered at Olympia, London from 6-8th July for another hugely successful London Film and Comic Con. High-profile TV and movie guests included Bernard Cribbins, Freema Agyeman and John Simms from Doctor Who, Gillian Anderson from The X-Files, Gates McFadden and Jeri Ryan from Star Trek and film stars Charles Dance and Karl Urban.
Talent from the world of comics included Lee Townsend and Mike Ploog. The latter was interviewed by Mike Conroy, providing an interesting and informative overview of the artist’s career.
Cosplayers aplenty were in attendance with the likes of Darth Vader, Admiral Ackbar and numerous Stormtroopers walking around providing entertianment for attendees. The Batmobile was also in attendance.
Olypmia was a great venue, if a little trickeir to get to than Earl’s Court, the LFCC’s traditional home, and overall this was a fun and entertaining event as always.
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.