Portsmouth Comic Con has announced an impressive line up of both local and national sponsors for its third annual event in May 2020. Some you would not automatically connect with comics and other specialist media interests, indicating just how mainstream such hobbies are now considered.
As Portsmouth Comic Con gears up to announce its first comic guests for 2020, supporters of the thriving event were welcomed to the board-gaming café of Event Sponsor, Dice Portsmouth, for a relaxed evening of fun and networking to celebrate the success of the largest event of its kind in the South of England.
Event Partners Tripwire Magazine, Go Geek Events and University of Portsmouth, with Main Event Sponsors Victorious Festival, Capital FM and Reign by Novatech, and Sponsors Dice Portsmouth joined together to welcome a host of new partners that will be supporting the event taking place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May at Portsmouth Guildhall next year.
Sponsoring Artists Alley will be the online marketplace, Catawiki, where people can find the unusual, unexpected and unique. Offering special objects to international buyers, the platform features art, antiques, collectables, comics, classic cars and luxury goods and says it is proud to support Portsmouth Comic Con as part of its ongoing commitment to the comics community, collectors and artists.
Joining as Sponsor of an exciting new Escape Room feature for 2020 are Other World Escapes. Become a hero in your own adventure in a fully immersive, interactive and thrilling escape room experience, finding clues and solving puzzles to complete the challenge.
Sponsor of The Comic Food Village, bringing a broad and delicious range of street food vendors to Portsmouth Comic Con is Hampshire Street Food Awards.
Also joining as a Main Event Sponsor and Official Venue Sponsor for Portsmouth Guildhall are energy consultants, The Energy Check, who are helping to keep utility costs down and lower emissions at the iconic venue.
“We are delighted to welcome such a broad range of new and returning partners and sponsors for the third year of this hugely popular event,” commented Business Development Manager for The Guildhall Trust and Portsmouth Comic Con, Katherine Scott.
“With a range of opportunities still available, interested partners are advised to get on board now to enjoy the full benefits and exposure that comes with being associated to the largest Comic Con in the South!”
Celebrating equality, diversity and inclusion in the community, the event will also welcome Go Geek’s supported charities Portsmouth Pride, All Call Signs and Time to Change.
Following the announcement earlier this month that next year’s Comic Con will feature a celebration of female superheroes (Saturday) and a World of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Sunday), tickets are flying and with many sessions a sell-out each year, visitors are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.
With a Super Early Bird discount running until the end of October there is no better time to get tickets at www.portsmouthcomiccon.com or 0844 847 2362 (calls cost 7p per minute + network access charge).
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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. 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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