SBA is Dead – Long live Edinburgh Comic Con!


Following the successful outing of their first convention in Edinburgh, Hero Conventions have decided to re-brand their Something Bl**dy Awesome event as Edinburgh Comic Con.

The first convention under the new namee will take place in 2015.

The initial steps to implement the name change took place before the inaugural event in April this year, but to avoid confusion, the full rollout of the rebrand was held back until after the ‘SBA’ convention.

The reasons behind the name change are very simple,” said co-organiser James Lundy. “It’s a much more family friendly name for a comic con held in Edinburgh by people from Edinburgh.”

For the moment, on some material the SBA logo remains loosely attached to Edinburgh Comic Con. This will be phased out slowly in the run up to the event next year.

More info on the event’s 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. 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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