Showmasters announces first 2014 UK show dates

Showmasters, the organisers of the London Film and Comic Con, have just announced the dates for almost all their UK events in 2014. Other than the two held at Milton Keynes, all the shows have a comics presence.

The July London Film and Comic Con is Showmasters tent pole event with the October edition not too far behind in terms of attendance.

March 1-2: Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena

March 8-9: Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena (this is our inaugural Newcastle show)

May (Dates to be confirmed): Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes Dons Stadium

July 12-13: London, Earls Court (with an open-to-the-public preview on the Friday night)

August 23-24: Glasgow, Braehead Arena

October 4-5: London, Olympia

November 8-9: Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena

November (Dates to be confirmed): Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes Dons Stadium

At least one more venue has yet to be added to the schedule.

• For more on all Showmasters events visit:

• London Film and Comic Con:

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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