The organisers of the Glasgow Comic Con are now selling tickets to the event on their new website. The event will take place in the deconsecrated Mackintosh Church in Glasgow’s Queen’s Cross near Partick Thistle’s football ground on Saturday 18 June 2011. It will be an all ticketed affair with no tickets due to be sold on the day and 500 available beforehand. Adult tickets are £7.50, concessions are £5 and family tickets are £18.
Guests announced for the day so far include artist David Lloyd, tying in with a screening of V For Vendetta at the Glasgow Film Theatre, and local writers Ferg Handley, Mark Millar and Gordon Rennie plus local artists Gary Erskine, Colin MacNeil, Frank Quitely and Stevie White. More guests are expected to be announced soon.
All sales tables at the event sold out before the website went on-line which shows good local support for the convention although it does mean that faces familiar at other Scottish events, but who come from outside Glasgow, will not be represented in the dealers room.
In addition to the daytime event the convention will be holding an additional smaller evening event in the church running from 8pm to midnight and described as a VIP party which will include the Scottish Independent Comic Book Awards presentation. Tickets for this event are only available to over 18s for an additional £5 per person and there are a maximum of 60 tickets. Details of the awards and how titles can be entered into them have yet to be released but the website describes them as “the first awards of there (sic) kind in Scotland celebrating independent creators, writers, artists and publishers.”
There are more details of the convention and how to purchase tickets on the Glasgow Comic Con website.
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.