|...just noticed that the Scooby gang |
were just arriving as I took this.
One table meant a few changes and the need to leave some things at home but I was happy with the layout and ready for anything by the time the doors opened. I'd even remembered to bring my 'signing pen'.
It was a nice Con.
All comics (apart from the odd posters, cakes and I think games (on the balcony above)), not as great a proportion of the browsers in Cosplay as you get at the MCM events, although I did take this photo if one of the security guards and strangely I just can't remember taking it...
It was great meeting up with Andy Bloor, Mike Garley and Steve Tanner as always. Nice to see Jeremy Biggs (of the wonderful Metal Made Flesh) wandering around as a punter (thanks for the Early Grey Tea Jeremy .. life saver).
I also popped by the chat with Conor and Lizzie Boyle of Disconnected Press and picked up a copy of... well... I'm not entirely sure what it's called...
One of the great things about Cons are the little unexpected things that happen.
I met Jo of Vault29 Comics, and online comic store dedicated to Small Press comics. What a great idea. Somewhere to go and order all sorts from the talented people out there making their own comics. I gave Jo some copies of our books and hope he does well with it, I think it'll only be as successful as we make it and so it needs the people who are sold through his store to go and talk about it, spread the word.
A big thanks to my table neighbour Andy P of Batch25 Comics. We chatted about a lot of things and he helped make the quiet periods pass without notice. We traded a few comics at the end of the day and I must say I'm a fan of what he's doing. My favourite is...
A great little A5, and the pack it came in included all sorts of goodies, equally interesting and well design and produced. I'm intrigued by his concept but you'll have to track his books down (on Vault 29) and find out for yourselves.
So... True Believers ... we'll be back next year, thanks for putting on a great show.