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Saturday, 2 October 2010

Eagle Awards Ceremony announced for London MCM Expo

The Eagle Awards fly back to London at the end of this month - with a superb Awards ceremony planned at the MCM Expo.

With voting now closed, the announcement of the 2010 award winners is obviously the main reason for the gathering, organisers say their hope is that all attendees will find it a rare chance to socialise outside the familiar convention environment.

Introduced in 1976, the Eagles are the comics industry's longest established awards. Acknowledged as the pre-eminent international prizes, they have been featured on the covers of leading US and UK titles across the last 34 years ranging from Uncanny X-Men and Swamp Thing to MAD, 2000AD and Back Issue.

The London MCM Expo, which will host the ceremony, is now into its 18th show, supported by major media companies such as Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, Wizards of the Coast, Manga Entertainment, SFX and NEO to name but a few.

Taking place each May and October at London's massive Excel exhibition centre, the event is now the main focus and must be place for UK fans and industry to attend to promote new releases and forthcoming productions whether comics, movies, games, DVD's, books and the like.

The organisers rcently announced a new event now in the planning stages for Manchester next July.

• Eagle Awards web site:
• London MCM Expo:

The Eagle Awards Ceremony
When: Friday, 29th October 2010 at 7:30pm.
Where: EXCEL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL
What: The Eagle Awards presentation plus food, drink and entertainment
Dress: Smart casual
Tickets: £15 each or £25 for two
There are 6 on-site hotels; to book a room at the  Novotel email rates are £109 inclusive of breakfast and vat. Rooms are subject to availability.
To book tickets, contact Mike Conroy:

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