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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Carlisle comic convention announced


(with thanks for the heads up of Dave West at AccentUK): Carlisle comic fans have banded together and are planning Carlisle MegaCon, a comics event aimed squarely at giving North West comic fans an event that will be easy to reach without the expense of extensive travel.

The brainchild of artist and writer Owen Michael Johnson, it's hoped the event will attract writers, artists, and authors and will include workshops, SF and manga attractions, and some cosplay fans.

Taking place on Saturday 18th August, guests include indie publishers AccentUK, whose latest anthology, WesterNoir is already available on iPad via the Lush Comics app.

"It looks to be shaping up into a great opportunity for comic readers in the North West to get a feel for what Cons are all about," enthuses AccentUK's Dave West, "and meet some of the creators and publishers face to face.

"I love these smaller events as they are much more informal than events like KAPOW and allow readers and creators more time to chat."

If you are a comic book creator and want to book a table at Megacon, send an e-mail entitled MEGACON to: - managerATcarlisle.waterstones.com.

• Carlisle MegaCon will take pace on Saturday 18th August at the Richard Rose Academy, Victoria Place, Carlisle, Cumbria. CL1 1NY. Doors Open at 1.00 pm. A Waterstones Carlisle Event, in association with Diamond Comic Distributors. For tickets and enquiries visit the Waterstones Carlisle Scotch Street store or telephone: 01228 542300. 

• Carlisle MegaCon Blog: www.carlislemegacon.blogspot.co.uk

• Carlisle Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/megaconcarlisle


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