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Thursday, 6 December 2012

2D Festival returns in 2013, first guests announced

2D, the Northern Ireland Comics Festival, returns in 2013 with a special, bumper edition with more guests and events than ever before.

The festival is Ireland's longest running annual comic event and runs from 30th May – 2nd June next year in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It features an expanded selection of workshops, panels, talks and exhibitions, catering for all ages and tastes. Derry was recently voted the fourth best city in the world to visit in 2013 by Lonely Planet - obviously word about the 2D festival is spreading!

Taking centre stage next year is the 2D Comics Fair, which has been extended to last for the entire weekend (Sat 1 & Sun 2 June) in a fantastic new venue in the city.

Guests confirmed so far for 2013 include; Andy Diggle (writer – Batman, Daredevil), Jock (artist - Losers, Batman), Roger Langridge (writer/artist - Popeye, Muppets) and legendary comic artist Mick McMahon (Judge Dredd, Slaine). See below for full list of confirmed guests.

The festival is organised by the Verbal Arts Centre, one of Ireland’s leading centres for literature and next year the event features as part of the official programming for the city’s year as the first ever ‘UK City of Culture’.

As with previous years, much of the educational programme will take place in the Verbal Arts Centre, 2D Evening Sessions will be held in Sandino’s Bar and the Comics Fair is based in the Millennium Forum. We are delighted to announce that, once again, 2D will be free to attend.

Find out more about 2D at

Facebook: 2D – Northern Ireland Comics Festival

Twitter: @2DComicsFest

Email: david@2dfestival.com

A new 2D Festival web site is in the works

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