Birmingham International Comics Show 2008

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Re: Birmingham International Comics Show 2008

Post by chebbo » 09 Sep 2008, 01:07

The events schedule for this year's BICS is now online at: http://www.thecomicsshow.co.uk/events.htm

Signings and portfolio reviews to follow.

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Re: Birmingham International Comics Show 2008

Post by chebbo » 29 Sep 2008, 01:20

The final floorplan is now online at: http://www.thecomicsshow.co.uk/exhibitors.htm

Oh yeah, Fraser Irving has just confirmed too.

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Re: Birmingham International Comics Show 2008

Post by Lew Stringer » 07 Oct 2008, 16:33

Thanks for another great convention Shane! A good atmosphere throughout. Nice to see an increase in UK humour artists appearing, (compared to say, 25 years ago,) such as Gary Northfield, Laura Howell, Jon Rushby, Paul Palmer, Dave Windett, Mike Higgs, etc.

Also pleased to pick up a bunch of new British comics / books which I'll be reviewing on my blog soon. ("The UK comics industry is dead"? HAH!)

Lew

UPDATE: Photo review of the event here:
http://lewstringer.blogspot.com/2008/10/photos-from-birmingham-international.html
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Re: Birmingham International Comics Show 2008

Post by chebbo » 14 Oct 2008, 02:00

JUST WANTED TO SAY A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED BICS 2008!!

ALSO A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR GUESTS AND EXHIBITORS.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

YOU ALL HELPED MAKE BICS 2008 THE MOST SUCCESSFUL UK COMICS SHOW OF THE DECADE!!

Chebbo

ps: Thanks Lew, Glad you had such a good weekend.

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Re: Birmingham International Comics Show 2008

Post by Lew Stringer » 14 Oct 2008, 17:39

Just out of curiosity, who from this forum attended BICS this year, apart from myself, Laura Howell, Dave Windett, Brian Clarke, Kev F, Gary Northfield, and Shane?

If you didn't go, what put you off? Distance? The event schedule? The guests?

What or who would you like to see at a comic event that would encourage you to attend?

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Re: Birmingham International Comics Show 2008

Post by AndyB » 14 Oct 2008, 18:07

The fact that I'm in NI. I nearly did up sticks and go, but the cheap flights were all gone and overland travel wasn't going to get me back to Belfast by Sunday morning.

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Re: Birmingham International Comics Show 2008

Post by felneymike » 14 Oct 2008, 21:41

Distance, Hotel finding, Having uni work to do (i didn't, mind). Would have been good to buy that Gothic thing, printed on newsprint "like wot proper comics used to be" (heh).

Looking like my next con will be the Thing 2009. Can't miss that one!

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Re: Birmingham International Comics Show 2008

Post by Lew Stringer » 15 Oct 2008, 08:27

AndyB wrote:The fact that I'm in NI. I nearly did up sticks and go, but the cheap flights were all gone and overland travel wasn't going to get me back to Belfast by Sunday morning.


Quite understandable. A few of your fellow countrymen (and women) managed to get over as representatives from the Derry comics festival. You may already be aware of that event? Worth keeping an eye on this site for the 2009 one. I'm hoping to attend next year if possible:

http://www.2dfestival.com/

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Re: Birmingham International Comics Show 2008

Post by colcool007 » 15 Oct 2008, 14:31

Lew Stringer wrote:...If you didn't go, what put you off? Distance? The event schedule? The guests?...

Lew


Distance for me. A 5 hrs flight and then another 2 hrs travelling time made it a bit hard for me to go! :cry:

Hope everyone that went had fun.
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