Leam Comic con Celebrates 5 Years of keeping Comic con about Comics on Saturday October 5th

As we hit late summer it indicates that UK festival season is on the horizon and our comics diaries here at broken Frontier Towers are beginning to fill. Returning to its original October scheduling this year, Leam Comic con – the event run by husband and wife team Dan and Lisa-Marie Mallier – promises a mix of mainstream and small press comics and creators in any way Saints Parish Church on the 5th. We’ve always had a soft spot for this very community-focused day here at BF given its determination to make cons all about comics and, having attended the last two Leam Comic Cons, can guarantee that it’s one of the friendliest shows on the circuit. The full press release with just over a month to go is below.

Five years of Leam Comic Con

Leamington’s award-winning comic convention returns this October

The show is celebrating 5 years of keeping comic con about comics

Meet writers and artists for 2000AD, Hellblazer, Lucifer, the Comics Laureate

Five is the magic number for Leamington Spa’s comic book convention, Leam Comic Con, as the independently run show gears up for its fifth annual show to take place on Saturday the 5th of October in any way Saints Parish Church.

The comics-focused show, which promotes independent creators and publishers alongside mainstream guests, has been keeping comic con about comics considering that it burst unexpectedly onto the convention scene in 2014.

Show Creator, Dan Mallier, said: “Leam Comic con continues to champion comics, creativity and community, but none of it would have been possible without our early supporters who crowdfunded the show into existence.”

The origin of Leam Comic con began when 74 comic book fans donated £1,796 to fund the first show, which was later acknowledged as a local cultural asset winning the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ accolade at the 2015 Leamington service Awards.

The 2019 show will bring a strong line-up of writers and artists for Britain’s cult sci-fi comic 2000AD, including John Wagner an American-born, British comics writer best known for co-creating the famous 2000AD character judge Dredd and artist Dan Cornwell.

Fans who like their comics a little darker can meet Jamie Delano the first writer of the comic book series Hellblazer and Mike Carey who wrote the devilish good spin-off comic, Lucifer and author of the popular novel ‘The girl With All The Gifts’.

Hannah Berry the UK’s current and first Comics Laureate will also be in attendance. The job is described as an “ambassadorial and educational role” for the comic genre, intended to raise awareness of the impact comics can have on literacy and creativity.

For the last five years Leam Comic con has delivered a unique, fun-filled day for comic-book fans and families. a lot more than 4,500 people have attended a show and its organisers have given away 5,000+ comics to inspire a new generation of comic fans.

While big names in the comic book industry help attract crowds, Leam Comic con continues to support independent creators and publishers, giving them an budget-friendly platform to raise the profile of their work with 80% of tables reserved for ‘small press’.

Mr Mallier added: “We’ve seen over 20 small press comics launched at our shows. There’s no room for egos. Whether you’re a well-known name or indie creator, it’s your talent and approachable manner that ultimately depicts your success at our show.”

Leam Comic con is a family-friendly show with its organisers choosing not to charge parents for tickets for children under the age of 13. Over the past five years 1,500 complimentary Children’s tickets have been snapped up so young ones can take pleasure in the show, creative workshops and meet superheroes without breaking the bank of mum and dad.

Doors for the 2019 show will open at 10:00am for development ticket holders. The general public can pay on the door from 11:00am with last admission at 4:00pm before the doors close at 5:00pm. adult tickets cost £8 in advance. children under 13 are complimentary with a paying adult. Concessions are charged at £5 and registered carers are free.

If you want to help Leam Comic con remain a permanent fixture in the convention calendar, please support the show by getting an development ticket and telling others about the event. For a lot more information and tickets visit: www.leamcomiccon.co.uk

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