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Title: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Bhuna on 23 October, 2017, 10:41:20 am
The second Oldham Comic Con guest list is coming along nicely.

It quite 2000ad-centric. 2000ad guest confirmed up to now.

Patrick Goddard
Dave Taylor
Tim Perkins
Ian Richardson
Dan Cornwell
Peter Doherty
John Higgins
Carlos Ezquerra
John Wagner Artist
Steven Austin

also
Neil McClements
Me
Nigel Parkinson - (Beano)
John Royle - (artist Spiderman G I Joe Danger Girl)
Aly Fell - ( artist The Shadow Glass)
Matt Warner and Mark Adams - (publisher/creator Hellbound media)
I think the Futurequake boys are there too

And it's FREE!!
More information here: https://www.facebook.com/oldhamcomiccon (https://www.facebook.com/oldhamcomiccon)
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Dr Feeley Good on 23 October, 2017, 01:54:46 pm
Really looking forward to this,this years was good but with the 2000ad line-up it should be amazing ! Only live 10 minutes away ...will be there in my Judge costume  ;)
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Bhuna on 15 March, 2018, 11:37:16 am
Just a quick update on the guest list. It;s a great mix of pros and small press There's a fair few names that people will know  ;)

In no particular order.
Marc Ducrow
Lew Stringer
Jessica Lucas
David Roach
The Etheringhton brothers
Steve Austin
Yasmin Sheikh
John wagner
Carlos Ezquerra
Alan Cowsill
Jay martin
Chris Sides
Jon Laight
Lukasz Kowalczuk
Grant Richards
Lyndsey Green
Jon Scrivens
Dan Whitehead
Tad Kimpton
Joe Glass
Matt Warner
Pete Mckeirmon
Patrick Goddard
Neil Edwards
Dave Taylor
Tim Perkins
Bhuna - me
Nigel Parkinson
Nika Nartova
Chris Imber
Sarah Millman
Dan Cornwell
Peter Doherty
John Royal
Ian Richardson
Aly Fell
Neil McClemets
Mindstrain comics
Marc Johnson
Joe Mathews
Dan Charnly
Katie Whittle
Antony Johnson

And it's FREE!!
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Bolt-01 on 15 March, 2018, 11:45:13 am
And Me!

That's a cracking guest list!
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Dandontdare on 15 March, 2018, 12:58:01 pm
Ooh, John and Carlos together! I've never really had a chance to chat to Carlos - his queue at the 40th was immense and I only managed to burble drunkenly at him briefly in the bar afterwards
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 16 March, 2018, 07:48:26 am
Damn that is a decent line up and not too far away and 'free' is a good price... hmmm maybe I can use this as a way to dry run the kids at a comic con.
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Bolt-01 on 16 March, 2018, 08:20:13 am
Colin- I had a talk with the organiser of this gig a few weeks back and if half of his enthusiasm makes it into the gig then it should be a corker. Like Thought Bubble when it was freshly minted.
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 16 March, 2018, 04:29:40 pm
It has the added bonus of having a few Phoenix creators there which will be a big plus for the kids, who every Friday morning excited ask me 'is The Phoenix coming today?'

Reckon they would be chuffed to meet The Etherington Brothers. I hope to be able to swing this one.
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Fungus on 17 March, 2018, 01:29:13 am
I'm tempted, great line-up and I've neglected the cons recently. Dunno about 'free!' if you're travelling, but whatever :-) Never had a sketch from that Wagner artist guy  :o
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Bhuna on 19 March, 2018, 12:14:15 pm
The way the organiser sees it is if it's Free to get it people will spend more buys comics and having sketches do. What a refreshing change!
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Ian_Richardson on 27 March, 2018, 05:15:22 pm
Everything wise Bhuna has said is true!

Plus for those Squaxx dek Thargo interested, the organisers are running a special panel/talk at the end of the day (starts around 4.30pm I think), that has every 2000ad creator in attendance on the day... I'll leave you to count 'em all ;) The organisers have said that's limited entry though, around 70/75 spaces & it is £5 for entry. Considering it's a free show, that's a bargain I think. Personally really looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Bhuna on 11 April, 2018, 10:56:55 am
It's just been confirmed on the event Facebook page that Carlos will not be attending due to his flights being cancelled  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Bhuna on 11 April, 2018, 12:03:29 pm
It's just been confirmed on the event Facebook page that Carlos will not be attending due to his flights being cancelled  :'( :'(

The flights have been sorted and Carlos is back on  :D :D
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Bolt-01 on 11 April, 2018, 12:40:05 pm
Tease!
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Bhuna on 24 April, 2018, 11:11:10 am
Oldham Comic Con Judge Dredd and 2000AD Panel

Oldham Comic Con presents a host of top creators talking all things Judge Dredd and 2000AD

Talk and walk through 2000AD from the creators who have and are currently working on this iconic British comic.

The panel includes:
Patrick Goddard
Dave Taylor
Ian Richardson
Dan Cornwell
Peter Doherty
Carlos Ezquerra
John Wagner
hosted by Future Quake - Is that you Bolt-01??

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2000ad-past-present-and-future-tickets-45100239029?aff=efbneb (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2000ad-past-present-and-future-tickets-45100239029?aff=efbneb)
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Bolt-01 on 24 April, 2018, 11:14:52 am
Yup- it is indeed me. I've never hosted a panel before, so hopefully I'll not make a complete hash of it in front of my heroes.
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Dr Feeley Good on 25 April, 2018, 10:04:27 am
Got my ticket for the panel last night...  ;)
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Dandontdare on 30 April, 2018, 03:47:54 pm
Got my ticket for the panel last night...  ;)

You need tickets? Where would I purchase such an item? (please don't say Facebook only....)
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Dr Feeley Good on 30 April, 2018, 04:32:09 pm
Yes I got mine through a link on Facebook but if you search" Eventbrite 2000ad " on Google there is a link halfway down the first page... Tickets are £3.00 and it's limited to 60 seats so I wouldn't leave it to long....
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Dandontdare on 30 April, 2018, 04:59:46 pm
Phew, thanks Doc -  tickets still available and mine is secured! See you on Saturday!
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Dandontdare on 30 April, 2018, 05:14:43 pm
or rather, a week on Saturday (now that I've looked at the ticket!  ::) )
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Dr Feeley Good on 30 April, 2018, 06:01:16 pm
See you there...  ;)
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Bhuna on 08 May, 2018, 09:49:33 am
BUMP...... This Saturday guys  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Dr Feeley Good on 12 May, 2018, 09:13:15 pm
Absolutely brilliant comic con today and I thought you did a good job with the panel Bhuna...  ;)
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Bolt-01 on 13 May, 2018, 07:12:38 am
Dr Feeley Good- Thought the panel was a lot of fun. Really glad that the panel joined in as much as they did- especially when John & Carlos started bantering...

For the record- we had Patrick Goddard, Ian Richardson, Staz Johnson, David Roach, Dave Taylor, John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra, Peter Doherty and Dan Cornwell.

I thought the audience questions were good as well.

No nuggets of news, as such- apart from the number of strips that are being worked on that the artists cannot talk about- which was quite a few.

It was a really good day- As a free event there was tremendous footfall and even though sales were nowhere near what I would expect at a 'big' gig I still sol more than I thought I might.

Fingers crossed there will be another next year.
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: dancornwell on 13 May, 2018, 10:35:25 pm
Yup- it is indeed me. I've never hosted a panel before, so hopefully I'll not make a complete hash of it in front of my heroes.

Thought it was a great con and you did an awesome job hosting the panel Dave. First of many no doubt.
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Dandontdare on 14 May, 2018, 06:28:42 pm
Had a great day, a very impressive event for a freebie. Great to meet up with the guys, and heartening to see lots of families popping in for an hour with young kids in their superhero outfits, as well as several judges, a remote controlled Dalek and plenty of other cosplayers - my favourites were the guy who'd painted his baby green and dressed as Old Man Logan with baby-Hulk, and a rather voluptuous Black Widow. Had a good chat with Staz Johnson and David Roach who had some lovely Anderson pages for sale including old Engram pages and his recent cover (which I was surprised to learn was his first). Got a few things signed by Carlos and had a brief chat with John Wagner. I even blagged a free feed at the afterparty (I figured sitting behind Bolt's table for 5 minutes while he nipped to the loo qualified me as crew  ;) ). Sadly, as it was a one-dayer, most people set off for home fairly early, so no big evening get together. Hope this becomes a regular thing as it's so cool to have an event that's just a tram ride from my house.
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Bhuna on 15 May, 2018, 12:26:18 pm
I've just had a chat with Dennis the organiser. The footfall was 5722 on the day!!
No bad for a one dayer up north.
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Dr Feeley Good on 15 May, 2018, 05:45:50 pm
My pickups for the day.... :D
(https://i.imgur.com/pg5sOYV.jpg)
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Dr Feeley Good on 15 May, 2018, 06:54:56 pm
Me this weekend with both Peter Doherty and Patrick Goddard...... ;)
(https://i.imgur.com/cWwuSbx.jpg)
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Bhuna on 18 May, 2018, 12:51:11 pm
A nice little write up in the local rag

https://oldhamreporter.com/2018/05/thousands-turn-out-to-oldham-comic-con/ (https://oldhamreporter.com/2018/05/thousands-turn-out-to-oldham-comic-con/)
Title: Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
Post by: Dr Feeley Good on 19 May, 2018, 08:35:02 pm
I made the news... Second pic in that article..  ;)