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Events / Leamington Comic Con 2018
« on: 16 April, 2018, 12:28:16 pm »
Made a whistle-stop tour of the Spa Comics-organised Leamington Comic Con at All Saints' CofE Church on Saturday 14th April. That's right, a comic con in a church. There was even a non-paper based mighty organ ;)

Three other UK cons were on that weekend, including the popular Margate Art Festival, but the guest list was still very good. 2000AD was more than adequately represented with the likes of John Wagner, Al Ewing and Jon Davis-Hunt. Other con stars attending were the Etherington Brothers, Reckless Hero, John Laight, The Awesome Comics podcast, and many more.

I didn't have time to speak to everyone but the interview with John Wagner was great, and I had quite a chat with him afterwards. I managed to have a quick word with Al Ewing too, as well as bagging a few goodies.

This was my first trip to the Leamington con, but I'll definitely return for a fuller visit next year.

Welcome to the board / Hello everyone!
« on: 19 October, 2017, 01:44:17 pm »
Why didn't I know there was a 2000AD community forum before?

My first Prog was 30 ('The Return of Rico'), just after my 13th birthday, and I was hooked. I collected weekly until around 1990, and then bought the very occasional Prog or Special after that. I returned to the fold fully (Megazine an' all) about three years ago. And I'm very glad I did: 2000AD still amazes and delights.

I was fortunate enough to win the 2000AD Writing Competition 2016, and my Future Shock was published in Prog 2023. It was a wonderful experience to see my story print in the GG, and I hope to be able to contribute again one day.

I look forward to 'chatting' with everyone.

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