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: D.I.C.E. 2014
: Link Prime 19 June, 2014, 01:17:53 PM
Time to get the ball rolling on this years Dublin International Comics Expo, taking place this September 27th & 28th.

https://www.facebook.com/dublincomicexpo

No 'big names' this year like Snyder & Capullo, but still several creators that merit my interest, such as;

Kieron Gillen
Stephen Mooney
Becky Cloonen
Declan Shalvey

A strong 2000AD presence as previously, and I've been reliably informed that Molch-R will have an official 2000AD stand this year too.

Droids confirmed so far;
Clint Langley
Mike Carroll
Simon Parr
Si Spurrier
PJ Holden
John McCrea
Mike Molcher

Looking forward to it immensely, I've really enjoyed the last two.
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: maryanddavid 19 June, 2014, 02:15:44 PM
I will hopefully make it to this, maybe even a table to flog my wares. Be nice to catch up with board members too.
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: judgerussell 19 June, 2014, 11:12:20 PM
Guess who will be attending in full Judge Dredd uniform?!!

Me!!!!
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: maryanddavid 20 June, 2014, 01:39:19 AM
Nice one!
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: Proteus4 20 June, 2014, 02:49:40 PM
I'm hoping to head down to this too. Time, money and laziness should be my only barriers!!

Judgerussell - hopefully your kit won't all come off this time. Or, rather, hopefully it will !!! ;)
I'll tuck a fiver in your belt.
Dave
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: Link Prime 20 June, 2014, 09:29:56 PM

Judgerussell - hopefully your kit won't all come off this time. Or, rather, hopefully it will !!! ;)


Ooo-er.
Better get that snap of you 'pretending' to beat me to death with a Daystick before the stripping starts!

Hope to see you there chaps- and hopefully you do get a table David, I've no doubt your excellent products will enjoy brisk trade.
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 20 June, 2014, 09:43:05 PM
I'll be there again this year, might even do a second day.
It's a fantastic con and I would highly recommend it to anyone even thinking about going this year.
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: judgerussell 21 June, 2014, 11:08:01 PM
There'll be none of that funny business. I'm a man of the law!
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: ZenArcade 22 June, 2014, 12:07:48 AM
Yep, looks as though the Dublin side of the family'll be putting me up for a night. Look forward to this. Z
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: Link Prime 23 June, 2014, 02:21:59 PM
Good stuff Zen!
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: Link Prime 04 July, 2014, 03:20:34 PM
I will hopefully make it to this, maybe even a table to flog my wares.

Just got the weekly email from The Big Bang, David.
They'll be registering all small press / exhibitor tables starting from next week.
Email them on Wednesday 9th July (info@thebigbang.ie) if you're interested in getting an application form.
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: maryanddavid 04 July, 2014, 04:35:12 PM
Cheers Link, I will be at a funeral in the area tomorrow, so I may be able to pop in for a few minuites tomorrow,  I'll have a chat with them.
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: Proudhuff 04 July, 2014, 04:46:06 PM
Thought about going to this, but its too close to The Lakes timewise for me to attend, still there's always 2015 
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: Link Prime 22 August, 2014, 06:18:54 PM
Tickets on sale NOW- http://dublincomicexpo.com/
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 16 September, 2014, 09:18:17 PM
Ticket, transport and hotel have been booked. I'll be doing the two days so it will hopefully be less of a rush then the last few years. It'll hopefully be a good night too, depending on the All Ireland result.

They have also announced that it will have The World Exclusive Early Release is DEPARTMENT OF MONSTEROLOGY VOL 1 TP!
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: ZenArcade 16 September, 2014, 10:29:19 PM
Have a wedding on the Friday but should make it for Sat pm, where are we meeting for beers? Z
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: maryanddavid 16 September, 2014, 10:38:18 PM
I don't think I will make it for the weekend, ended up working Saturday so maybe Sunday. I didn't book a table, I have two more collections due, but I don't think I will have them out in time, I didn't want to take the chance of have nothing on a table!
So Sunday lightly pencilled in.
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: Link Prime 16 September, 2014, 11:06:49 PM
Gav & Zen- nice one.
David- shame about the table, but at least you could be making an appearance on Sunday.

I had thought about arranging a social gathering in a pub alright (especially since Zen has made such a success of it up North), so yeah- why not?
I'd really like to suggest The Harbour Bar, 15 minutes done the road in Bray (one of the best boozers in the world IMHO), but taxis would be required for that.
We could stay local in Dundrum- Ryan's in the village is probably the best of the bunch- I had a pint there with Pat Mills once!

Open to suggestions....and participants.

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: ZenArcade 16 September, 2014, 11:13:45 PM
Judge Russell, myself and the rest of the.northern squaxx will discuss on Thursday night at the B2KADDG....hmm like the sound of that it feels futuristic, groovy yet manly at the same time!  Z  :-\
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 16 September, 2014, 11:28:12 PM
 It looks like they have "the Candlelight Bar" in Dundrum organised from 8PM onwards, so most of the guests will probably be there. Not sure what it's like, but it dose look quite fancy.

Also the 2000ad Panel is on at 12 on Sunday with Molcher, Langley, Carroll, Holden and Parr
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: maryanddavid 16 September, 2014, 11:53:56 PM
That has made the Sunday more appealing! Who intends on being there on Sunday?

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: Link Prime 17 September, 2014, 12:49:37 AM
It looks like they have "the Candlelight Bar" in Dundrum organised from 8PM onwards

Really? Ugh.
Grand for a quiet pre / post meal drink with a dinner guest, but as a post-convention venue?
Bit of a bizarre choice by Big Bang there.
I'll throw a bid in for Ryan's accross the road; https://www.facebook.com/dundrumhse

Maybe after 9pm? We'll see who we can drag over for a few (admittedly decent) pints of The Black Stuff in preference of Mojitos, mirrors and posing.


PS- I'll be there on the Sunday too, David.
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 17 September, 2014, 11:54:22 PM
That sounds a lot better to me anyway and I'll be there for most of the Sunday.
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: pauljholden 23 September, 2014, 12:33:24 PM
Tharg has kindly given me permission to do a short print run (25) of a Dredd / Anderson piece I did - so I'll have that at the convention if you're interested!

Only available at the con, I'm afraid...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByNr1zXIEAA_USN.png:large)
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 23 September, 2014, 11:19:40 PM
I'll definitely be picking one of these up
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: COMMANDO FORCES 23 September, 2014, 11:31:21 PM
Looks pretty damn good. Hope it sells out fast but not before Gavin gets his one!
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: Richmond Clements 24 September, 2014, 09:09:14 AM
I was hoping to head down for the Saturday, but cannot make it now! bah!
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: ZenArcade 24 September, 2014, 05:05:37 PM
Me a friend and his wee lassie are heading down on Sunday. Keen to meet with my fellow squaxx. Z
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: pauljholden 24 September, 2014, 05:12:37 PM
I was hoping to head down for the Saturday, but cannot make it now! bah!

I'd love to see a futurequake presence at this show one year!

-pj
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: Proudhuff 24 September, 2014, 06:46:53 PM
We should really try for a full board meet up at the next one!
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: Richmond Clements 24 September, 2014, 08:14:02 PM
I was hoping to head down for the Saturday, but cannot make it now! bah!

I'd love to see a futurequake presence at this show one year!

-pj

That's not a bad idea at all...
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: Bolt-01 24 September, 2014, 10:22:23 PM
One day we'll be there.
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: maryanddavid 24 September, 2014, 11:03:33 PM
Looks like Sunday might no be a runner either... Bah:-(
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: Link Prime 25 September, 2014, 12:48:17 PM
One day we'll be there.

Are you on about DICE or the next con in general?
I'm sure there are far more English / Scottish boarders than those that hail from the Emerald Isle.
Looking for an excuse to come over on the lash, are yis?

Shame you wont be making it this year David, looks like its gonna be a lot of fun.
Saturday is a definite for me, but Sunday is looking cloudy (and therefore Saturday night drinking too).
I might just have to cram as much as possible into the Saturday, we'll see.

Would dearly love to attend the 2000AD panel on Sunday though...

PS- I want one of those prints, PJ!
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 26 September, 2014, 11:46:19 PM
All the panels are being recorded, so you'll get a chance to see it in a week or two if you miss it on Sunday, Link.

A futurequake presence would fit perfectly at DICE and hopefully we'll see that sometime soon.

I will hopefully be there sometime around midday tomorrow, so I'm sure I will see a few of ye over the weekend.
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: maryanddavid 27 September, 2014, 12:07:37 AM
Enjoy tomorrow guys, Sunday is out for sure now, pity. This is something I might make it too, I'd go for Eddie Lenihan alone! https://www.facebook.com/IntPAWSCon (https://www.facebook.com/IntPAWSCon)
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: Link Prime 27 September, 2014, 08:38:10 PM
I had an exceptionally good time today- great new venue for DICE, top guests, and the weather held up- a distinctly beautiful sunny September day.

Personal highlight- Clint Langley remembered to bring the ABC Warriors page I was hounding him over (stashed under his seat for me). A pleasure to shoot the breeze with him- he's a gent, and hugely enthusiastic about working for 'Tooth even after two decades.
Clint cleaned me out at nearly €300 worth of art, prints and a stunner of a Slaine sketch (pics to follow at some stage), so my last few bob were spent on PJ's great Dredd print and early release copies of Monsterology 101 & the new Moon Knight trade.

Also had a good chat with Mike Carroll, Si Spurrier & John McCrea- gentlemen all.
Nice to meet up with Gavin Leahy Block again, and a humidity stricken Judge Russell- who's probably grabbing 10 well deserved minutes on a sleep machine as I type.

Pain in the arse that I couldn't stay for drinks tonight (I promised Clint a Guinness  :-[) or attend tomorrow, but sure what can ye do?

Roll on 2015.


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: Proudhuff 29 September, 2014, 10:14:39 AM
 €300 worth of art? I think he could afford to buy you a Guinness  :D
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: ZenArcade 29 September, 2014, 11:59:16 AM
Had a great sunday at.DICE. Met another of the writers and artists: Mike Carroll, Si.Spurrier and the legendary John Mccrea really enjoyed the panel, great Craic all around....would have loved to haven't fellow boarders, but Internet went off. Z
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 29 September, 2014, 01:04:28 PM
I'm just about recovered from a fantastic weekend at DICE. It was nice catching up with everyone again, having a chat with a few new people and getting a few sketches too (pictures will come later today). The change of venue was great too and the fact that it was free access to the bottom floor, where all the small press people were, was a really wonderful idea.
Personal highlights include, The 2000ad panel, seeing Clint Langley work, Mike Carroll's T-shirts and Molcher's Becky Cloonan impersonation.
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 01 October, 2014, 11:26:03 AM
Mechanismo by Clint Langley

(http://i970.photobucket.com/albums/ae182/grpleahy/IMAG0328_zpsxwhju9kf.jpg) (http://s970.photobucket.com/user/grpleahy/media/IMAG0328_zpsxwhju9kf.jpg.html)

Gene the Hackman by PJ Holden

(http://i970.photobucket.com/albums/ae182/grpleahy/IMAG0323_zpsvwcwxowj.jpg) (http://s970.photobucket.com/user/grpleahy/media/IMAG0323_zpsvwcwxowj.jpg.html)

A Klegg by John McCrea

(http://i970.photobucket.com/albums/ae182/grpleahy/IMAG0330_zpsmmy4jpyh.jpg) (http://s970.photobucket.com/user/grpleahy/media/IMAG0330_zpsmmy4jpyh.jpg.html)
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: Link Prime 01 October, 2014, 02:51:02 PM
Oh the Kleggmanity!

Great idea getting Clint to do Mechanismo too.

Any tidbits from the 2000AD panel on Sunday?
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: COMMANDO FORCES 01 October, 2014, 03:42:20 PM
Great sketches there Gavin :thumbsup:
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 01 October, 2014, 09:32:36 PM
Thanks guys.


Any tidbits from the 2000AD panel on Sunday?

Not really,  Mike Carroll mentioned he has a Dredd coming up and Clint Langley is currently working on ABC Warriors (RoBusters).
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: Link Prime 01 October, 2014, 09:42:26 PM
Mike Carroll mentioned he has a Dredd coming up

Well he did tell us who's on art duties for this...are we allowed divulge?  :-\