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Events / Re: ICE BIRMINGHAM 2018 - Official Thread
« on: 26 August, 2018, 07:17:30 pm »
Good to see a comic convention which has guests who actually write and draw comics (as opposed to TV and film actors, and people cosplaying characters from anime - all things I like, but not when that's all that's available).

Anyway - rant over, good luck with the con!

And unlike those media shows we give free access to our guests... no hidden charges.

Events / Re: ICE BIRMINGHAM 2018 - Official Thread
« on: 26 August, 2018, 07:14:16 pm »
We've always been around that time of year. Why other events moved into September knowing we are in September I cannot say as Only they know their reasons.

Yes many happy memories of running BICS. It was so easy back then when it was just us and Bristol, with Thought bubble not long after us. :-)

We will always be 100% about comics and always be international with a British focus.

And we will ALWAYS invite 200oad creators to ICE.

Will be nice to see some of you guys there on the 15th. Please feel free to come and say "hi" :-)

Events / ICE BIRMINGHAM 2018 - Official Thread
« on: 15 August, 2018, 08:41:53 pm »
We are very happy to be bringing a wealth of 2000ad and Megazine creators to the event this year.

These include:

John Wagner
Carlos Ezquerra
David Raoch
Phil Winslade
Dan Cornwell
Ian Edginton

and a few more we have yet to announce.

Tickets and info available at: www.internationlcomicexpo.wordpress.com

Happy to answer any questions on here, or via email at: smallzone.events@gmial.com

Events / Re: ICE 2016 - OFFICIAL THREAD
« on: 26 August, 2016, 06:17:50 pm »
And here it is the amazing ICE 2016 full events Saturday Schedule 2016. These events are FREE to all ticket holders...

ICE 2016  ROOM  1– Hosted by GEEK SYNDICATE

11.15 - To Hell and Back – Join Hellboy artist Duncan Fegredo and BPRD artist Lawrence Campbell as they talk about their experiences working within the famous Mignolaverse at Dark Horse Comics.

12.30 – Making Waves – Writers Joe Pruett & Marguerite Bennett tell us all about their latest projects from the new publisher shaking the American comics industry to its foundations… Aftershock Comics.

13.30 - I hope you drew enough for everyone  - A panel discussing the importance of  all ages comics and how they are an essential part of the medium, bringing in fresh readers and making comics accessible with The Beano’s Lew Stringer, Heart of Time Creator Sarah Millman, 2000AD’s Alec Worley and Doctor Who artist and writer team Rachael Stott and Robbie Morrison.

14.30 – Your hosts take a well earned 1 hour lunch break, so please welcome Humanoids’ Tim Pilcher as he takes over with...

The European Invasion – We used to talk about the British Invasion of the USA market in the 80s and 90s but there are also a huge number of Mainland European artists now invading the pages of Marvel and DC comics. We talk to some of those invaders including guests Juan Albarran, Maria Laura Sanapo and Marco Santucci about the work they are doing for American publishers.

15.30 – The boys return with...

A Different Breed of Comic – Join Sean Phillips (Criminal,Sleeper,Fatale) Andy Diggle (Losers,Thief of Thieves) Corey Brotherson (Magic of Myths, Clockwork Watch), Jessica Martin (Elsie Harris Picture Palace, IT Girl) and Sonia Leong (Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet,Manga Life ) as they open your doors of perception to talk about different types of comics other than straight capes and tights our panellists will attempt to discuss  the infinite genres that the medium has to offer.
Autobiographies, horror, adventure, comedy, scifi, crime, romance… the sky is just the beginning!


    The GS boys have a chat with the all star comics team Jordie Bellaire and Declan Shalvey. Find out about their work on the new Batman Series as well as a host of other projects this dynamic duo are working on.

     Plus the final event of the day…  Charlie Adlard, Rachel Scott & Staz Johnson in the Great British sketch off!  On your marks, get set...SKETCH!

ICE 2016 – Room 2  Special Events

11.00 – Goldtiger: The Truth Behind The Legend –
Join renowned creators, comics historians, and erotic dancers Jimmy Broxton and Guy Adams as they present a fully illustrated seminar on their unearthing of Goldtiger, the sixties newspaper strip posterity forgot. Why was this seminal strip neglected for so many decades? What caused the Baskerville Newspaper group to pull the plug on such a prestigious project? Why was Malta the only country that embraced the strip? Did artist, Antonio Barreti actually kill his long-suffering scriptwriter Louis Schaeffer? How many pictures of naked ladies does Jimmy Broxton hold on his hard drive? Is there a limit to the number of cats Guy Adams can own? Is any of this remotely true? Do you care?
The discussion, and accompanying visual presentation will contain new art, new information and mature themes (most probably discussed in a vaguely immature way).

12.00 – The Big Reveal –

Join Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back Producer Gary Kurtz along with Richard Bazley (Iron Giant, Harry Potter), Paul Goodenough (How to Train Your Dragon) and comic creators Ben Oliver and Simon Furman as they reveal their new Comic and TV series The Chimeran in full, for the very first time, exclusively at ICE 2016!

Need we say more?

Followed by a short signing with the creators in the CBCS signing area.

13.00 – Offical European Book Launch: “Also Known As” –
Based on an original idea by Andrew Nicholaou, “Also Known As” is a science-fiction twist on a supernatural mainstay, a film and trans-media franchise currently in development by UK-based film producers BoxFly Pictures.

In addition to this BoxFly produced a 110 page graphic novel, adapted by the film’s screenwriter Tony Lee with art by Christopher Jones, colours by Charlie Kirchoff and letters by Aditya Bidikar.
Join New York Times No. 1 best selling author Tony Lee and Boxfly’s Haydn Pryce-Jenkins as they officially launch the new Graphic Novel ahead of it release at ICE 2016!

13.45 – Official Project Launch: “To The Death” –

Legendary MARVEL UK creative powerhouse team Simon Furman (Transformers) and Geoff Senior (Dragon’s Claws) officially launch their brand new project, “To the Death,” which is a stunning online comic sci fi action adventure. Find out all about the new project and take part in a Q&A with the creative team at this exclusive ICE 2016 event.

14.30 – The Men Who Fell To Earth –
Peter Hogan and Steve Park House interview with Dark Horse’s Philip Simon

Since debuting in the rebooted Dark Horse Presents anthology in September 2011, Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s Resident Alien series has spawned four miniseries runs and three collected editions—with more to come!
With Resident Alien: The Man With No Name #1 being released on September 14, join writer Peter Hogan and legendary artist Steve Parkhouse with Dark Horse series editor Philip R. Simon on the eve of a new series launch for a conversation about Peter and Steve’s work with Dark Horse Comics!

15.15 – Peter Milligan Interview with Joel Meadows – The man behind Tripwire talks to acclaimed writer Peter Milligan, famous for his work on X-Force, Hellblazer, and a host of other Marvel and Vertigo books, about his most recent projects and what he has out this coming year.

16.00 – The CBCS Charity Auction – Hosted by the one and only Peter Doherty (2000ad)

The event fans and collectors have been waiting for all day!

Artists and writers from all over the world have kindly and generously been donating original artwork, sketches, signed books and other unique goodies for the past few months and we have steadily built up a veritable treasure trove of items.

All going under the hammer to raise money for our chosen charity Beanstalk, who help children with their literacy and reading in schools, a cause very close to our hearts her at ICE.
Come along and walk away with an original sketch cover from Jock or an original piece of art from Staz Johnson.
Or if signed books are more your thing, how about a signed SDCC Ltd Edition Walking Dead Hardback Compendium Edition from artist Charlie Adlard?

There are literally dozens of unique and rare items up for sale for this good cause.

Book your tickets now at: www.smallzone.co.uk

« on: 03 April, 2016, 05:03:30 pm »
Hi Folks

As I am sure you are already aware we have a huge selection of 2000ad and Megazine guest creators both past and present appearing at this years expo including:

John Wagner
Dave Gibbons
Simon Fraser
Robbie Morrison
Charlie Adlard
Dylan Teague
Phil Winslade

Plus many many more.

Happy to answer any questions about the event on here.

You can also find out more at:


Hope you all have a superb time

all the best


Events / Re: International Comics Expo (ICE) Birmingham Sept 2015
« on: 11 October, 2015, 04:06:43 pm »
Great to hear that everyone had such a great time at ICE last month!! :-)

I'll post a new official thread on hear for next year's event very soon.

all the best


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