London Super Comic Con Roundup
I had heard a lot of good things about London Super Comic Con and as this was my first time to the event, I was very excited. Luckily for me, I have already done London MCM twice now, and LSCC was taking place in the Excel, so the logistics of getting there, accommodation, parking etc… were already sorted in my head. I traveled down on the Friday night and stayed in a Premier Inn 20 mins away from the centre (conveniently located next to a shopping mall – a place my mister and I discovered last year).
My dealer’s table was located at the very end of Artists’ Alley (the fun of alphabetical order) in between some awesome people. On my left was Andy Doodle Baker, an extremely talented caricaturist, and on my right were the super friendly guys from Alien in the Outfield. It was the AITO guys first con as exhibitors and they did amazingly well. Their comic is an all ages 80’s style story about an alien who crash lands on Earth and joins a baseball team. It looks incredibly fun and you guys should check it out. Directly behind me were Nick Angel (7String) and Jon Lock (Afterlife Inc), who I have mentioned before, but unfortunately were segregated by banners so I didn’t get much chance to chat with them.
Also, just opposite our tables was the constantly busy desk of Jonathan Ross! This was pretty cool as, unlike so many celebrities who you see at cons, it was nice to see how enthusiastic he was towards his fans. He was always letting people cut in line to say hi and taking photos with people (even though so many celebs would photo opp stands instead), he was also very encouraging of the other indie authors and artists, looking over their work and giving helpful comments. A good friend of mine was cosplaying the Other Mother from ‘Coraline’ and he was so excited to see her in costume that he mentioned he would send a pic of her onto his ‘mate’ Neil Gaiman! At the end of the con (and yes – he stayed the ENTIRE day, with very few and very small breaks) he even came over to the Artists’ Alley to say hi to the artists who had given him samples of their work and see their other stuff. I’m hoping I will get a chance to read over his newest comic before I see him again at Wales Comic Con in April.
Had a chance to catch up with some other creators in the evening, going out for a few drinks and some dinner with the lovely guys from Stiffs, The Pride, Lou Scannon and Moon. Sadly some one in my hotel decided it would be really fun to play dubstep until about 3 in the morning, so the next day (including the 5 hour drive home) was not as much fun and included much Red Bull chugging just to see the day through. But, all in all, this was a very fun, social con where I got to meet a lot of other creators and make some new friends.
Up next is Birmingham MCM Expo on the 22nd – 232rd March in the NEC. Looking forward to seeing some of you up there!
Cover photo is courtesy of www.londonsupercomicconvention.com