The Canny Comic Con
A little festival of comics and sequential art. 10th December 2011 at Newcastle City Library. FREE.
While I was at Thought Bubble in Leeds, I bumped into Stacey and Alex, who between them are running a small convention in Newcastle-on-Tyne – Canny Comic Con;
“The Canny Comic Con is a little festival of comics and sequential art. It will be held at Newcastle City Library all day on Saturday 10th December 2011.
“Whilst it won’t be on the same scale as some of the bigger UK comic conventions, we’re going to have a full range of activities, including: talks and panel discussions, workshops, and a hall of stalls where you can meet some of the finest comic-creating talent from the region and beyond. Entry to the CCC will be FREE.”
I have heard about this comic convention and it has been getting a lot of press, despite being rather small. I asked about the con and this sudden interest they responded,
“We wanted something in Newcastle, something for locals creators and the reading audience. We are a little worried people might have false expectations, it is a small but tidy convention but we will have good panels and talks and a small room with lots of small press and quite a few pros and a couple comic shops , so there will be something to do, and since it’s in library – its free”
The demand for affordable activities is clear at the moment, comics can provide great value for money as a passtime and with the likes of Bryan Talbot and Paul Davidson going along, it is obviously a good way to spend a day, and now it seems there will be a Friday night showing of Howard the Duck.
I find it most pleasing though, that the concern of a comic con organiser is that too many people show up, and they emphasisie that it will be ‘little’,