Friday, 20 June 2014

Leicester Comic Con!

Dude & I will be attending this on Saturday and we're both really looking forward to it.

Fox Spirit head honcho Adele Wearing will be there (I'm part of the skulk, having appeared in "Tales Of The Nun & Dragon") and it'll be good to see her again, along with everyone else.

The Silver Arcade is in the centre of town and has been modernised nicely (Dude & I usually sit in there to have our lunch - which we buy from Toast) but in it's earlier, shabbier and grubbier form it is a key location for a particularly unpleasant death in "The Lost Film" novella.

If you're there and see me, come over and say hello!

From the Con's Facebook group page

Leicester Comic Con 2014 - Everything You Need To Know

Date: Saturday 21st June 2014
Time: 11am (10am with VIP wristband) to 5pm
Price: FREE (£5 for VIP wristband)
Location: The Silver Arcade & The Cookie, Leicester


Leicester Comic Con 2014 is a one day festival of comic book related events, stalls and activities for all ages.

On Saturday 21st June, Leicester Comic Con takes over the newly refurbished Silver Arcade with stalls by comic book dealers and creators, talks, cosplay, a craft area and more. The Cookie on High Street will also feature an art exhibition and after show party.


Entry to Leicester Comic Con 2014 is FREE from 11am. However, a £5 VIP Wristband entitles you to a goodie bag, early entry to stalls at 10am, priority seating at talks, entry to the after show and automatic entry to prize draws.

There is a very limited number of tickets available. Purchase online at

When you arrive please go to the The Cookie wristband exchange (open from 9am) to swap your ticket for a wristband.


- The Cookie, 68 High Street, Leicester LE1 5YP
- Silver Arcade, Silver Street Leicester LE1 5FA


Leicester Comic Con 2014 is an ALL AGES event.

- The Cookie (High Street) - All ages welcome, children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

- The Silver Arcade (Silver Street) - All ages welcome, children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. VIP ticket holders do not need a ticket for children under 12 accompanying them.


The Cookie (High Street)
- 09:00am VIP Wristband Collection
- 12:00pm Leicester Illustrators Group Exhibition Opens
- 07:30pm After Show Party

The Silver Arcade - Ground Floor
- 10am VIP Entry to Exhibitor Stalls
- 11am to 5pm Exhibitor Stalls General Admission
- 11am to 5pm Craft Corner

The Silver Arcade - Top Floor
- 11:30am Matt Brooker & Ian Edginton Talk
- 01:00pm Dan Abnett Talk
- 02:30pm AnimeLeague Cosplay Q&A

Cank Street/St Martin's Square
- Cosplay throughout the day, including AnimeLeague Meet Up

Also check out...
- Forbidden Planet (Silver Street) 9:30am to 5:30pm
- Games Workshop (Silver Street) 10:00am to 6:00 pm
- Illustration & Graphic Design Exhibition (St Martin's Sq) 10:00am to 6:00pm


- Alasdair Stuart
- Dan Abnett
- Ian Edginton

- Borderline Press
- Time Bomb Comics
- Geeky Kid Comics
- Fox Spirit
- Murky Depths
- Factor Fiction

Individual Creators
- Rachael Smith
- Matt Brooker
- Sally Jane Thompson
- Al Davison
- Lloyd and the Bear
- Chris Geary
- Kat Nicholson
- Jason Cardy
- Marc Ellerby

- Reckless Hero
- Barry Bulsara
- The Retro Draughtsman

Comic Dealers
- Hush's Comic Book World
- Lucky Target Comics

- The Astral Gypsy Shop
- Geek is Chic
- RetroActive
- AnimeLeague

Craft Corner
- The Creation Station
- Soft Touch
- Leicester Comic Con Craft Team

*subject to change


  1. It's all happening in Leicester this weekend! Tomorrow we're at the National Space Centre for Star Wars Return of the Garrison, with Peter Mayhew, Dave Prowse and Kenny Baker, amongst others.

  2. Thanks, I didn't know that - might have to check it out!