Fancy a taste of those American comic book conventions? Or Comic Cons? Well, now you can with the first ever London Super Comic Con on February 25th and 26th – a strictly comic-book-only show dedicated to the writers and artists of the greatest comics in America. And possibly Britain.
Who is the main guest at this ‘Super’ comic con you ask? Why, it’s none other than the creator of nearly everything, Mr Stan Lee.
The Spider-Man, X-Men, Hulk, Avengers and Ant Man mastermind will be the headlining guest at his first London show in 40 years.
Don’t get too excited about one guy, the show is stuffed with famous comic book writers and artists. Here are few others; Jim Cheung, Paul Cornell, Al Davison, Mike Deodato Jr., Victor Drujiniu, Ebas, John McCrea, Jamie Mckelvie and Mike Norton.
There are dozens of other names coming along to meet fans and sign their work. For a full list check out The Super Comic-Con’s website.
It’s important to know you can’t buy tickets on the door, you have to book in advance. A one day pass is £15, a two-day pass is £25. More details here. Feeding you inner geek at such a prestigious comic book event is priceless, however.
I’ll warn you now: Stan Lee’s signing sessions have sold out in less time than Stan Lee appeared in Spider-Man. The only sessions left are quite expensive. Check it out for yourself.
Still, The London Super Comic Con is a fantastic opportunity to explore the world of comic books without the worlds of video games and film getting in the way.
The London Super Comic Con is on Feb 25th &26th at the Excel, London, E16 1XL.