Lucy and Sarah Unwin, who have run London’s Kapow Comic-Con since 2011, have today announced that the convention will not be held in 2013 due to work commitments elsewhere. Heavily connected to Mark Millar’s ‘Millarworld’ production company, the convention last year saw Dan DiDio, Eric Stephenson and Joe Quesada all make the flight across the Atlantic, along with a number of frequent Millar collaborators such as Brian Hitch, Dave Gibbons and Frank Quitely.
Here’s the full press release from the Unwins:
Due to an increased workload in Millarworld and Millarworld Productions, we will not have time to arrange another wonderful Kapow! Comic Convention in 2013.
Sarah and I have had to make a very tough decision, and after much deliberation and poring over upcoming work schedules, we have decided to put Kapow! 2013 on hold. The event is a genuine pleasure to work on and everyone has been a total delight, but this year we are unable to dedicate the time necessary to deliver a weekend that once again exceeds the expectations of attendees, guests, exhibitors, publishers and studios.
Millarworld Productions first TV show ‘Pavilion of Dreams’ is scheduled to air on BBC One Scotland on Jan 3rd at 9pm and in 2013 both myself and Sarah will be heavily involved in the development and production of various TV shows and feature films.
We hope to return with an even bigger and better show for Kapow! 2014.
Best wishes and enjoy Christmas and New Year,
Lucy & Sarah Unwin
Other conventions remain available! London SuperCon would be the first up for 2013, I believe, with many others following down the line.