The title of the UK’s premier comics show was somewhat in flux after the Bristol show dwindled. but it seems like this weekend’s BICS in Birmingham at the Thinktank Millennium Point has developed into a full service show. You can see all the hoohah in the link, which includes a very snappy-looking website. Guests include Bryan Talbot, premiering GRANDVILLE, Howard Chaykin, Andy Diggle, David Lloyd, Mark Buckingham, Alan Davis, DC’s Michael Wright, and enough other gaffers to drink an entire bar down to the dry, cracked mud. Entire guest list is here. Programming is here:
Saturday and Sunday. Other events include an IMAX screening of WATCHMEN (Jealous!!!!) and a launch party TONIGHT. (Flyer above — no date given but it is tonight, Friday.)
Of course, the main event, if we know our Brits, will be enjoying a pint or two. Or twenty. FMB, aka Ben McCool, is at the show and has promised some sort of report when his head clears, and we’re keeping him to his word.
In other news, show co-organizer James Hodgkins is debuting a new, fancy look. No wonder everyone thinks comics are the road to riches.
People who blogged their doings:
Time Bomb Comics
The Judge MInty crew
..and probably lots more. If you want to plug something, please do so in the comments. And hoist a pint of room temperature, cask ale at the Duke of Wellington for us!