Lee Barnett reports from the scene…:

First impressions today: compared to Bristol and even Brighton (hmm, is there a rule that I only attend comics shows in the UK if they’re in a place that starts with a ‘B’?), it’s small. As in very small.

Two dealers rooms, neither of which are that big, but still with plenty of room to wonder around the rooms.

The theatre where the panels and discussions take place seats about 80, and it’s a proper theatre/movie place with theatre style seats. Big surprise – I knew we had a screen for the audio-visual bits of the quiz, but it didn’t occur to me that it would be a full size cinema type screen. Hmm – dunno how well the graphics will come out when blown up to that size. Guess we’ll find out in a few hours.

Brought the printer along to print out last minute changes to the script, of which there have been quite a few in the last 24 hours. Of course the printer’s not working, so any amendments have now had to be scribbled on the existing printed copy, which makes my copy look… interesting.


  1. I am having a GREAT time at Brum. I’ve been sat behind my table all day, hand-selling and hard-selling my comics like a DEMON.

    Two ladies bought a complete set of my Hondle comics (because they were only buying comics with dogs in), then one of them came back to buy a copy of my new comic Trouble Bruin because, coincidentally, she had brought a teddy bear by the name of Mister Bruiin with her.

    One vampiric lady came up to me and told me that I had made her cry with one of my comics – good tears, mind, not the “arg, the agony in my eyes, like garlic it is!” tears.

    And a Stormtrooper flew halfway around the world to tell me to cheer up.

    Which is really nice, when you think about it.