This weekend, the Excel Centre in East London plays host to London Super Comic Con. We’ll be there – table D134, just above the second 0 of 100 on the floor plan (!) – and we thought we’d let you know what else we’re looking forward to:
Firstly: old friends. The mighty Jon Lock will be at LSCC, promoting the epic world of Afterlife Inc., one of the funniest and most original books we read last year. His contribution to Disconnected Vol. 2 – The Remarkably Normal Man – saw him in more sombre mood, writing a world that was at once atmospheric, mysterious and strangely captivating.
That story couldn’t have come alive without the artwork of Sarah Jones, who will also be at LSCC this weekend. She was our near-neighbour at London Film and Comic Con last July and I can’t wait to see what she’s added to her collection (my purse is at the ready….).
Also in Artists Alley, you can find Nadine Ashworth, who drew Alexi Conman’s story Plans in Disconnected Vol. 2. She has also been a collaborator on Lizzie Boyle’s story Blame in the forthcoming edition of Dead Roots.
Delighted that Accent UK will be at table D107 this weekend, just behind us so we can throw things at them and get away with it… ahem… Anyway, they will no doubt have on offer copies of Who On Earth Was Thaddeus Mist?, the superb Victorian mystery featuring bags of art by Conor Boyle (of Disconnected 1 and 2 fame). I know I’m biased, but if you haven’t read it yet, you really should: it builds and builds such that, towards the end, you find yourself pulled through the story and unable to escape….
And if you’ve any time or money left after all of that, just past the Big Publisher roundabout, at D309 and 310 will be Orbital Comics, the friendliest comic book sellers that we know.
I’ll report back after the weekend on all the new people that we meet and you never know, this Con might actually have decent wifi so watch out on Twitter for updates from @DisconnectedPrs.