Summer greetings from Disconnected HQ. We thought it was time for a wee update on our forthcoming convention plans and a teaser or two about the new comics we’ll be publishing later this year.

mcclogomediumFirstly, a plug for a comic con that we sadly can’t attend this year: Melksham. You’ve probably never heard of Melksham but it’s a great little town in Wiltshire, between Bath and Swindon, and it has the Finest Comic Convention of the Year. Trust us! We’ve been each year and seen the show grow from one day to two, taking in more of the town each time and always with a great line-up of guests, a wonderful atmosphere and some of the nicest volunteers and visitors that we’ve ever met. Melksham Comic Con is on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August at the Assembly Hall – you can buy tickets in advance at http://melkshamcomiccon.com/.

On to cons that we’ll actually be attending:

StairwayOctober will see us returning to Kendal for the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival. We’ve talked before about this one as it’s a firm favourite. The Con really takes over the town, usually theming at least one pub, with workshops and talks in bookshops and cafes and some stellar guests. We’ll be launching a new book at this year’s Lakes show – something a little different from Disconnected and something that we’re VERY EXCITED to be producing. I can’t tell you any more just yet but here’s something from the book from artist Conor Boyle. We’ll be posting more soon!

You can track us down at LICAF in the Clock Tower in Kendal on 17 and 18 October. You can also find the full programme for the festival at http://issuu.com/lakesinternationalcomicartfestival/docs/licaf_programme_2015 (56 pages!!!).

Last but not least, we can confirm that we’ll be at ThoughtBubble again this year (14/15 November, Royal Armouries, Leeds). We’ll be in the Marquee with some lovely people (have a look at some of our co-Marquee-dwellers here). ThoughtBubble is the mummy of conventions, particularly if you’re interested in independent comics: it’s absolutely kid-in-sweet-shop-tastic. And we’ll have a little something for you at ThoughtBubble too – something that many of you have been waiting for…. Yes, more eagerly awaited than the new Star Wars, it’s the return of the Sentient Zombie Space Pigs….

LunchAs always, you can keep an eye on what we’re up to on the @DisconnectedPrs Twitter feed, which will get busier as the cons get closer. And you can pick up copies of our books at http://www.comicsy.co.uk/disconnectedpress/ or by dropping us an email to hello@disconnectedpress.co.uk.

Happy travels!!

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