Thursday, June 28, 2007

Lancaster Comics Convention…

The Second Annual Showcase of Northwest Comics Creators…

Saturday November 17th – Sunday November 18th 2007

I thought I would just add a quick plug for this years upcoming comics convention in Lancaster.

Wizards Keep will again be in attendance and will be selling products from the stand and also I’ll have some artwork on display from the “Worlds End” graphic novel. Hopefully there’ll be some other stuff on display to view and to buy as well.

I’ll post more here and on the Wizards Keep website as soon as there’s more to add here. There will also be a new Photo Gallery on the Wizards Keep website so you will be able to check out some photos from last year amongst other photos of my exploits over the years in comics, as a concept artist and more besides. This new section will accompany the new Hall of Fame section, which will be going live quite soon and is my chance to show folks the work of the folks that have influenced me.

Last year’s event in Lancaster was excellent and we really enjoyed it and did well, which was nice. The event has grown from the one-day event of 2006 to the weekend event now scheduled to happen in November. It is an intimate event with visitors able to chat easily with the guests and exhibitors.

The site for the event is in a beautiful location and had a great deal of visitors last time around, so we are really looking forward to attending again.

If you are at all interested in visiting the Lancaster Comics Convention please visit - The website dedicated to the 2nd annual Lancaster comics convention. Included on the website are a list of links to the websites of guests, exhibitors and the Memorial site itself, which includes a map and directions how to get there, amongst other relevant information pertaining to the convention.

After the success of last year’s one-day event, the organisers have decided to devote an entire weekend to bringing small press and independent comics to the Northwest. The Convention will take place over the weekend of the 17th and 18th of November 2007 and once again will be held inside the stately surroundings of the Ashton Memorial, Williamson Park in Lancaster.

In addition to the main convention weekend there are a few new ideas being introduced to build on last year’s success, which the organisers are inviting folks to contribute to. First off, they’re planning to produce an anthology of comics, strips, cartoons and features to showcase the fine work that's being created in the small press at the moment. Then, there’s going to be an exhibition of comic art in the Williamson Art Gallery situated on the top floor of the Memorial building, which will run from the 13th of October until the last day of the convention on the 18th of November 2007.

So, in addition to the comics, exhibitors, guests and the events that’ll happen over the course of the main convention weekend, the organisers hope that the added elements of the exhibition and anthology will once again showcase the small press, as well as continuing to open up the market for sales up here in the Northwest.

I would advise folks to keep checking the website for more details, which will follow over the coming weeks regarding table prices for the weekend, how to contribute to the Lancaster Comics anthology and the art exhibition etc, but if you can’t wait, or if you have any other enquiry, don’t hesitate to contact convention organiser Ant Mercer at

Now it’s back to the drawing board for me, so…

Until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins…
June 28th 2007

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