Tuesday, May 07, 2013

MaltaComicCon 2013

Year five of my all-time favourite event

Hi Folks,

It’s now time to announce, officially, the dates for this year’s forthcoming MaltaComicCon. Is it really five years since I first met you all? Anyhow, I’ll turn you over the guys themselves for a moment…

”Do you remember how much fun you had at the Malta Comic Con 2012? How good it felt to meet all the awesome guests and creators that exhibited at our show? The rush you felt seeing your favourite creators sign and sketch? Do you remember how amazing it was to spend 2 days with so many wicked folk, discussing and doing the things you like most? Of course you do! How can you forget when we all had such a blast at the show? All those lovely people in costumes, all the buzz in the video game rooms, the thrill of tabletop and role playing games with the wicked folk at W.A.R.S, all those informative and entertaining talks, discussion panels and workshops! And what about all the free movies? The portfolio reviews, those impressive exhibitions and most of all, the fun filled atmosphere experienced during the whole 2 days of the convention!

You would all love to experience all these feelings again wouldn’t you? And why shouldn’t you? Yep the Malta Comic Con is coming again and it’s going to be super!

And if you haven’t experienced the Malta Comic Con yet, this is your wake up call!

Wicked Comics are proud to announce that this year the Malta Comic Con (Good Vibes) will be happening on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December at St. James Cavalier Valletta. So keep the dates free for 2 more days of fun for everyone! Fans can look forward to another killer roster of foreign creators who are not only gifted but are also really nice folks, more local creators and locally created comics, cosplay events and competitions, gaming events and competitions, free movies and animations showing during the whole duration of the convention, impressive exhibitions and a healthy number of talks, workshops and discussion panels. There will be something for everyone!

As customary Wicked Comics have designed a number of packages for fans wishing to travel to the Malta Comic Con from abroad, which include heavily discounted accommodation rates and local transport from hotel to convention. Similarly Wicked Comics have a number of packages tailored for foreign creators who whish to exhibit at the Malta Comic Con including heavily discounted tables.

Anyone wishing to know more about these packages, and local creators/retailers wishing to exhibit at the Malta Comic Con 2013 are kindly requested to email us for more details on:


For more details kindly visit:


Testimonial from legendary comic creator and Malta Comic Con 2012 guest Herb Trimpe:

“I have to reiterate and say what a great time we had in Malta, and all because of your show. Selling points: great people--great location (the fort)--great environment (your country, five+ stars, fantastically beautiful)--hospitality tops--weather--the Med--oh, yeah, and… the food! If I left anything out, you can add it, as we're sure it's the best of whatever. I honestly can't think of anything you could do better!” (H.Trimpe, 2013)”

Well there we go, take it from me when I say the deals they do for folks are brilliant. One of my students came along last year and he enjoyed himself so much he is joining me back out there once more later this year.

The event is spectacular and what’s not to love?

They have the event in a medieval fortress, there’s the sunshine, there are comics and other merchandise, sunshine, lots of international and local guests, sunshine, lots of sights to see, sunshine, lots of wonderful cuisine and the people themselves are brilliant, warm and accommodating and great fun to be with to boot. Oh, yeah, and there’s the sunshine too…

As I‘ve said many times before; now I look on the organisers as my friends and really look forward to seeing them every year around the same time. It really is that kind of event.

In fact I’ll be out there in a few weeks time as I produce two of my now famous comic workshops. One is for the Wicked Comics Educational Program, which is a Basic Course in Creating Comics for the Premju tal-President Fund. This I will be running on Saturday 1st June for a number of students already on a ten-session long course on creating comcs. Wonderful that these guys don’t just produce the conventions they produce educational activities like this. I am running three sessions, whilst the Wicked Comics folks will have already run the rest.

The other is a workshop I am going to run on Sunday 2nd June. I have wanted to do so for quite some time as a way of saying thanks to everyone for their treatment of me whilst I am out there. This one is for the local artists and the organisers themselves and anyone else that wishes to go along there – all fans of comics.

For more information on this workshop drop the guys a line at:


I’ll be posting a promotional poster on here soon with more details too.

I’m really excited and cannot wait to be amongst my buddies again.

Of course there’ll be photos and a Blog for the time spent there too.

See you soon guys.

Just before I sign off, I’d just like to thank everyone that has been in touch in regards the Orphan Works Bill, this last few days. Your support is fantastic, but we need to keep promoting and keep sharing the links to the petition with everyone we know as well as writing to the MPs themselves.

Next up, some new artwork from Worlds End – Volume 2 – A Hard Reign’s Gonna Fall.

Until next time, have fun!

Tim Perkins…
May 7th 2013

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