At my second comic book convention in three weeks (Thought Bubble last week, San Diego Comic-Con next), I went to the London Film And Comic Con this weekend, hosted by Showmasters. The comic book side of the show is run by a friend of Bleeding Cool Tony lee – or at least it will be for the next two days. Because next year, the rise will be one Tim pilcher.
At the time, Tim Pilcher was the publisher of DC Comics when Vertigo had an office in the UK under Young Art. He worked for Humanoids, is co-editor of Soaring Penguin Press, author of the comic book industry gossip book BD Babylon, and co-author with Dave Gibbons Eisner nominees How comics work. But what he hasn’t done yet is host a comic book convention.
Expect Tim to access his rather extensive contact list after decades in and around comics, to invite all kinds of American and European comic book creators to the London Film And Comic Con in July of next year. . Not having it the same week as San Diego Comic-Con can help that as well. As for Tony Lee? Well, he’s about to release his detective story written since the start of the pandemic, which has kept him pretty busy,
The London Film and Comic Con is held twice a year in London and focuses on films, cult television, games, anime, cosplay and comics, hosted by Showmasters Ltd and currently held in Olympia London near by Hammersmith and Earl’s Court. It all started in 2004 with the same company that organizes the Autographica and Collectormania events. The convention houses a large hall of dealers selling memorabilia related to movies, comics and science fiction, as well as original movie props, as well as guest lectures, professional photo shoots, photo shoots. autographs, cosplay events and exhibitions.