The 2011 Oxfam Edinburgh Comic Event will take place at the MacDonald Road Library on Edinburgh's Leith Walk on Saturday 23 July. This year's theme will be war comics and, as in its two previous years, this will be a relaxed, discussion based event and will include signings by the guests. A selection of comics, graphic novels and related books will also be available for sale on the day with all proceeds going to Oxfam.
The guest list includes War Stories and Kate and William artist Gary Erskine, and Starblazer and Judge Dredd artist Colin MacNeil plus two former Thargs and now writers, David Bishop and Andy Diggle.
As usual the panels will be hosted by Bogie Man publisher John McShane and the event will include a DC Thomson panel focusing on Commando with former Commando editor George Low, Commando writer Ferg Handley, former Dandy editor Morris Heggie and, having interviewed many DCT personnel for this website, downthetubes writer Jeremy Briggs.
Doors open on Saturday 23 July at 11:30am with the first panel due to begin at Noon and the event will run until 4pm. Tickets are £4 per person and will be available on the door or in advance from the Oxfam bookshops on Morningside Road and Nicholson Street. The venue is a 10-15 minute walk from Edinburgh's main bus and train stations while free car parking is available in the streets surrounding it. Attendees will be pleased to know that there is a Tesco Metro just across the road for sandwiches and other refreshments during the breaks in the programme.
More details of the event are available on the Oxfam Edinburgh Comic Event Facebook page.
There are more details of the venue at the MacDonald Road Library webpage.