With just less than one month to go, the Carlisle Megacon comics, manga/anime and gaming event has finalised its guests, small press and dealers line-up. Organised by the Carlisle branch of Waterstones, this is an expansion of the shop based Recon events of previous years.
The half day event on Saturday 18 August 2012 will take place at the Richard Rose Central Academy school in Victoria Place near Carlisle city centre. It begins at 1pm and runs through to 6pm. Tickets cost £5 and are available from the Carlisle branch of Waterstones in person or over the phone (01228 542300) or on the door on the day (provided that there are still tickets left).
Guests scheduled to be there include artists Sean Phillips and Graeme Neil Reid, writers Jim Alexander, Andy Diggle and Gordon Rennie and local crime and horror novelist Matt Hilton. The guests will be taking part in talks, QandAs and signing sessions.
British small press will be represented by Accent UK, Art Heroes and Black Hearted Press while local fans are being encouraged to take part in various competitions on the day including cosplay, artwork and "Avengers Resemble" plus there will be a Marvel Vs Capcom III tournament run by Gamestation. Other dealers include Games Workshop, Travelling Man, Piers Christian Toy Soldiers, Esdevium Games and Tucky's Anime.
There are more details of Megacon on the Megacon Facebook page, their Twitter feed, and there is a also a Facebook event/discussion board page.
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