As I have mentioned before I am involved with the organising of Nottingham Comic Con; It all started when Hubby was looking at having a stall at a Comic Con but the tables had sold out. He decided he was going to put on his own, I have always wanted to run a charity event – so we combined the both. October 24th saw the third Nottingham and Comic Con and we had a blast! The day is all about comics, families and generally having fun. We have exhibitors showing off and selling their wares; there is so much amazing talent and I spend a lot of the day pointing at things and saying ‘ooo look at that’. We have special guests from the comic book industry who are amazing; this year including Marc Laming of Planet Hulk Fame, Steve Beckett who draws in the Beano, Duncan Fegredo who is one of the main artists on Hellboy and many more.
There are Q and A panels, seminars on how to do things in the comic book world, Hellfire Harlots (the local Roller Derby Team), bands and lots and lots of fun.
My photos of the day are not great as I was running around doing jobs, but what I can share is some amazing artwork I bought from Artists. I didn’t buy as much as I would have liked, but I had planned to buy these before hand as I had seen them across social media.
The Baby Groot is by the gifted Jen from Dragon Fairy Design, The Leonard Nimoy is a limited edition piece raising money for Kidney Research from the brilliant Dave Gaskin and the others from the very talented Andy Fairhurst. Please check them out.
There are now other piece of art on my list that I saw on the day to buy too and these will be shown on my instagram as I buy them.
We had a great time and it was utterly successful. The best thing about the day is that we raise some pennies for three great charities; this year the charities were The Ear Foundation – a Nottingham based charity who provide support and services around Cochlear Implants, Marfans Trust who do research and provide support around Marfan Syndrome, we sadly lost a friend to the syndrome and know how important the work of Marfan Trust is and The British Legion; who provide support to Veterans, service men and women and their families. We are honoured to support these amazing charities.
Roll on next year!