The Canny Comic Con!
Comics, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, manga, sequential art - however you want to refer to it, the CCC wants to celebrate everything about telling stories in pictures. It won't be on the same scale as some of the bigger UK conventions, but that hasn't stopped them getting a pretty wide range of activities together (including talks, panel discussions, workshops and a whole hall of stalls where you can meet some of the finest comic-creating talent from the region, and beyond). I've said more than a few times that the north east could do with a comic convention of some kind, and this seems to be just what the doctor ordered. So, if you're in the north east and a comic creator or comic fan, toddle along and say hello.
And if you needed more incentive to head along, they've started to announce their guests and exhibitors - one of which will be none other than Bryan Talbot!
To find out who else is attending, and what else they've got planned, visit their website, check out their blog, follow their Twitter account and "like" their Facebook page!