As I've already mentioned, this December will see the first ever Canny Comic Con, a little festival of comics and sequential art, being held at Newcastle City Library.
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. While the even won't be on the same scale as some of the UK conventions from this year, they've got some big plans being laid out that'll put the event on the calendar. Alongside panels, talks and workshops, some of the finest comic creating talent from the north east will be in attendance - and if that wasn't enough for you, also in attendance will be 2000AD writer Al Ewing, Viz co-founder Simon Donald, Dandy artist Nigel Auchterlounie, DC & Marvel superstar Doug Braithwaite and the legendary Bryan Talbot!
I - Lee - will be there, too, showing my support, and I will actually have some Babble previews with me... If you're attending and you want to know anything about Babble, just come and ask me.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, I won't be there on Saturday due to illness. I can't even begin to describe how gutting this is, considering the north east is my "home turf". If anyone's interested, though, here's a wee sneak peek at what I would've had with me:
The Canny Comic Con will be held at Newcastle Central Library on December 10th (admission is free). To keep up to date with the latest news - including the unfolding guest list and schedule - check out their blog, follow their Twitter account and "like" their Facebook page!