MARK YOUR CARDS for Saturday 4th June when the Birmingham Comics, Sci-Fi & Cards Fair opens its doors to for what will be another great day out as part of this year’s Birmingham Comic Festival.
The West Midlands has been the home to some of the finest comic book creators in the world, with many of today’s top creators still living in the area. That’s one of the reasons comic book connoisseurs will be heading off to Five Ways where they will be gathering at Ladywood Social Club to seek out rare memorabilia from yesteryear by those fine artists and many like them at the Birmingham Comics, Sci-Fi & Cards Fair.
Golden Orbit has been producing its bi-monthly Comics, Sci-Fi & Cards Fairs up and down the length and breadth of the country for many a good year now; attracting not only the hardened collector but casual browsers too: It’s the very fact that the dealers manning those stands are collectors themselves, with years of experience, knowledge and most importantly enthusiasm that keeps people coming back for more and helps put the minds of those newly interested in collecting at ease, knowing they won’t get ripped off. With thousands of science fiction, film and comic related material both old and new; comics, trading cards, toys, TV/film magazines, posters, books, graphic novels, games and all kinds of sci-fi/fantasy material there’s something for everyone.
From the outset, The Birmingham Comics Festival established that its intentions were to put the city back on the map as a cultural heartland for the comics medium within Great Britain. By welcoming various voices of experience and affiliating itself to a number of different ventures and initiatives the festival is able to broaden awareness and popularity for comics of all kinds; that’s just one of the reasons we’re so pleased that Golden Orbit’s popular Birmingham Comics, Sci-Fi & Cards Fair has joined with the Birmingham Comics Festival celebrations for the third year running.
So, whether you’re looking to fill missing issues in your collection of Midlands pencil & ink collaborators like John McCrea & James Hodgkins or Mike Collins & Mark Farmer, discover Charles Griggs’ cover work on The Dandy’s annuals, Colin Whittock and Pokettez’ work in Punch magazine, Mike Higgs’ strips in Pow! or are even considering buying original art featuring The Spider as drawn by Reg Bunn in the 60s, get yourself along to the Birmingham Comic, Film & Card Fair where you might espy the work of those local heroes and a lot more than you bargained for besides!
With car parking to the rear and the bar open all day for those taking transport by other means the Birmingham Comics, Sci-Fi & Cards Fair is the place for all true comic fans to be on Saturday 4th June in the second city, your first choice as part of as part of this year’s Birmingham Comics Festival; don’t accept substitutes!
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Top Photo (c) Martin Tierney/Art of Illusion, Second Photo (c) Pedro, Comic covers (c) Assorted Publishers.