Dunfermline Comic Con 2019

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Dunfermline Comic Con 2019 Why it matters Comic Con is an interesting title. It would seem that every event at the moment is a comic con. A collection of vendors selling pop culture ephemera is a comic con. A massive gathering of cosplayers is a comic con. A weekend extravaganza of game and movies is a comic con. They are undoubtedly fun, vibrant and positive examples of the wonderful era of pop culture in which we live. They have very little to do with comics. Does it matter. At Little Shop Of Heroes and Dunfermline Comic Con we believe so. All pop culture conventions share a common root, comics. The printed graphical story telling medium that has spawned a thousand movie franchises. Inspired hundreds of video games and motivated countless cosplayers to craft elaborate and awe inspiring costumes. They are the keystone. To have a comic con which does not celebrate the medium of comics is obtuse. Moreover it does an enormous disservice to the attendees of the con, whom miss out on the enormous diversity of creativity which could sweep them off into fantastical worlds and unleash the latent imagination we all contain. At Dunfermline Comic Con we care about the comics. It is first and foremost a celebration for the creators of the medium. We seek out writers, artists, colourists and letterers from across the world to showcase their talents. We reach out to creators across all genders, sexuality and ethnicity to provide a representative view of the world in which we live. We aim to applaud the established “old guard� and showcase the best new talent from the industry. It is an opportunity for attendees to meet with and chat to some of the most creative minds in comics. We have comic professionals from the U.S.A., Canada, Ireland, Finland, and the U.K. all descending on Dunfermline for 1 day in March this year. Little Shop Of Heroes and Dunfermline Comic Con are committed to providing an exciting, vibrant, fun, enlightening experience for all of the guests, attendees and vendors visiting the Comic Con each year. We are pleased to announce that this not for profit event will be providing graphic novels to Secondary Schools in Fife. we will have volunteers with collection tins at the eveny. please give what you can. Thank you for your support, and have a great day. little shop of heroes


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enter the batverse a discussion of all things bat with james tynion IV (detective comics) and brenden fletcher (batgirl) panel room 1100- 1145 IAN KENNEDY. A LIFE IN COMICS COLIN MAXWELL (ELECTROMAGNETIC) DISCUSSES THE AMAZING CAREER OF IAN KENNEDY (COMMANDO MAGAZINE). ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE FOR 70+ YEARS, IAN HAS DRAWN OVER 1500 COVERS AND COUNTLESS SINGLE COMIC ISSUES. A CELEBRATORY BOOK OF IAN’S ARTWORK IS BEING LAUNCED BY DC THOMSON AT THIS YEARS EVENT. IAN WILL BE SIGNING COPIES AT HIS TABLE (47) IN THE GLEN PAVILION. PANEL ROOM 1200 - 1245 TALKING COMICS A ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION WITH, MAGDALENE VISAGGIO (WRITER), TRIONA FARRELL (COLOURIST), ALISON SAMPSON (ARTIST) AND COLIN BELL (WRITER, LETTERER). HOW DO THE VARIOUS DISCIPLINES INVOLVED IN CREATING A COMIC INTERACT? FIND OUT FROM 4 TOP CREATORS WORKING IN COMICS TODAY. PANEL ROOM 1300 - 1345


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BHP COMICS PORTFOLIO AND BOOK PITCHES WITH BHP COMICS JOIN BHP COMICS PUBLISHER SHA NAZIR FOR 1 ON 1 METTINGS TO SHOW HIM YOUR PORTFOLIO OR PITCH YOUR BOOK. BHP IS LOOKING FOR NEW OUTSTANDING PROJECTS TO COLLABORATE WITH, FOR PUBLICATION AUTUMN 2020 OR SPRING 2021. PRE BOOKED MEETINGS ONLY WORKSHOP ROOM, 1100 - 1145 CHARACTER DESIGN Learn the basics of character design with Marvel Artist Gary Erskine. Gary will teach you the creative building blocks: How to design your own hero or villain using colour, shape and silhouettes. You can then expand on your new skills to come up with exciting ideas. WORKSHOP ROOM, 1200 - 1245 dekko comics this workshop is based on the fundamental technique on which Dekko Comics is built, that comes from Rossie’s experience of struggling at school and how he overcame it. These are practical, interactive workshops where Rossie teaches children the art of turning schoolwork into an enjoyable, activity workshop room, 1300 - 1345 amy tucker inspirational young comic book creator amy tucker (14 yrs old) hosts a comic creating workshop for young people. Amy is the 2018 winner of the young scot award for the arts and has been creating her own title “mystery club” since she was 11 years old. this workshop is sure to spark the enthusiasm for art and writing in all who attend. workshop room, 1400 - 1445 origami internationally renowned origami artist dennis walker hosts a workshop demonstrating the basics of origami. participants will create there own piece to take away at the end of the session. workshop room, 1500 - 1600






























glen pavilion stage filming fife present a movie props from netflix smash hit “outlaw king” including swords, flags, axes, shields , the “swan cage” plus a selection of gruesome severed heads! dunfermline comic con is made possible by little shop of heroes, our fantastic volunteers our attendees, vendors, guests and


cosplay competition and parade panel room from 3pm

sign ups at little shop of heroes table (glen pavilion)

competition prizes 3 limited edition and highly saught after harley quinn statues by dc collectibles supplied by little shop of heroes

competition categories best adult costume best 16 and under costume best performance


space zone

all of our space zone props are free photo opportunities. please feel free to grab a selfie . children will be able to sit in the cockpit of the x-wing



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