The January Convention Circuit

January Comic ConventionsIt may be January and it may be cold but that doesn’t mean there are no conventions going on in the comics world. This month the pickings are slim but if you’re able to get over to Galway, Ireland then there’s Akumakon running from the 17th to the 19th of January.

The convention is hosted at Aras na Mac Leinn, on the grounds of NUI Galway, in the Republic of Ireland. Tickets are available on the door for €25 for the weekend or €15 for day passes.

Looking further ahead, the schedule for February is more varied. If you can get down to Plymouth, AniManga POP! is running on 8th February only, at the Holiday Inn, Plymouth. Tickets cost £7 for adults while children under 12 go free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are given out on the door but you can pre-book & collect on the day if you bring your PayPal receipt with you.

For people who can’t make it down to Plymouth, there’s the London Anime and Gaming Con running on the 8th and 9th of February at the London Metropolitan University. Tickets cost £18 for both days while Saturday only costs £10 and Sunday only costs £8.

Moving into the middle of next month, the MCM Midlands Comic Con arrived on the 15th of February at the Telford International Centre. Priority entry tickets are £10 each while general tickets for anyone 15 years old or above are £7 or £4 for 11-14 year olds. Booking is still open for dealer tables, so get in quick if you’re interested.

Finally we have the Game Expo East Kent (GEEK) on the 21st to 23rd of February. This is held at the The Winter Gardens in Margate and although the “Early Bird” tickets are sold out, standard tickets are still available. There are a variety of ticket prices, including concessions, so check the website for details.

Image credit: NYCC 2007 by Jeffrey O. Gustafson, via Wikipedia.

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