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Friday 11 Sep – Pre-show warm-up @ Sandinos (upstairs – main venue)

8pm – 9pm late: Comics on Comics – Comedy Night: featuring comedians Lorcan McGrane, Bobby Best and Adam Laughlin. MC – Mr Peter Davidson.

9 – late: Music & what may be described in some quarters as ‘Dancing’.

 


Saturday 12 Sep – Millennium Forum

All Day – Farquhar Room: Star Wars Minecraft

Special Star Wars themed Minecraft build challenges on the day (Please note – this will only be running on Sat)

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Noon: Event Room A

Star Wars Art Workshops – Design a Sith Lord (approx 45mins), hosted by comic artists PJ Holden & Stephen Downey

Suitable for 6 yrs+ (Limited space – booking will open at 10am on Sat at the Millennium Forum)

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1pm: Event Room A

Heroes, Villains, Beauties & Beasties – Comic Art workshop (approx 45mins), hosted by leading Irish illustrator Phil Barrett

Suitable for 6 yrs+ (Limited space – booking will open at 10am on Sat at the Millennium Forum)

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2pm: Event Room A

Digital Painting Masterclass – Interview and Q&A with digital artist Ryan Brown (45mins)

Ryan Brown is carving out a reputation as one of the most exciting emerging talents in comics, with a series of amazing covers for 2000AD. His painted style combines realism with an energetic quality that makes the work jump right off the page. Here Ryan will be discussing his career, breaking down his process and showing the tricks of the trade.

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3pm: Event Room A

Make Your Own Mini Comic Book – with The Comics Lab.

Create, write and draw your own 8 page mini comic book with your own character and story. All welcome (artists and not) from age 10 up. (You don’t have to be Leonardo!) Hosted by The Comics Lab – Sarah Bowie and Debbie Jenkinson

Suitable for 10 yrs+ (Limited space – booking will open at 10am on Sat at the Millennium Forum)

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4.30pm: Event Room A

Hound: A Celtic Myth set in Ancient Ireland – Talk (45mins)

Interview with artist, animator and filmmaker Paul Bolger as he discusses the journey and development of ‘Hound’, his stunning graphic novel based on the story of Cu Chulainn, which he is now developing as a live action film (45mins). Hosted by Wayne Talbot (Pubcast)

Suitable for 10yrs+

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Saturday 12 Sep – Evening: Sandinos (upstairs – main venue)

7pm – 8pm: Dial Q for Quiz.

Hosted by the ComicCity Cast, Ireland’s 4th Best comics podcast! Impress fellow enthusiasts in this quiz for the ages! Prizes to be won! Quiz Entry fees will be donated to Foyle Search and Rescue.

(For Mature audiences)

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8pm – 9.15pm: Nerdfessions with Rob Carey and guests

Get ready for passion and rage to run riot as an educated panel of true geeks debate; What they love and other people hate & What they hate and other people love! Sheer Drama!

(For Mature audiences)

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Sunday 13 Sep – Millennium Forum

Noon: Event Room A

Star Wars Art Workshops – Design a Sith Lord (approx 45mins), hosted by leading Irish comic artists PJ Holden & Stephen Downey

Suitable for 6 yrs+ (Limited space – booking will open at 11am on Sun at the Millennium Forum)

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2pm: Event Room A

Colour Theories – Talk

A look at the use of colour in comics & illustration by Eisner Award winning colourist Jordie Bellaire.

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3.15pm: Event Room A

Star Wars Art Workshops – Design a Sith Lord (approx 45mins), hosted by comic artists PJ Holden & Stephen Downey

Suitable for 6 yrs+ (Limited space – booking will open at 11am on Sun at the Millennium Forum)

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Noon: Event Room B

Strip Advisors – How to Make Comics  – Talk

Leading Irish independent publishers, Lightning Strike, will give invaluable advice on how to make comic books, giving an insight into the comics industry and how to develop your own work. Essential for aspiring comic creators and publishers.

Suitable for 8yrs+

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1pm: Event Room B

#ArtCred –  Panel.

Exploring the role and appreciation of artists in comics today and their relationships with writers. Featuring some of the world’s finest comic creators, guests Declan Shalvey, Marc Laming and John Allison.

Hosted by writer Maura McHugh.

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2.15pm: Event Room B

Irish Comics – Panel.

This talk will examine and celebrate the Irish Comics community, which is larger, more diverse and full of quality than ever before. As well as the select group of talented Irish creators making waves at Marvel and DC, there are creators at all levels producing and distributing outstanding work.

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3.30pm: Event Room B

Judge Joe Dredd – Panel

A star studded panel of Dredd creators discuss the grizzled future lawman, his appeal and relevance. With Judge Dredd writer Mike Carroll, and Dredd artists PJ Holden, Ryan Brown and John McCrea.

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