What’s on at MancsterCon 2014

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The cakes are ordered, the printer ink is drying and we’re all getting set for MancsterCon 2014! We have three days packed with sequential art from comics and zines to animation and indie games, all generously hosted by none other than Edge Street’s Manchester Digital Laboratory.

 

There’s something for everyone at this years’ convention. Cosplayers get a chance to be pose as artist’s muse during the Cosplay sketch-off, part of our Cosplay Events Series that will be held on Saturday 9th August. If indie animation is more your thing, why not pull up a chair and join us upstairs in Terrace NQ as we host out first festival of independent animation. In fact, let’s make things easier and just show you what will be on!

 

Friday 8th August

Time

Event

Description

Location

10:00 am MancsterCon opens The convention opens to the public Manchester Digital Laboratory
10:30 am – 2:00 pm MancsterCon Animation Festival A series of independent animated films presented by Ohr&Aug and Navdav Nachmany. Terrace NQ, 43 Thomas Street
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Talk by Ravi Thornton, published author and graphic novellist Opportunity to hear acclaimed author Ravi Thornton talk about her latest graphic novel, HOAX. Terrace NQ, 43 Thomas Street
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Animation Screenings A series of independent animated films presented by Ohr&Aug and James Taylor. Terrace NQ, 43 Thomas Street

Saturday 9th August

Time

Event

Description

Location

10:00 am Doors open The convention opens to the public Manchester Digital Laboratory
11:00 am – 11:30 am Tired of Swimming screening A short film by Anna Eijsbouts Terrace NQ, 43 Thomas Street
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Lego Pirates of Penzance: ‘Pour oh Pour the Pirate Sherry’ with talk and Q&A session by Christopher Lockwood A short lego stop motion film by Chris Lockwood, followed by a brief talk on techniques used to make this film. Oh and lots of Gilbert&Sullivan. Because reasons. Terrace NQ, 43 Thomas Street
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Talk by Tery Colmonero Tery will be giving a talk on her creative experiences and her latest project, a black comedy for the cynic in everyone! Terrace NQ, 43 Thomas Street
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Talk by Pauline Sometime Pauline will be giving a mini seminar on the representation of Mental Health issues in Comics Terrace NQ, 43 Thomas Street
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Collaboration Hub Introduction A space for people to meet and spawn new ideas. Manchester Digital Laboratory (ground floor, Lounge area)
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Cosplay Sketch-off The Cosplay Sketch-off of ultimate destiny! A chance for you to sketch our fabulous cosplayers in our life drawing with a twist. Terrace NQ, 43 Thomas Street
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Cosplay Catwalk The best of today’s outfits on display, with many lovely prizes to be won! Terrace NQ, 43 Thomas Street
5:00 pm – late After Con party It’s an aftercon party with 10% for earlybird ticket holders Bar 21, 10 Thomas Street

Sunday 10th August

Time

Event

Description

Location

10:00 am Doors open to general public The convention opens to the public Manchester Digital Laboratory
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Animation screenings Get a chance to watch more indie animation from Ohr&Aug. Terrace NQ, 43 Thomas Street
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Animation Screenings Watch animation from James Taylor, Navdav Nachmany and Kingman Cheng The Lounge, Manchester Digital Laboratory
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Collaboration Hub Workshop A space for people to meet and spawn new ideas. Terrace NQ, 43 Thomas Street
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Sunday Screening Free screening of ‘The Secret of Kells’, suitable for all ages Terrace NQ, 43 Thomas Street
4:00 pm MancsterCon closes We bid you all goodbye until next year!

 

 

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