MancsterCon 2015

MancsterCon 2015 will be held on the 29th August at the University of Salford Media City campus. Advance tickets are currently sold out but you can buy tickets for £6 on the door. Children aged 13 and under go free. Stay here to keep up to date with our exhibitors, special guests and program of events at this years’ MancsterCon!

We’ve currently sold out of tables, but if you would like to volunteer or become one of our event sponsors, do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!

Schedule of Events

9:30

Earlybird entry – visitors with advance tickets get an extra half hour to meet and chat with our exhibitors!

10:00

General entry

10:30

Brogan Fox will give a talk about the inspiration and work behind the 8-Bit Exhibit which took place on 21st-22nd August

11:00

Adam Cadwell, creator of Blood Blokes and founder of the British Comics Awards, speaks about his work and experience in the world of comics.

11:30

So you want to get into Comics? – panel led by some of the best new talents in the UK comics scene on how to succeed as an independent comics creator.

12:00

Cosplay Armour workshop led by the fabulous Pipa Wolf, award winning costume designer and Cosplay Model par excellence.

12:30

Applied Comics and Beyond – Lydia Wysocki, creator of the newcastle Science Comic, discusses her work in leading cross-collaborative and intersectional projects

13:00

Dr David Huxley from the Manchester School of Art will be giving a talk on the impact of fan culture on the evolution of the British Comics Scene.

13:30

Irony in Fantasy – panel featuring independent fantasy writers on how they use the subversion of tropes within their genre.

14:30

A Brief History of the Transgender in Super Hero Comics – talk by Pauline Sometime on how gender transitions have been depicted in comics and graphic novels

15:00

Why representation matters in popular media – talk by Sonia Soans on the importance of representation in pop culture.

16:30

Last of the events is the Cosplay CatwalkSuperbyte-2015-Logo, this year sponsored by SuperByte Festival – enter under any category or none and show off your outfits. Prizes to be won!

Throughout the day we’ll be holding Lightning talks and Cosplay Sketch-offs so keep your ears peeled for shout outs and announcements.

Tables at MancsterCon 2015

Take a sneak peak at who’ll be there at MancsterCon 2015! Tables for 2015 are now sold out, but if you’d be interested in exhibiting at future events send an email to mancstercon@gmail.com.

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