BREAKING (UPDATE): The Big Bang Announce September International Comic Expo

It has just been announced in the last few minutes (3.00pm) at the Jonathon Ross and Bryan Hitch signing at The Big Bang comic shop in Dundrum that an internatinal comic expo will take place in Dundrum on September 29th & 30th.

Prior to the shop closing at noon today to prepare for the star signing it was teased that during the signing, a huge announcement would take place and the news that a dedicated comic convention will come as a welcome addition to the calenders of many people.

UPDATE: As pointed out in the comments below, staff are being coy on who exactly is attending but seem excited on who will be making appearances. Apparently the event will be held in the square outside the shop in a marquee to accomodate numbers. A flyer given out yesterday also says that there will be panels and portfolio reviews. Creators that will be present will be representing Marvel, DC and Image. This will of course be the first major international con held in Ireland since an event in Smitfield several years ago that boasted guests such as Jonathon Hickman, Paul Cornell, Dan Slott and Michael Lark among others.

When more details come available, we will update.

ICN thanks Ollie Liddy who was at the signing for letting us know.

  • Hilary

    Fantastic news!! :)

  • ollie

    it’s going to be held in a large marquee similar to the ine used around the ice rink when its in smithfield.it ll be set up in the square just outside the shop.they have quests confirmed for it but arent announcing them until they have some more finalised but the staff are excited about the names they have so far.

  • David O Leary

    Thanks Ollie, this is great news for comic fans who have fond memories of being in Smithfield with Jonathon Hickman, Paul Cornell and Dan Slott and more in was it ’09?

  • ollie

    they ran the cons from ’06-’08.they were a lot of fun and hopefully this one will live up to them.they will be hosting panels and portfolio reviews with a host of top nanes from marvel,dc and image.

  • http://www.thebigbang.ie John Hendrick

    Hi ya, God I need to get you guys a better pic of the shop.

    First up, thanks to everyone who came yesterday, we really appreciate it and hope you all enjoyed it.

    Glad you guys are hyped about DICE, we’ve been working on this in secret for a while now. We won’t be revealing anything for a wee while but when we do it’ll be well worth the wait.

    Cheers,

    John.

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