What is the difference between an Englishman and his photograph? The photograph is fully developed! Ha, I love that joke!
Why da fuck would I tell that joke? Well, much about this joke can be compared to nerds in America vs. nerds in the UK. Fans in the states, I think are a wee bit more cultured and earnest. Seriously, Brits have Doctor Who and Harry Potter, that’s about it. *fires gun into air, high-fives bald eagle* Haha, OK, I’m just being mean for the sake of humor. UK fan-boys are just as nerdy as us Yankee’s. I’m serious. Heck the UK was host to the largest fan light saber battle in history, you don’t get much nerdery than that.
Now, what da fuck am I getting at? Besides wanting to take a crack at those limey bastards, I also feel bad for them. Their just as devoted as the rest of us, yet they are not as privileged as us Americans. We get all the cool shit, namely awesome Conventions and Expo’s. Minus the occasional Doctor Who tea party, they don’t have the gatherings we do (Excluding the Light Saber battle, of course. That was a one time thing). It kinda sucks for them.
Well, that’s all about to change.
Legendary comic-book writer Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Nemesis) is launching a comic book convention in the UK called Kapow! Comic Con, happening April 9 and 10, 2011 at the London Business Design Centre (a month after C2E2 in Chicago, a week after WonderCon in San Francisco, and more than three months before Comic-Con International in San Diego). Kapow! is ideally scheduled to take advantage of 2011 and 2012’s motion picture lineups, which are heavy with comic book and genre movies including Thor, The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Dredd, a Star Trek sequel and a Spider-Man reboot.
In a video message announcing the endeavor, Millar explains that it makes sense to host a Britain-based companion to the San Diego show given the nation’s population of venerable comics creators, not to mention the local presence of America’s major film studios.
Tickets to Kapow! can be purchased now through the convention website
Guests include Andy Diggle, Jock, Steve Dillon, Duncan Fegredo, David Hine, Simon Furman, John McCrea and Kieron Gillen, plus Frank Quitely, Lenil Francis Yu , Dave Gibbons and of course Mark Millar himself.