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London Comic Con expands comic village
posted on: 7/9/2011 09:27:28
MCM Expo London Comic Con is expanding its Comic Village area in response to high levels of demand for space at the next edition of the show.
The Comic Village, which will be increased by 50 per cent will allow artists, writers and publishers of independent, new to market and well-established titles to network and hawk their wares.
The increased emphasis on comics comes at a time when many comic expos are instead shifting their focus to movies and video games.
“When all of the Comic Village tables were snapped up only a week after going on sale, we decided to expand the area so that some of those comic artists and writers who missed out can still come to MCM Expo London Comic Con,” said show co-organiser Bryan Cooney.
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