This past weekend I attended the London Super Comic Convention at the ExCel Centre in the London Docklands. It was the inaugural event of what I'm sure organizers hope becomes a European San Diego, and while there were a few kinks -- notably the excessively long queues -- it was a good event and featured an impressive array of talent including George Perez, Howard Chaykin, Paul Cornell, Fred Van Lente and the LEGENDARY Stan Lee.
Here are some choice photos from the day, including some of the trip there. I also found some great British indie comics and will be reviewing them shortly, but for now enjoy the photos and my commentary.
|Walking to Bank Station to head to the London Docklands.|
|Bank of England, Royal Exchange and a bus|
|Leaving the Docklands Light Rail to the ExCel Centre.|
|London Docklands -- once the world's largest port.|
|Waiting to get in. The queues were were rather long and a first detracted from the overall experience.|
|Retailers and fans|
|The How to Write A Comic Script panel. Unfortunately, the woman on the left was an ad hoc addition and I didn't catch her name. If you know please comment. Other writers (L to R) Mike Carey, Fred Van Lente, Kieron Gillen and Andy Lanning.|
|While waiting for an autograph from Fred Van Lente, Stan appeared to continue signing. It got crazy shortly after I took this photo.|
|Most of Stan Lee's bodyguards looked like they're former Soviet Special Forces.|
|Spidey, Stan & Spetsnaz!|