Kapow Comic Con Release Special Sales Tables to Raise Money for Comic Book Alliance

This is a huge step forward for KAPOW!, one of the main complaints about the Con was the lack of a Small Press presence. While there is mention of a minimum suggested donation but the exact amount is not included in the press release, if we find out how much it is we will update this article with the info.

If you are a small press creator and you are planning on donating so you can exhibit at KAPOW! let us know us know your thought on the convention.


To raise money for an incredibly worthwhile cause Kapow! Comic Con has released 25 special sales tables at the show on 9th and 10th April 2011. This amazing offer has been exclusively created to raise funds for the Comic Book Alliance (CBA).

With a minimum suggested donation per table this is every aspiring creator and small press publishers chance to get their comics out to a waiting audience, and perhaps get that big break. Tim Pilcher, Chair of the CBA said, “We are deeply grateful to the Kapow! team for donating these tables, and the money they’ll raise for the Comic Book Alliance. Now, even those with limited resources have the opportunity to take part in one of the most exciting conventions happening this year. While there is a minimum donation we sincerely hope that creators will be generous and able to contribute more, so that the CBA will be able to continue supporting the British Comics industry.”

The tables are limited to one per small press publisher/creator and come with two chairs and one weekend pass (an extra pass is available for an additional fee). But the booking deadline is soon! Creators must contact the CBA and make their donations before Friday 18th March. To find out more details and to request a booking form email: [email protected]

The Comic Book Alliance, “The Voice of the British Comics Industry”, is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of British comic books, graphic novels, webcomics and sequential art in its many forms, as well as British-based and ex-pat comic creators—be they artists, writers, colourists, letterers or editors. The organisation arranges a wide range of activities from a legal fund and advice, press launches, exhibitions, gallery shows, fund-raising events, educational programs, publications and other events, for professionals and the public.

Visitors to Kapow! will be amongst the first in the world to get an exclusive look at various upcoming comics, games, movie blockbusters and hit TV shows from the biggest publishers and studios in the world.

Other confirmed events at Kapow! include:

–          Jonathan Ross’ Comic Pros v. Comic Fans Gameshow

–          The Stan Lee Awards

–          Movie X: A secret screening of an upcoming superhero film that doesn’t release at until after the event

–          Exclusive panels with hit TV shows such as The Walking Dead, Being Human, True Blood and Misfits

–          Cosplay Competition

–          The biggest names in UK & US Comic-Books

–          Free autographs

–          UK & US Publisher Portfolio Reviews

Tickets are on sale now at www.kapowcomiccon.com only available in advance. There will be no on the door ticket sales. Please join us on Twitter and Facebook to receive regular updates and announcements on the show.

Platinum Sponsor of Kapow!

The UK’s largest video games and entertainment site IGN is the Platinum Sponsor for the event. IGN brings readers the latest news, expert reviews and exclusive previews and features from the world of gaming, film, TV and comics.

KAPOW! and IGN UK www.uk.ign.com are working together to create the ‘IGN Arena’, where top gaming studios and publishers will be giving attendees the chance to try out the latest games and exclusive first look’s at some of the biggest releases of 2011.

GS Reporter: Matt

Find me on twitter @matpease

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