Sunday, 24 April 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Birmingham Comics Festival 2016


Yesterday (23rd) was Birmingham Comics Festival at Edgebaston Stadium. It serves as a celebration of all things comic book and geeky. It celebrates everything from Batman to The Beano, and then everything in between.


Outside the stadium, there were vehicles from various movies and even the Tumbler from the Batman movies as well. They had the interceptor form Mad Max, police cars from various movies and a Jeep from Jurassic Park as well. 


The main floor was where the meat and potatoes happened. This was where vendors of all kinds were selling all types of pop culture and comic book merchandise, from new and old comics, indie comics and action figures, to pop culture jewelry. One of those people was Jess Leese, who had her own stall called Snikt and Bamf, selling pop culture jewelry. You can check her out here


Upstairs was the cosplay zone. As well as promoting cosplayers, they also had numerous people doing body painting that were fantastic and well done. 


Now, there wasn't just a bunch of events happening at the cricket club, in the Mac, at Cannon Hill Park, there were events going on in there, teaching people and kids about comic books, how to write them and how to draw them. They also had a showing of The Iron Giant as well.


The festival ends next week, when Mac will be showing Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD. The festival has been going on all April