It’s happening: Mark Millar 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). Guests include Andy Diggle, Jock, Steve Dillon, Duncan Fegredo, David Hine, Simon Furman, John McCrea and Kieron Gillen, plus Frank Quitely, Lenil Francis Yu and Dave Gibbons, with the latter three showing up alongside Millar in this video:
It’s endearing how genuinely excited Millar comes across in the video, especially when when delivering lines like “the only thing missing is you,” but such earnestness is still a mite bit disarming coming from the writer of The Unfunnies.
Update: Here’s some more info, courtesy of Kapow! Comic Con’s Facebook page: the event will host the first-ever Stan Lee Awards (honoring comics and movies, there’s no indication yet if Lee himself will be there in person), plus, fittingly, the premiere screening of Millar’s directorial debut, Miracle Park.