With the Kapow! Comic Con now official, we can most likely look forward to a steady stream of news and announcements circulating the Mark Millar-promoted show before taking place April 9 and 10 in London.
Such as this: producer Andrew Macdonald will be in attendance on the 2000AD panel, sharing with fans early details of the 2012 Dredd film. It makes sense — the convention seems to be centered around bringing the “San Diego Comic-Con experience” to London, which means movies and TV integrated with comics; plus Judge Dredd is one of the most prominent British-created comic characters.
The full press release follows after the jump.
JUDGE DREDD MOVIE EXCLUSIVE AT KAPOW! FROM ANDREW MACDONALD
Visitors to KAPOW! COMIC CON will be amongst the first in the world to get an exclusive sneak peek at various upcoming comics, movie blockbusters and hit TV shows from the biggest publishers and studios in the world. The San Diego Comic Con experience comes to London on 9th & 10th April 2011.
Andrew Macdonald, producer of international blockbuster hits such as Trainspotting, 28 Days Later and Last King of Scotland will be talking about the upcoming Dredd, based on Judge Dredd from the 2000AD comics.
Andrew explains, “It is fantastic to be involved with Kapow! and I’m really looking forward to talking to all the fans about our upcoming Dredd movie. I’ll be on the 2000AD panel with a little taster of what people can look forward to from our 2012 release”.
The full film and TV guest list will be announced on the Kapow! website on 14th February 2011, this is a star-studded line up to reflect the excitement and the talent involved in the biggest year for comic book movies so far.
The announced comic guest list is unrivalled, and includes many creators who haven’t attended UK conventions in almost 20 years. Frankie Boyle, Stewart Lee and Noel Clarke, who all contribute to UK news stand magazine CLiNT, will be taking part in panel discussions. John Romita Jr. (Kick-Ass), Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), Frank Quitely (Batman), Leinil Yu (Secret Invasion), Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates, The Authority) Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Civil War) and many, many more will all be signing autographs, speaking on panels and giving exclusive previews of upcoming works.
Tickets are on sale now at www.kapowcomiccon.com and are going fast!
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