Welcome to the first True Believers Blog!
In the run up to the first True Believers Comic Festival, we will be using this blog to shine a light on the event, our guests and some of the many traders and exhibitors who will be attending. In the meantime, allow us to say hello and tell you a little bit about ourselves.
The first thing you're probably wondering is why you should care about yet another comic-con. It's a valid question, and lord knows you can pretty much throw a stone and hit a comic-con these days. But True Believers is more than just a convention, it's a celebration! Unlike a lot of conventions, we don't have a comic village; our event IS the comic village. Actually, with over 170 tables of comic book creators and traders, we're more like a small city!
For all of us involved, comic books are our passion - with nearly 25 years of fandom behind us - and we wanted to bring that passion together in an event that would celebrate the thing we love. We wanted to bring together fans both new and old at an event that offers a place to meet creators from within the industry and the small press indie circuit. A place where you can hunt through comic boxes to try and find those elusive titles you need to fill your collection. A place where you can even pick up the first appearance of Spider-Man if you wanted to (one of our traders has that very issue and more!).
Our goal isn't to reinvent the comic-con; in fact, our goal is to take the comic-con back to the feel and spirit of those early shows. The kind of cons you still hear fans who remember them talk about, with nostalgia and joy in their voices, even now. We want to create a con that is about COMICS, providing a platform for new and established creators to have their work seen, appreciated and loved.
It is our goal to bring you a great day out. A day where you can discover something new and rediscover something you've been looking for. An event you can enjoy with fellow fans and friends, hopefully for years to come.
There are a lot of folks out there who have been vocal in their support for the True Believers Comic Festival, sharing their excitement and enthusiasm for the event both online and in person. It's your support that makes this all worthwhile. Without you, none of this is possible. Without you, all of this is pointless. True Believers is for everyone who has ever found solace and enjoyment in a comic book. True Believers is for all of us.
We are all True Believers.