Lots of people have already written about how good the Leeds Thoughtbubble festival was – see here for a summary, including lots of photos. I can only echo those good reports: it was a well-organised (could have done with a floor-plan but that’s a small gripe), well-attended event. Even though the day seemed to go quite slowly, I had my best sales for any event – including the Thing which usually beats everything else hands down.
Here’s a few of the characters who were present:
Hugh Raine, Joe Decie and Al Maceachern, otherwise know as the Twelve Eyes collective, with table decoration Dale O’Flaherty. I bought a couple of comics from these chaps. Highly recommended reads and gentlemen all.
My table-neighbour Phil Spence of Ninja Bunny fame. I had an empty table on my other side which didn’t look too good. In front of me was the Forbidden Planet stall – who had put boxes of their stock on the floor, sticking out into the aisle – which meant I had the pleasure of staring at copious arse crack for most of the day, as people bent over for a quick rummage.
Garen’s been on the convention trail plugging his excellent book. Dave popped over to my table to say hello – always a pleasure to have a chat with him, which reminded me I’m doing a story for the 2011 Accent UK anthology.
Will and Lou showed me a mock-up copy of the Birdsong/Songbird Anthology they are editing (containing a little story by me). It’s going to be such a beautiful book with all the effort they are putting into the production, and Will’s work in it is his best yet, in my opinion. I can’t wait to see it. I also got to say hello to Warwick Johnson Cadwell, another contributor, who was visiting with the family.
Sorry if I’ve not included you (or maybe you’re not so sorry) – perhaps it’ll be your turn at the next convention….