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  1. The June mart is now off the schedule, a new Facebook post tells us - "Our next planned event is now 23 August."
  2. In case anyone is just following this thread, the news is that this weekend's event has just been cancelled. A shame, but in light of recent events, sensible.
  3. Yes, today's official forum post, also on Facebook, confirms this weekend's event is still scheduled to take place - just don't go along if you have a cough, a high temperature, muscle pains, or are old enough for the government to be advising self-isolation. Travelling by London Underground shouldn't be a problem, as the carriages are likely to be far less crowded than usual, and if you plan to drive in, the chances are that there will be more parking spaces empty than usual. Time to stock up on some good vintage (or new) reading, to keep us going for a while!
  4. Posted today by Showmasters on Facebook:
  5. The weather seems to have calmed down a bit - I'm sure the dealers will be very glad to see us!
  6. I can report that the Royal National Hotel is now back to normal, so there shouldn't be any problems with this coming Sunday's event. There should be lots of new stuff to buy!
  7. Yes, we'll be back at the Royal National Hotel on December 1st - it will be interesting to see what changes have been made to the place. I intend to go along to a paperbacks 'n' pulps event there this coming Sunday (nothing to do with Showmasters), so will report further if there are any delays or problems.
  8. The dates for the London Comic Mart in 2020 have now been announced: 21st June (was cancelled) 16th August (now cancelled) 4th October 6th December 22nd March and 17th May were also cancelled, due to the pandemic. As usual, admission to these events at the Royal National Hotel is free from noon - "Early Bird Entry" from eleven o'clock costs £5, if you want to snap up some swift bargains... though not every table may be fully open for business then. You may want to check the http://londoncomicmart.co.uk website for any last-minute updates, or further d
  9. … And I've just edited the original post here. To quote today's Facebook post:
  10. In case you are following this thread, I should mention that the October 6th Comic Mart can't take place at the Royal National Hotel, as they are having ongoing refurbishment/repair work done there. Instead, while the date stays the same, we've been relocated to The Pillar Hall over at Olympia, just a couple of minutes from the Underground station. The hotel should be back to normal in time for the December event! http://londoncomicmart.co.uk/
  11. It's a joint event now - still with all our favourite comics dealers, but with added tables full of Funko Pops, for all the upcoming dates. Judging by the most recent mart, there are some rare Funko Pops, and some good multibuy deals to look for too... but the comics side hasn't been cut back. Hopefully people who come for the Funko Pops will be tempted to buy some comics, books, dvds etc while they are in the Galleon Suite.
  12. The dates for all of 2019 have now been announced: Sunday 17th February Sunday 7th April Sunday 12th May Sunday 23rd June Sunday 18th August Sunday 6th October - cancelled Sunday 1st December As usual, admission to these events at the Royal National Hotel is free from noon - "Early Bird Entry" from eleven o'clock costs £5, if you want to snap up some swift bargains... though not every table is fully open for business then. You may want to check the http://londoncomicmart.co.uk website for any last-minute updates, or further details. The Royal National Ho
  13. Showmasters have released the schedule for 2018 now: 4th February 6th May 1st July 2nd September 7th October 4th November 2nd December So, a busier year than 2017. As usual, admission to these events at the Royal National Hotel is free from noon - "Early Bird Entry" from eleven o'clock costs £5, if you want to snap up some swift bargains... though not every table is fully open for business then. You may want to check the http://londoncomicmart.co.uk website for any last-minute updates, or further details. The Royal National Hotel is
  14. There are some people who do sell trading cards, so hopefully they will be open to making a deal, if you have some cards they like, in suitably mint condition.
  15. The list of marts above has been updated - things may get revised again, but the 5th March date has been cancelled, and the April mart is now three weeks later than originally planned, which does at least cut down the gap between that mart and the July one. The 3rd December mart date has been removed, too.
  16. Mike Conroy has now announced the 2017 dates for our marts at the Royal National Hotel; the good news is that we are back to the first Sunday in the month, but, as Mike says, "Please note that we are currently only planning seven marts for next year." April 23rd July 2nd September 3rd October 1st November 5th As usual, admission to these events at the Royal National Hotel is FREE from noon - "Early Bird Entry" from eleven o'clock costs £5, if you want to snap up some swift bargains... though not every table is open for business then. You may want
  17. The 2016 dates have now been announced: January 24th February 21st April 17th - changed from the 10th! May 15th June 19th July 17th September 18th October 16th November 20th As usual, admission to these events at the Royal National Hotel is FREE from noon - "Early Bird Entry" from eleven o'clock costs £5, if you want to snap up some swift bargains... though not every table is open for business then. For 2016 we are avoiding the first Sunday of the month, Mike Conroy tells me, as that does tend to lead to clashes with other Showmasters events that are pl
  18. Mike Conroy has announced our 2015 dates: March 1 May 3 (includes Comic Empire) June 7 July 5 August 2 September 6 (includes Comic Empire) October 4 November 1 December 6 (includes Comic Empire) So, after a slow start, we go monthly from May, and always on the first Sunday of the month - very handy. As usual, admission to these Sunday events is free, with the doors opening for everyone at the Royal National Hotel at noon - or "Early Bird Entry" for £5 will allow you in an hour earlier, though don't expect every table to be fully ready for busines
  19. I noticed a couple of recent announcements on Facebook: We are pleased to announce that writer Robin Furth will be signing copies of the first issue of "Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Prisoner" next Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the Mart! and We are also pleased to announce that Artist Lee Garbett will be signing copies of "Marvel’s Original Sin: Thor & Loki – The Tenth Realm collection" at our future Mart on December 7, 2014! So, come along, and don't forget to buy plenty of stuff from our hard-working dealers...
  20. It seems perfectly reasonable to me to pay a few tens of pounds to get an autograph from one of your favourite stars in a relaxed and friendly convention environment - and it seems fair for such stars to be paid for their time. It must be slightly annoying to sign items until your fingers get cramped outside a movie premiere, knowing that most of the stuff is going to be appearing on ebay a few hours later!
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  22. The website page at http://londoncomicmart.co.uk/ will probably have these dates up by the time you read this - a freesheet at today's event revealed all: 2014: 16th FEBRUARY - changed from a week earlier 30th MARCH 4th MAY 1st JUNE 29th JUNE 20th JULY 21st SEPTEMBER ........................... - 19th October event has been cancelled 16th NOVEMBER 7th DECEMBER As usual, admission to these Sunday events is free, and the doors open at the Royal National Hotel at noon. The 9th February show incorporates the "Comics Empire" event, dedicated to British comics, magazines, pulp
  23. Still on, as far as I'm aware, so I'm getting my stuff sorted out ready. Russell Square tube station is pretty convenient; like most tube stations it should have a map in the booking hall, but it's just a matter of turning left out of the station, then turning right (to head north) at the main road, crossing over, and after a few yards you'll see the way into the Royal National Hotel's central courtyard. The hotel entrance you want is on the north side; if you turn up before noon you should see people in the foyer waiting to get into the Galleon Suite, or after noon the open doors will draw
  24. The website page londoncomicmart.co.uk has got the dates for 2013 up, now changed from the original listing: 2013: 3rd FEB 3rd MARCH 7th APRIL 5th MAY 2rd JUNE 4th AUG -- now CANCELLED due to the hotel deciding to get the decorators in 15th SEPT - two weeks later than previously scheduled, to avoid clashing with another event 20th OCT - also two weeks later than previously announced, to avoid another clash 3rd NOV 1st DEC Let's hope the refurbishment of the Galleon Suite doesn't take too long, but it leaves us with quite a gap this summer...
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