Date: 2005 March 21 13:17
Posted by Azure
Comic Expo is a new UK comic convention in Bristol 14th - 15th MAY 2005. Which seems to be making an effort to include manga fans within the convention. The biggest news is that Tokyopop UK will be launching its new 'Rising Stars of Manga' competition which for the first time will be open to UK artists. The convention also lists a "Tokyopop cine-manga night" but there are no details so it's hard to understand what this means.
Tokyopop Cine-manga are comics made out of animation screenshots (which with Tokyopop aren't all based on anime e.g. Disney), so it's unclear if it's some sort of presentation, anime screening or broader animation screening.
Also of interest is a talk by Paul Gravett which is billed as 'PAUL GRAVETT gets Re-Animeted. Celebrating 60 years of the genre.'
More details about the Rising Stars competition can be found in COMICS INTERNATIONAL #183 or from the Tokyopop stand at the convention. The Cine-Manga event will be held on the Saturday at the con (8pm-1am) so will probably only be of interest to those fans staying the night.Source: Comic Expo