At the ICE Brighton Summer Special we have a whole programme of great events for you to enjoy.
To kick off the expo on Friday 3rd November at the super cool Victory Pub VIP ticket holders only are invited to our exclusive VIP Launch Party from 19.30 onwards, where you can enjoy some complimentary nibbles and get to rub shoulders with our amazing guest list. Soak up the atmosphere at one of Brighton’s best nightlife venues and kick off your expo in style.
We have the upstairs area booked exclusively for the Launch Party and downstairs there is a great bar with live music if you fancy really making a night of it.
To book your VIP tickets and gain entry to this exclusive event go to our tickets page. This event is strictly limited to just 50 fans and tickets sell fast!
Then on the Saturday at the main Hilton Metropole venue we have the following special events featuring our guests, which are free to all ticket holders.
(The following is last year’s events schedule to give you an idea of what to expect)
Events Schedule 2017
11.00 – 11.45 – Local Heroes 2017 – Alex Fitch joins a host of Brighton based comics creators in a panel highlighting some of the great work in comics being produced right here in Brighton and being exported the world over via big publishers and the internet. Featuring David Hine, Hannah Berry, Bob Molesworth and Joe Decie
11.45 – 12.30 – The Future’s So Bright – And stay with host Alex Fitch as on this 40th anniversary year of the Galaxy’s greatest comic, he interviews star guests Jimmy Broxton, Chris Weston, Clint Langley and David Roach about working for 2000ad in the 21st century.
12.30 – 13.30 – How Comics Work with Dave Gibbons – Dave Gibbons discusses his 45-year long career in comics, covering everything from his big break as a letterer for IPC, through Doctor Who, 2000 AD and Green Lantern, to Martha Washington, The Originals, The Secret Service, and, of course, you-know-Watch… Plus, come and hear about his forthcoming book, “How Comics Work” as he’s interviewed by co-author Tim Pilcher.
13.30 – 14.30 – Colouring Comics with Dylan Teague – In this exclusive class master colour artist and storyteller Dylan Teague gives aspiring artists and those interested in the process of colouring comics, a fascinating insight into his creative process.
Not to be missed!
14.30 – 15.15 – The ICEMAN Commeth! With Alessandro Vitti – In this exclusive interview, being broadcast live online, join host Leonard Sultana as he interviews Marvel artist Alessandro Vitti and talks to him about his career including his work on ICEMAN for Marvel Comics and his acclaimed run on DC’s Red Lanterns series.
15.15 – 16.15 – Mills Get’s Grilled – Join host Ollie Macnamee as he interviews writer, creator and all round comic industry legend Pat Mills about his new book created with long time collaborator Kevin O’Neil and his thoughts comics in general. Guaranteed to be one of the highlights of the expo!
16.15 – 17.30 – The ICE Brighton Charity Auction – Supporting local charity Carousel, which helps learning disabled artists develop and manage their creative lives, true to their voice and vision, challenging expectations of what great art is and who can create it, the expo ends the day with our incredible charity auction where you can get your hands on signed books, artwork, prints and other special goodies donated by guests and exhibitors.
This superb watercolour of Luke Skywalker by Simon Myers is up for grabs as part of the ICE Summer Special Charity Auction on 10th June. We would like to thank Simon for his extremely generous donation.
19.00 – 22.00 – Special ICE Summer Special Wonder Woman Screening at Cineworld.
The perfect way to finish your convention!
Join a selection of professional comic artists who will be signing in the foyer and special guest Wonder Woman Cosplayer “Ribbons Cosplay” as we celebrate the first female lead Super hero Blockbuster from Warner Bros and DC Comics with discounted tickets for all ICE Ticket Holders and Free tickets for VIP ticket holders. (You must book your VIP ticket and email us your full name to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st June to claim your free cinema ticket).
Artists will sketch and sign from 7pm and you can then join them for this special screening of the movie on the big screen.
The discounted cinema tickets are £8.10 from the full £10.60. Cannot be combined with existing discounts or offers.