A mini comic-con collection and event to be enjoyed by all comic and science fans is returning to Preston’s Harris Library on Friday May 8.Advertisement
Talk Nerdy 2 Me promises a variety of talks and activities. New for this year, all talks will be interpreted by BSL signers.
Confirmed guests include Cosmic Ginge, author A S Chambers and local artist and comic book creator Graham Pearce as well as representatives from Waterstones.
If you think this is just for kids, think again as organisers are predicting it to be bigger and better than ever before.
The event will be free and will run from 4pm to 9pm. It will also feature stalls, an open mic event and an Authors’ Corner where guest authors to the event will be selling their books and comics.
Victoria Todd, Lancashire County Council’s library officer at the Harris, said: “The annual nerdycon is the only event in the North West and will showcase local authors, poets and speakers.
“Last year’s inaugural event was a great success and attracted over 600 visitors. There will be a wide range of activities including a talk from Deborah Simms, a contestant on this year’s Great British Sewing Bee TV programme, a seminar and Q&A session, an open mic event and debates.
“There will also be a competition and prizes for the best costumes. Indie vendors and big chain names will be running stalls.”
Booking isn’t required, but more information can be found by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.