Well that was fun, the Accent UK crew are now rested after attending last weekend's second London Super Comic Convention or LSCC to you and me!
|Zombies 2 Cosplayer Undead Mousey!|
The result, for me anyway, was that the show was perfectly good and decent in every way except that nagging feeling that something was missing, which it was after all, in that there was no central focus or sustained buzz. Whereas in the first year, Stan's charisma and the crowd's positive reaction to him rose to fill the sometimes cavernous space of the large hall, this time sadly it often just felt that you were in a rather large hall. This should though not be seen as a criticism of the LSCC organisers as in the 12 months since the first show, I've had many conversations with various comic-related people and not one could come up with a credible suggestion as to who on earth could possibly follow Stan? Now we know the answer was what we had all sadly suspected, no-one can.
|Scott & Dave spot Colin's new hat under the table|
|Happy Cosplayers bag Westernoir for birthday present!|
The event staff I spoke with all seemed happy enough too and were fairly confident that LSCC would return in 2014 and that is really great news for everyone connected with UK comics. While it may not have had the razzmatazz of the first show, the event has quickly become an important and welcome addition to the UK calender and what better way of starting the year's schedule!
I'll follow this event overview with my own personal LSCC highlights tomorrow!
|Colin & Tripwire's Joel Meadows show Dave how many hours the slow train home takes! |
(or of course it may have something to do with Tripwire's deserving kickstarter campaign!)