We've been lucky enough to squeeze into the forthcoming comic mart in Manchester this Saturday the 28th September. Run by Gez and his Golden Orbit team these are popular informal comic gatherings been going for years and years and a great place to pick up a few bargains or that elusive back issue.
The Manchester ones are held centrally at the Thistle Hotel on Portland Street about 4 times a year and Gez regularly hosts other marts in Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield, check out his site for dates and details.
Dave and I take a table every now and then as an opportunity to clear some of our own comic and graphic novel collections as they can take over your bookshelves and lofts if left unattended too long. It's always quite therapeutic to clear out some 'stuff' which you know you won't get round to reading again and of course to create room for some new purchases!