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LTD. Art Gallery Presents: ‘Press Start III: Turbo Edition’

For the third year running, PAX Prime Convention is taking over downtown Seattle, and uniting gamers from all around the world. Ltd. Art Gallery will be getting involved with the convention by putting together the third instalment of their extremely popular ‘Press Start’ art show, celebrating classics of modern video games title ‘Press Start III: Turbo Edition’.

As one of the World’s premier contemporary and pop fine art galleries,  Ltd. Art Gallery specialises in showcasing the talents of top modern artists who draw inspiration from the many icons of pop culture, so supporting the PAX Prime Convention is a no brainer. With complimentary beverages, sponsored by Jones Soda and Jameson Whiskey, Killer Instinct gameplay on Xbox One consoles courtesy of GAEMS Cases and a live set from DJ HOJO, ‘Press Start III: Turbo Edition’. will be an art event not to miss!

 

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Mark you calendars for ‘Mondo-Con’ 2014, An exciting new Austin based convention from Mondo!

Last year was a phenominal year for Mondo and Justin Ishmael had already promised that they had even more exciting new things planned for 2014.
Well, it looks as if we may have our first peek at what those plans may be.
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Over on Twitter Justin Ishmael has just posted an exciting tease with a link to a new website, www.Mondo-Con.com. Mondo Gallery also posted a link on their Twitter simply saying “Mark your Calendars” and a link to their Instagram account.

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What is Mondo-Con? At this point the actual content remains a mystery, but it is safe to assume that it will be a two day celebration held September 20th – 21st at the Marchesa Hall and Theatre in Austin, Texas.

So, what would we like to see? It would be REALLY exciting if it was an gallery style convention event with multiple Mondo artists with brand new pieces of work as well as a few of Mondo’s ‘Mystery Movie’ events over at the Theatre.
If ever there were an excuse to get a flight to Austin, I think this is it!

If you head on over to the Mondo-Con site, you can sign up for news and updates as well s find links to their new Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts! We will, of course, keep you posted as we hear more.

Who and what would you like to see over at Mondo-Con? Let us know your thoughts below!

Thinking of Thought Bubble

Starting life in 2007 as a one day event taking place in Leeds’ town hall basement, Thought Bubble has now grown to become the best comic convention in the UK. At least by my humble opinion. That said, based on the calibre of creators that attend, you would think that the industry would agree with me. Previous years guests have included, but not been limited to, the likes of Tim Sale (Batman), Jock (The Losers, Savage Wolverine, Batman), John Romita Jr (Kick Ass), Jason Aaron (Scalped), Mark Waid (Thrillbent), Frank Quitely (Batman & Robin), Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Ben Templesmith (Thirty Days of Night), Adi Granov (Iron Man), Andy Diggle (The Losers), Mark Millar (Nemesis), Tony Harris (Ex Machina), Becky Cloonan (Demo).

While not strictly a comic convention as such, Thought Bubble Festival promotes itself as the “UK’s largest annual celebration of sequential art in all its forms, including everything from superhero comics to independent and small-press artists and writers.” This probably explains why Thought Bubble attracts a much broader array of exhibitors than what you would usually find at a cookie cutter covention. You won’t find endless tables full of long boxes here. In fact, you are much more likely to bump into the guys writing and drawing the stuff you would find in them.

This year Thought Bubble has grown again, and it promises to be as chock full and groundbreaking as ever. The Thought Bubble 2013 program of events runs 17th – 24th November with the huge main convention itself running the 23rd & 24th, and will feature over 90 events at venues across Leeds! If you follow this link, BOOM!, then you will find the full program of events.

Guests and exhibitors include Geoff Darrow, Matt Fraction, Olly Moss, Jock, Kevin Tong, Mike Mitchell, Becky and Frank, Matt Ferguson, David Aja, Gabriel Ba’, Rafael Albuquerque, Jeffrey Brown, Becky Cloonan, Adi Granov, Lee Garbett, Duncan Fegredo, Al Ewing, Frazer Irving, John McCrea, Fabian Moon, Sean Murphy, Leah Moore, Ethan Nicolle, Sean Phillips, Drew Millward, Alan Campbell, David Taylor, Cameron Stewart, John Reppion, Si Spurrier and frankly, loads more amazing folk.

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Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting a selection of some of the most exciting guests, exhibitors and panels to whet your appetite. For those of you not fortunate enough to attend, we’ll also be running a full breakdown of the festival in the days afterwards.

So head on over to the Thought Bubble 2013 festival site, follow them on Twitter or Facebook and buy a ticket. Oh, and don’t forget to tell them that Cult Collective sent you!