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DreddCon 5 is ready for action

20/09/2004. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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The UK's Oxford is once again playing host to the big 2000AD bash.

Opening at 11.00am, Saturday 2nd October at the Oxford Union, Oxford, UK the fifth 2000 AD convention promises to be an interesting affair for fans of the grim-mouthed future cop.

Events include autograph signings, debates, master classes in comic artistry and writing, back progs, books, RPGs and merchandise, in fact ... the Oxford Union should be awash with all things 2000 AD.

John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra and Ian Gibson will again grace you with their company, ready to meet fans and answer questions. In addition, they have attending (in alphabetical order): Charlie Adlard, Laurence Campbell, Simon Coleby, Mike Collins, Boo Cook, Simon Davis, Rufus Dayglo, Ian Edginton, Richard Elson, Al Ewing, Brett Ewins, Patrick Goddard, Frazer Irving, Colin MacNeil, Robbie Morrison, Gordon Rennie, Steve Roberts, Siku, Simon Spurrier, Cam Smith, Dylan Teague, Rob Williams and Steve Yeowell.

They will be hosting a number of starter and master classes in comic production for budding artists and writers wanting to break into the industry.

For those who have taken their first step already, Matt Smith and Alan Barnes, the Editors of 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine, will be on hand to view work and offer advice and guidance.

For the latter part of the convention, they will have 'Things to come in 2005', where both Editors will announce the line-up for 2000 AD and the Megazine in 2005. To conclude this session, there will be the first showing of the forthcoming 'Rogue Trooper' computer game currently in development with Rebellion.

The full days timetable will be released soon.

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