Alan Moore’s First Comic Con In 22 Years
Alan Moore attended his first Comic Convention in 22 years at the N.I.C.E. Comic Con in 2012. Here he gives a one hour talk, ostensibly on writing, but recounted through his path and life. Moore says that his support and debt to the public library system is his main reason for attending a ‘comic convention’.
Below is the complete talk, broken up into two parts. Following that is the original ‘Introduction’ given by N.I.C.E to promote this occasion.
N.I.C.E is the UK’s newest, most unique and family friendly comic expo! Featuring: Signings, workshops, competitions, panels, original art galleries and auctions, live music and much more!
For nearly 30 years Alan Moore has been universally acclaimed as the most ground-breaking and literate comic writer in the world. His early days in UK comics such as 2000AD and Warrior led to creating enduring stories such as The Ballad of Halo Jones and V for Vendetta. He redefined the idea of superhero icons in The Killing Joke, Marvelman and most notably Watchmen, which is still the only graphic novel on TIME magazine’s 100 Greatest Novels list. From there he has created an eclectic body of work such as From Hell, Lost Girls and The League of Extra-Ordinary Gentleman.
Renowned as both an entertaining and enlightening speaker by those lucky enough to have experienced one of Alan Moore’s rare readings or talks, we are delighted to announce that he has graciously accepted the invitation to be Guest of Honour at N.I.C.E.’s inaugural 2012 event. This is an unparalleled opportunity to attend convention panels with Alan Moore, as it is the first Comic Convention he has attended in over 20 years. On the Saturday evening of N.I.C.E 2012 you can experience an hour-long talk by Alan on how to write comics and this will then be followed by another hour-long Q&A session.
N.I.C.E. and Alan Moore will be supporting a donation program on behalf of Northamptonshire Libraries. Throughout the weekend you will be able to visit the Library’s table and donate your old graphic novels and trade paperbacks. Please help and recycle those unwanted books so these local libraries build a better selection of graphic novels and TPB’s for your communities! Every book that is donated will also be matched by another thanks to the generosity of Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.
To kick-start these donations it will be requirement that a donation is made to this program for entry to either of the ALAN MOORE panels. Your proof of donation, along with your show ticket, will be required for admission. Please note that due to the expected high demand for these panels they will take place in the evening after the main convention day has ended and attendees may enjoy the rest of the Park’s facilities before re-entering the main venue after seating has been reorganised.
And remember – please be generous!
Please note: Alan will not be signing any books before or after his panel.