My next highlight is actually a bit of a double-whammy as NICE Comic Con returned after a break in 2017 & an impressive line-up of guests was more than enough to grab my attention and get me on-the-road to Bedford again.
In among those guests was legend Don McGregor and it wasn’t until the end of the first day I managed to catchup with him. I sat down at his table just after 4pm and I had a chat to him about Black Panther & Killraven and the time just seemed to fly by as he spoke about them and some of the moments in his career in the early days of Marvel & DC. A cracking story about a Batman plot he had in his head & researched in-depth that never became a reality was among just some of the highlights in that closing hour of the day. The tables around us were packed away when the con day ended at 5pm and we talked for another 20 mins or so before Jeff was shouting the place down to get everyone on the move.
That hour or so with Don summed up what NICE offers every time I’m there and while it’s not the biggest Con in the world, the Comic heart that Jeff and his team have built into NICE makes it stand out. A definite highlight for me in every way with Don and several other big name guests easing into the relaxed atmosphere of the event and being able to interact with fans so effortlessly.
Roll-on next years event and more comic legends!!