We've been quiet here for a while. Not much happening on the Sector House 13 blog. The main reason is that we've all been hard at work on the third edition of our fanzine, Sector 13.
To say that we're excited about this issue would be something of an understatement. As well as the usual, and we believe, unique photo-story featuring our cosplayers, we've the return of the same creators from our previous issues and some new and very talented writers and artists this time round.
Its hard to believe that it was a year ago that we launched Sector 13 at the Enniskillen Comicsfest. That was a great event, especially as it celebrated the 40th Anniversary of 2000 AD with a lineup of guests that would have done any con proud. It's at this years festival that we'll be launching issue three.
Enniskillen has been a very special type of comics con over the past two years. A throwback to the old days when cons were, 'all about the comics', to borrow a phrase from the father of the Festival, Paul Trimble.
This year Paul and his team are moving venue to St Macartins' Cathedral Hall, but the same concentration on comics is there and the guest list, as you can see, is a real treat for 2000 AD fans.
You can keep track of new announcements on the Festivals Facebook page and I'm sure we'll be mentioning it a few times either here or on our own Facebook Page.
So all comics enthusiasts and especially the 2000 AD fans from all across Ireland and far beyond should mark Saturday 12th May, 10:30-6:00 in their diary and come along to what looks to be a really exciting event. And while you are there say hello to the Sector 13 Crew. We'll have a few surprises for you at our table.
Speaking of which, on checking the stock of issues one and two (we looked in the cardboard box we keep them in) we found we were almost down to single figures of each issue. That sort of crept up on us, we've had steady sales over the past few months, a couple of issues a week in person or through our web-page, but that has built up and we are now down to the last few copies of each issue.
We're intending to reprint, with brand new covers, but if you want a copy of the original first prints, with the superb cosplay covers you'll need to get a move on. You can buy them via paypal from the Box of Rain website run by Peter Duncan, £6.50 each or £11 (postage paid in the UK) for the pair while stocks last.
We'll be bringing whatever stock we have left to Enniskillen, but I'm guessing there won't be many of either of the first prints so get them while you can. More from the blog very soon, and maybe a preview of some of the strips we have coming for you in Sector 13 issue three.