Bristol International Comic Expo 2009
30 March 2009
It is with much regret that we have to announce that we will be unfortunately unable to attend this year's Bristol International Comics Expo, due entirely to Tim's workload here being insanely huge at the moment.
He is presently working on the "Worlds End" graphic novel, the monthly Hot Wheels comic, a series of educational bookmarks, and several other commercial jobs, as well as running the day to day business of Wizards Keep, so to say sleep does not fit into such a demanding schedule in which he is juggling all the above, is an understatement, even with the help of everyone else here.
There are several new Wizards Keep Projects on the go at the moment and these are all on schedule at the moment, and remain high priority in the growth of the company.
It has been left until now to make certain decisions and it is has been hard for us to finally come to the realisation that something has to give this year or chance hurting these schedules.
As a result of thinking long and hard about this we are sorry to have to tell you that Wizards Keep will be unable to attend this year's Bristol Comics Expo in May.
We know from last year how long it took to prepare for the weekend and as this year has moved on we began to worry it was not going to be doable, but we still worked to achieve this.
2009 is scheduled in for the release of the graphic novel and this is now Tim's priority number one project. That said he also has other work commitments to honour too.
He really had hoped that he would be able to turn things around in time for Bristol and really appreciates the fact that Producer, Mike Allwood gave us the honour of being one of the select few to appear at the venue with both Tim as a guest and also Wizards Keep as an exhibitor this year.
Even this last few days has been spent trying to re-juggle and re-schedule things to enable us to go along, but it has become more apparent that taking time out to sort new fliers, graphics, promo stuff for the web and for print and getting the new products ready in time for May, along with keeping everything else moving at the pace it needs this year, was going to prove impossible to do.
We know there are a lot of folks both working in the business and also fans of comics that are looking forward to seeing us there and we have issued a statement on Tim's Blog too, as well as the other Networks and Forums to explain things there, but Tim wanted to speak to Mike first before doing so.
We will be back next year, for the Bristol Expo in 2010 (which is taking place on the 15th – 16th of May) and by then the new products will all be ready and hopefully some others not on the public domain map yet too.
In the meantime, as Tim has already said to Mike he, along with the rest of the gang here, wants to wish him and his band of merry organisers Good Luck and we really will miss being there as part of Comicdom here in the UK.