Crystal Palace Children’s Book Festival

Published On April 28, 2009 | By Joe Gordon | Books, Comics, Conventions and events

The always delightful Sarah McIntyre has posted up a report and a slew of photos from the recent Crystal Palace Children’s Book Festival, which looks as if it was terrific fun for both the young readers and the authors and artists who were there (and anything that gets kids more involved with loving books is good as far as I’m concerned, hook them now on books and comics and they’ll love them for life and oh the places those books and comics will take them…).

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(DFC creator Kate Brown holding up a panel she made for the comics jam session; pic courtesy of Sarah McIntyre)

From what Sarah says a great time was had by all and there was a respectable contingent of comics creators there to interact with the young readers too, including Emma Vieceli, Kate Brown, Paul Duffield, Garen Ewing, David O’Connell and others (and Sarah herself, of course!).  Sarah’s also been industrious in picking up what others have been posting up about the event (thanks, Sarah!):

Alex Milway (organiser)

David O’Connell

Emma Vieceli

Viviane Schwarz

Candy Gourlay

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(Emma Vieceli and Sarah McIntyre strike a pose; thanks to Sarah for letting us shamelessly pinch some of her pics and for the links, check her site for more and let’s hope this leads to another such event next year. Anyone who has posted up any more write-ups of the event drop us a line and we’ll add them to the links here.)

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Joe Gordon
Joe Gordon is ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk's chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

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