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The first comics event of its kind in the Highlands was held on 2nd & 3rd February 2008, at Eden Court, Inverness. It all started with a chance conversation and snowballed from there into a great first-year success - despite having less than four months to organise it, no budget and snow blocking the main roads on the actual weekend!
It seems that the Highlands and Scotland are hungry for this sort of event and so we plan on doing our best to provide it on a regular basis. We aim to:
* have an annual weekend comic expo event in Inverness.
* host smaller talks and events throughout the year.
* have outreach projects to involve schools and young people throughout the highlands in comics, books, sci-fi, film & related genres.
* hold exhibitions, classes and workshops.
* give opportunities for highland families to participate in new activities, promoting literacy and inclusion, furthering an understanding of comics.
* provide a focus in Scotland and the north of the UK for comics professionals and amateurs to network.
* promote Scottish comic talent.
* promote a wider understanding and forward-thinking attitude to comics as an evolving art and literary form.
* provide opportunities for self publishing creators, emerging talent and publishers.
* create links internationally between comic creators, publishers and their audience.
More Info: http://www.hi-ex.co.uk/
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