It’s that time of year again – we’re returning to our favourite local convention: SunnyCon Anime Expo in Newcastle Upon Tyne! You can find us on Level 4 at table 127 – directly across from the entrance on the right!
The show is on Friday 22nd June – Sunday 24th June, and boasts a ton of amazing activities, stalls, artists, performances, cosplay, and more. This year that includes “The Yaoi Gameshow” hosted by our friend Tab Kimpton, water colour classes hosted by the amazingly talented Kidura, performances by the Kaminari UK Taiko Drummers, Japanese language taster sessions from Newcastle University, whiskey tasting, and a special murder mystery themed escape room game! And that’s without mentioning the gaming area, voice actor signings/talks, and us of course.
As for angelKat, you’ll be able to find us behind our ridiculously huge twelve foot rainbow-adorned table in Artist Alley, where we’ll be peddling our comics, art prints, mugs, stickers, pins/badges, limited edition (and one of a kind) artwork, custom sketches, and taking commission slot bookings with an exclusive convention-only discount!
Not to mention how much we love the host city. We’re a little biased here as locals, but you couldn’t ask for a better place to be for a geeky weekend. The venue, St James Park is only a few minutes walk from the city center (and China Town) where you’ll find a ton of great places to eat whether you want to play it safe with a Five Guys burger, something a little more hipster (and served in weird and well… weird ways) like The Botanist, a variety of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese restaurants, places that serve nothing but ice cream and cake like Kaspas, menus packed with innuendo like The Rub, quite a few pizza places, or if you can’t decide why not try ZaZa Bazaar in The Gate which serves up a tasty world buffet in a Blade-Runner-esque setting. Or you could wander a little further to our favourite chicken place The Coop for rotisserie chicken and shot glasses of your choice of sauce (including some that require waivers for those who like to live dangerously).
And if you’re more interested in just piling on some more geekery on top of your weekend of geeky fun – why not check out one of the two major comic book shops (Travelling Man and Forbidden Planet) who are practically neighbours, or relax in the Geek Retreat cafe. For those who have been to Kidura’s water colour class and want to try it out when they get home – why not check out the Newcastle Arts Centre and their art supply store Details just up the road from the venue!
So why not join us for a day or three of geeky fun, try your hand at something new, throw an axe or something at a zombie, or even come and get a cheeky sketch from angelKat?
We look forward to seeing you there.
Until next time!
Just a small note to let you all know that the angelKat website is currently down for maintenance due to our host determining that we were hacked. I've reconstructed most of the site so far and am slowly re-adding blog posts/comics, etc. and will then be setting up the online store again.
Since this happened so close to SunnyCon I haven't had as much time as I needed to finish this - so hopefully after SunnyCon I can get a brand new shiny site up and running again.
You can still buy my comics, commissions, merch, etc. from our other webstores (see the links below) or by contacting me directly via note or email.