Now it can be told… Attendees at Caption 2007: Dreams & Nightmares were given a prophetic dream of the theme for Caption 2008. And the dream came true. Caption 2008 is CAPTION TIMEWARP. We’re just waiting on final confirmation, but it seems likely that it will be taking place again at the East Oxford Community Centre on August 9th and 10th, in the year that celebrates DEADLINE’s 20th anniversary, ESCAPE’s 25th anniversary, LUTHER ARKWRIGHT’s 30th anniversary and THE BEANO’s 70th anniversary…
Watch this space for further developments as and when we have them.
EDIT: 26/02/08 – The date is now confirmed. Caption Timewarp is go for 9th/10th August 2008!
“The Beagle Awards are an alternative, but not a rival, to the prestigious Eagle Awards. The Beagle Awards celebrate the best of the small press as voted for by you, the buying public. The Beagle Awards will be held at the Bristol Comic Con in May.”
We investigated the possibility of setting up some sort of Awards at Caption last year, but while the idea received mixed enthusiasm, it was decided that Caption‘s ethos of not trying to raise any creator above the rest would not sit well with handing out awards, particularly as most Caption organisers past and present, being creators themselves, would also be potential contenders for such an award, unless they removed themselves from competition.
Whether the Beagle Awards have come about because of the discussion at Caption, or just because it’s an idea whose time has come, more power to them for doing it.