Monthly Archives: February 2015

Glasgow Today! #comicsunconf15

Glasgow: You are here

The day has come! Looking forward to meeting you all. If you couldn’t make it to the unconference we will make our best at documenting the proceedings.

We will be tweeting using the hashtag #comicsunconf15. You don’t have to follow the hashtag “live”, we are archiving the tweets and you can follow and search the tweets tagged with #comicsunconf15 on our interactive archive, here.


Damon Herd performing at DeeCAP

Damon Herd performing at DeeCAP

We hope you are looking forward to the Comics Unconference on Saturday. It should be an informative, engaging, educational, and fun day. To add to the fun part we will be ending the day with a DeeCAP session. A what you ask? Well, Damon Herd, one of the unconference organisers regularly hosts evenings of Comics Art Performances in Dundee (hence the name!) where comics creators perform or interact with their comics while they are projected on a large screen. Dressing up, music, and sound FX are all encouraged, in fact the more far-out the better! This session will include DeeCAP regulars David Robertson and Andrew Godfrey, as well as newbies Kat Lombard-Cook and Paddy Johnston. Would you like to take part? Drop us a line at

To find out more check out this short history on performing comics over at Comics Forum and ‘like’ the DeeCAP FB page to be kept up to date with events.


Don’t Forget Your Comic Book Donation!

Queens Cross Housing Association logo

The Queens Cross Housing Association  (QCHA) is a community-based housing association; a not for profit organisation and recognised Scottish Charity (no.03634). Their community development services provide education, employment, life skills and social activities for people of all ages and backgrounds.

The QCHA is letting us use the Dundasvale Residents’ Hall to host the unconference for free in return for a donation of comics for their youth clubs.

We are asking all participants coming to the unconference to bring a comic (or even better, several!) that would be interesting to young persons aged between 5 and 18.

The comic or comics you donate don’t have to be new or from a particular genre or format as long as the books are age-appropriate; something from your own collection or that you made yourself would be very welcome.

Thanks very much in advance!

Comic books in baskets in a library; Photo CC BY Enokson via Flickr

Photo CC BY Enokson via Flickr



Maps pt 2 (Food & drink)

Here’s a map that focuses a bit closer on the location of the Unconference itself.


Link to B&W copy to print.

There are walking paths from Cowcaddens Underground to Dundasvale Residents’ Hall.

If you are arriving by bus, there is a bus stop directly across Garscube Rd from the Underground stop. The 7, 7A, 60, 60A, 61, and 75 stop here. The 6 and 6A stop nearby on W Graham St as well.

If you are arriving on foot, there are pedestrian paths off of Cambridge St that go under Cowcaddens Rd. and bring you to the underground station, where you can continue on to the Residents’ Hall. Walking paths are denoted by a thick, solid line.

The nearest free cash machine is located outside either the Tesco Metro (6 on the map) or M&S (7 on the map). There is a charge cash machine outside of the Travelodge.

A few places to eat and drink:

There are many options along Sauchiehall St and Bath St so feel free to wander and try whatever takes your fancy. I pointed out some tried and tested places on the map as well.

1) The Wee Curry Shop—Part of the Mother India chain of Indian restaurants. Always tasty and a good bet for veggies and meat eaters alike.

2) Costa Coffee—There’s also a Starbucks at the corner of Sauchiehall St & West Nile St, if you prefer. If you like more artisanal coffee, Gordon St Coffee at Central Station is very good, as is Labritorio Espresso, tucked away on West Nile St between W Regent St and Bath St.

3) Butterfly and the Pig—Quirky and shabby chic restaurant with a sense of whimsy. The menu changes often but is always good. Good place if you’ve got a gluten-intolerance as well.

4) CCA/Saramango—The Centre for Contemporary Arts hosts exhibitions, films, and performances. It also has a bookshop, a lovely cafe/bar downstairs and full bar upstairs. Definitely worth a peek. The bar and cafe/bar are run by the folks who own Mono, Stereo, the 78 & the Flying Duck (bar), so definitely vegetarian & vegan friendly! I can also recommend all of those places, along with the 13th Note for good veggie and vegan fare.

5) Further down Sauchiehall St you’ll find the usual Wetherspoon’s pub (cheap & cheerful!), a Pizza Express (good for GF), and Glasgow institution Nice ‘n’ Sleazy’s. Not even a fire can keep this place down. Loud music and good burgers are staples here.


Unconference Code of Conduct

Please note our Unconference Code of Conduct has been added as a menu tab on this site’s main navigation bar above.

Please take some time to read it carefully.

We expect all unconference participants to follow these rules at all unconference spaces and unconference-related social events.

Our code of conduct policy is based on the LIBER 2015 code of conduct, which is based on  the example Conference anti-harassment Policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers. Our gratitude for their important work.


The Scottish Comics Unconference Meet-up will take place on Saturday 28th February 2015 at Dundasvale Residents’ Hall  in Glasgow, Scotland. Please check out our maps post to help you find the venue.

Registration will open at 10:00 and the event will finish by 19:00 after ending with a DeeCAP comics performance presentation.

The first session of the day will see a vote on which topics, submitted by participants prior to the meet-up, will be discussed in break-out sessions.

There is still time to book your ticket by visiting our eventbrite page – only £10.


As the time is drawing near for the unconference, we wanted to give you some practical information in the run-up.

Kat drew up a map showing the city centre, with travel hubs, hotels and a few places of interest highlighted. (Click the map to download the full-size version)


Link to B&W version for printing.

Tomorrow we’ll put up a map centering on the unconfernce venue and where to eat and drink.

We’ve also created a google map with the same places listed, along with a few others we couldn’t fit in the drawn version. Hope this helps!