UK and Irish Comic Conventions, Exhibitions – Rolling List

This is the downthetubes “rolling list” of major British and Irish comic events, intended as a quick guide to “What’s On”. Follow the links to event web sites for fuller details.

Last Updated: Saturday 23rd October 2021

While COVID-19 impacted events in the UK, and internationally, throughout 2020 and 2021, the good news is that 2022 is beginning to look much more positive, with dates now being firmed up for many gatherings – although it appears some long-standing events may not return.

Where event web sites have not been updated in months, we are now removing what appear to be ”dead” events from the ”dates not schedule” sections of this page.

Organisations running events are emphasising they will proceed only subject to restrictions and will be enforcing any social distancing measures if they are still in place. It is highly possible that mask wearing, for example, will be requested in indoor areas, and it is still in force in some parts of the UK.

Why are events still being impacted by COVID-19?

Most major events plan ahead and commit to their dates, because of upfront organisational costs, as much as eight to six months in advance – for example, paying for international flights and making group accommodation bookings for planned guests.

Organisers are responding to government guidance that sometimes is decided very late as far as any advance planning is concerned and, in turn, governments are responding to events as they happen, not in six months time. Responsible event organisers are very conscious of fan concerns about safety and will endeavour to keep them informed.

The UK NHS has a page here with details of latest information on the coronavirus, COVID-19, and the UK government’s response to the emergency is here, with links to other information.

For worldwide information on COVID-19 check the World Health Organisation Page

Information is very welcome!

Thank you to everyone who has supplied information and apologies if I haven’t added your event yet. Please do also check out our Events News and Exhibition News news streams

As ever, information about events is welcome: here’s how to contact us. If you don’t see your date added to this list, please re-send the information as it’s entirely possible, given the huge amount of email received, that we’ve missed it first time around – sorry!

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Also, if you’re going to send events information, check the links in your mail actually work… I’ve had more than one organiser who’s sent me information with dead web links in the past.

Please do not assume we will see a convention announcement on Facebook, Twitter or other social media.

Where no date is listed, we have where possible based an event’s dates within the usual month they take place each year.

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2021

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

The Cartoon Museum – London

63 Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1A 3AE Tel: 0207 580 8155 | Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org

The Cartoon Museum: Drawing Life
Runs until 31st December 2021

A display showcasing the very best of the Cartoon Museum collection of cartoon art, curated by Cartoonist and Cartoon Museum Trustee Steve Bell.

V for Vendetta: Behind The Mask
Runs until Sunday 31st October 2021

This major new exhibition invites you to step inside the story and characters of one of the world’s most iconic graphic novels: V for Vendetta.

Presenting 36 original comic artworks alongside storyboards and costume designs from the hit Warner Bros movie, V for Vendetta: Behind the Mask charts the rise from comic to graphic novel, Hollywood film to iconic symbol of protest.

“Black” © 2021 Tobias Taitt and Anthony Smith
“Black” © 2021 Tobias Taitt and Anthony Smith

BLACK: The Story of Tobias Taitt 
Runs from 14th October – 8th January 2022

The Cartoon Museum unveils a special exhibition to celebrate Black History Month, exploring the story and world of BLACK – an unflinching but uplifting graphic memoir by Tobias Taitt and Anthony Smith.

For more detailed information on Cartoon Museum exhibitions and their workshops programme, visit www.cartoonmuseum.org/whatson

ONGOING EVENTS

ELCAF
Web: http://elcaf.co.uk
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In place of its annual celebration of comics, ELCAF has been running virtual events throughout the Pandemic and is engaged in numerous other comic-related activities through the year

Comics Salopia: Shrewsbury Comics Trail
Launching Saturday 23rd July 2021- Free

Comics Salopia returns to Shrewsbury in style, with the launch of the Shrewsbury Comics Trail, a brilliant idea combining nine life sized art pieces created by ten world famous comic artists and writers. Read our news story

• Head over to the Comics Salopia web site now for full details of the Shrewsbury Comics Trail | Sign up to the Facebook Group The Shrewsbury Comics Trail to stay up to date with the latest news, or follow the project on social media

OCTOBER 2021

MCM Comic Expo London 2021
22nd – 24th October 2021
ExCel, London
Web: www.mcmcomiccon.com/london

BGCP Comic & Toy Market (Rutherglen)
Saturday 23rd October 2021
Rutherglen Exchange Shopping Centre
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

CANCELLED: Nottingham Comic Convention 2021
23rd October 2021 – returning 29th October 2022 – cancellation announced here
Web: nottinghamcomiccon.co.uk | Facebook

V for Vendetta: Behind the Mask” exhibition Poster 2021 SNIP

V’ Late Night Event – The Cartoon Museum
Thursday 28th October- 6.30pm – 10.30pm! The Cartoon Museum
55 Wells St England, W1W 8HJ | Tickets £10 | Book Here

Before the exhibition closes, join the Cartoon Museum for a ‘V’ late evening and explore the galleries after hours to find out more about one the most influential graphic novels: V for Vendetta.

Tickets include a V mask (collect on arrival) and dressing up is most definitely encouraged!

There will be talks, themed drinks, drop-in workshops, DJ set with LuSinda, a protest art installation by Marcus Orlandi and David Lloyd himself signing V for Vendetta books!

It’s the perfect pre-Halloween party!

Read Richard Sheaf’s guide to the exhibition here

Birmingham Comic & Film Fair
11.00 am – 4.00 pm – 30th October 2021
Birmingham
Walker Memorial Hall, Ampton Road, Birmingham, B15 2UJ | £2
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

BGCP Comic & Toy Market (Kirkcaldy)
Saturday 30th October 2021
Mercat Shopping Centre
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Gateshead Unleashed Comic-Con 2021
Sunday 31st October 2021
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Wyntercon 2021
30th – 31st October 2021
Web: www.wyntercon.org

Wyntercon is a not-for-profit CIO – a charitable incorporated organisation. They support and encourage those from underprivileged backgrounds to thrive within the creative sector and be part of their local community. The team are passionate about providing a platform for people to discover their skills and passions by giving them the confidence through the worlds of sci-fi & fantasy

NOVEMBER 2021

BGCP Comic & Toy Market (Dunfermline)
Saturday 6th November 2021
Kingsgate Shopping Centre
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Liverpool Comic & Film Fair
11.00 am – 4.00 pm – 7th November 2021
The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, L3 5QB | £2
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Plymouth Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2021
Sunday 7th November 2021
Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com | Facebook Events Page for UK Comiccon and Gaming Festivals

BGCP Comic & Toy Market (Greenock)
Friday 12th November 2021
Oakmill, Greenock
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Cornwall Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2021
Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th November 2021
Hosted by UK Comicon and Gaming Festivals
Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com | Facebook Events Page for UK Comiccon and Gaming Festivals

The Cornwall Comic and Gaming Festival is a family friendly event with traders, props, guest signers, film cars and bikes, gaming from table top to retro consoles to try, cosplayers and professional costumers groups, cosplay competition (UKCGF championships run all year at events they organise with a final). Something for all ages!

Liverpool Comic Con 2021
13th – 14th November 2021
Exhibition Centre Liverpool
Web: www.comicconventionliverpool.co.uk

MCM Comic Expo Birmingham 2021
13th – 14th November 2021

Thought Bubble Festival 2021

Thought Bubble Festival 2021
13th – 14th November 2021 | Web www.thoughtbubblefestival.com

BGCP Comic & Toy Market (Paisley)
Saturday 20th November 2021
Paisley Centre
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

London Film and Comic Con 2021
19th – 21st November 2021
London Olympia
Web: www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com | Book Tickets

Leeds Comic & Film Fair
11.00 am – 4.00 pm – 20th November 2021
Park Plaza Leeds, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 5NS | £2
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Wales Comic Con: Telford Takeover 2021
20th – 21st October 2021
Telford International Centre
Web and Tickets: www.walescomiccon.com

Wales Comic Con is a convention that celebrates everything great about pop culture. At Wales Comic Con, you’ll be able to meet comic book artists, film and TV stars, sports personalities and more – you can even ask them a few hard-hitting questions at our free Q&A sessions.

Along with a huge range of media guests from film and TV, artists and omics guests include Chris Achilleos, John-Paul Bove, Kit Buss, Neil Edwards, Gary Erskine, and Andrew Wildman

There will also be a large variety of stalls selling a range of gifts, exclusive photo ops, gaming activities and plenty of other activities being held over the course of the weekend event.

Whitby Unleashed Comic-Con 2021
Sunday 21st November 2021
Whitby Pavillion
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

BGCP Comic & Toy Market (Ayr)
Friday 26th November 2021
The Grain Exchange
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

BGCP Comic & Toy Market (Glenrothes)
Saturday 27th November 2021
Kingdom Shopping Centre
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Invasion Two - Taunton 2021

Invasion Two – Comic, Movie and TV Convention

Saturday 27th November 2021 – Taunton Glass Box

Offering a range of creators and collectors sharing their work and collections, including Shaky Kane. The Empire will be in attendance, so best behaviour is required…

Manchester Comic & Film Fair
11.00 am – 4.00 pm – 27th November 2021
Sachas, Tib Street, Back Piccadilly, Manchester, M4 1SH | £2
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Reading Comic Con 2021
27th – 28th November 2021
Rivermead Leisure Centre Complex, Reading
Tickets | Facebook | Twitter

Scottish Comic Book Day, showcasing Scottish Talent in Comics

Scottish Comic Book Day, showcasing Scottish Talent in Comics
Saturday 27th November 2021 | Twitter

“No tartan, no haggis, no bagpipes. Just a celebration of Scotland’s cultural contribution to comics and their spin-offs.”

Scottish Comic Book Day, launching this November, is primarily a celebration of comics, graphic novels, comic artwork and related media with a link to Scotland.

No-one owns it. “It’s yours, it’s mine, it’s a’body’s!”, we’re told. Comic shops can participate (and are, including Kingdom Comics in Kirkcaldy) by having creators along to sell and sign their comics or by displaying comics with a Scottish link (creator, character, location, etc).

If you’re feeling more adventurous, why not have a drawing or writing workshop, or
make a comic of your own? The main thing is to share it widely. Post photos or videos of what you’re doing and use the hashtag #ScottishComicBookDay. (Creators can reach a wider audience by sharing their work on social media with the hashtag).

DECEMBER 2021

Birmingham Comic & Film Fair
11.00 am – 4.00 pm – 4th December 2021
Birmingham
Walker Memorial Hall, Ampton Road, Birmingham, B15 2UJ | £2
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

BGCP Comic & Toy Market (Cumbernauld)
Saturday 4th December 2021
The Centre, Cumbernauld
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

BGCP Comic & Toy Market (Rutherglen)
Saturday 11th December 2021
Rutherglen Exchange Shopping Centre
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

London Comic Mart
11.00 – 4.00pm – Sunday 12th December
Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG
Early Entry Price: £5 from 11 am – 12 noon  – Free entry from 12 noon
Web: londoncomicmart.co.uk

BGCP Comic & Toy Market (Kirkcaldy)
Saturday 18th December 2021
Mercat Shopping Centre
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

2022

FEBRUARY 2022

Rutherglen Comic Con – BGCP Comic Con 2022
Saturday 5th February 2022
Rutherglen
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Teesside Comic-Con 2022
Sunday 6th February
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

York Winter Comic-Con 2022
Sunday 13th February 2022
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Cumbernauld Comic Con – BGCP Comic Con 2022
Saturday 26th February 2022
Cumbernauld
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

London Comic Con Spring 2022
26th – 27th February 2022 | London Comic Con Spring is open from 9am until 6pm, Saturday and Sunday
Olympia London
Web: www.londoncomicconspring.com

Bringing you the Stars of Film and TV for you to meet, get their autographs and have your photo taken with them.

DATES NOT YET ANNOUNCED

Bolton Comic Con 2022
Usually late February
Organised by NWCC Events

A fun family themed comic con offering a mix of SciFi and comics guests, Retro Gaming, TV and film related displays / photo ops and a cosplay competition run by The Heroic Alliance

MARCH 2022

Bristol Comic Con and Gaming Festival Spring

Sunday 6th March 2022, Ashton Gate Stadium

Hosted by UK Comicon and Gaming Festivals
Facebook Event Page | Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com

A UK based, 100% independently run comic convention event, that puts its focus squarely on comic books, their creators, fans and the community that surrounds them

Durham Comic-Con 2022
Sunday 6th March
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Largs Comic Con – BGCP Comic Con 2022
Saturday 12th March 2022
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Dublin Comic Con – Spring Edition 2022
12th – 13th March 2022
Web: www.dublincomiccon.com | Twitter | Facebook

Meet a host of comic creators, international cosplayers, SFX Industry pros, artists, fans and professionals all coming together for a weekend of talks, workshops, demos, interactive activities and all around great family fun with some amazing guests, panels, cosplay and more

Dorset Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2022
Sunday 20th March 2022, Redlands Community Sports Hub, Weymouth
Hosted by UK Comicon and Gaming Festivals
Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com | Facebook Events Page for UK Comiccon and Gaming Festivals

DATES NOT YET ANNOUNCED

Cardiff Comics Carnival 2022
Usually in March
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email: cardiffcomicscarnival@gmail.com

Bradford Unleashed Comic-Con 2022
Usually early March
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

The Big GLASGOW Comic Mart 2022 – BGCP
Usually early March
Trades Hall, Glasgow
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Sheffield Comic-Con 2022
Usually mid March
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

York Spring Comic-Con 2022
Usually late March
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

APRIL 2022

Doncaster Unleashed Comic-Con 2022
Sunday 3rd April
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention 2022

Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention 2022
9th – 10th April 2022 – Swansea Arena
Web: http://scgc.org.uk

Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention returns after two years of digital conventions, with a new bigger venue and an extra day.

Independently run convention focusing on Comics and Gaming, seeking to promote local artists and vendors as well as those from further afield. Guests who attend come from the comic book, video game and tabletop gaming industries.

Edinburgh Comic Con 2022

Edinburgh Comic Con 2022
16th – 17th April 2022
EICC

A weekend of madness from the world of film and TV, comic books, gaming, cosplay and much more. Valid tickets for a planned September 2020 event have been transferred by default, but refunds are available. Patrons are asked to request refunds by 31st July 2020. Tickets from www.heroconventions.com

SFWXI /SFW XII April 2022

SOLD OUT – SFWXI /SFW XII April 2022

21st – 22nd April 2022 Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth

Web: scifiweekender.com

Now in its 11th cycle, The Sci-fi & Fantasy Weekender continues to promise the ultimate Sci-Fi & Fantasy experience. Quite simply it’s a festival of fun and activities for people who love science fiction, fantasy, horror, gaming, and cosplay


DATES NOT YET ANNOUNCED

Gateshead Unleashed Comic-Con 2022
Usually early April
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Morecambe Comic Con 2022
Previously Early April
The Platform, Station Buildings, Marine Road Central, Morecambe LA4 4DB
Facebook: morecambecomiccon

Stoke CON Trent 2022
Usually early April
Web: stokecontrent.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter

Stoke CON Trent is Staffordshire’s Biggest TV, Film, Comic and Memorabilia Convention.

Cornwall Comic Con and Gaming Festival / Enchanted World 2022
Usually mid April
Hosted by UK Comicon and Gaming Festivals
Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com

Yorkshire Cosplay Con 2022
Usually late April
Web: www.yorkshirecosplayconvention.co.uk

MAY 2022

Free Comic Book Day 2021
Alway first day in May – unless derailed by Pandemics
For details of events in your local comic shop visit www.freecomicbookday.com
Search for participating stores outside the United States at www.freecomicbookday.com/StoreLocator?StartIntl

With Free Comic Book Day postponed, comic creators Neo Edmund and Russell Nohelty hosted an alt free comic day over 1st and 2nd May 2020, filled with free digital books, tons of awesome panels, and great creators. Offering 14 hours of live streaming you can sign up to hear about the next event and watch a replay here.

The main stage panels were live streamed to Russell’s web site, along with Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Twitch. Attendees could interact with the panels of guests through the live video stream and comment feed. They asked hundreds of questions that were answered live on the air.

BGCP Comic Con 2022 – Shawlands
Saturday 7th May 2022
Destiny Church, Shawlands
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Portsmouth Comic Con 2022
Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th May 2022
Portsmouth Guildhall
Web: www.portsmouthcomiccon.com

Lawless Comic Con Guest 2022

Lawless Comic 2022
Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th May 2022 Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Bristol | Tickets £60 for the weekend, and if the event doesn’t sell out, then one day tickets will be available nearer the time at £30 a day

Facebook Event Page | Web: lawlesscomiccon.co.uk | Facebook | YouTube

Weekend and Trader Table Tickets go on sale in January 2022

Lawless Comic Convention is a British based not for profit comic convention organised by fans and for fans. The event was virtual in 2021 and panels can be found on YouTube. The 2022 guest list includes a slew of 2000AD creators and more, including John Wagner, John Higgins, Mick McMahon and Glenn Fabry

DATES NOT YET ANNOUNCED

Enniskillen Comic Fest 2022
Previously early May
Facebook: https://facebook.com/EnniskillenComicFe

Oldham Comic Con 2022
Previously May
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham
Find Oldham Comic Con on Facebook

Shields Comic-Con 2022
Usually early May
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Humber Unleashed Comic-Con 2022
Usually mid-May
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Wirral Comic Con 2022
Usually late May – no web site at present

JUNE 2022

BGCP Comic Con 2022 - Ayr

BGCP Comic Con 2022 – Ayr
Saturday 4th June 2022
Ayr Citadel Leisure Centre
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Leeds Unleashed 2022
Sunday 5th June
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

BGCP Comic Con 2022 – Bathgate
Saturday 25th June 2022
Reconnect Regal Theatre
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Macc-Pow 2022
Usually late June – probably 26th June (to be confirmed)
Web: http://www.maccpow.co.uk | Facebook

DATES NOT YET ANNOUNCED

Chesterfield Unleashed Comic-Con 2022
Usually early June
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Carlisle Comic Con 2022
Usually early June
Web: www.wonkyrocketevents.co.uk
Find Carlisle Comic Con on Facebook

South West Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2022
Usually mid-June
Hosted by UK Comicon and Gaming Festivals
Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com | Facebook

South West Comic Con And Gaming Festival 2022
Usually mid June
Hosted by UK Comicon and Gaming Festivals
Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com | Moose Events on Facebook – List

JULY 2022

BGCP Comic Con 2022 – Loch Lomond
Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd July 2022
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

BGCP Comic Con 2022 - Stirling

BGCP Comic Con 2022 – Stirling
Saturday 16th July 2022
The Albert Halls, Stirling
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Cornwall Comic and Gaming Festival TRURO

Cornwall Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2022
Saturday 30th – Sunday 31st July 2022 Truro College
Hosted by UK Comicon and Gaming Festivals
Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com | Facebook Events Page for UK Comiccon and Gaming Festivals

BGCP Comic Con 2022 – Dunoon
Saturday 30th July 2022
The Queen’s Hall, Dunoon
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Comic Con Manchester 2022
30th – 31st July 2022
BEC Arena, Manchester
Web: www.comicconventionmanchester.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

DATES NOT YET ANNOUNCED

Comic Con World Blackpool 2022
Usually early July
Web: www.comicconworld.co.uk | Facebook

ELCAF
Usually early July | East London
Web: http://elcaf.co.uk
FacebookInstagramTwitter

ELCAF changed the way it operated in 2021, offering a range of workshops. The usually annual event showcases the very best in contemporary comics and sequential illustration, and its exhibitor selection is based on artists and publishers creating high quality works within these fields.

Glasgow Comic Con 2022
Usually early July
Website: www.glasgowcomiccon.com
Twitter: @glasgowcomiccon | Facebook: glasgowcomiccon

Preston Comic Con 2021
Usually early July
Web: www.wonkyrocketevents.co.uk | Facebook: Prestoncomiccon

Sunderland Comic-Con 2022
Usually early July
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Newscastle Unleashed Comic-Con 2022
Usually mid-July
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

AUGUST 2022

Inverurie Comic Con 2022
Saturday 6th August
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Perth Comic Con 2022 - BGCP Event
Perth Comic Con 2022 – BGCP Event

Perth Comic Con 2022 – BGCP Event
Saturday 6th August
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Dublin Comic Con – Summer Edition 2022
6th – 7th August 2022
Web: www.dublincomiccon.com | Twitter | Facebook

Wigan Comic Con 2022 (NWCC Events)
Saturday 6th August 2022
Robin Park Leisure Centre
Details on Facebook
Organised by NWCC Events

Glasgow Film and Comic Con 2022
20th – 22nd August 2022
Braehead Arena, Glasgow
Web: www.filmandcomicconglasgow.com

DATES NOT YET ANNOUNCED

Small Press Day 2022
Held virtually in August in 2021
Web: smallpressday.co.uk

Promoting independent comic press and micro publishers. In 2016 an idea born on Twitter led to a series of nationwide events in a matter of weeks. The inaugural Small Press Day – a celebratory event designed to spotlight the possibilities of small press publishing and to introduce its practitioners to the far wider audience they deserve – proved to be a phenomenal success. No less than 25 events championing the small press were held across the UK and Ireland on the same day in July – including shop signings, fairs, panels and workshops – resulting in #SmallPressDay to trend throughout.

York Unleashed 2022
Usually early August
York Races, Racecourse Road, York YO23 1EX
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

SEPTEMBER 2022

Collectormania: Film & Comic Con Birmingham
Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th September 2022
National Exhibition Centre (NEC) – Birmingham
Organised by Showmasters | Showmasters events on EventBrite
Book tickets here

NICE 2022
3rd – 4th September 2022
Web: https://nicecon.co.uk | Facebook: https://facebook.com/niceconvention

DATES NOT YET ANNOUNCED

ICE: International Comic Expo Birmingham 2022
September 2022
Edgbaston Stadium
Web: https://internationlcomicexpo.wordpress.com | For the latest news visit Facebook or follow ICE on Twitter

Omagh ComicFest 2022
Usually September – no event in 2020 or 2021
Follow the event on Facebook

Bristol Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2022
Usually Early September
Hosted by UK Comicon and Gaming Festivals
Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com | Facebook Events Page for UK Comiccon and Gaming Festivals

OCTOBER 2022

BGCP Comic Con 2022 - Galashiels

BGCP Comic Con 2022 – Galashiels
Saturday 1st October 2022
Volunteer Hall Galashiels
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

BGCP Comic Con 2022 – Oban
Saturday 16th October 2022
Corran Hall
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Nottingham Comic Convention 2022
29th October 2022
Web: nottinghamcomiccon.co.uk | Facebook

DATES NOT YET ANNOUNCED

Teeside Unleashed Comic-Con 2022
Usually early October
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Devon Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2022
Early October in 2022
Exeter Westpoint
Hosted by UK Comicon and Gaming Festivals
Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com | Facebook Events Page for UK Comiccon and Gaming Festivals

Northwich Comic Con 2022
Early October in 2022
Moemorial Court, Northwich
Facebook

Lakes International Comics Art Festival 2022
Usually mid-October
Kendal

If you are looking for accommodation over the weekend, then here are some starting points: the “Explore South Lakeland” web site | AirBnB (8th – 12th October 2020 Search Results) |It’s also worth looking further afield and, perhaps coming into town by public transport or car. Here’s some information via TripAdvisor

Want to receive news about the Lakes International Comic Art Festival? Then sign up for the newsletter now | More about the Festival at www.comicartfestival.com

Wales Comic Con 2022
Mid-Otober in 2021
Web and Tickets: www.walescomiccon.com

NOVEMBER 2022

BGCP Comic Con 2022 – Aberdeen
Saturday 5th October 2022
Volunteer Hall Galashiels
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com | Facebook
BGCP events on Facebook – list

SFW 13 November 2022

SFW 13 November 2022
Great Yarmouth

Web: scifiweekender.com

DATES NOT YET ANNOUNCED

Thought Bubble Festival 2022
Usually mid November
Web www.thoughtbubblefestival.com

Whitby Unleashed Comic-Con 2022
Usually mid-November
Whitby Pavillion
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

DECEMBER 2022

DATES NOT YET ANNOUNCED

2023

FEBRUARY 2023

PROVISIONAL True Believers Comic Festival 2023
Early February – sadly cancelled in 2020 and 2021
Jurys Inn, Cheltenham
Head to www.oktruebelievers.com for the latest news | Sign up for the Troobs Newsletter |
Haunted Nerds Podcast | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

JUNE 2023

PROVISIONAL Comics Salopia 2023
Early June
Shrewsbury
Mostly free entry
Web: comicssalopia.com | Facebook

Events for the second bi-annual Comics Salopia event will take place in a number of venues including the Castle Grounds, The Museum & Art Gallery, The Dana Prison, The Town Square, Shrewsbury Library and the Guildhall University Building.

Organised by Shane Chebsey, with support from the local council, businesses and Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, this Festival will raise funds for co-organiser and local councillor Jane Mackenzie’s new charity Share Shrewsbury, which helps people of all ages affected by addiction.

2024

APRIL 2024

Keighley Comic Con 2024
Saturday 27th April 2024
Victoria Hall Keighley
Hosted by Savage Beast Events | Facebook Event Page

Comics Events on the Web – Sources

downthetubes Event Guide | Events News | Exhibition News

• The Convention Collective: http://theconventioncollective.com

• Comic Conventions UK – www.comicconventions.co.uk

Facebook – Real Comic Conventions We Love

Comic and Film Fairs hosted by Golden Orbit – Facebook Listing

MSE Comic Conventions Listing on Facebook

Comics and other events hosted by Savage Beast – Facebook Listing

NWCC Events Group on Facebook – North West-based comics events

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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