UK and Irish Comic Conventions – 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: Thursday 20th February 2020, adding information on Invasion 2020 in Taunton on Saturday 29th February 2020

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 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!

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 recently.

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

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2020 EVENTS

FEBRUARY 2020

Bolton Comic Con 2020Bolton Comic Con 2020
10.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 22nd February 2020
Macron Stadium, Bolton
Facebook Events Page | Tickets at Eventbrite

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. Guests include Beano artist Nigel Parkinson

Invasion 2020 Taunton PosterInvasion 2020 – Taunton
10.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 29th February 2020
Taunton Library Glass Box Saturday 29th February 2020 | Facebook Event Page

A special event spotlighting the worlds of SF and comics, promoting literacy and the visual arts. On the line-up are ace Gerry Anderson illustrator Graham Bleathman, Doctor Who comics and storyboard artist Mike Collins, Marvel Comics The Union writer Paul Grist (see news story), the brilliantly inventive Shaky Kane, illustrators Ian Schofield and Huy Truong, and David Morris on behalf of Time Bomb Comics

Invasion 2020 will be supporting three charities at the event: the Trigeminal Neuralgia

Largs Comic Con – BGCP Comic Con
10.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 29th February 2020
Clark Memorial Church, Bath Street, Largs, KA30 8BL
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com/product/largs-comic-con-bgcp-comic-con

London Comic Con Spring 2020London Comic Con Spring 2020
29th February – 1st March 2020
Olympia London
Web: www.londoncomicconspring.com

Bringing you the Stars of Film & TV for you to meet, get their autographs & have your photo taken with them! All this will be taking place at the historic London Comic Con Spring is open from 9am until 6pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Guests include Beano artist Nigel Parkinson

Saturday Tickets: Adults – £18 | Child – £12 | Family (2 adults + 2 children) – £50 | Under 4’s go free
Sunday Tickets: Adults – £16 | Child – £10 | Family (2 Adults + 2 children) – £45 | Under 4s go free
Adult Weekend ticket: £32

MARCH 2020

Durham Comic-Con
11.00am – 4.00pm Sunday, 1st March 2020
Rainton Arena, Mercantile Road, Houghton le Spring DH4 5PH
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Liverpool Comic Con 2020
6th – 8th March 2020
Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool L3 4FP
Web: liverpoolcc.co.uk

Guests include Beano artist Nigel Parkinson

Bradford Unleashed Comic-Con
11.00am – 4.00pm Sunday, 8th March 2020
Bradford City AFC, The Utilita Energy Stadium, BD8 7DY City of Bradford
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk
Hosted by Unleashed Events

London Book Fair 2020
10th – 12th March
Olympia, London
Web: www.londonbookfair.co.uk

Yes – we know this isn’t, technically, a comic convention – but many publishers will be at this event.

Dorset Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2020
10.30pm – 4.30pm 14th – 15th March 2020
Hosted by UK Comicon and Gaming Festivals
Redlands Community Sports Hub, Dorchester Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 5AW
Facebook Event Page | Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com

Dublin Comic Con – Spring Edition
14th – 15th  March
Liberty Hall, Dublin
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

Brighton Comic Con and Gaming Festival
Hosted by UK Comicon and Gaming Festivals
10.00am – 4.30pm, Saturday, 21st March 2020
Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road
Facebook Event Page | Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com

MCM Comic Expo Birmingham 2020
Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd March 2020
NEC Birmingham
Web: mcmcomiccon.com/birmingham-march-2020

London Comic Mart
Sunday 22nd March 2020
11.00am – 4.00pm
The Royal National Hotel, Russell Square, London
Free Entry from 12 noon
Early Entry Price: £5 from 11 am – 12 noon
Web: http://londoncomicmart.co.uk

Bath Comic-Con 2020Bath Comic-Con 2020
Saturday 23rd March 2020
Bath Assembly Rooms, Bath, Somerset BA1 2QH
Facebook

The Big Glasgow Comic Mart 2020
10.00 – 4.00pm Saturday 28th March 2020
Trades Hall 85 Glassford Street, Glasgow G1 1UH
• Web: www.bigglasgowcomicpage.com

Cardiff Comics Carnival 2020 SNIP• Cardiff Comics Carnival 2020
12 noon – 6.00pm Sunday 29th March 2020
Kongs, on St. Mary’s Street, Cardiff
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email: cardiffcomicscarnival@gmail.com

AWAITING 2020 DATES: USUALLY MARCH

Bournemouth Film and Comic Con 2020
Usually March
Web: https://www.showmastersevents.com/bournemouth

Dunfermline Comic Con 2020
Usually Late March
Facebook

Medway Comic and Screen Festival 2020
Usually late March
Medway Park
Web: www.zukesmedianetwork.co.uk

APRIL 2020

Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention LogoSwansea Comic and Gaming Convention 2020
10.00am – 6.00pm 4th April 2020
Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
Web: http://scgc.org.uk | Facebook | 2020 Event Details on Facebook

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.

This event is supporting the Welsh Ape and Monkey Sanctuary, and half of each £5 ticket (under 5’s go free) will be donated to them. Tickets will be on sale from 1st December 2019 via the event’s website

Sci-Fi Scarborough 2020
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th April 2020
Victorian Spa Complex, South Bay, Scarborough YO11 2HD
Web: www.scifiscarborough.co.uk

Sci-Fi Scarborough is back for its seventh year in the beautiful Victorian Spa Complex, with guests from film and TV plus a plethora of content to keep you engaged all weekend.

Gateshead Unleashed Comic-Con
11.00am – 5.00pm Sunday, 5th April 2020
The Lancastrian Suite, Lancaster Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE11 9JR
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Somerset Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2020
Hosted by UK Comicon and Gaming Festivals
10.00am – 4.30pm Sunday, 5th April 2020
Taunton, Somerset
Facebook Event Page | Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com

Stoke Con Trent 2020
5th April 2020
Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2DE
Web: stokecontrent.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter

Edinburgh Comic Con 2020
11th – 12th April 2020
The Exchange, 150 Morrison Street, Edinburg EH1 8EE

A weekend of madness from the world of film and TV, comic books, gaming, cosplay and much more. Tickets from www.heroconventions.com

Morecambe Comic Con 2020
13th April 2020
The Platform, Station Buildings, Marine Road Central, Morecambe LA4 4DB
Facebook: morecambecomiccon | Buy Tickets

Cornwall Comic Con and Gaming Festival / Enchanted World
Hosted by UK Comicon and Gaming Festivals
18th – 19th April 2020
Royal Cornwall showground
Facebook Event Page | Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com

Dee-Con 2020Dee-Con 2020
Bonar Hall, Saturday 18th April 2020
DeeCon is Dundee’s biggest event covering anime, comics, gaming, and cosplay.
Facebook

Cosmic Rebels Comic Con 2020
Sunday19th April 2020, Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Admission Free
Facebook Event Page

Offering vendors, cosplay, retro gaming and more. Fun for the young and young at heart.

Doncaster Unleashed Comic-Con
11.00am – 5.00pm Sunday, 19th April 2020
Doncaster Dome Leisure Centre, Booth Avenue Doncaster
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Keighley Comic Con 2020Keighley Comic Con 2020
10.00am – 5.00pm Saturday, 25th April 2020
Victoria Hall Keighley, Hard Ings Rd., Keighley
Hosted by Savage Beast Events
Buy Tickets at www.savagebeastonline.co.uk

East Kilbride Comic Con – BGCP Comic Con
10.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 25th April 2020
East Kilbride Library, 40 The Olympia Mall, G74 1PG
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com/product/east-kilbride-comic-con-bgcp-comic-con

AWAITING 2020 DATES: USUALLY APRIL

Manchester Comic Fest 2020Manchester Comic Fest 2020
Usually late April
Web: manchestercomicfest.co.uk | Facebook

MAY 2020

Enniskillen Comic Fest 2020Enniskillen Comic Fest 2020
1st -2nd May 2020
Facebook: https://facebook.com/EnniskillenComicFest

Guests include Laura Bailey, Michael Carroll, Alan Davis, Tom Foster, David Hunt, Cam Kennedy, Ian Kennedy, Chris Lowder (aka Jack Adrian), Steve MacManus, Maura McHugh, Alan Ryan, Lew Stringer, Paul Williams, Colin Wyatt and more

Portsmouth Comic Con 2020
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May 2020
Portsmouth Guildhall
Web: www.portsmouthcomiccon.com

Tickets for this event are on sale now, with a Super Early Bird discount for those who buy tickets before 31st October.

Tickets on sale from portsmouthcomiccon.com or 0844 847 2362 (calls cost 7p per minute + network access charge). The first x100 people to buy tickets will be entered in a prize draw to win a super prize of comics and merchandise

Free Comic Book Day – 2nd May 2020
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

Free Comic Book Day is an annual event founded on the belief that for every person out there, there’s a comic book they’ll love. Every year, on the first Saturday in May, the industry comes together to give away free comics and encourage fans, both old and new, to flock to the best place in the comic book community: local comic shops. These are the hubs of our community, where fans can come together and discover new comics, make lifelong friends, and find a sense of commonality.

Major US publishers such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, and Image Comics – and the UK’s 2000AD and Titan Comics, too – put out free comics for fans to enjoy at the more than 2,300 local comic shops that participate in Free Comic Book Day.

The diverse range of titles available each year proves that there’s truly a book for everyone: from superheroes, to popular film and television shows, to beloved video games, and all-ages tales. Popular series available in the past include Pokemon, Doctor Who, SpongeBob, Riverdale, Overwatch and Star Wars 

Humber Unleashed Comic-Con
11.00am – 4.00pm Sunday, 10th May 2020
Best Western Willerby Manor Hotel, Well Lane, Willerby, Kingston upon Hull HU10 6ER
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Loch Lomond Spring Comic Con – BGCP Comic Con
10.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May 2020
Loch Lomond Shores, Ben Lomond Way, Balloch, G83 8QL
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com/product/loch-lomond-comic-con-spring-comic-con-bgcp-comic-con

BGCP Comic Con returns to the mighty shores of Loch Lomond once more for a comic con like no other, in a setting like no other.

Wirral Comic Con 2020Wirral Comic Con 2020
10.00am -4.00pm, Sunday 10th May 2020
Floral Pavillion, New Brighton
Web: www.wirralcomiccon.co.uk

Lawless 2020Lawless 2020
Saturday 15th May, Doubletree by Hilton, Bristol
Web: lawlesscomiccon.co.uk | Facebook

Lawless Comic Convention is a British based not for profit comic convention organised by fans and for fans. In 2020, the team plan to expand the guest list beyond Judge Dredd and 2000AD to cover British comics in general

Oldham Comic Con 4Oldham Comic Con 4
Saturday 16th May 2020, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham
Facebook Event page

Oldham Comic Con is back once again this time for its for its fourth year and yes it’s still free!

Announced guests include Marvel artist Nuno Plati, Batman artist Miguel Mendonça, comic book artist and architect Alison Sampson.

Join a day of celebrating those who have drawn, written and published your favourite monsters, mutants and marvels. Come down and discover new comics, art, and the fabulous people behind them.

As always, Oldham Comic Con encourage attendees to dress up – but it’s not required. This event is great for families and fans, new and old – all you need is a passion or curiosity for comics.

London Comic Mart
Sunday 17th May 2020
11.00am – 4.00pm
The Royal National Hotel, Russell Square, London
Free Entry from 12 noon
Early Entry Price: £5 from 11 am – 12 noon
Web: http://londoncomicmart.co.uk

A Splendid Day Out – Steamageddon
Saturday 30th May 2020
The Platform, Station Buildings, Marine Road Central, Morecambe LA4 4DB
Web and tickets: www.asplendiddayout.com

Yorkshire Cosplay Con 2020
Saturday 30th May 2020
Web: www.yorkshirecosplayconvention.co.uk

Sunderland Comic-Con
11.00am – 5.00pm Sunday, 31st May 2020
Beacon of Light, City of Sunderland SR5 1SN
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk
Hosted by Unleashed Events

MCM Comic Expo London 2020
Friday 29th – Sunday 31st May 2020
ExCel, London
Web: www.mcmcomiccon.com/london

AWAITING 2020 DATES: USUALLY May

Bookbug Week
Various events across Scotland – Usually May – More info here online

Graphic Brighton Symposium
Usually May
University of Brighton City Campus, 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY
Web: graphicbrighton.wordpress.com

There will be an eventbrite sign up for workshops closer to the date, once the schedule for the two days is finalised

JUNE 2020

Ayr Comic Con – BGCP Comic Con
10.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 6th June
Ayr Citadel Leisure Centre, South Harbour St, KA7 1JB
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com/product/ayr-comic-con-bgcp-comic-con

South West Comic Con And Gaming Festival
Hosted by UK Comicon and Gaming Festivals
10.00am – 4.30pm Saturday, 6th June 2020
Royal Bath & West Showgrounds, The Showground, Shepton Mallet BA4 4
Facebook Event Page | Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com

Chesterfield Unleashed Comic-Con
11.00am – 4.00pm Sunday, 7th June 2020
Queen’s Park Sports Centre, Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield S40 2NE
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Devon Comic Con and Gaming Festival
Hosted by UK Comicon and Gaming Festivals
10.00am – 4.30pm Saturday, 13th June 2020
The Matford Centre, EX2 8FD Exeter, Devon
Facebook Event Page | Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com

Leeds Comic-Con 2020
11.00am – 5.00pm Sunday, 14th June 2020
Royal Armouries, Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Surrey Comic Con and Gaming Festival
Hosted by UK Comicon and Gaming Festivals
Saturday 20th June – Sunday 21st June 2020
University of Surrey Sports Park GU2 7AD
Facebook Event Page | Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com

London Comic Mart
Sunday 21st June 2020
11.00am – 4.00pm
The Royal National Hotel, Russell Square, London
Free Entry from 12 noon
Early Entry Price: £5 from 11 am – 12 noon
Web: http://londoncomicmart.co.uk

Macc-Pow 2020Macc Pow 2020
Saturday 27th Usually June

Web: http://www.maccpow.co.uk

Guests include Charlie Adlard, Nick Brokenshire, Laura Howell, Roger Langridge, David Leach, Leah Moore, Nigel Parkinson and Nika, Jacob Phillips, Sean Phillips, Emmeline Pidgen, John Reppion, Zoom Rockman, Rachael Smith, Lew Stringer, Lucy Sullivan, Andrew Wildman and Joe Wos

AWAITING 2020 DATES: USUALLY JUNE

Comic Con World – Blackpool – Usually June
Web: www.comicconworld.co.uk | Facebook

Moniaive Comic Festival
Usually June – note the 2019 event was cancelled
Moniave, Scotland

JULY 2020

Small Press Day 2020
Usually July
Web: smallpressday.co.uk | 2019 Events Listing

Events around the UK in local comic shops and other venues, 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.

Building on this trend, hundreds and hundreds joined in for Small Press Day 2017 and Small Press Day 2018 and met with the next generation of superstar comic creators, zine makers, and DIY micro publishers.

The team behind this annual celebration made Small Press Day 2019 bigger, better, and bolder.

ELCAF 2020
3rd, 4th and 5th July 2020
East London
Web: http://elcaf.co.uk

ELCAF 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 2020Glasgow Comic Con 2020
4th July 2020
Website: www.glasgowcomiccon.com | Buy Tickets
Twitter: @glasgowcomiccon | Facebook: glasgowcomiccon

Melton Mowbray Comic Con 2020Melton Mowbray Comic Con 2020
Saturday 4th July 2019
Pera Business Park, Melton Mowbray
Web: www.savagebeastonline.co.uk/melton
Hosted by Savage Beast Events
Buy Tickets at www.savagebeastonline.co.uk

Offering a variety of geeky attractions for a day of family fun and festivities.

Newcastle Unleashed Comic-Con
11.00am – 5.00pm Sunday, 12th July 2020
Newcastle United Stadium, Newcastle upon Tyne
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk
Hosted by Unleashed Events

BGCP Stirling 2020
10.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 18th July 2020
Web: www.bigglasgowcomicpage.com

St Albans Comic-Con 2020
10.00 – 4.30pm Sunday 19th July
Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, St. Albans
Web: www.creedconventions.com/st-albans-comic-con

BGCP Dunoon 2020
10.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 25th July 2020
Web: www.bigglasgowcomicpage.com

London Film and Comic Con 2020
Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July 2020
London Olympia
Web: www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com

AWAITING 2020 DATES: USUALLY JULY

BAM! Comic Art and Zine Fair 2020
Usually July in Bath
Web: bamcomicfair.blogspot.com

August 2020

Cornwall Comic Con and Gaming FestivalCornwall Comic Con and Gaming Festival
Hosted by UK Comicon and Gaming Festivals
9.30am – 4.30pm Sunday, 2nd August 2020
Truro College TR1 3XX
Facebook Event Page | Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com

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!

Loch Lomond Summer Comic Con – BGCP Comic Con
10.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August 2020
Loch Lomond Shores, Ben Lomond Way, Balloch, G83 8QL
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com/product/loch-lomond-comic-con-summer-bgcp-comic-con

York Unleashed 2020
11.00am – 5.00pm Sunday, 9 August 2020
York Races, Racecourse Road, York YO23 1EX
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Glasgow Film and Comic Con 2019
15th – 16th August 2020
Braehead Arena, Glasgow
Web: www.filmandcomicconglasgow.com

London Comic Mart
Sunday 16th August 2020
11.00am – 4.00pm
The Royal National Hotel, Russell Square, London
Free Entry from 12 noon
Early Entry Price: £5 from 11 am – 12 noon
Web: http://londoncomicmart.co.uk

AWAITING 2020 DATES: USUALLY AUGUST

Dublin Comic Con – Summer Edition
Usually August
Liberty Hall, Dublin
Web: www.dublincomiccon.com | Twitter | Facebook

Worcester Comics Festival 2019
Usually August
Web: www.worcesterartsworkshop.org.ukMore details on Facebook

SEPTEMBER 2020

ICE: International Comic Expo Birmingham 2020
19th September 2020
Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
Web: https://internationlcomicexpo.wordpress.com | For the latest news visit Facebook or follow ICE on Twitter

Cardiff Film and Comic Con
7th – 8th September 2019
Web: www.filmandcomicconcardiff.com

NICE 2020
12th – 13th September 2020
Web: https://nicecon.co.uk | Facebook: https://facebook.com/niceconvention

NOR-CON 2020 - Tenth AnniversaryNOR-CON 2020 – Tenth Anniversary
Saturday 26th – Sunday 27 September 2020
Norfolk Showground Indoor Arena, Norwich NR5 0TT
Web: www.nor-con.co.uk

Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2020, NOR-CON has previously attracted up to 8,000 visitors. NOR-CON was voted one of the top 10 Comic Cons in the UK by The List, the guide to arts and entertainment in the UK.

AWAITING 2020 DATES: USUALLY SEPTEMBER

Aylesbury Geeky-Con
Usually Late September

Aylesbury Geeky-Con XL offers displays of film and tv, props, merchandise, gaming, cosplay, comic artists, and much much more – with a few surprises along the way.

Cardiff Film and Comic Con 2020
Usually September
Web: www.filmandcomicconcardiff.com

Carlisle Comic Con 2020
Usually September – 2019 event cancelled
More details here on Facebook

Coastal Comic Con, Bournemouth 2020
Usually Late 2019

Coastal Comic Con is a community driven celebration of pop culture, coming to Bournemouth in 2019. From comics to cosplay, gaming, film and television, there’s something for everyone – a fantastic, fun-filled day that the whole family can enjoy.

Ellesmere Port Comic Con 2020
Usually mid-September
Facebook

Exeter Film and Comic Con 2020
Usually mid-September
Web: https://showmastersevents.com/exeter

HighVisFest 2020
Usually early September

Omagh Comic Fest 2020
Usually September
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OmaghComicFest

Preston Comic Con 2020
Usually September
Web: www.wonkyrocketevents.co.uk Facebook: Prestoncomiccon

Wyntercon 2020
Usually late September
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.

OCTOBER 2020

London Comic Mart
Sunday 4th October 2020
11.00am – 4.00pm
The Royal National Hotel, Russell Square, London
Free Entry from 12 noon
Early Entry Price: £5 from 11 am – 12 noon
Web: http://londoncomicmart.co.uk

Leeds Unleashed
11.00am – 4.00pm Sunday, 11th October 2020
Leeds Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6ET
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Leamington Comic Con 2020
Usually early October

If you’re passionate about comics, creativity and community, support this independently run convention!

Northwich Comic Con 2020
Usually early October
Facebook

Northwich Comic Con returns for its next instalment of Geekiness. Guests, Star Cars, Characters, Cosplay, Props/Displays and Stalls

Lakes International Comics Art Festival 2020Lakes International Comics Art Festival 2020
9th – 11th  October 2020
Kendal

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
Web: www.comicartfestival.com

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

AWAITING 2020 DATES: USUALLY october

Comic Con Scotland 2020
Usually mid October
Web: www.comicconventionscotland.co.uk

Comic Con Scotland heads to the Royal Highland Centre in October – brought to you by the Monopoly Events team.

Nottingham Comic Convention 2020
Usually mid October
Web: www.nottinghamcomiccon.co.uk

The Ghost Comics Festival 2020
Usually late October, Glasgow
Web: www.ghostcomicsfestival.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

MCM Comic Con London 2020
Usually late October, London
Web: www.mcmcomiccon.com/london

NOVEMBER 2020

Hartlepool Unleashed Comic-Con 2020
Hosted by Hartlepool Unleashed and Unleashed Events
Usually early November
Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com

Plymouth Comic Con and Gaming Festival Autumn 2020
Usually early November
Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com

Thought Bubble Festival 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate
Usually mid November
Web: www.thoughtbubblefestival.com

BGCP Kilmarnock 2020
Usually mid November
Web: www.bigglasgowcomicpage.com

Sheffield Comic-Con 2020
Usually mid November
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Whitby Comic-Con
Usually mid November
Hosted by Unleashed Events

DECEMBER 2020

Comic Con Manchester 2020
5th – 6th December 2020
BEC Arena, Manchester
Web: www.comicconventionmanchester.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

London Comic Mart
Sunday 6th December 2020
11.00am – 4.00pm
The Royal National Hotel, Russell Square, London
Free Entry from 12 noon
Early Entry Price: £5 from 11 am – 12 noon
Web: http://londoncomicmart.co.uk

Catford Comic and Zine Fair 2020
Usually early December
Web: millertown.co.uk | Twitter

Dublin Christmas Market 2020
Usually mid December
Web: www.dublincomicarts.ie | Twitter

The Dublin Comic Arts Festival is an ongoing series of quarterly small press comic book events in Dublin. The event features a massive line up of small press creators and publishers, plus artists

2021

FEBRUARY 2021

Rutherglen Comic Con – BGCP Comic Con 2021
Usually early February
Web: bigglasgowcomicpage.com/product/rutherglen-comic-con-bgcp-comic-con

True Believers Comic Festival 2021
Usually early February
Head to www.oktruebelievers.com for the latest news | Sign up for the Troobs Newsletter |
Haunted Nerds Podcast | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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.

Teesside Comic-Con 2021
Usually early February
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk
Hosted by Unleashed Events

York Winter Comic-Con 2021
Usually early February
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk
Hosted by Unleashed Events

APRIL 2021

Keighley Comic Con 2021
10.00am – 5.00pm Saturday, 24th April 2021
Victoria Hall Keighley, Hard Ings Rd., Keighley
Hosted by Savage Beast Events
Buy Tickets at www.savagebeastonline.co.uk

Comics Salopia 2021
4th – 6th June 2021
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

 

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



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