The dates for the next hugely popular Lawless Comic Con have been announced, taking place 25th – 26th May 2024 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Bristol.
Tickets go on sale from 26th January 2024, and traders will be invited to apply for tables after Christmas.
Celebrating 10 years of Lawless Comic Con, the event is preparing another great lineup of comic creator guests and will be hosting a newly created exhibition, David Roach Presents: The Best Of British, curated by the eponymous artist and comic archivist.
Lawless will also be paying tribute on one of its panels to the late great Ian Gibson, remembering his awesome legacy of work and sharing stories of him.
Other aspects of next year’s event include an auction of original art to raise money for the event’s chosen charity, Rewriting Extinction, and an exclusive VIP Gala evening, offeriring wine and nibbles, Awards, live music and mingling with creators on Saturday evening (Limited tickets available).
Warlord Games will be providing demos all weekend and the Big Build Brigade will be displaying their full size Lego Lawmaster and host of Dredd related models.
On top of that, the event will be giving away 2000AD themed Gelato for the day! Fat Adam’s Ice Cream will be on hand on Saturday afternoon with cones for everyone!
Plus, of course, Top Guests, Top Panels, Top Traders, Amazing Cosplay, Epic Raffles and the Hotel Bar.
“We’re really proud of our Guest List this year,” enthuses Lawless coordinator Su Hadrell. “Some great new faces to meet and old friends to catch up with. Bring on 2024!”
From its early stirrings as a gathering of Judge cosplayers and 2000AD artists in Birmingham in 2024, Lawless has evolved into a huge welcoming community of cosplayers, comic fans, and creators.
“We’ve shared a pint with comic legends, supported new talent on the scene, seen the launch of new publications, had our own Lawless comic character created and raised hundreds for charity,” say the team.
“We’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. King Charles with sausage fingers drawn live on stage, T Rex’s roaming the corridors, a hundred Judges crossing the road!”
Proudly sponsored by The77, the event will be showcasing some of the best creators in the industry, as as well as some amazing new talent and supporting the ever growing small press trade in the UK.
“Lawless Comic Con has grown and evolved since its initial show in 2014 but the one thing that has always held true is its community.
“Lawless is an opportunity for fans and creators to meet and greet, to catch up and to drink up. Cosplay legends have been borne and new creative endeavors have been forged. Our sponsors The77 Publications formed their fledgling ideas with each other at Lawless and is now a hugely successful independent anthology comic.
“We support small press and indie comics, new artists and writers as well as giving some of our more legendary creators the chance to catch up with friends in the industry.”
This item was updated on Friday 5th January 2024 to add the Lawless Tenth Anniversary T-Shirt design by Steve Austin
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.