Dredd-inspired Lawgiver Convention returns to Bristol

John Wagner and friends at Lawgiver 2014.

John Wagner and friends at Lawgiver 2014.


Lawgiver – the world’s only convention dedicated to Judge Dredd fans – returns this coming Bank Holiday, and it isn’t just dedicated to UK fans. During the first Lawgiver, people travelled from mainland Europe to attend.

Taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bristol on Monday 25th May 2015, the convention has been created by the fans, for the fans and with many creators in attendance organisers Rule32Promotions promise there will be something for everyone. Creator panels (get your questions ready!), original art for sale, sketches to be drawn, books to be bought and signed – and if you are lucky (and old enough), a pint or two at the bar with legends from the creative world of Judge Dredd.

Further Justice Department Sanctioned activities will be announced at the event – so  you’ll have to get along to see what…

Announced guests are artists Jock, Boo Cook, Ryan Brown, Pete Doherty, Patrick Goddard, John Higgins, Nick Percival, David Roach, Dave Taylor and Dylan Teague; plus writers Michael Carroll and Rob Williams; and Oliver Hollingdale, filmmaker & VFX Artist on the Cursed Edge fan series.

Lawgiver Mk II Convention PosterJudges will be patrolling this event, including the classic comic style from Planet Replicas, the lauded Dredd 2012 film style and variations on both, so make sure you do one thing while you are enjoying yourself: OBEY THE LAW!

• Lawgiver – Monday 25th May 2015 10.00am – 7.00pm, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol City Centre More info: www.rule32promotions.co.uk | Follow Lawgiver on Twitter @lawgiver32

Guests appear based on current scheduling and can change at short notice.


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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