UK and Irish Comic Conventions and Comic Exhibitions

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

Last Updated: Saturday 23rd September 2022

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

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The COVID Pandemic Is Not “Over”: Organisations running events may enforce any social distancing measures if they are still in place, and may continue to request that mask wearing in indoor areas. 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 Pandcemic is here, with links to other information | For worldwide information on COVID-19 check the World Health Organisation Page

Current Comic-Related Exhibitions

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The Cartoon Museum – London

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

Bryan Talbot's Luther Arkwright: celebrating 50 years of a British comics legend

Luther Arkwright: 50 Years of a British comics legend
Runs until 2nd October 2022 at the Cartoon Museum, 63 Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1A 3AE. Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

• Order The Legend of Luther Arkwright, published by Jonathan Cape in the UK (Amazon Affiliate Link)

• Bryan Talbot is online at www.bryan-talbot.com

The Heath Robinson Museum

Pinner Memorial Park, 50 West End Lane, Pinner HA5 1AE | Web: www.heathrobinsonmuseum.org 

Art by Heath Robinson

The permanent Heath Robinson exhibition combines original artwork with books, photographs, film and digital media to tell the full story of Heath Robinson’s artistic career.

Heath Robinson’s autobiography was called My Line of Life and the permanent exhibition draws on this theme to follow his career from art school in the 1890s to his last works made during the Second World War. It describes how, having established himself as a leading illustrator at the start of the 20th century, he was forced to turn to humorous drawing to maintain his income. He pursued both forms of art for several years, but humour eventually dominated. However, throughout his life he saw himself as a serious artist and painted landscapes and imagined scenes for his own enjoyment.

University of Dundee

• Comics Stripped! runs until 30th September 2022, Monday – Friday  9.30am – 6.00pm, Tower Foyer Gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee | Opening hours will be extended in August.

How do you make a comic? That’s the question “Comics Stripped!”, a new exhibition at the University of Dundee, exploring the methods of creating comics, seeks to answer. Read our news story

Check this web page for the latest updates and details of tours by comics creator, curator and lecturer Zu Dominiak: www.dundee.ac.uk/museum/exhibitions/comics/stripped/ 

Skyway Gallery, Shoreham-by-Sea

Artist and cartoonist Jon Peaty

Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Designs – Jon Peaty runs until 30th September 2022
Skyway Gallery at the Shoreham Centre, 2 Pond Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5WU | Open Monday – Saturday 10.00 am. – 4.00 pm | Web: www.skywaygallery.org

A retrospective of the life and work of fine artist and cartoonist Jon Peaty. This exhibition is the first retrospective displaying a range of the artist’s work, including paintings, cartoons, advertising and illustrative material. 

Read our news story

Bowness-on-Windermere

• “Wander More With Welsby Trail”
Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria – Various Locations

Welsby by Felt Mistress. Photo by Harry Johnson

Welsby and gang return to Bowness-on-Windermere in time for the annual Lakes International Comic Art Festival (14th – 16th October 2022) and you’ll be able to find them at the tourist information centre on Glebe Road, at Bryson’s tearoom in the village and at various sites across the Windermere Jetty Museum, in Bowness-on-Windermere | More information here

•  Lake District National Park Authority

• Read an interview with Louise Evans, aka Felt Mistress, about creating Welsby and gang for the Trail here

Royal College of Physicians

• “A Taste of One’s Own Medicineruns until 2nd December 2022, 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday, free entry, no need to book (for groups of up to five people), Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE. The exhibition will be open late on Wednesday 1st June | Find out more about the Museum here | More about the exhibition

Read our News Story

Shrewsbury

Comics Salopia: Shrewsbury Comics Trail
Free. The Shrewsbury Comics Trail is a brilliant idea combining nine life sized art pieces created by ten world famous comic artists and writers. Read our news story

• 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

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British and Irish Comic Events: 2022

September 2022

Best of 2000AD Vol 1 Signing With Jamie McKelvie, Tom Muller, Arthur Ranson and Adam Sherif
1.00 – 2.00pm Saturday 24th September 2022, Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR
Facebook Event Page

Gosh are absolutely thrilled to be hosting a 2000AD signing in celebration of the launch of one of their brand new series, Best of 2000AD. To mark the release of Volume 1, they will be hosting a signing with legendary artists Jamie McKelvie, Tom Muller, Arthur Ranson and Adam Sherif. Meet these talented creators and snag yourselves a signed copy of this amazing new 2000AD series.

Drawn in Shrewsbury 2022

Drawn in Shrewsbury
10.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th September 2022, Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, The Square SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

A gathering of Shropshire’s creative community, including comic creators, to showcase new designs and give the opportunity to buy direct.

Creatives will be looking to showcase new designs and declutter their studio space. Lucky finds will include unique prints, upcoming designs, inspirational homewares, and gifts.

New for 2022! Get inspired with the Drawn Workshops, from calligraphy to bookbinding and journalling explore a series of workshops suitable for the whole family.

In the Gallery: Dan Catt, Mike Perkins, The Cake Toonist (Tat Effby), Dan Berry, Katie Payne Design, Odd Orange (Morgan), Charlotte Tisdale, Jenko & Co, Hannah Day, Gisela Robinson Art, KTJ Illustration, Saffron Russell, Karen Sillar, Dungarees & Squeegees, Asija Vesty, Jenni Cornall, Mollie Vickers, Rachel Lloyd Press, Sam Pooley-Stride, Matt Sewell, Laurie Trenfield & Gary Drew

On the Balcony: Tricia Crowther, Jane Beesley, Corner Lane Designs, Johanna Roberts Design, Liz Mellor, Rosanna Tasker, Happy Daze Jewellery, Sparrow & Thread, Te by Kao, Had Davies, Sukie Buzzacott, Morgan Bird, Mia Tivey & Cherie did this. Plus a guest appearance by DJ Raggs. The Shrewsbury Biscuit Podcast will also be in attendance.

Birmingham Comic & Film Fair
11.00 am – 4.00 pm – Saturday 24th September 2022
Walker Memorial Hall, Ampton Road, Birmingham, B15 2UJ | £2
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Blackburn Comic Con 2022

Blackburn Comic Con 2022
10.30am – 4.30pm Sunday 25th September 2022, Blackburn Rovers Football Club, Ewood Park, Blackburn BB2 4JF | Tickets available on the day: Adults £15 | Child 4-13 £7
Web: wonkyrocketevents.uk/blackburn

Film And Media Guests: Wolf Kahler, Colin Baker, Hattie Hayridge, Gareth David Lloyd, Michael Carter and Josh Herdman
Comic Guests: Tim Perkins and Nick Brokenshire

Sheffield Comic-Con 2022
11.00am to 5.00pm, Sunday 25th September 2022, Magna Science Adventure Centre, Magna Way, South Yorkshire, S60 1FD | General entry, pay on the door, is available from 11am until 5pm. Please note, only cash on the door. Entry £10 (under 12s £5)
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Media Guests: Bernard Hill (Lord of the Rings, Titanic) Joonas Suotamo (Star Wars)! Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who, The Hobbit)M Sophie Aldred (Doctor Who, Peter Rabbit, Bob the Builder) | Comic-Creators & Authors: Lindsey Greyling, AS Chambers

Attractions: Mos Eisley Misfits Star Wars Group; Back to the Future Time Machine; Boba Fett’s Throne ; North East Retro Gaming; Rexy’s Reviews Dino Display; 66 UK Event Group; Ghostbusters Display; Johnny 5 Replica; CPM Entertainers; Transformer’s Bumblebee; Marvel’s War Machine; Magician; Shellen Face Painting

Plus stage talks, costume characters, costume contests and so much more!
Hot and cold food served all day.

There will be a charge for autographs, due to work and personal commitments guests can cancel their appearance at anytime, this is something that Unleashed Events have no control over and cannot be held responsible for.

The Appeal of Guyanese Folklore to Wordsworth McAndrew & Colleen Douglas
Free Online Event | 3.00 – 5.00pm Sunday 25th September 2022 | Tickets via EventBrite

This online event, presented by Guyana SPEAKS!, looks at Guyanese folklore through the work and practices of the late Wordsworth McAndrew, and comic writer, Colleen Douglas.

Guyana SPEAKS has invited Roy Brummell, Stanley Greaves and Rosie McAndrew to share their insights into his life and love of folklore

Comic Writer Colleen Douglas

Colleen Douglas, a daughter of Guyana, and comic writer, currently resides in Notting-hill, West London. Her narrative and creative tastes are eclectic. Having grown up in a multi-ethnic country, rich in folkloric traditions that include such characters as Old Higue, Bacco and Massacuraman, she has developed a love for all things supernatural, esoteric and weird. She loves old comics and mystery buildings and listens to rock, metal and opera when she writes fight scenes. Colleen has published her comic TITAN with Amigo Comics. She was later named Editor in Chief for Amigo Comics and edited for Sally Books (a partner of Amigo) based in Malaga (2017-2020; both submissions and project editing). She also edits for Scout Comics. Colleen has also written CYOA, Apocalypse Girl, CARMINE, Vic Argas and Gargantuan. Her current book, Silk Cotton, is with Leviathan Labs and is due out Oct 2022. Her work is influenced by her love of weird fiction, comics from the UK and her intense love of the cosmic adventures of the classic Marvel character The Silver Surfer. Colleen currently writes for Interpop Comics’ Emergents Presents superhero universe.

OCTOBER 2022

BGCP Comic Con 2022 - Galashiels

BGCP Comic Con 2022 – Galashiels
Saturday 1st October 2022
Volunteer Hall Galashiels
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Gloucester Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2022
Saturday 1st October 2022
Oxtalls Sports Park, Gloucester
Tickets: www.tickettailor.com/events/ukcgf
Hosted by UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals

Northwich Comic Con 2022

Northwich Comic Con 2022
Saturday 1st October 2022
Moemorial Court, Northwich CW9 5QJ
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Sheffield Comic & Film Fair
11.00 am – 4.00 pm – Saturday 1st October 2022
Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, S1 2BX
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Alan Moore and Stewart Lee | Image: The Guardian

Alan Moore in conversation with Stewart Lee 
Monday 3rd October 2022 8.00pm – 9.00pm BST | 9.00pm CEST | 12.00pm PDT | 3.00pm EDT |  For more information and to book tickets, priced £7, visit The Guardian web site | Read our news story

BGCP Comic & Toy Market (Kilmarnock)
Saturday 8th October 2022
Kilmarnock Train Station
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Southport Sci-fi Comic & Toy Fair 2022

Southport Sci-fi Comic & Toy Fair
11.00 – 4.00pm, Sunday 11th September 2022 | Adults £2, kids 50p
Prince of Wales Hotel, Lord Street, Southport PR8 1JS

For enquiries about exhibitor bookings please email mse.events@yahoo.com or simply go to the website at www.mseevents.co.uk

Teeside Unleashed 2022
Sunday 2nd October
Teesside University Students’ Union
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

London Comic Mart
11.00 – 4.00pm Sunday 9th October 2022 – free entry from noon
Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG
Early Entry Price: £5 from 11.00 am – 12 noon  – Free entry from 12 noon
Web: londoncomicmart.co.uk

Carlisle Comic Con 2022

Carlisle Comic Con 2022
10.30am – 4.30pm Richard Rose Central Academy, Victoria Place, Carlisle CA1 1LY
Web: wonkyrocketevents.uk/carlisle

Film And Media Guests: Alan Ruscoe, Marc Silk, Carolyn Seymour, Lightning, Christopher Ryan, Tav MacDougall, Steve Cardenas, Leigh Gill
Comic Guests: TBA

Devon Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2022
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October 2022
Westpoint Arena, Exeter
Tickets: www.tickettailor.com/events/ukcgf
Hosted by UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals

Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2022 Art by Sean Phillips SNIP

Lakes International Comics Art Festival 2022
14th – 16th October 2022
Bowness-in-Windermere, The Lake District – NB moved from Kendal

Announced panel guests for 2022 are, in alphabetical order: Charlie Adlard, Dimitris Anastasiou, Mehdi Annassi, Lucie Arnoux, Bianca Bagnarelli, Alison Bechdel, Matthew Dooley, Ulla Donner, Oliver East, Karrie Fransman, Dave Gibbons, Paul Gravett, Kalle Hakkola, Jaime Hernandez, Eva Hilhorst, Bryan Hitch, Stephen L. Holland, Rian Hughes, Marc Jackson, Leomacs, Marine des Mazery, Vojtěch Mašek, Joe McGarry, Luke McGarry, Steve McGarry, Mick McMahon, Bill Morrison, Bex Ollerton, Dean Ormston, Jacob Phillips, Sean Phillips, Mike Perkins, Tim Pilcher, Ram V, Mollie Ray, Tom Richmond, Martin Rowson, Greg Rucka, Andrea Settimo, Katie Skelly, Posy Simmonds, Václav Šlajch, Fiona Stephenson, Maria Surducan, Bryan Talbot, Petteri Tikkanen, Jörg Tittel, Twin Cartoons, Judith Vanistandel, Asya Voitenko, and Andi Watson

• Profiles of all LICAF LIVE guests feature here on the official Festival web site

Exhibitors at the Lakeview Comics Marketplace are: A&A Co., Art-Bubble, B7 Comics, Beatrice Mossman, Benjamin Dickson, Bryan Talbot, Bungaroosh, Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain, Catfood Comics, Clarice Tudor, Clark Bint, CoCo Comics, Comics Youth CIC, Coming Home – Re-Live, Drew Marr of Gold Lion Comics, Fanfare Presents, Gustaffo Vargas, ILYA GRAPHIC, J Webster Sharp, James Chapman, Joe Latham, Kate Mia White, Komiket, Kev F Sutherland, Lyndon White, Markosia Enterprises, Martin Geraghty, Matt Smith! (Smith vs Smith), Myriad Editions, Nick Brokenshire, Olivia Sullivan (ZEB.KO), Peter Morey Comics, Rachael Smith, Roger Langridge, Schnumn, SelfMadeHero, Story Forest, Teesside University, The 77 Publications, The Cartoon Museum, Tom Ward, Twins Cartoons, and Una 

For full profiles visit this page on the Festival web site

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

Exeter Comic Con and Gaming Festival Autumn
10.00am, Saturday 15th October 2022
UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals – Westpoint Arena
• UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals events on Facebook

Leeds Comic & Film Fair
11.00 am – 4.00 pm – Saturday 15th October 2022
Park Plaza Leeds, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 5NS
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Barnsley Comic Con 2022
Sunday 16th October
Teesside University Students’ Union
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Cotswold Comic Con 2022
Sunday 16th October 2022, Tetbury Goods Shed, Old Station Yard, Cirencester Road, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8AA | Free

Cotswold Comic Con 2022

Organised by The 451 Initiative, confirmed guests so far are artist Simon Bisley and Paul Cornell, the local award-winning writer of novels, comics, short fiction and non-fiction, and local TV actor Nathan Pegler.

The 451 Initiative is passionately dedicated to raising the general public’s awareness of and appreciation of comics and all related mediums.

The town will welcome cosplayers of all levels, and of course enthusiasts collectors and dealers of this amazing genre. The event is free and they are not even charging dealers.

If anyone wishes to get involved or even if you want to find out more please email comics451@icloud.com or visit comics451.co.uk

The event has the support of the Town Council, however it is receiving no funding from any source – yet! Perhaps you’d like to sponsor some of the potential amazing wish list additions.

Bournemouth Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2022
Sunday 23rd October 2022
Littledown Leisure Centre, Bournemouth
Tickets: www.tickettailor.com/events/ukcgf
Hosted by UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals

BGCP Comic Con 2022 – Oban
Saturday 29th October 2022
The Corran Halls
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Nottingham Comic Convention Logo

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

Nottingham Comic Con is back for its tenth year and 8th event, and the team are looking forward to a day of Comic Goodness and Fun! 

With a focus on comics you will find their guests are people who are working in the comics industry; there will be exhibitors from all walks of comic life: those just starting out, those self-publishing and some who are full time comic professionals! You will also find added exhibitors with merchandise, toys and more!

On top of all this there is extra entertainment with activities for kids, question and answer panels, animation showings and more! Cosplay is very welcome.

Malta Comic Con 2022 - Poster by Mario Torrisi SNIP

Malta Comic Con 29th – 30th October 2022
Malta Conventions and Fairs Center, Ta’ Qali

Organised by Wicked Comics, this event regularly features a number of British comic creators, which is why it is included here.

Visit www.maltacomiccon.com for the latest news about this event | Facebook | Twitter

NOVEMBER 2022

BGCP Comic Con 2022 – Aberdeen
Saturday 5th November 2022
Volunteer Hall Galashiels
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Birmingham Comic & Film Fair
11.00 – 4.00pm, Saturday 5th November 2022
Walker Memorial Hall, Ampton Road, Birmingham, B15 2UJ | £2
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Preston Comic Con 2022

Preston Comic Con 2022
10.30am – 4.30pm Preston North End Football Club, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston PR1 6RU
Web: wonkyrocketevents.uk/preston

Film And Media Guests: Chris Barrie, Lightning
Comics Guests: Staz Johnson, Lew Stringer

Badoom comic Book Expo 2022

Badoom Comic Book Expo 2022
10.00am – 6.00pm Sunday 6th November 2022
The Riverside Hotel (Semmas Rafter Suite), Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Admission Free

Kent Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2022
10.00 – 4.30pm, Sunday 6th November 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Kent Events Centre
Buy Tickets Here

Liverpool Comic & Film Fair
Saturday 6th November
The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, L3 5QB | £2
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Sunderland Comic-Con 2022
Sunday 6th November
Rainton Arena
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

SFW 13 November 2022

SFW 13 November 2022
10th – 13th November 2021 Great Yarmouth
Web: scifiweekender.com

Scottish Comic Book Day, showcasing Scottish Talent in Comics
Saturday 25th November 2022 | 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, launched in 2021, 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 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).

MCM Expo Birmingham 2022
12th – 13th November 2022
NEC Birmingham
Web: mcmcomiccon.com/birmingham

Plymouth Comic Con and Gaming Festival Winter
10.00am Sunday 12th November 2022
UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals – Plymouth Life Centre
• UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals events on Facebook

Thought Bubble Festival 2022
Festival – 7th – 13th November across Yorkshire | Festival Weekend – 12th – 13th November 2022, Harrogate Convention Centre
Web www.thoughtbubblefestival.com

Thought Bubble is the Yorkshire Comic Art Festival, a week long celebration of comics, illustration and more spread across the whole of Yorkshire, finishing in a huge two day comic convention in Harrogate. The organisation use their festival week to promote the power of comics, aiming to inspire, educate and bring people together like no other medium, so whether you’re a longtime fan of comic art or have never picked up a graphic novel before, you’ll find something for you. In addition to its guest line-up, the event also features hundreds of stands of comic creators work.

Thought Bubble is a non-profit organisation with their chosen charity being Barnardo’s.

Bolton Sci-fi Comic & Toy Fair 2022

• Bolton Sci-fi Comic & Toy Fair
11.00 – 4.00pm, Sunday 20th November 2022 | Adults £2, kids 50p
Mercure Georgian House Hotel, Manchester Road, Bolton BL6 5RU

For enquiries about exhibitor bookings please email mse.events@yahoo.com or simply go to the website at www.mseevents.co.uk

Manchester Comic & Film Fair
Saturday 19th November 2022
Sachas, Tib Street, Back Piccadilly, Manchester, M4 1SH | £2
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Plymouth Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2022
10.00 – 4.30pm Saturday 12th November 2022, Plymouth Life Centre
Tickets: www.tickettailor.com/events/ukcgf
Hosted by UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals

London Comic Mart
11.00 – 4.00pm Sunday 27th November 2022 – free entry from noon
Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG
Early Entry Price: £5 from 11.00 am – 12 noon  – Free entry from 12 noon
Web: londoncomicmart.co.uk

Cornwall Comic Con Winter 2022
10.00am Sunday 26th November 2022
UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals
Hosted by UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals

Scarborough Comic-Con Unleashed 2022
Sunday 27th November 2022
Scarborough Spa
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

DECEMBER 2022

Wales Comic Con: Telford Takeover 2022
3rd – 4th December 2022 (Saturday: 10.00am – 6.30pm; Sunday: 10.00am – 5.00pm)
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 free Q&A sessions. 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.

BGCP Comic & Toy Market (Dunfermline)
Saturday 3rd December 2022
Kingsgate Shopping Centre
BGCP events on Facebook – list

BGCP Comic & Toy Market (Kirkcaldy)
Saturday 17th December 2022
Mercat Shopping Centre
BGCP events on Facebook – list

BRITISH AND IRISH COMIC EVENTS: 2023

JANUARY 2023

Liverpool Comic & Film Fair
Early January in 2022
The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, L3 5QB
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Manchester Comic & Film Fair
Late January in 2022
Sachas, Tib Street, Back Piccadilly, Manchester, M4 1SH
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Birmingham Comic & Film Fair
Late January in 2022
Birmingham
Walker Memorial Hall, Ampton Road, Birmingham, B15 2UJ | £2
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

2023

FEBRUARY 2023

Teeside Unleashed 2023
Sunday 5th February 2023
Teesside University Students’ Union
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

York Winter Comic-Con 2023
Sunday 12th February 2023
York Races
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

GamesCon Southwest 2023
Saturday 18th February 2023
Westpoint Arena, Exeter
Tickets: www.tickettailor.com/events/ukcgf
Hosted by UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals

Leeds Comic-Con 2023
Saturday 18th February 2023
Royal Armouries, Leeds
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Chesterfield Comic-Con 2023
Sunday 19th February 2023
 Queen’s Park Sports Centre, Chesterfield
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

DATES NOT YET ANNOUNCED

PROVISIONAL True Believers Comic Festival 2023
Early February – sadly cancelled in 2020 and 2021
Jurys Inn, Cheltenham
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Leeds Comic & Film Fair
Early February in 2022
Park Plaza Leeds, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 5NS
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Dundee Comic Con – BGCP Comic Con 2023
Early February in 2022
Bonar Hall, Dundee
BGCP events on Facebook – list

BGCP Kilmarnock Comic and Toy Market
Mid February in 2022
Kilmarnock Train Station
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Sheffield Comic & Film Fair
Mid February in 2022
Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, S1 2BX
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Cumbernauld Comic Con – BGCP Comic Con 2023
Lat February in 2022
Cumbernauld
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Liverpool Comic & Film Fair
Late February in 2022
The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, L3 5QB
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

March 2023

London Comic Con Spring 2023
Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th March 2023
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.

Bolton Comic Con 2023
5th March 2023
Venue TBA | 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.

Dublin Comic Con

Dublin Comic Con – Spring Edition 2023
11th – 12th March in 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

Exeter Comic Con and Gaming Festival Spring 2023
10.00am Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th March 2023
UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals – Westpoint Arena
UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals events on Facebook

Sheffield Comic-Con Spring 2023
Sunday 12th March 2023
Magna Science Adventure Centre
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Bristol Comic Con and Gaming Festival Spring 2023
8.00am Saturday 18th March 2023
UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals – Ashton Gate Stadium
UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals events on Facebook

East of England Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2023
10.00am Saturday 25th March 2023
UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals – East of England Arena – Peterborough
UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals events on Facebook

DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Commando and British Comics Swap Meet
March 2023 – Date To Be Announced
Venue to be Announced Entry to the event: Adults £1 Children Free | For table enquires contact Stephen via the Commando and British Weekly Comics – Collectors, Buy, Sell and Swaps Page on Facebook. A planned September 2022 event was, sadly, cancelled

Birmingham Comic & Film Fair
Early March in 2022
Birmingham
Walker Memorial Hall, Ampton Road, Birmingham, B15 2UJ | £2
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk
Please make sure you have face coverings at the fairs. Hand sanitizer will be provided at the door

Largs Comic Con – BGCP Comic Con 2023
Mid March in 2022
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Manchester Comic & Film Fair
Mid March in 2022
Sachas, Tib Street, Back Piccadilly, Manchester, M4 1SH
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Sheffield Comic-Con 2023
Mid March in 2022
Magna Science Adventure Centre, Sheffield
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

BGCP Ayr Comic and Toy Market
Mid March in 2022
The Grain Exchange, Ayr
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Dorset Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2023
Late March in 2022
Hosted by UK Comicon and Gaming Festivals
Tickets: www.mooseeventsuk.com | Facebook Events Page for UK Comiccon and Gaming Festivals

Leeds Comic & Film Fair
Late March in 2022
Park Plaza Leeds, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 5NS
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Cardiff Comics Carnival 2022
Last took place in March in 2019
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email: cardiffcomicscarnival@gmail.com

April 2023

Gateshead Unleashed Comic-Con 2022
Sunday 2nd April
The Fed, Gateshead
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

London City Comic Con 2023

London City Comic Con 2023
Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th April 2023
LondonCityComicCon – Evolution London
UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals events on Facebook

Hull Unleashed 2023
Sunday 30th April 2023
Hull Sport – The Allam Sport Centre
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Sheffield Comic & Film Fair
Early April in 2022
Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, S1 2BX
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Wales Comic Con 2023
Early April in 2022
Telford International Centre
Web and Tickets: www.walescomiccon.com | Facebook | Twitter

Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention 2023
Mid April in 2022
Web: http://scgc.org.uk

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.

Each year, Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention donate a percentage of each ticket sold to a local charity. They also support others with a range of disabilities and their carers and families.

Cornwall Comic Con and Gaming Festival Wadebridge 2023
Mid April in 2022
Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7JE

Gateshead Unleashed Comic-Con 2023
Mid April in 2022
The Lancastrian Suite, Gateshead
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Stoke CON Trent 2023
Mid April in 2022
Keele University
Web: stokecontrent.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter

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

Morecambe Comic Con 2023
Mid April in 2022
The Platform, Station Buildings, Marine Road Central, Morecambe LA4 4DB
Facebook: morecambecomiccon

Birmingham Comic & Film Fair
Late April in 2022
Birmingham
Walker Memorial Hall, Ampton Road, Birmingham, B15 2UJ | £2
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

BGCP Kirkaldy Comic and Toy Market
Late April in 2022
Mercat Shopping Centre
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Liverpool Comic & Film Fair
Late April in 2022
The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, L3 5QB
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Leeds Comic & Film Fair
Late April in 2022
Park Plaza Leeds, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 5NS
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Somerset Comic Con and Gaming Festival
Late April in April 2022, Wellsprings Leisure Centre, Cheddon Road, Taunton
Tickets: www.tickettailor.com/events/ukcgf
Hosted by UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals

May 2023

Free Comic Book Day 2023
Saturday 6th May 2023 (Always 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

Portsmouth Comic Con Banner

Portsmouth Comic Con 2023
Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th May 2023 – Tickets will be on sale from mid-August 2022
Portsmouth Guildhall
Web: www.portsmouthcomiccon.com

Back again with another great line up of guests and events!

Elescar Comic Con 2023
Sunday 21st May 2023
Elsecar Heritage Centre
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Sandown Park Comic-Con 2023
11.00am – 5.00pm, Sunday 28th May 2023
Sandown Park Racecourse
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Unleashed events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Lawless 2023

Lawless Comic 2023
Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th May 2023 Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Bristol
Facebook Event Page | Web: lawlesscomiccon.co.uk | Facebook | YouTube

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.

Read our review of Lawless: A Celebration 2022 by Richard Sheaf

DATES NOT YET ANNOUNCED

Hull Unleashed 2023
Early May in 2022
The Allam Sport Centre, Hull
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Wirral Comic Con 2023
Early May in 2022
Floral Pavillion | Facebook Event Page
Web: wirralcomiccon.co.uk

BGCP Comic Con 2023 – Shawlands
Early May in 2022
Destiny Church, Shawlands
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Manchester Comic & Film Fair
Early May in 2022
Sachas, Tib Street, Back Piccadilly, Manchester, M4 1SH
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Comic Con World Blackpool 2023
Early May in 2022
Web: www.comicconworld.co.uk | Facebook

More cosplay than comics.

London Comic Mart
Early May in 2022 – free entry from noon
Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG
Early Entry Price: £5 from 11.00 am – 12 noon  – Free entry from 12 noon
Web: londoncomicmart.co.uk

Elescar Unleashed Comic-Con 2023
Late May in 2022
Elescar Heritage Centre
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Liverpool Comic Con 2023
Late May in 2022
Exhibition Centre Liverpool
Web: www.comicconventionliverpool.co.uk | Facebook

Stockport Comic-Con 2023
Late May in 2022
Wow Comix Stockport | Facebook Event Page

Stockport Comic Con is back will be happening at various locations around the town, including at and outside Wow Comix. There will be all sorts of events for the whole family including competitions and a chance to dress up as your favourite superhero.

Birmingham Comic & Film Fair
Late May in 2022
Walker Memorial Hall, Ampton Road, Birmingham, B15 2UJ | £2
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

MCM Expo London 2022
Late May in 2022
ExCeL London
Web: www.mcmcomiccon.com/london

Graphic Brighton 2023
Late May in 2022
For more information about previous Graphic Brighton events, visit www.graphicbrighton.com

The Phoenix Comic Festival 2023
Late May in 2022, The Story Museum, Oxford
• You can find out more about The Story Museum here

June 2023

Doncaster Unleashed Comic-Con 2023
Sunday 4th June 2023
Doncaster Dome Leisure Centre
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Brighton Comic Con and Gaming Festival
Saturday 10th June 2023
UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals – Brighton Amex Arena
UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals events on Facebook

Leeds Unleashed 2023
Sunday 11th June 2023
Royal Armouries, Leeds
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Newcastle Comic-Con 2023
Sunday 18th June 2023
Venue TBA
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Cornwall Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2023

Cornwall Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2023
Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th July
UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals – Truro
UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals events on Facebook

DATES NOT YET ANNOUNCED

BGCP Comic Con 2023 – Ayr
Early June in 2022
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Glasgow Comic Con 2023
Early June in 2022
Website: www.glasgowcomiccon.com
Twitter: @glasgowcomiccon | Facebook: glasgowcomiccon

Leeds Unleashed 2023
Early June in 2022
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Sheffield Comic & Film Fair
Mid June in 2022
Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, S1 2BX
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Liverpool Comic & Film Fair
Mid June in 2022
The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, L3 5QB
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Brighton Comic Con and Gaming Festival
Mid June in 2022, Amex Brighton
Tickets: www.tickettailor.com/events/ukcgf
Hosted by UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals

Chester Comic Con

Chester Comic Con 2023
Mid June in 2022

A family fun day featuring guests from TV and Film along with comic artists, retail tables, cosplay comps, gaming area and kids zone and much more.

BGCP Comic Con 2023 – Bathgate
Late June in 2022
Reconnect Regal Theatre
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Leeds Comic & Film Fair
Late June in 2022
Park Plaza Leeds, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 5NS
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

London Comic Mart
Late June in 2022 – free entry from noon
Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG
Early Entry Price: £5 from 11.00 am – 12 noon  – Free entry from 12 noon
Web: londoncomicmart.co.uk

July 2023

DATES NOT YET ANNOUNCED

Birmingham Comic & Film Fair
Early July in 2022
Walker Memorial Hall, Ampton Road, Birmingham, B15 2UJ | £2
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Preston Sci-Fi Comic & Toy Fair
Early July in 2022
Samlesbury Hotel, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston PR5 0UL
Stall Enquires: mse.events@antonyesmond

Macc-Pow 2023
Early July in 2022
Latest Information: Facebook

BGCP Comic Con 2023 – Dunoon
Early July in 2022
The Queen’s Hall Dunoon
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Bourne Comic Con 2023
Early July in 2022
Old Town Hall, Bourne, Lincolnshire
More details on Facebook: bournecomiccon

Superheroes, gaming, cosplay, Warhammer, merchandise, guest appearances (including by The77 Publications team) and so much more.

Newcastle Comic-Con 2023
Early July in 2022
St James Park, Newcastle
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

London Film and Comic Con 2023
Mid July in 2022
London Olympia
Web: www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com

London Film & Comic Con promises to bring you some of your favourite stars from TV, Film and Comics as well as a whole host of fun activities including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of TV and Film memorabilia to browse.

Commando and British Comics Swap Meet
Mid July in 2022
Location TBA
More Info on the Commando and British Weekly Comics – Collectors, Buy, Sell and Swaps Page on Facebook | Stall Enquiries: 07855 594738

A chance to buy, swap, sell Great British comics in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with a brew, bacon butties and cake!

Manchester Comic & Film Fair
Mid July in 2022
Sachas, Tib Street, Back Piccadilly, Manchester, M4 1SH
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

South London Comic and Zine Fair (aka SLCZF)
Mid July in 2022
Stanley Arts, 12 South Norwood Hill, London SE25 6AB | Free | Web
Event Details: stanleyarts.org/event/south-london-comic-zine-fair/

• Follow the event on Instagram or Twitter for information on creators taking part

BGCP Comic Con 2023 – Stirling
Mid July in 2022
The Albert Halls, Stirling
BGCP events on Facebook – list

BGCP Comic & Toy Market (Dunfermline)
Mid July in 2022
The Queen’s Hall, Dunoon
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Cornwall Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2023
Late July in 2022 Truro College
Tickets: www.tickettailor.com/events/ukcgf
Hosted by UK Comic Con 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!

BGCP Comic Con 2023 – Loch Lomond
Late July in 2022
The Queen’s Hall, Dunoon
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Comic Con Manchester 2023
Late July in 2022
BEC Arena, Manchester
Web: www.comicconventionmanchester.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

ELCAF
“On Pause” – Usually early July | East London
Web: http://elcaf.co.uk
FacebookInstagramTwitter

ELCAF is now officially on pause as the team work out what the future holds.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.

August 2023

DATES NOT YET ANNOUNCED

Perth Comic Con 2023 – BGCP Event
Early August in 2022
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Sheffield Comic & Film Fair
Early August in 2022
Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, S1 2BX
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Dublin Comic Con – Summer Edition 2023
Early August in 2022
Web: www.dublincomiccon.com | Twitter | Facebook

Wigan Comic Con 2023 (NWCC Events)
Early August in 2022
Robin Park Leisure Centre
Details on Facebook
Organised by NWCC Events

BGCP Inverurie Comic Con 2023
Mid August in 2022
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Small Press Day 2023
Mid August in 2022
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. keep an eye on the tag #SmallPressDay on social media for information

London Comic Mart
Mid August in 2022
Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG
Early Entry Price: £5 from 11.00 am – 12 noon  – Free entry from 12 noon
Web: londoncomicmart.co.uk

TFNation 2023
Mid August in 2022
Web: https://tfnation.com

Europe’s largest Transformers fan-convention is a multi-day, family-friendly events for fans of Transformers® and other robot brands running in August in Birmingham every year. A variety of guests feature, including comic book artists, writers, actors and toy designers.

CoCo Comic Con 2023
Mid August in 2022
Follow CoCo Comics Con Facebook Event page | CoComics are online at www.cococomics.co.uk |  Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Tapas | Patreon

An event dedicated to supporting and celebrating the creative minds behind the UK’s independent comic book community. Read our 2022 news story here

BGCP Gaming and Table Top Market – Glenrothes
Mid August in 2022
Kingdom Shopping Centre
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Bath Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2023
Mid August in 2022
Teambath, Sports Training Village, University of Bath, Claverton Down BA2 7AY Bath
Tickets: www.tickettailor.com/events/ukcgf
Hosted by UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals

Birmingham Comic & Film Fair
11.00 am – 4.00 pm – Saturday 20th August 2022
Walker Memorial Hall, Ampton Road, Birmingham, B15 2UJ | £2
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

British Comic Fest 2023
Mid August in 2022
10.00am – 4.00pm Wow Comix, Merseyway Shopping Centre, 9 Arden Walk, Stockport SK1 1PL

A free one day comic convention taking place at Merseyway Shopping Centre promoted by Wow Comix Events on behalf of Merseyway. Ltd.

Glasgow Film and Comic Con 2023
Mid August in 2022
Braehead Arena, Glasgow
Web: www.filmandcomicconglasgow.com

BGCP Comic and Toy Market – Ayr
Late August in 2022
The Grain Exchange, Ayr
BGCP events on Facebook – list

York Unleashed 2023
Late August in 2022
York Races, Racecourse Road, York YO23 1EX
Web and Tickets: unleashedtickets.co.uk |  Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Morecambe Comic Con 2023
Late August in 2022
The Platform, Station Buildings, Marine Road Central, Morecambe LA4 4DB
Facebook: morecambecomiccon

Morecambe Comic Con 2023
Late August in 2022
The Platform, Station Buildings, Marine Road Central, Morecambe LA4 4DB
Facebook: morecambecomiccon

September 2023

Invasion Colchester

Invasion Colchester 2023
Saturday 2nd September 2023
Facebook Page

Taking place on the first Saturday of September every year, a huge cosplay event to raise money for charity, that takes over the town centre and appears to grow each time it is staged.

Steve Holland has been documenting the event every year it took place for several years in Bear Alley

DATES NOT YET ANNOUNCED

York Unleashed Comic-Con 2023
Early September in 2022
York Races
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

BGCP Comic Con – Kirkcaldy
Early September in 2022
Mercat Shopping Centre, Kirkcaldy
BGCP events on Facebook – list

Fighting Fantasy Fest 4
Early September in 2022
Facebook Event Page | Fighting Fantasy Official Site: www.fightingfantasy.com | Official News Blog

Featuring Guests of Honour, Steve Jackson and Sir Ian Livingstone, as well as a host of other FF authors and artists.

Bristol Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2023
Early September in 2022
UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals – Ashton Gate Stadium
UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals events on Facebook

Collectormania: Film & Comic Con Birmingham
Early September in 2022
National Exhibition Centre (NEC) – Birmingham
Organised by Showmasters | Showmasters events on EventBrite
Book tickets here

Leeds Comic & Film Fair
Early September in 2022
Park Plaza Leeds, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 5NS
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Pride Comic Art Festival

Pride Comic Art Festival 2023
Early September in 2022
The Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2AG
Web: pridecaf.co.uk | Keep up to date on this event on FacebookTwitter or Instagram

Pride CAF is a day event celebrating independent LGBTQIA+ comic artists, comic writers, illustrators, and zine creators

Bridlington Comic Convention
Early September in 2022
The Spa Bridlington, South Marine Drive, Bridlington YO15 3JH
Web: www.bridcomiccon.com

Liverpool Comic & Film Fair
Early September in 2022
The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, L3 5QB
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

NICE 2023
Early September in previous years
Web: https://nicecon.co.uk | Facebook: https://facebook.com/niceconvention

Tripwire Presents Bristol Comic Con 2023
Early September?
Web: tripwirecomiccons.com | Buy Tickets via Eventbrite

BGCP Comic & Toy Market (Cumbernauld)
Mid September in 2022
The Centre Cumbernauld
• BGCP events on Facebook – list

I-Con
Mid September 2022
Inverurie, Aberdeenshire 
• Event Information on Facebook

I-Con is created and organised by Studio Valhalla, a local art group of nerdy young people. Expect superheroes, manga, anime, comic books, fan art, cosplay, sci-fi – and fun!

Wyntercon 2023
Mid September in 2022, The Winter Garden, Eastbourne
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

• Altrincham Sci-fi Comic & Toy Fair 
Mid September in 2022

For enquiries about exhibitor bookings please email mse.events@yahoo.com or simply go to the website at www.mseevents.co.uk

BGCP Comic & Toy Market (Greenock)
Mid September in 2022
Oak Mill, Greenock
• BGCP events on Facebook – list

Manchester Comic & Film Fair
Mid September in 2022
Sachas, Tib Street, Back Piccadilly, Manchester, M4 1SH
Web: goldenorbit.co.uk

Blackburn Comic Con 2023
Late September in 2022
Web: wonkyrocketevents.uk/blackburn

October 2023

Durham Comic-Con 2023
Sunday 1st October 2023
Rainton Arena, Durham
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

Sheffield Comic-Con Autumn 2023
Sunday 8th October 2023
Magna Science Adventure Centre
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

November 2023

Scarborough Comic-Con 2023
Sunday 5th November 2023
Scarborough Spa
Tickets: www.unleashedtickets.co.uk | Events Updates on Facebook
Hosted by Unleashed Events

DATES NOT YET ANNOUNCED

Plymouth Comic Con and Gaming Festival 2023
Mid November in 2022
Tickets: www.tickettailor.com/events/ukcgf
Hosted by UK Comic Con and Gaming Festivals

BRITISH AND IRISH COMIC EVENTS: 2024

June 2024

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

June 2024

Comics Salopia 2024
Late June in 2022
Shrewsbury
Mostly free entry
Web: comicssalopia.com | Facebook

This bi-annual festival is a wonderful eclectic mixture of free and paid events; the Castle and Museum will be free entry and we have a fantastic offering of panels, events and workshops that promise to be lots of fun, inclusive and inspiring for all ages.

• Sign up to the Comics Salopia Facebook Group Comics Salopia – Shrewsbury Town Comics Festival to stay up to date with the latest news

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, 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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.



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