With no Thought Bubble this year, like many other shows, it’s gone online and today we get a better look at the schedule and guests involved in this year’s digital event.
Happening over the weekend of November 14th – 15th, Thought Bubble will be hosting five different digital halls as well as some socially distancing events happening in Leeds itself, at the Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, which was the original home for the festival before its triumphant move to Harrogate last year.
Guests and events announced today include an ‘In Conversation’ event featuring cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco who will be interviewed by acclaimed journalist Ian Dunt, as well as appearances from the likes of Kelly Sue DeConnick, Scott Snyder and the premiere of a new documentary on UK comics icon Ian Kennedy, produced and directed by Phillip Vaughan.
As well as these events, interviews and that documentary on Ian Kennedy that I’m really looking forward to, there’s also events and content from some incredible organisations including ComiXology, Serial Box, Mondo, Cape Graphic Novels, 2000 AD, Artgecko Sketchbooks, Leeds Arts University and more. So, a rather busy and fun weekend for anyone who wants to get involved.
And, as a reminder, here’s the guest so far announced as participating: Joe Sacco, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Scott Snyder, Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad, Joëlle Jones, Jeff Lemire, John McCrea, Chip Zdarsky, Babs Tarr, Jock, James Tynion IV, Emma Rios, Cecil Castellucci, Charlie Adlard, Sean Phillips, Ronald Wimberly, Rafael Albuquerque, Christian Ward, Sara Alfageeh, Sanford Greene, G. Willow Wilson, Duncan Fegredo, Kieron Gillen, Ben Oliver, David LaFuente, Ian Kennedy, Alex Norris, Andy Belanger, Lee Garbett, Shelly Bond, Erika Price, Ram V.
I can[t think of any other event this year that seems to have gone to such trouble too. It’ll be as busy a weekend online for me as though I were there in person. Well, minus the Saturday evening party, but who knows, Kieron Gillen still has time to put a Spotify playlist together instead of his usual DJing.