While other comic book blogging websites tend to lean towards posting about comic cons happening in London, we here at Comicon.com HQ like to spread our net a little further. And, possibly, let you in on that something extra too.
As previously reported by our very own Richard Bruton, Lawless comic con returns this weekend (Saturday 28th May – Sunday 29th May) to the Double Tree Hilton in beautiful Bristol with many fans, I dare say, staying for the two day event. With guests like industry giants such as Brian Bolland – who rarely does cons these days – John Wagner, John Higgins, as well as the up-and-coming next generation of legends like Dan Cornwall, Anna Morozova and more, it should be a big pull, as well as an alternative to the hustle and bustle of London’s MCM show happening too. Especially with a cap on attendees.
I’ll be there on the Sunday (soaring petrol prices and hotels have prevented me, sadly, from a two day stay) and here’s the schedule for all the panels happening across the weekend:
But, if you are heading down, why not make a real weekend of it and take in the sights of Europe’s largest street art festival, Upfest, happening in Bedminster, a borough of Bristol, and free. With live art happening across the weekend, there’ll be a real buzz about the whole city and as someone who co-directs his very own street art festival here in Birmingham – High Vis Street Art Festival – I’ve seen the crossover potential first hand when we had our own pop-up comic con two years running.
Oh, and if like me you’re a Liverpool fan, there’s the Champions League Final too. What a weekend! See you there, somewhere.