For our third look at this past weekend’s True Believers Comic Festival, we are going to take a glimpse at what life was like behind the table, as editor Alex Thomas makes his convention debut with Pipedream Comics and an Indie Shocase special edition of The Pull List!

This weekend’s True Believers Comic Festival saw three members of the Pipedream Comics team in attendance, each with their own unique take on the day. Following hot on the footsteps of James Blundell’s thoughts from yesterday, our other intrepid reporter Olly MacNamee fills us in on his day at the races as he gets the comic con season underway at True Believers Comic Festival 2017.

With the arrival of February, begins the comic convention season of 2017. Once again, starting us off is Stuart Mulrain and his team’s True Believers Comic Festival (TBCF), back for it’s third year. Can this event build on the fantastic success of its first two outings or is this the year the bubble bursts? Our intrepid reporter James Blundell heads to Cheltenham to find out!

chester-comic-conThe sun was out, as were the cosplayers and comic book fans, as Chester Racecourse welcomed the Chester Comic Con into its pastures. Where normally the patter of horses hooves can be heard over the guffawing and guzzling of the Chesire set and other equestrian minded punters, as it was the day before, Sunday 25th September saw the grounds taken over by a sell out crowd.

If you like your reads at the bczf2016artier end of the comics spectrum – and live outside the M25 and so don’t get to go to events like LCAF – then the Bristol Comics and Zine Fair is a perfect day out for you. Now in it’s sixth year the event is held in the old fire station in the city centre, and features a fantastic range of genuine small press talents, from ‘names’ like Avery Hill and Mike Medaglia, to up and coming artists and zine makers from all over the country, not just the West Country.

True Believers 2016The wonderful True Believers Comic Festival will be returning to the Cheltenham Race Course next spring, and they are so organised that they are already beginning to announce a whole slew of amazing indie and small press talents who will be in attendance. We’ll keep you updated with how and what will be happening on Sunday 4th February but for now here’s a quick rundown of who’ll be there!

ICE logoReturning for a third successive year to Birmingham, Shane Chebsey and his gang of outstandingly dedicated gang of friends, family and volunteers, once again offered up a two day event with something different happening on both days. Our intrepid reporter Olly MacNamee reports from The International Comics Expo 2016.

MCC2016 posterThe sleepy market town of Melksham in Wiltshire might not seem like the obvious place for a comic convention, but it has become one of the crown jewels of the UK convention scene, thanks to a friendly inclusive atmosphere and a great emphasis on small press and new UK creators. We head down to the West Country to check out Melksham Comic Convention 2016 and celebrate their Fifth Anniversary, but will it live up to it’s billing of being bigger and better than ever?!

Bristol Comics Expo 2016After a two year hiatus, the Bristol Comic Expo is back! With a new creative team, led by Cardiff Independent Comic Expo (CICE) front runner Mike Allwood, and held in a new location, the Doubletree Hilton (home to the Expo in it’s early days), the BCE, or is it now BICE, is ready to put Bristol back on the convention map. But, can this new look con shake off the memories of the last time a major comics event was run in Bristol?