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 […]
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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 […]
The 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 […]
What a month we had celebrating all things comics and comic book related over April at the Birmingham Comics Festival 2016. Building on last year’s freshman offerings, this sophomore showing was braver and bolder, with a good mix of events both entertaining and informative, and all inclusive in one way or another. A festival for the […]
After attending smaller events like True Believers 2016 this year, going to London Super Comic Convention 2016 is a bit like watching your favorite band at Wembley Stadium after only seeing them in a nightclub the week before. Sure the scale is impressive, but does it lack a certain intimacy that you get with the […]
With 2016 now in full swing, the time has come for convention season to get underway and first out of the gate is the trip down to Cheltenham Racecourse as neither the heavy winds or torrential rain seemed enough to dampen the spirits of the fans, creators or agents alike making their pilgrimage to the new […]
This weekend saw the return of Leamington Comic Con 2015 with a new venue, more activities and a stellar line up of guests headlined by Aces Weekly’s David Lloyd, but was this enough to make this small show into a big deal?
This weekend we returned to the sleepy Wiltshire town of Melksham for one of our favourite events of the year – Melksham Comic Convention 2015. It may not be the biggest event or have the most high profile names, but it creates an opportunity for comic fans of all ages to get together and celebrate […]
Once upon a time, to go to a comic book convention was an expensive daydream for many UK fans due to them being exclusively an American event. However, thanks to events like the London Super Comic Convention, Thought Bubble and smaller shows like the Melksham and Leamington Cons, it has become a reality for UK comics […]
The first ever Leamington Comic Convention was set up to be an antidote to the sci-fi heavy events which have taken over the UK convention scene, how did the first year of this new East Midlands extravaganza live up to it’s intentions?