Full schedule released for Thought Bubble 2019
For our international readers, particularly those in the UK, you might want to head to Yorkshire next week for the Thought Bubble Convention. Now in its thirteenth year, Thought Bubble has one of the best convention names around, and is a celebration of all things geek and pop culture.
And it takes place over an entire week. Amazing.
Events will be going all through the week, leading up to a massive convention on November 9 and 10. From film screenings to creator signings to all sorts of great panels, it’s something you won’t want to miss, so check out the details below.
Per Thought Bubble:
ONE WEEK TO GO UNTIL THOUGHT BUBBLE 2019
UK’S LARGEST COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL KICKS OFF 4TH NOVEMBER ACROSS YORKSHIRE
Thought Bubble – Credit: Howie Hill
THE UK’S LARGEST COMIC ART FESTIVAL
TAKING PLACE ACROSS YORKSHIRE
4th – 10th NOVEMBER 2019
THOUGHT BUBBLE COMIC CONVENTION
9th-10th NOVEMBER 2019
HARROGATE CONVENTION CENTRE
TICKETS ON SALE NOW HERE
Thought Bubble, the UK’s largest Comic Art festival will kick off its 2019 edition one week today. The award-winning festival is a week-long celebration of all thing’s comic art across Yorkshire from the 4th – 10th November culminating with a huge comic con on the 9th and 10th taking place at the massive Harrogate Convention Centre for the first time.
Thirteen years after the first festival was held in the surroundings of the Leeds Town Hall basement, Thought Bubble has now expanded from a Leeds based festival to one that celebrates all of Yorkshire with their move to the new North Yorkshire based site.
Alongside the huge programme of events, Thought Bubble will be hosting guests and representatives from the biggest names and brands in comics, animation, gaming, cartoons and films including Marvel, DC, Black Horse, Image, The Walking Dead, Rick & Morty, Judge Dredd, Hilda, Star Wars, Hellboy and many more, as well as creators from TV/streaming giants like Nickelodeon and Netflix.
Some of Thought Bubble’s 2019 guests include Invader Zim creator Jhonen Vasquez, Eisner award winner Brian Azzarello (Joker, Wonder Woman, Hellblazer) and California based illustrator Gemma Correll (New York Times, The Observer).
Event highlights include:
· A special screening of Shaun of the Dead in conjunction with Vice Press
· Superhero Biscuit Decorating with Bake Off’s Kim-Joy
· Hilda in Harrogate – An amazing exhibit by Flying Eye at Mercer Gallery Harrogate
· A mid-con party hosted by comiXology
· The Walking Dead immersive experience
· Panels including ‘The Science of Marvel’, ‘Hip Hop Comics Connection’, ‘Life Isn’t Binary’, ‘The Importance of Being Tank Girl’ and many more.
As well as the massive calendar of events, Thought Bubble have also announced their ‘Kids’ Zone’ that will feature badge making, paper mask making, story writing workshops, animation workshops, Duplo free-play and much more for kids and families to enjoy!
2019 has already been a banner year for Thought Bubble - over the Summer, festival founder and director Lisa Wood (Aka acclaimed artist Tula Lotay) was the recipient of the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award at the prestigious San Diego Comic Con. The award was given in recognition for Thought Bubble’s tireless efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive space in comic art.
Thought Bubble founder Lisa Wood:
"The closer we get to the convention the more exciting being in Harrogate is becoming. We've got more exhibitors than ever and the best guest line up yet. Seeing our fans, new and old, embrace our new home is really special and makes us work even harder to bring something extra special for 2019. Having the outreach work we do outside of the comic convention recognised with the Bob Clampett award makes us all feel incredibly proud of what we do and spurs us to keep doing more!"
The Comics Art Festival will be held November 4-10, and the Thought Bubble Convention will be November 9-10.