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Bristol Comic Con 2018 preview

Sometimes I travel a fair distance to attend things that might be of interest to our community; but this weekend I’m attending an event right on my doorstep here in Bristol. Yes, it’s time for Bristol Comic Con which takes place this Sunday 8th April and GeekOut Media will be attending to document the occasion.

Price & Venue

Location wise they have picked a central location of Brunel’s Old Station, right next door to Bristol Temple Meads train station, so it’s very easy for people to get off the train and head straight for the con. It’s also useful to know that it’s wheelchair accessible, which we fully applaud.

Address
Brunel’s Old Station,
The Passenger Shed,
Station Approach,
Bristol,
BS1 6QH

Tickets

Price wise, Bristol Comic Con is very competitively priced. An autograph will generally cost you £15 and the same for a photo with one of the stars. Tickets to get in are cheaper if you buy your tickets online, before the day.

Online Ticket Prices

  • Adult: £10 (16yrs+)
  • Child: £5 (5yrs – 15yrs. Under 5’s are free)
  • Family of 4: £25 (2x Adults 2x Child)
  • Family of 5: £30 (2x Adults 3x Child)
  • Senior Citizen: £7

Buy your tickets direct from their website. However, there is a time limit on those so don’t delay! If you happen to miss the online purchase, you can still buy a ticket on the day but the prices go up a little.

On The Day Ticket Price

  • Adult: £13 (16yrs+)
  • Child: £7 (5yrs – 15yrs. Under 5’s are free)
  • Family of 4: £30 (2x Adults 2x Child)
  • Family of 5: £35 (2x Adults 3x Child)
  • Senior Citizen: £1

Guests

Comic Conventions usually have several artists selling their work, along with a mix of celebrity guests to come and take some photos and sign some autographs. By the time you read this, it may be too late to book a photo with any of the celebrities attending, but you can certainly try. You can do so directly from the website, if you still have time. Here is a list of who is attending:

What’s on the stage

Most of the stars are doing a Q&A session of some description during the day. There will be other events taking place on the stage, which include a Q&A with a comic book artist and an illustrators panel. Of course, there will also be the always popular Cosplay competition. Below is a full list of events happening in the timetable.

  • 10:45 – Comic artist / Illustrator panel
  • 11:15 – Outlander – with Robert Cavanah
  • 11:30 – Doctor Who – with Elen Thomas & Mickey Lewis
  • 12:00 – Star Wars – with Peter Roy & Alan Austen
  • 12:30 – Manhunt – with Mark Sears
  • 12:45 – TBA
  • 13:00 – Primevil – with Hannah Spearritt & Andrew-Lee Potts
  • 13:45 – Choreographies to Anime openings & music with Juelme Neto
  • 14:00 – Star Wars – Force Unleashed with Nathalie Cox
  • 14:30 – Cosplay competition – Under 16’s
  • 15:00 – Cosplay competition – Over 16’s
  • 15:30 – Cosplay competition – Over 16’s Results
  • 16:00 – Ask the Cosplay Judges Q&A
  • 16:30 – Live Performance: The Fangs of the Dodo

I’m looking forward to Sunday to meet some of the artists and see all the cosplay and comics. Why not tell us if there is anything you are looking forward to seeing or doing at Bristol Comic Con? You can drop us a comment, or get in touch via Facebook or Twitter.

Love and comic cons
– Chris

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