8 Simple Reasons to get excited about the TBCF Summer Events

With the latest True Believers event fast approaching, we look at the 8 reasons you should be excited for the True Believers Summer Variant Edition...


As with the main True Believers Event, we will have a great selection of tables selling actual comics!  

Our Small Press line up on the day features Andy Bloor, Nick Prolix, Sarah Millman, Time Bomb Comics, Beyond The Bunker, King Legacy, The Psychedelic Journal, The Inheretic, techibears.com, Wiggly Pet Press and The Etherington Brothers.  And if that wasn't enough, Pipedream Comics will be there with their small press focused magazine The Pull List!

Not only will we have all that small press goodness, but we'll also be joined by Proud Lion, Rocks Comics, Neal Clutterbuck and RNG Comics, who will all be selling new and/or back issue comics, so it'll be the perfect time to try and plug the gaps in your collections too!


It's not a True Believers jam without a bit of cosplay to bring some extra character to the event.  We'll be joined by some of our regular cosplayers, who will be coming along as some of your favourite characters from the world of comics and hosting a couple of cosplay workshops too.

So if cosplay is your thing we invite you to break out your costumes, bring your cosplay along to the event and maybe take part in our cosplay group photo too (if you fancy it).  We will also again be joined by the fantastic Fiona Lord Photography, who will be on hand to get some photos of you in your cosplay!


As well as all of the comics at the event, we will also be joined by Chris Baker, Ian Blakeman, Matilda Dawes & Nhizyr, Mango Dragon, PhaseChan, Nick Gribbon, True Heart & Soul Design Studios, Twisted Art, Explosive Barrel and I Am Zoot, who will all be selling a great selection of the art they have created.

And if that wasn't enough creativity for you, why not ignite your own creativity and stop by one of the panels we'll be holding on the day and hear from some of the creators how they made their stories happen.  If you feel like being creative on the day, why not stop by one of our all-ages workshops (full details coming soon) or our Draw Something Sunday table and create some art of your own?


Who doesn't love walking away from a con with a collectible or two?  Whether it's some new shelf candy, apparel or even a tabletop game or two, you'll probably find what your looking for at the tables of Proud Lion, Marvelous Man, TTT Gifts or Square Orange Games.  And if you prefer our collectibles of the more edible, cupcake variety then why not stop by the Missy's Cupcake Emporium table?


As with the main True Believers event, the Summer Variant is about coming together to celebrate the medium of comics and our shared love of them.  As well as comics, we'll also be celebrating 40 years of Star Wars (our other love) with the help of The Joker Squad and the Cheltenham R2-D2.


One of the best things about True Believers (and any event like it) is the way that a community comes together to celebrate the thing they love with friends, old and new.  Whether it's meeting and talking to the creators, artists, traders & cosplayers or using it as a place to spend time and hang out with friends at the event.


You can't beat a bit of character in an event venue, and with Blackfriars Priory we have a venue with more than a bit of character!  Offering us two halls of exhibitor tables, an area for workshops, a hall for panels, a cafe and a stunning courtyard area to chill out in with friends.  And if you're cosplaying, there are more than a few places to get some fantastic photos too...


By buying your tickets and being a part of this event, you'll be doing your bit to help us raise money for the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.  We'll be giving at least £1 from every ticket sold to the charity, as well as running some charity auctions on the day too.  So buy your tickets now from our ticket page and not only will you be a part of something awesome, but you'll also be helping us to raise money for an awesome charity too!

The True Believers Summer Variant Edition will take place at Blackfriars Priory on Sunday 20th August 2017 between 11am & 4pm.  Tickets are just £5 each, with children aged 12 and under getting into the event for FREE (when accompanied by a paying adult).  

You can be kept up to date on all information about the event by following the event page of Facebook or keep checking this website for news.