With the return of True Believers, comes the return of our panel room and a great selection of panels designed to inform, educate and entertain...


PANEL ANNOUNCEMENT #5

THE AWESOME COMICS PODCAST presents MAKING AWESOME COMICS

with The Awesome Comics Podcast and guests Rachael Smith & Chris Imber

Are you interested in independent comics? Ever thought about making comics yourself, but not sure where to start? Want to see a panel that may contain both highly useful tips AND be full of comedic entertainment? Then this is the panel for you!

The Awesome Comics Podcast is making it's True Believers debut, and joining them are two of the UK's brightest talents to talk about their own experiences and offer advice on how to make the best comics you can!

Rachael Smith is one of the UK comics scene rising stars. She has created such critically acclaimed titles as The Rabbit, House Party, Artificial Flowers, worked on a Doctor Who monthly strip and just released her collection of diary comics 'Wired Up Wrong'. Basically she's a fun comics making machine who knows her stuff!

Chris Imber is an artist extraordinaire and one part of Reckless Hero Studios. With titles like The Last Sheriff and Operation Boom under his belt he has already made one hell of an impact on the indie comics scene, and there is only more to come!

With guests like that the Awesome Pod hosts won't need to say much, but when has that ever stopped them? This panel is also going to be recorded and featured on the Awesome Comics Podcast itself, so make sure you're there to witness the madness live!

Not bought your tickets yet? Head to our ticket page now to get yours.


PANEL ANNOUNCEMENT #4

COMICS AS EDUCATION 2017: INSIDE THE ARTISTS STUDIO

with Ben Oliver, Dylan Teague, Jessica Martin and Des Taylor

This years Comics As Education panel will take you behind the scenes of the Artists Studio. 

Join Ben Oliver, Dylan Teague, Jessica Martin and Des Taylor as they take you inside the world of a comic artist; discussing their day to day work process, where they draw inspiration and the techniques they use to develop their skills.

Not bought your tickets yet? Head to our ticket page now to get yours.


PANEL ANNOUNCEMENT #3 

THE CELEBRATE COSPLAY PANEL 2017 - IT'S ABOUT YOU!

with Limegreenjelly, Tris Trinket, Ambersaur Cosplay and Kurostylr

Join the Celebrate Cosplay team as they share their experiences of getting out there and cosplaying at events, along with sharing some tips on networking and building your online cosplay profile. 

Not bought your tickets yet? Head to our TICKET PAGE now to buy yours.


PANEL ANNOUNCEMENT #2

"BAH-WEEP-GRAAAGNAH WHEEP NI-NI BONG!": THE TRANSFORMERS PANEL

with Andrew Wildman, John-Paul Bove and Jack Lawrence

Moderated by Stuart Mulrain

If you were a child of the 80's, the best 25p you spent was probably on a Marvel UK Transformers Comic!  Like those memories, the franchise itself has endured for the last 30 plus years, especially in comics!  

With Hachette Partworks forthcoming Transformers The Definitive G1 Collection series reprinting many of the best stories from the comics, it seems like the right time to celebrate Transformers history in comics with Andrew Wildman (Transformers: All Fall Down), John-Paul Bove (Transformers: Deviations) and Jack Lawrence (Transformers: Lost Light).  

And don't forget you can buy your tickets for #TBCF2017 HERE.


PANEL ANNOUNCEMENT #1

DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW 2017

with Jon Laight, Chris Sides & Jay Martin

Moderated by Olly MacNamee

True Believers 2017 will see the return of the Discover Something New Panel, which shines a spotlight on Small Press and indie creators and introduces you to their work.

For 2017 the panel will focus on 3 of the hardest working creators working the con circuit, so why not join Jon, Chris and Jay as they talk about their comics, the worlds they create and how they create them!

You can find more information about Jon, Chris and Jay below and the 2017 Panel schedule so far.

And you can buy your tickets HERE.

JON LAIGHT is a writer from Worcestershire who has only recently joined the small press community.  After KickStarting his first comic BRETHREN BORN, Jon has featured in several anthologies as well as having a serialised short story in the Comichaus Monthly Indie anthology.  Brethren Born #3 is due out this Spring and there are several other projects on the go including a comic for Markosia and an all ages comic adventure.  His favourite stance is relaxed lean on knee with foot elevated on chair.

CHRIS SIDES is a UK-based writer of comics. He started writing about 7 years ago, partly as he found his career in teaching off-putting. He now looks after his own children full-time and writes in the hope that he can continue putting-off going back to a career in teaching. Writer of the self-published DARK MATTER I & II, WHISPERING SANDS and INTERSECTION, as well as a spattering of short stories for such titles as 100% Biodegradable, Sliced Quarterly, Markosia’s British Showcase Anthology 1 & 2 and Alterna Comic’s IF anthology. He is currently the spinner of many plates, with the forthcoming IMPOSSIBLE and THE GUNRUNNER on the go at Markosia and a new serialised story, CLOSE, starting in Issue 11 of COMICHAUS.'

JAY MARTIN is a 30 something human male from Manchester in the UK, which is why most of you will struggle to understand what he's saying. A deep love of everything comics, sci-fi and fantasy from an early age led him to want to create stories of his own. Now, Jay works under the brand of YWJ Entertainment that is now part of Close 2 Immortality and launched his first self-published book at London Super Comic Convention 2016, ALV #1 with artist Pablo, followed a couple of months later by his second, a one shot named Domeinion. Jay has also featured in several online and published anthologies.


FULL PANEL & EVENT SCHEDULE

11:15am - THE CELEBRATE COSPLAY PANEL 2017: IT'S ABOUT YOU!

12:15pm - "BAH-WEEP-GRAAAGNAH WHEEP NI-NI BONG!": THE TRANSFORMERS PANEL 

13:15pm - DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW 2017

14:15pm - COMICS AS EDUCATION 2017: INSIDE THE ARTIST STUDIO

15:15pm - THE COSPLAY CATWALK

16:00pm - THE AWESOME COMICS PODCAST presents MAKING AWESOME COMICS