Tripwire Magazine Announces Its Own Bristol Based Comic Con for 2022

Tripwire Presents Bristol Comic Con

Tripwire Magazine has announced a new Bristol Comic Con for September 2022, which coincides with the title's 30th anniversary. Tripwire Presents Bristol Comic Con will be taking place at the Doubletree at Hilton in Redcliffe in Bristol that will also feature a special Tripwire book.

The first guests have also been announced and they include artist and writer Howard Chaykin, artist Jorge Fornes, Valiant editor Lysa Hawkins, 2000AD artist Jock, 2000AD writer Rob Williams, artist Sean Phillips, and more.

Bringing together tech, comics and movies, Tripwire Presents Bristol Comic Con will be a family-driven weekend with activities and events designed to entertain everyone. The show’s remit is to provide a total fan and collector experience with panels, exhibitions, dealers, cosplayers and a new addition to the mix: exclusive workshops featuring top international comic names with decades of expertise.

Tripwire originally launched as a magazine by Joel Meadows back in 1992, after publishing over fifty issues, Tripwire moved online in 2013. Since then, it has continued to grow in prominence, becoming the go-to resource for insight into British and international genre media. This Comic Con is timed to celebrate Tripwire’s 30th anniversary.

Running across the weekend of September 3-4, 2022 and situated in the central location of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel near Temple Meads, this Comic Con will be a great opportunity for local businesses to spotlight their work and attract new audiences.

The first wave of announced guests are, in alphabetical order: artist Elena Casagrande, Eisner Award winner for Marvel’s current Black Widow series); 2000AD and Hellboy artist Laurence Campbell; Howard Chaykin (legendary creator of American Flagg!, The Shadow, Hey Kids, Comics and Divided States of Hysteria); comic artist Gary Erskine, whose recent projects include EM Press’ First Men On Mars; Jorge Fornes (artist on DC’s acclaimed Rorschach book, Batman, and Wolverine, attending his first UK Comic Con since 2018); Lysa Hawkins (senior editor at Valiant, previously editor at DC and Marvel); Jock (artist for 2000AD, Batman, Detective Comics, Shawn Of The Dead and artist behind the scenes on the 2012 Judge Dredd film); Captain America and Deathlok artist Mike Perkins; leading comics artist and illustrator Sean Phillips (Marvel Zombies, Criminal, Reckless and DVD cover artist for Criterion); Doctor Who and Star Wars writer Cavan Scott; comic artist Martin Simmonds, co-creator of Image Comics hit series The Department of Truth with James Tynion IV; Brian Stelfreeze (currently art director for 12-Gauge Comics, artist on DC’s Wednesday Comics, Marvel’s 2016 Black Panther); and 2000AD writer Rob Williams.

We are very proud of our line-up for our debut comic con under the Tripwire banner and are very excited to welcome visitors to it next year.

Tripwire Editor in Chief, Joel Meadows

You can find out more over at the newly set up website Tripwire Comicon – Tripwire Presents – Bristol Comic Con (tripwirecomiccons.com)

Ticket prices:

  • Saturday: £18.50+£2.03 Fee
    Sales start on 3 Mar 2022
    General Saturday admission
  • Sunday: £16.50+£1.87 Fee
    Sales start on 3 Mar 2022
    General Sunday admission
  • Early Bird Weekend: £22.50+£2.34 Fee
    Early Bird Weekend
    Sales end on 3 Sep 2022Save money on the show by buying your weekend ticket early
  • VIP: £55.00+£4.88 Fee
    Sales end on 3 Sep 2022VIP ticket gets people access to the show early on the Friday afternoon plus a chance to meet the guests at the show at two exhibition receptions


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