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Public Meeting, Mon 17 - Sun 23 Sep 2018

Thought Bubble- The UK's Largest Comic Art Festiva

Thought Bubble- The UK's Largest Comic Art Festiva


Thought Bubble Festival is the UK’s largest event of its kind – an annual celebration of comic art in all its forms, including everything from superhero comics to independent and small-press artists and writers. Our aim is to cater to long-time comic book fans and those who have never picked up a graphic novel before!

Thought Bubble formed in 2007 as a non-profit-making organisation dedicated to promoting comics and graphic novels as an important national and international cultural art-form. Now in its 12th year, the festival takes place over a full week, with a jam-packed programme of events at a variety of venues across Leeds City Centre.

2018’s festival will run from 17th - 23rd September (with selected satellite and fringe events before and after these dates), and will include free art and writing workshops for young people and adults, a two-day academic conference, and talks and masterclasses led by industry professionals.

Our huge two-day comic con will take place on 22nd and 23rd September. There will be an incredible line-up of leading artists and writers, and over 400 tables showcasing the best in comic art, with creator appearances, publisher presence, and retailers. The weekend will also feature portfolio viewings and competitions, as well as a huge cosplay parade. This promises to be one of the best events of its kind in the UK, as we’re celebrating comics in style!

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Mon 17 - Sun 23 Sep 2018 00:00 to 00:00


Free for carers (attending in support of a standard convention ticket holder) Free for under 12s (all children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who will need a standard convention ticket) Free for over 65s (please bring a valid form of ID, and visit our ticket desk when arriving at the convention)  

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Map reference: SE 298339  Lat: 53.80054 Long: -1.54902

By Road: From all routes head towards Leeds city centre. Arriving in Leeds, follow the signs for the loop road. This road will take you around the city centre on a one way system. Millennium Square is located at junction four of the loop. Parking is located signposted around the city centre, with coach parking found next to it.

By public transport: From Leeds city station exit the train station by the Queens hotel and cross over the road by the Park Plaza hotel. Walk straight up Park Row and cross The Headrow. Victoria Gardens is found to your left

From Leeds bus station head towards the market on New York Street, turn right onto Vicar Lane and at the crossroads, turn left onto the Headrow. Walk down The Headrow until you get to a crossroads with Costa Coffee on your left and Radisson SAS on your right. Victoria Gardens is opposite Radisson SAS and next the the Library and Art Gallery.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


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