Tripwire Comic Con comes to Bristol for 2022

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We at Tripwire Magazine are delighted to announce a new Bristol Comic Con for Autumn 2022.

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. We are also looking to make the event a hub for social gatherings where fans and industry leaders can mingle. We intend to make this convention a regular fixture in the comics events calendar.

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 is: Howard Chaykin (legendary creator of American Flagg!, The Shadow, Hey Kids, Comics and Divided States of Hysteria); Brian Stelfreeze (currently art director for 12-Gauge Comics, artist on DC’s Wednesday Comics, Marvel’s 2016 Black Panther); Lysa Hawkins (senior editor at Valiant, previously editor at DC and Marvel); Elena Casagrande (artist and Eisner winner for Marvel’s current Black Widow series); Jorge Fornes (artist on DC’s acclaimed Rorschach book, Batman,Wolverine, attending his first UK Comic Con since 2018); Jock (artist and illustrator for 2000AD, Batman, Detective Comics, Shawn Of The Dead and 2012’s Judge Dredd movie) and leading comics artist and illustrator Sean Phillips (Marvel Zombies, Criminal, Reckless and DVD cover artist for Criterion).
Tripwire Editor in Chief, Joel Meadows said: 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.

Any businesses who would like to book their space at Tripwire Presents Bristol Comic Con should get in touch with Insertemailhere.

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Bill Sienkiewicz (legendary artist and illustrator)
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ith articles and reviews full of insight covering the entire range of pop culture, and interviews with folks like Howard Chaykin, the Prince of Comics, Tripwire dissects, analyses, and reconstructs the world in which we all live.”

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