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Portsmouth Comic Con

Portsmouth

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Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AB

Tel: 0844 847 2362

Portsmouth Comic Con - illustration by Spike Zephaniah

About

Following on from its huge success in 2018, Portsmouth Comic Con will return to the Guildhall in May 2019!

This annual event brings you the best of comic, film, TV and pop culture entertainment in what is set to be the largest event of its kind in the South.

It welcomes some of the best comic book artists and writers in the industry, where you can get behind the science of comics through a full range of panels, exhibitions, displays and workshops.

This year's event will see special guest appearances and autograph-signing sessions from Brian Wheeler (Star Wars, Harry Potter), Tom Clarke Hill Herdman (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Entrapment, Timesplitters 2, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and the voice of Tony The Tiger), Marc Silk (the voice of Scooby Doo, Danger Mouse, Star Wards’ Aks Mo and more), Clem So (Star Wars, Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy and more), and Matthew Dale (Star Wars: Rogue One, Doctor Who).

With the 2018 event selling out, organisers have created a whole new space to accommodate everyone who wants to be a part of Comic Con 2019. There will be a brand new glass-sided superstructure outside in Guildhall Square that will not only feature additional traders but a special Star Wars exhibition.

As Portsmouth Comic Con 2019 falls on Star Wars Day (May the 4th), it will be the only place you’ll find the Stormtroopers of the UK Garrison, the Isle of Wight Garrison and the Joker Squad UK in the same place at the same time. What's more, there will be full-size replica speeder bikes on display against an Endor Bunker backdrop, courtest of the Isle of Wight Garrison.

Illustrators in attendance include William ‘Will’ Simpson (the lead storyboard artist behind the medieval fantasy epic Game of Thrones), Roy Thomas, Steve Englehart, Tommy Lee Edwards and Liam Sharp. They'll be ready to sign autographs, give talks and explain just what goes into their work.

If all that wasn't enough, the convention will also host the annual Tripwire Awards, celebrating the very best of UK and US comic talent.

If you’re serious about comics, love Marvel films or cult series like Dr Who or simply looking for a fun family day out this is the event for you!

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