Yorkshire Comic Art Festival Thought Bubble Returns to Harrogate
by Victoria Holdsworth
The award-winning Yorkshire Comic Art festival Thought Bubble has shared the full list of film screenings, talks, panels, Cosplay parades, exhibitions, workshops, book clubs and more that make up the huge programme for their 2019 event.
There will be a week-long celebration of all thing’s comic art across Yorkshire from the 4th-10th November, including a huge comic con on the 9th and 10th at Harrogate Convention Centre.
Thought Bubble has announced events including:
- A special screening of Shaun of the Dead in conjunction with Vice Press
- Superhero Biscuit Decorating with Bake Off’s Kim-Joy
- Hilda in Harrogate – An amazing exhibit by Flying Eye at Mercer Gallery Harrogate
- A mid-con party hosted by comiXology
- The Walking Dead immersive experience
- Panels including ‘The Science of Marvel’, ‘Hip Hop Comics Connection’, ‘Life Isn’t Binary’, ‘The Importance of Being Tank Girl’ and many more.
As well as the massive calendar of events, Thought Bubble has also announced their ‘Kids’ Zone’ that will feature badge making, paper mask making, story writing workshops, animation workshops, Duplo free-play and much more for kids and families to enjoy!
Alongside all of these activities Thought Bubble will be playing host to artists whose work is known and loved all over the world, with guests and exhibitors attending who are behind some of the most iconic comic brands in history including Marvel, DC, Black Horse and Image and some of the most recognisable comic series’ such as The Walking Dead, Rick & Morty, Judge Dredd, Hilda, Star Wars, Hellboy and many more, as well as creators from TV/streaming giants like Nickelodeon and Netflix
“Something extra special”
With a huge line up and international recognition in the form of the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, 2019 is already shaping up to be a huge year for Thought Bubble, not least due to their move to the massive Harrogate Convention Centre. Thirteen years after their humble beginnings underneath Leeds Town Hall, Thought Bubble is expanding from a Leeds-based festival to a festival that celebrates all of Yorkshire with their move to the new North Yorkshire-based site.
Thought Bubble founder Lisa Wood says: “The closer we get to the convention the more exciting being in Harrogate is becoming. We’ve got more exhibitors than ever and the best guest line up yet. Seeing our fans, new and old, embrace our new home is really special and makes us work even harder to bring something extra special for 2019”
Tickets for Thought Bubble 2019 are on sale now and available from thoughtbubblefestival.com