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: Thought Bubble 2019
: Hawkmumbler 17 December, 2018, 09:34:30 PM
So the countdown to the norths best convention is on again, have some plans in the line for next years TB, but does anybody have any idea which specific weekend in September it'll be next year, hoping to book a hotel imminently so I can make the full weekend this time.
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: Bolt-01 18 December, 2018, 01:07:08 PM
Hawks, as soon as I get word of the convention grinding back into action I'll let you know.
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: Hawkmumbler 20 December, 2018, 07:12:19 PM
The ever dependable procurer of Zarjaz to the rescue? Cheers Bolt!
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: Fungus 28 December, 2018, 07:24:33 PM
Dang, I miss TB. Definitely making an effort this time, booked early and all that...
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: titchard 20 January, 2019, 09:10:38 AM
It's been on my list for a while! Will have to make the effort to go this year!
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: Bhuna 11 February, 2019, 04:49:20 PM
It looks like it's moving back to November.  :) :)

November 9th & 10th. Venue TBA

https://twitter.com/ThoughtBubbleUK/status/1094995440863449090 (https://twitter.com/ThoughtBubbleUK/status/1094995440863449090)
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: Hawkmumbler 11 February, 2019, 04:51:28 PM
Well thats a thing. And a pity, September was the perfect month for it, wasn’t sure at first but the last few years in the local and in late early Autumn made for a lovely con.
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: flip-r mk2 11 February, 2019, 06:20:52 PM
Hotel booked :)


filippo
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: Steve Green 11 February, 2019, 09:44:37 PM
Um

From TB's twitter feed

"For anyone considering booking their Thought Bubble hotel now for this year please hold off until we make further announcements. I’ll be posting more info next week"
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: Fungus 12 February, 2019, 12:24:27 AM
... thanks for forwarding this!
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: Steven Sterlacchini 12 February, 2019, 09:31:07 AM
The dates seem to coincide with Leeds German Market, which usually takes place in the same square as the Thought Bubble main tent. Which 'suggests' some kind of alterations to the location.
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: Bolt-01 12 February, 2019, 10:58:10 AM
Back to the Armories?
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: Steve Green 12 February, 2019, 11:08:37 AM
Don't know - was mentioned on fb that the cost of the hall had doubled at the Armouries, so unless there's been a renegotiation/change of heart...
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: Bolt-01 12 February, 2019, 11:29:43 AM
Hmmm- think we need to just watch the skies and let the folk at TB sort themselves out...
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: Steven Sterlacchini 12 February, 2019, 12:00:05 PM
Hmmm- think we need to just watch the skies and let the folk at TB sort themselves out...

Yep, Leeds isn't that big of a city so most places are walkable. It's more a case of if you want a hotel that's right on top of the event.
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: Bhuna 21 February, 2019, 02:15:57 PM
Now moving to Harrogate!!
https://www.thoughtbubblefestival.com/ (https://www.thoughtbubblefestival.com/)

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: Bolt-01 21 February, 2019, 02:21:41 PM
And you beat me to it...

Interesting- but will the move rob TB of it's atmosphere and render it just another gig?

Time will tell.
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: Jim_Campbell 21 February, 2019, 02:32:27 PM
Sadly, it means any tentative plans I had to go this year have been abandoned. It's a pain in the arse to get to by train, unfortunately.
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: Hawkmumbler 21 February, 2019, 03:55:58 PM
It’s to much of a pilgrimage for me at this point not to at least give the new venue a try. Hotel booked alreafy.
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: Jim_Campbell 21 February, 2019, 04:18:19 PM
Just to be clear: I'm sure the TB folks haven't done this lightly and I have no particular attachment to either Leeds or the previous venues — I'm sure the event will be just fine in its new home. My issue is with some very specific deficiencies in the UK rail network that make the travel impractical.
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: Steven Sterlacchini 21 February, 2019, 04:22:17 PM
John Wagner, Mick McMahon and Jock are already listed as guests.

And Dave Gibbons has tweeted that he's attending.
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: Colin YNWA 21 February, 2019, 05:01:36 PM
Well it's certainly an interesting change. Let's see how it changes things... if I can make it...
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: Spikes 21 February, 2019, 10:56:46 PM
Mick McMahon! Dave Gibbons! Excellent!

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: Bolt-01 22 February, 2019, 08:25:12 AM
Hotel booked- and from the booking.com site it appears there's been a lot of activity recently. Rooms are disappearing.

Just hope I get a table this year...
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: Bhuna 22 February, 2019, 11:14:56 AM
Table applications are open from this Monday 25th Feb at 10.00am until 10th March
Fingers crossed I'll have a table with Neil McClements again and will ask for a table next to Steve Austin, David Hitchcock and TB newbie Alan Byrom and y'very good self mate.
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: Bolt-01 22 February, 2019, 11:38:48 AM
Then I shall reciprocate.

Fingers crossed.
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: Timothy 23 February, 2019, 05:20:32 PM
Ticket booked. I will miss the Leeds location, but McMahon and Wagner on the guest list already makes this a must.
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: Bolt-01 25 February, 2019, 10:12:55 AM
Table applied for. Fingers crossed.
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: Tiplodocus 06 March, 2019, 11:51:22 PM
Ooh! I have lots of family in Harrogate and Knaresborough so I'll make an effort to get to this.
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: Bhuna 11 April, 2019, 02:20:44 PM
It looks like tables confirmation emails are going out. PigDog Press with Neil McClements will be there again!!
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: Bolt-01 11 April, 2019, 02:28:52 PM
...and so will team FQP! Think this is the 11th straight TB in a row for me. Only missed the first one or two I think.
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: PlanetReplicas 15 April, 2019, 10:02:35 AM
Planet Replicas will be there in full effect too ;-)
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: Dr Feeley Good 15 April, 2019, 06:19:50 PM
Planet Replicas will be there in full effect too ;-)
Will you have anything new in time for the event?
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: PlanetReplicas 15 April, 2019, 07:47:01 PM
Oh yes. ;-)
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: Hawkmumbler 16 April, 2019, 11:16:04 AM
...and so will team FQP! Think this is the 11th straight TB in a row for me. Only missed the first one or two I think.

 :D :D :D :D
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: Dandontdare 28 August, 2019, 02:34:30 AM
Finally got my arse in gear and booked ticket, train and hotel! Decided to go for the full weekend this year after last year's shameful blow-out
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: Bolt-01 28 August, 2019, 08:38:38 AM
Woo and indeed, Hoo!
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: Hawkmumbler 28 August, 2019, 09:34:35 AM
Waaayy DDD! Knew you where down for it! I’ve yet to book hotel but otherwise all ready, just getting my arse in gear to finish Zenith this year! 😂
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: Tiplodocus 09 September, 2019, 11:28:38 PM
I think I can make this for the first time ever.

I'm already working on a filth infused pitch for the Pitchfest.
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: Jim_Campbell 10 September, 2019, 10:45:33 PM
Having discovered a much better route for getting to Harrogate by train, I should definitely be there this year… first time since, I think, 2014.
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: Bolt-01 11 September, 2019, 08:23:18 AM
We'll see...

:)
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: Tiplodocus 11 September, 2019, 09:28:20 AM
That'd be great to actually meet you in the flesh.

Bolt, I may have a stack of old Zarjaz in the loft, I'll check and bring them along if I have.
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: Jim_Campbell 11 September, 2019, 09:35:20 AM
We'll see...

To be fair, I did try to go last year but work meant that I could realistically only go for the Saturday, but when I arrived at the train station, the train I was meant to catch had been cancelled, leaving me with the option of waiting another hour, to make a much longer version of the journey on a train that would contain its normal quota of passengers plus more or less everyone who was supposed to be on the train I had intended to take. Given that this was likely to take 2-3 hours off the very limited time I had at the show anyway, I'm afraid I fucked it off and went to the pub instead… :-/
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: Bolt-01 11 September, 2019, 10:19:09 AM
Jim, it will be great to catch-up again. It's been too long and same for you Tips - it was Hi-Ex! when we last spoke wasn't it?
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: Tiplodocus 21 September, 2019, 09:45:48 AM
Weekend ticket purchased.

Yay!
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: MacabreMagpie 21 September, 2019, 11:31:59 AM
Just as a note of interest, I'll be tabling with fellow 2017 TB comps winner Laura Bailey, so if anyone is entering the pitch-fest or art challenge you're welcome to stop off at our table for a pep-talk.
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: Tiplodocus 21 September, 2019, 12:12:58 PM
I plan on entering the Pitch Fest. I guess there's somewhere I need to register beforehand. Not done a Pitch Fest since Dreddcon days so any advice gratefully received.
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: MacabreMagpie 21 September, 2019, 12:23:57 PM
You just turn up as far as I know, though you’d best get there early as it’s first-come-first-served on the mic.

Last year’s pitch fest was recorded and put on the thrillcast, so you can hear how it usually goes here: https://2000ad.com/post/4274
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: RaggedMan 22 September, 2019, 05:01:46 PM
Hi Tiplodocus, it's a bit of a camp out the night before deal. I spoke to someone at last year's TB who was... like 12th in line or summat like that and they didn't get to him. If you really want to do it get in early. Good luck.
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: Bhuna 05 October, 2019, 02:11:44 PM
Just to keep every in the loop, the exhibitors map is now live and event looks HUGE!!

I'll be in the 'Ask for Mercy' Hall and have our own little Artist Alley run with forum legends Neil McClement, Christ Askham, Bolt-01, Conor and Lizzie Boye (Disconnected Press) and art droids Steve Austin and David Hitchcock.

Ask For Mercy Map (https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c334ba65b409b49b0a0f9ae/t/5d974db767c2d8250b592c7a/1570196919506/Comic+Con+Map_Ask+For+Mercy+Hall.pdf)
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: Dandontdare 05 October, 2019, 05:00:22 PM
Ha, that definitely sounds like the forumite’s alley to meet up  - most of the exhibitors I know are on that list- and lovely to have the Boyles in the neighbourhood for a change
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: Hawkmumbler 23 October, 2019, 07:13:22 PM
Know I mentioned it to DDD down the pub but hadn't posted anything about it here yet so....basically live came at me hard this month and I have to decided between which convention to make in November, Thought Bubble or MCM Birmingham. Normally I would have gone for TB without a doubt, but as I had already sunk a sizable chunk into Bham, had to pull out of attending Harrogates own convention this year.

Hope the regular crew love the new digs and I can't wait to see how y'all get on, catch you at the next one.
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: Proudhuff 24 October, 2019, 04:50:19 PM
Best o luck Hawkie, and the rest of you post pics here... already thinking of attending next years
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: Proudhuff 30 October, 2019, 02:36:19 PM
another thread gets my jobbie touch  :-X
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: Frank 30 October, 2019, 03:34:51 PM

Love you, Proudhuff.


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: Hawkmumbler 30 October, 2019, 03:52:36 PM
Best o luck Hawkie, and the rest of you post pics here... already thinking of attending next years

Cheers Huffers, hope to see you next year!
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: Bolt-01 07 November, 2019, 01:15:49 PM
(http://www.futurequake.co.uk/imagebucket/Promo/TB2019-Promo-2-Final.jpg)

Only 24 hours to go before the FQP 3 roars up the motorways of England (at the ubiquitous 50 MPH limit) to visit Harrogate and prepare for Thought Bubble 2019!

(http://www.futurequake.co.uk/imagebucket/davepersonal/AlphaLego/Alpha-Lego-Hate-Final.jpg)

Come by, say hi and stock up on Zarjaz & Dogbreath! You know it makes sense.

--note - no kickstarting required - FQP comics are self-funding and choc-full of thrills!--
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: sbelmont 07 November, 2019, 11:51:11 PM
See you there
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: Dandontdare 08 November, 2019, 11:02:27 AM
Lots of trains in Yorkshire cancelled due to flooding ... can't get definite details yet on my own train this evening, but it's not looking good.  :-\
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: Bolt-01 08 November, 2019, 11:05:18 AM
Yeah - there's lots of warnings for the roads in the area.

Good luck to everyone travelling today.
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: MacabreMagpie 08 November, 2019, 11:07:03 AM
Just about to set off from Stafford! Fingers crossed my journey won't be affected by the floods.

As mentioned, I'm tabling with Laura Bailey. Here's a handy cover guide of every 2000AD publication that we've worked together in (plus my prog cover!), for anyone wanting to get stuff signed.

We're next to the 2000AD stand so easy to find. See you there!

(https://i.imgur.com/EJEoQNq.jpg)
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: Colin YNWA 08 November, 2019, 11:34:59 AM
From Sheffield the rivers will be rising until late afternoon, but at this point there is no expectation for the Don or other rivers to break now. Fingers crossed.

Rotherham is best avoided as the station is closed but aside from that and assuming the rivers do hold it's an improving situation.

Hopefully folks make it okay.
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: Bolt-01 08 November, 2019, 11:39:42 AM
Are you coming to the gig, Colin?
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: Colin YNWA 08 November, 2019, 11:43:15 AM
Alas for the second year on the bounce life has got in the way. Mrs YNWA having minor surgery today (in hozzie as I type) and so I'm on duty... bloody families and the need to prioritise them over comics apparently!
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: Bolt-01 08 November, 2019, 11:44:28 AM
Ah, such is the way of things.

All the best to Mrs YNWA and hope things go well.

Maybe next time!
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: Tiplodocus 08 November, 2019, 02:19:46 PM
I'm on my second train of four on my way down from Calhab Weegie Sector.

Using the time to tidy up a pitch... not happy with it yet so might not do it.

I found a bundle of Zarjaz #0 and a couple of doubles of early Futurequake for you Bolt.   
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: Hawkmumbler 08 November, 2019, 02:24:33 PM
Thoughts with ya and the Mrs, Colin, alas like yourself this year just isn't for me so at least we're sitting this one out together 'sobbing'.

Safe travels to all making this perilous journey and hope y'all have the best of cons, especially to those tabling, gonna miss propping up your tables and seeing your wares, see you at the next one.
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: Tiplodocus 09 November, 2019, 10:11:40 AM
Knaresborough park run completed now a weekend of comics and beer awaits.
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: Tiplodocus 09 November, 2019, 02:20:38 PM
Knaresborough park run completed now a weekend of comics and beer awaits.
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: Colin YNWA 09 November, 2019, 04:44:06 PM
I must of had a few beers I'm seeing double!
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: Tiplodocus 09 November, 2019, 09:01:00 PM
Jim! Jim! They are playing Sisters Of Mercy.
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: Jim_Campbell 09 November, 2019, 11:44:21 PM
Jim! Jim! They are playing Sisters Of Mercy.

Bah! I'm really ill and have spent the evening in my room, alternately rushing to the toilet and drinking huge quantities of water to try and stay hydrated as my body attempts to expel every sodding drop of liquid it's ever contained.

They may just find a small pile of dust where I used to be when they come to clean this room after I should have checked out.
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: Tiplodocus 10 November, 2019, 01:26:18 AM
Ah bugger! Hope you feel better tomorrow. You aren't having much luck with TB in Harrogate.
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: Frank 10 November, 2019, 03:06:47 PM


https://www.planetreplicas.com/


(https://i.imgur.com/eRpNvj3.png?2)


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: Tiplodocus 10 November, 2019, 03:58:39 PM
Ach, were you there? You should have said hello.
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: Steve Green 10 November, 2019, 11:46:52 PM


https://www.planetreplicas.com/


(https://i.imgur.com/eRpNvj3.png?2)


Just got back home.

The journey up was pretty bad, with 3/4 of the London/Leeds trains cancelled and everyone piled in on the 4th.

I was standing all the way to Leeds, also with a fair bit of luggage, so even less nimble than unladen Steve.

Harrogate seemed very quiet for a Friday night, got booked into my hotel at the Yorkshire.

Room was pretty tiny, worse the bed was sandwiched between two walls.

Met up with Steve Sterlacchini, to drop off bits for the set up for the Joe and his Killer Robot table.

Steve had gone with a bespoke behemoth with a display stand for various bits and bobs that Dan (Planet Replicas) had printed from my 3D models...

Dan turned up from Brighton after about a 7-8 hours drive, so none of us were up to going out for a drink really.


After hardly sleeping because of said pokey bed, had an early start setting up/helping Dan take stuff from the car park at the Crowne Plaza to set up the PR stand.

Redshirts were fantastic as usual - we wondered how it would play out with the bad weather and relocation, but it seemed more consistently busy than the Royal Armouries where you definitely saw waves of business as punters wandered off to panels.

Harrogate itself was lovely, I thought the halls themselves were a bit stark in a similar way ExCel can be, and I do miss the cosiness of the RA.

There was a lot of the convention centre which didn't seem to be in use, I didn't get the chance to go to the panels.

Main downside (apart from not having power for a good of chunk of Saturday) were the PA announcements were pretty unclear above the general noise.

It was also a tight squeeze for us, as we only had one table with Mick signing/sketching,  and a few of us overspilling/helping out Dan, but also he had stock as well behind/under the table + associated bags/coats etc.

Anyway, we had a great time, and Mick and Chris are always lovely to chat to, as well as John W next door.

As usual when you're on a table you don't get much chance to wander/chat but did have a nice natter with Glyn Dillon in particular.

It certainly seemed like the show was a success from the footfall alone, particularly with it being a major move and terrible weather a day or two before.
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: Proudhuff 11 November, 2019, 05:58:50 PM
Cheers Steve, it does seem to be the better Con overall...
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: Dandontdare 11 November, 2019, 09:48:38 PM
Another good Thought Bubble - luckily, my trains weren't affected by the floodwaters, and I reached my hotel* in good time to meet Bolt-01 (plus minibolt), Jim Campbell, Conor & Lizzie Boyle and Si Spurrier for a few pints.

The new venue is good - nice to have everything in one site and with enough space to move around (though people who think a giant inflatable dinosaur costume is a good idea at a con need a good talking to!). It's true though that the halls can feel a little charmless as they're like aircraft hangers, and the party space is decidedly weird.

Caught up with Tiplodocus, Pete Wells, Rob Stewart and Fillipo, added 5 new autographs to my big book of droids (including the mighty Dave Gibbons), attended a couple of panels and bought some stuff...

(https://i.imgur.com/gbCC3lD.jpg)

... but the best thing I picked up was my signed script from John Wagner:

(https://i.imgur.com/heKRWz6.jpg)

Favourite cosplayer:

(https://i.imgur.com/19KvHPI.jpg)




* Which was apparently the one that Agatha Christie eventually turned up at after er disappearance - although the elderly couple in the lift who told me this looked blank when I mentioned the giants wasps ...
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: Frank 11 November, 2019, 10:09:39 PM
... but the best thing I picked up was my signed script from John Wagner:

https://i.imgur.com/heKRWz6.jpg

Slow Crime Day* is my favourite Dredd one-off.  You really won the lottery there, bud - congratulations!


* https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=42482.msg993916#msg993916
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: Jim_Campbell 11 November, 2019, 11:23:27 PM
Another good Thought Bubble - luckily, my trains weren't affected by the floodwaters, and I reached my hotel* in good time to meet Bolt-01 (plus minibolt), Jim Campbell, Conor & Lizzie Boyle and Si Spurrier for a few pints.

Great to meet you again after a few years! Have you got the preceding two Porcelain books…? I may be able to help out if not…
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: Dandontdare 12 November, 2019, 12:09:15 AM
Another good Thought Bubble - luckily, my trains weren't affected by the floodwaters, and I reached my hotel* in good time to meet Bolt-01 (plus minibolt), Jim Campbell, Conor & Lizzie Boyle and Si Spurrier for a few pints.

Great to meet you again after a few years! Have you got the preceding two Porcelain books…? I may be able to help out if not…

Ha, didn't know that was (yet another) one of yours.

I do - as I mentioned to the Chris Wildgoose, I think of it as my "thought bubble book" 'cos I would never have bought it if not for the free sample comics they were giving out at TB when the first one came out several years ago - it was an expensive marketing gamble on their part, but it paid off and the book sold well - it was enough to get me hooked!
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: Proudhuff 12 November, 2019, 10:02:07 AM
Just a question, now without Photobucket etc how do you stick photos up here?

sorry,
Luddite.
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: MacabreMagpie 12 November, 2019, 10:31:17 AM
I use imgur.com

After uploaded, go to the share options and select BBCODE for forums with the [ IMG ] tags and copy of paste that link into a post.
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: MacabreMagpie 12 November, 2019, 12:07:30 PM
Here's the official coverage of the comps from the weekend.

Being sat next to the 2000AD stand, it was fun to see all the hopefuls queuing up on the Saturday - lots of terrified faces prior to putting their work under the nose of TMO!

https://2000ad.com/post/6172
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: Dr Feeley Good 12 November, 2019, 12:36:55 PM
Here are my pickups from Thoughtbubble on Sunday, a great day and I was very happy with what I got...
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: Bolt-01 12 November, 2019, 01:18:08 PM
Just like to point out that four of the nine finalists either are or have in the past worked for FQP.

Massive congrats to Liam and Robin for winning this year and it is worth mentioning that I was surprised to see how many of the entries (that I saw) were lettered.

Think it was a strong year for artists, but I heard a few grumbles relating to the format of the process.
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: Tiplodocus 12 November, 2019, 09:26:10 PM
The first come first served format of the writing Pitch Fest is good in that it allows people who wouldn't otherwise get the chance to pitch their story.

But unfortunately, because there's no filtering process, it also means you get virtual reality prisons (two), "OMG! I'm a character in a video game!" and tales without protaganists.

The winner was great though - well deserved.

I dunno what you could do to keep the opportunity there for first timers because I think that's really important. Maybe some really obvious DOs and DON'Ts  listed on the website.

They could possibly have squeezed in more pitches if, instead of all the judges commenting on every story, they just took turns and only one judge commented on each pitch.

They should also ask if your story involves sperm, and if it does, you get straight to the front of the queue. ;o)
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: flip-r mk2 13 November, 2019, 09:09:22 PM
Tiplodocus's haul from Thought Bubble.
(https://i.imgur.com/KGebpJV.jpg)
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: Tiplodocus 13 November, 2019, 10:05:55 PM
Thought* I'd try get stuff without guns and capes on the cover. And Tom Foster kindly customised my Chromebook. And he seems like a lovely fella too.

* Thought. Do you see what I did there?

Thanks Flip-R for posting.
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: Colin YNWA 14 November, 2019, 06:19:52 AM
Grendel Devil's Quest - nice pick up.
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: Tiplodocus 14 November, 2019, 10:09:06 AM
It'll be my first Grendel so I might resort to Wikipedia for some background after I've read it.
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: Colin YNWA 14 November, 2019, 12:51:52 PM
It'll be my first Grendel so I might resort to Wikipedia for some background after I've read it.

The other option is just to read all the rest of it as its all bloomin' superb.
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: matty_ae 14 November, 2019, 03:34:54 PM
And Tom Foster kindly customised my Chromebook.


Led to this exchange on Sunday
Tom Foster: This one guy has got me drawing on his laptop
Me: That's cool. Like a Digital commission?
Tom: No. On this laptop (shows me said laptop with immaculate sketch being inked on it)

I was genuinely a bit lost for words...

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: Steve Green 14 November, 2019, 07:14:21 PM
Thought* I'd try get stuff without guns and capes on the cover. And Tom Foster kindly customised my Chromebook. And he seems like a lovely fella too.

* Thought. Do you see what I did there?

Thanks Flip-R for posting.

Ah, I saw that - I didn't know it was you!

Maybe we need some nametags.
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: MacabreMagpie 16 November, 2019, 10:14:29 AM
New location worked out well, didn't it? Felt busier and, as Steve said, didn't really feel like there were the ebbs and flows of previous years.

I think one benefit of my not travelling back until Monday morning is that my post-con blues were confined to the small amount of time I was still in Harrogate afterwards. Been fine since I got back!
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: Steve Green 16 November, 2019, 01:46:53 PM
Yeah, I don't know how it went for panels etc.

With the PA announcements being hard to hear, and new locations I wondered if that might have had a bearing on the footfall.

Or fewer people were actually going outside and just staying inside the convention centre. I certainly didn't nip out as much as I did at the RA.

I didn't see any entrance/exits other than the main one, so I guess you would get traffic even if it was a bunch of people just on their way out.

I think it could have done with a few quieter spaces, there may have been some but they didn't jump out.

It felt solid, but not sure if it had lost some of the variety that previous TBs had.
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: Mardroid 17 November, 2019, 07:05:56 PM
And Tom Foster kindly customised my Chromebook.


Led to this exchange on Sunday
Tom Foster: This one guy has got me drawing on his laptop
Me: That's cool. Like a Digital commission?
Tom: No. On this laptop (shows me said laptop with immaculate sketch being inked on it)

I was genuinely a bit lost for words...

Heh. That reminds me of that silly penguin sketch from Month Python.