Bristol reporting

Mini Bristol Comic Expo 2007 9The reports coming in from the Bristol Comics Expo this weekend are surprisingly lucid thus far — pretty shocking, but guess the big drinkers are still in detox. The Forbidden Planet Blog has a nice write up with lots of pictures, including the one above which shows the Olde English tradition of congoers being trooped into a dungeon for torture and flaying. This is by FAR the most sober report on an English con we have EVER read.

Pia Guerra also reports:

The Bristol expo is so much fun. The attendance is a couple of thousand or so with makes it very cozy. It’s one of the most polite shows I’ve ever been to, very refreshing. The signings went well and we have a few more set for tomorrow, an 11am spot at the American Dreams booth and another one in the autograph area, possibly at noon.

The day’s only marked negative was taking a break outside for some air and while resting on a bus stop bench we witnessed (or rather heard) a pigeon run over by a car. Gah!

The official con site has lots of pictures of cosplay up — they have their own way of doing it — BUT NOT the Eagle Award winners. Hm. Priorities!

Thanks to RS! for the links.


  1. says

    Gah! That pirate kitty pleaded with me to buy the display poster of my mini-comic! I haggled with her and got a tenner for it – felt a bit guilty afterwards – I’ve never seen a lady look at me quite so pleadingly before – still, first time for everything I suppose :)

  2. says

    They were called Captain Kitty and The Wench and their costumes were based on their own webcomic, which I thought was quite nifty.

  3. rich says

    The Wench, eh? I should print this photo out and tap it to the refrigerator. It serve as a reminder why I need to lose weight and get in shape–in the vein hope I might meet the woman of my dreams at a con, and that she’ll enjoy dressing up as a wench.

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