Comics 2000 Festival - EVENTS











Comics 20000 Festival, April 22 & 23 2000AD


The following events will be taking place at The Watershed Media Centre and Jurys Hotel, The Waterfront, Bristol as part of the Comics 2000 Festival. Click on underlined items for further info. Some times and details may be subject to change. Money will be refunded on individually ticketed events only.

Items shown below in GREEN BOXES are included as part of the BROWSER TICKET (only 3 for 2 days - see TICKETS). Items shown below in YELLOW BOXES are included as part of the FANBOY TICKET (only 6 for 2 days, includes all Browser ticket events - see TICKETS) Items shown below in RED BOXES are SPECIAL EVENTS which are individually ticketed (see TICKETS).

Goodies & Freebies
Goodie bags for every attendee, courtesy of Forbidden Planet. Free copies of Sonic The Comic, 2000AD, Judge Dredd Megazine and Comics International, limited edition cards from the new Judge Dredd Game, limited edition postcards from new publishers COM.X. Giant George Perez art posters courtesy of IMAGE. (contents of goodie bag now worth twice the ticket price!) Costume Parade prizes of hats, mouse mats, badges and patches courtesy of Mainframe (makers of Wierd Ohs). Other freebies at events by RAPTUS, SFX and DECIPHER INC (see below). More to come (watch this space)

Friday April 21st

TRADE DAY sponsored and run by DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS. By invitation only. Interested parties contact Diamond.

9pm - 1am LAUNCH PARTY Over 18s only 4

Saturday April 22nd
Final amended running order

10am - 6pm THE COMICS FAIR Two halls full of exhibitors, publishers, comic and merchandise dealers, artists etc.

Comics Fair West (Watershed) includes Aardman, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Diamond, Image, Forbidden Planet, Top Cow, QVC, Small Press Village, Animation Art Gallery, American Dream Gallery +

Comics Fair East (Jurys) includes 2000AD - The Judge At Jurys, Dredd game, 2000AD figures, Pokemon, Magic The Gathering, Spiderman computer game, Mystery Men video promo, Dr Who event, Austin Powers & Jedi games +

Signings at:

American Dream Gallery - 11.30: Mike Collins, Mark Buckingham, 1.30: Duncan Fegredo, Alan Davis, 2.30: Mike Perkins, James Hodgkins.

FP Scotland: 12.30 Keu Cha, Matt Hawkins.

DC Comics: 12.00 Robin Riggs, Peter Doherty, John Cassaday.

At own booths: Jim Valentino, Alan Grant, Byan Talbot.

PORTFOLIO SESSIONS: At own booths, various times: DC Comics, 2000AD, Top Cow, Com.X, Dark Horse.

Signings at TORCHES CAFE BAR, between The Watershed & Jurys. 11.30: Dave Gibbons, Charlie Adlard, Chris Acchileos. 3.00: John McCrea, Jamie Delano, David Leach, Sean Phllips.

Signings at Jurys. 12.00: Siku, SB Davis, 2000AD creators. 1.00 Sarah Sutton, Dr Who comic creators.

10.30 am X Men Trailer

11am Junior Comic Classes run by Paul Palmer & the Comic Creators Guild

11am MARVEL SUPERHEROES. Panel hosted by SFX magazine. with legend Alan Davis, new Spiderman artist Mark Buckingham, new Generation X artist Steve Pugh, X Force writer Ian Edginton, Stephen Baskerville, Mike Hadley +. Free copy of SFX for attendees

11.30am KA-BLAM SPLATT! A fun panel game about comic special effects, led by David Leach, Pat Kelleher + guests tbc

12pm 2000AD Panel inc editors David Bishop & Andy Diggle + Robbie Morrison, Simon Fraser, Henry Flint, Gordon Rennie, Greg Staples + tbc

12.30pm Image's Jim Valentino take your questions

12.30 TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS - The State Of Independents. Panel hosted by Chris Staros. Guests include Gary Spencer Millidge +

1pm DECIPHER Inc demonstrate their new YOUNG JEDI card games. Free game pack for all attendees

1.30pm DAN DARE DOCUMENTARY - by Granada TV. Exclusive premiere.

1pm WILDSTORM Panel inc Planetary artist John Cassady + WildCATS artists Sean Phillips, Peter Doherty, Al Davison + tbc

1.30pm THE KING & ME - JACK KIRBY. World premiere of new play by Ger Apeldoorn. 4

2pm LES CARTOONISTS DANGEREUX Panel inc Charlie Adlard, Roger Langridge, Tim Pilcher, Brad Brooks + tbc

2pm COM.X - LAUNCH A brand new British newsstand comic launches. Panel inc. writers, artists and editors Neil Googe, Russell Uttley, Eddie Deighton + tbc

2.30pm SARAH SUTTON - WHO'S THAT GIRL. Nyssa leads celebration of 20 years of Dr Who Comic. Panel inc Gary Gillatt, Dez Skinn, Dave Gibbons + tbc 4

3pm CHARITY AUCTION Artwork by over 100 comic artists - their versions of Comics 2000 logo as seen on this site. All money goes to ChildLine, Comic Relief & Cartoonists Rights Network.

3pm DC VERTIGO Panel inc Glenn Fabry, John McCrea, James Hodgkins + tbc

3.30 TRIPWIRE - THE STATE OF INDEPENDENTS Panel inc Joel Meadows + independent publishers

4pm RAPTUS COMICS FESTIVAL from Norway. Presentation of Norwegian comics + free Norwegian beer, smoked meats and flatbread to all attendees.

4pm BRYAN TALBOT - HEART OF EMPIRE Talk, slide show & q&a; session on the art of storytelling and Bryan's new graphic novel 4

4.30pm JOHN HIGGINS - RAZORJACK Special signing followed by competition. Prizes include signed original art & comics + an hours free drinking with John

5.30pm HYPOTHETICALS Game show hosted by Lee 'Budgie' Barnett. Star guests include Dave Gibbons + tbc Click here for full detailsB

8pm WHO WANTS TO BE A LEGIONNAIREcomedy quiz presented by Steve Marchant and Rai Chiu

7.30pm THE EAGLE AWARDS DINNER The comics worlds own oscars. Presented by star of Channel 4's Spaced and BBC 2's Hippies, Simon Pegg. Dinner numbers strictly limited 29

9pm approx EAGLE AWARDS PRESENTATION After the dinner and keynote speeches, the Awards are presented 5

11pm - 1am EAGLE AWARDS AFTERSHOW PARTY Over 18s only. 4

Sunday April 23rd

10am - 6pm THE COMICS FAIR Two halls full of exhibitors, publishers, comic and merchandise dealers, artists etc. SIGNINGS All Day

12pm - 3 2000AD MORNING signings and portfolio sessions featuring hordes of 2000AD and Judge Dredd creators

11am Perfect Timing Dr Who charity book signing, Jurys. 11.30am, 3.30pm. Signings at TORCHES CAFE BAR, between The Watershed & Jurys

11am WEIRD-OHS PREMIERE Exclusive preview of new CGI animated TV series by the makers of Reboot and Beast Wars. Presented by Beast Wars writer Simon Furman 4

11.30am JOE KUBERT SCHOOL COMIC MASTERCLASSES Francis O'Toole and fellow students from Joe Kubert's New York comic art school lead a masterclass. Prizes for most promising pupils.

12.30pm TOP COW Panel inc Keu Cha, Matt Hawkins, David Wohl, Gary Frank

12pm WHAT'S NEW FROM DC Vice President Bob Wayne presents exclusive previews of DC, Wildstorm and Vertigo comics

1pm SPIRAL DREAMS Al Davison and Labyrinth Theatre Company present a theatrical adaptaton of his new graphic novel

1pm HUNT EMERSON One Man Show presenting the underground legend and his crossover TV animations 4

1.30pm DECIPHER INC demonstrate their new AUSTIN POWERS Card Game. Free game pack to all attendees

2pm DC COMICS The DC superhero universe panel inc Alan Grant, Mike Carlin, Mark Chiarello, Robin Riggs, Staz Johnson, John McCrea, Mark Millar, David Roach, Andy Lanning + guests

2.30 DARK HORSE publisher Michael Martens + guests

2pm CHARITY AUCTION Part 2 More original artwork auctioned for ChildLine, Comic Relief & Cartoonists Rights Network.

2.30pm SONIC THE COMIC Special Event. Signings and sketches by artists and writers from Judge Dredd Megazine and more . Free admission to anyone carrying a Sonic The Comic.

3pm GENERATION E Keynote seminar on web publishing. Sponsored by MacFormat. Inc PopImage, Sequential Tart + tbc

3pm COSTUME PARADE Prizes to be won. Free entry to Comics 2000 for anyone in character costume

3.30pm event tbc

4pm AARDMAN RETROSPECTIVE Screening + directors q&a; session 4