Major event confirmed for Harrogate Convention Centre for 2021

The UK’s largest comic art festival, Thought Bubble, has confirmed the event will take place in Harrogate this year.

Thursday, 4th February 2021, 12:31 pm
Crowds enjoying a previous Thought Bubble comic art festival in Harrogate before Covid. (Picture by Andrew Benge)

And the hugely popular event at Harrogate Convention Centre has already announced an impressive first wave of guests scheduled to appear from 8th - 14th November.at the annual comic art convention in Harrogate, including Gail Simone, ​Scott Snyder, Chuck Palahniuk and ​G. Willow Wilson​.

Following a successful move to a digital event in 2020, the festival organisers hope to be able to return to a physical convention by the autumn.

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The safety of guests, exhibitors and fans remains Thought Bubble’s highest priority​ and the festival will not take place if the safety of attendees is in question, or if the restrictions in place impede the running of the friendly and welcoming festival that people know and love.

The festival team are working closely with Harrogate Convention Centre as well as organisations including the Association of Independent Festivals, the Association of Event Organisers and the Association of Event Venues.

The aim is ​to ensure that any event hosted is not only fully compliant and safe, but comfortable, relaxed and enjoyable for everyone.

The festival and convention will be teaming up with presenting partner ​comiXology ​once again, working with the digital distributor giant on special appearances, comic debuts, panels and more.

Now in the sixth year of their working relationship, comiXology’s generous support and collaboration has helped Thought Bubble through a difficult year.

Tickets for Thought Bubble Comic Convention are on sale now with tickets for under 12s, carers and over 65s totally free! Tickets give access to all events within the comic convention; panels, workshops, guest signings as well as the three huge halls of comic exhibitors.

With safety being so important, the festival team are working closely with Harrogate Convention Centre and organisations, including the Association of Independent Festivals, the Association of Event Organisers and the Association of Event Venues.

This pool of experts means Thought Bubble can consult specialists on​ safety measures and learn about the latest technologies that can be used to heighten safety.

The aim is ​to ensure that any event hosted is not only fully compliant and safe, but comfortable, relaxed and enjoyable for everyone.

In the event of cancellation, all ticket holders will be offered a full refund or the option to carry a ticket over to a new date. Thought Bubble would like to thank the comics community for their generous support and encouragement through a very tough time and the festival is committed to navigating the next few months in as open and honest a way as possible.

For the full Thought Bubble 2021 programme, its guests and events, visit:

https://www.thoughtbubblefestival.com

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