Lawgiver, the world's only convention dedicated to Dredd fans! This convention has been created by the fans, for the fans. As a big fan of Dredd and a small press self-publisher I decide to attend my second Lawgiver convention. This is how my day went...
Saturday 28th May 2016.
4.30 AM: My day started with a full English breakfast and then a shower.
5.30 AM: I head off in my car which was pre-packed to Bristol.7.30 AM: I arrive at the Hilton Double Tree hotel and the location of Lawgiver Mk3.
8.30 AM: I check in and meet Sue Haddrell who kindly shows me to the trading room.
8.35 AM: I choose a table and begin setting up. I say hellow to the wonderful Mike Allwood.
9.00 AM: The doors open.
9.30AM TO 5.30AM: There are always a few people walking around the room taking a look and asking questions about my artwork.
Lawgiver Mk3 Photos:
Here are a few of the people who visited my table to buy my comic books...
Above: Pete arrives early (before putting on his Judges uniform) to pick up a copy of Shaman Kane Book one and two. He also chose his free original peice of artwork from Judge Dredd 'http://dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/judge-dredd-sleepers-awake.html published in issue 16 of the 2000AD fanzine 'Zarjaz.
Above: It was a pleasure to catch up again with Paul Labelle who was kind enough to buy Shaman Kane books one and two +1 other book. If my memory serves correct he also chose the free Judge Dredd Bad Crop colour picture and the 'Word on the sked' original sketch. For those that have not read my free fan fiction Judge Dredd 'Bad Crop' and Judge Dredd 'Word on the Sked' here are some links to the free PDF files.
Above: Myself and Paul Labelle in his Brit-Cit Judges costume at Lawgiver Mk2 in 2015.
Above: Pete Wells, 2000AD Mega-Fan, Really nice bloke and as far as I'm concerned 'my friend' popped over for a chat also and picked up Shaman Kane Book 2. Thanks Pete.
Above: Colour Pic of me beside the Dredd bike very kindly taken by the wonderful Iz McCauliffe.
Above: Ewan (If I have your name wrong please contact me) comes over to pick up a copy of Shaman Kane Book one and two. He also chose his free original peice of artwork from Judge Dredd http://dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/big-jimping.html published in issue 15 of the 2000AD fanzine 'Zarjaz. Thanks for popping over Ewan it was great chatting to you.
Above: The very pleasant Eamonn Clarke paid me a visit and picked up a copy of Martillo. Eamonn has just started a new pod cast called 'Mega City Book Club' which I recmmend and you can listen to via this link http://eamonn1961.blogspot.co.uk/
Above: Ryan Blake who picked up some of my comic books last year very kindly came back again this year to buy Shaman Kane #2. Great to see you again Ryan.
Above: Another convention visitor picked up a copy of Martillo + a free Dredd Head colour print. Hopefully he will be enjoying 52 pages of Spanish Devil-Smiting.
Above: It was good to meet up with Jonathan Baker again. I met Jonathan at last years Lawgiver convention and this year Jonathan was kind enough to buy all of my comic books. Thanks Jonathan, safe travels my friend and I hope you enjoy the comic books.
Above: Had a great conversation with this kind chap (contact me with your name please) who picked up a copies of Shaman Kane books one and two + a free original Judge Hershey sketch. I Hope he will be enjoying 64 pages of Sci/fi Horror!
Above: My favourit photo of (from left to right) Phil (Dandontdare) Mr Stewart (Judge Stewart) Myself and one of the nicest people in the world Pete Wells.
Above: It was also great to see Gerrard Fagbemi again. Gerrard picked up copies of Shaman Kane Books one and two + an original piece of artwork from Judge Dredd 'http://dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/judge-dredd-sleepers-awake.html published in issue 16 of the 2000AD fanzine 'Zarjaz.
Above: Last year Judge Fagbemi (Gerrard) and Judge Spike (Richard Thompson) paid a visit to say hello and check out my comic books. Thanks guys.
Above: Last but not least HedgeScout A.K.A. Judge Archer A.K.A. Marsha Law masquerading as Joanne Alexander popped over to my table to pick up some of my comic books and the free Original artwork + colour print of Marshal Law. I had a great chat with Joanne and her friends.
Conclusion. A massive special thanks goes to those that bought some of my comic books.
It was great to see all the 2000AD forum people like 'Bad City Blue' and Dan Dont Dare. I had a great chat with Mathew, Lisa and Dotty. Thanks to Sue Haddrell and all the other helpers and organisers for doing such a great job. Also a big thank you to the Hotel staff who were amazing. Sorry if I missed anyone and see you all at a convention soon.
As I posted last year...Did I have fun, yes I did! Would I go again....HELL YEAH!
Last but not least. I will be back at the Double Tree Hilton for the Bristol Independant Comic Expo on August 6th. The Expo has been organised my the Amazing Mike Allwood and more information on this event can be found by email here email firstname.lastname@example.org
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