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Thought Bubble 2012 Programme Launch! by thoughtbubblefestival
10/10/2012, 10:05 am
Filed under: About Thought Bubble, News, Programme 2012, Thought Bubble 2012

Hey hey hey hey hey hey!

Hope you’re doing well, did you read Building Stories yet? You probably should. And the new Love and Rockets, apparently it’s a Gilberto heavy issue, but that’s not a bad thing, is it? Oh, and Prophet, how good is th-

WAIT. STOP. We do not have time for this, because we have some BIG NEWS.

The full programme for this year’s Thought Bubble Festival is now up to view on-line! It’s our biggest programme of events ever, with 80 separate bits of brilliance taking place over 8 days (11th – 18th November) at venues around Leeds and beyond! The events listing for this year’s convention (17th & 18th November) can also be viewed as a stand-alone programme right here, and tickets for that can be bought online here.

This year we have a number of great events taking place that have limited capacities, and require signing up before hand in order to secure a place, they’ll fill up fast, so book soon to avoid disappointment, and we’ve flagged them up below for your convenience:

Monday 12th November

Dr Sketchys Leeds presents Heroes vs Villains:

Travelling Man Lounge, 1st floor, 107 Kirkgate, Leeds, LS1 6DP, 7pm – 9.30pm, £5 entry, 18+

Prepare for some iconic super-villainous & herotastic antics with an evening of classic Dr Sketchy’s anti-art-school life-drawing action! Bring art equipment & sketch pads & prepare for a battle of good vs evil.

Burlesque & heaps of posing with the lovely burly girls:

Miss Jupiter AKA Daisy Cutter

Join Miss Jupiter as she cries, drinks wine & mourns the demise of herself.

Poison Ivy AKA Ivy Wilde

The tale of Dr. Pamela Lillian Isleys’ transformation into Gotham’s eco super-villain right before your very eyes! Find out how this sweet, shy wallflower becomes one of Gotham’s most notorious villains…

Please note: spaces are limited, so please e-mail martha@thoughtbubblefestival.com & book a place quickly to avoid disappointment!

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Tuesday 13th November

Zombie Knit:

Leeds Central Library Art Library Reading Room, 5-7pm, Families & young people, Free

Join Sarah from Wessenden Woollies, designer extraordinaire, & learn to knit & create your very own cute zombie in only 2 hours! Each participant can take home & keep their creations. All materials provided.

All are welcome, but the knitting session is recommended for 16+ individuals, however families are very welcome as there will be colouring-in sessions running at the same time to keep young children occupied.

Please note: spaces for this workshop are now fully booked!

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Wednesday 14th November

Cthulhu Crochet:

Leeds Central Library Art Library Reading Room, 5-7pm, Families & young People, Free

Join Sarah from Wessenden Woollies, designer extraordinaire, & learn to crochet & create your very own Cthulhu monster in only 2 hours! Each participant can take home & keep their creations. All materials provided.

All are welcome, but the knitting session is recommended for 16+ individuals, however families are very welcome as there will be colouring-in sessions running at the same time to keep young children occupied.

Please note: spaces are limited, so please e-mail martha@thoughtbubblefestival.com & book a place quickly to avoid disappointment!

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Thursday 15th November

Comics Forum 2012 – Day One

Leeds Central Library, Exhibition Space, from 9am – 4.45pm, limited entry (please see below for full details)

Comics Forum 2012 kicks off with a range of great talks on multiculturalism in comics by top speakers from around the world! Themes to be discussed include: negotiation, monstrosity, integration, functions of comics, challenging assumptions, reconfiguration, conflict & representation.

Tickets cost £10 (one day), £20 (two days) or £30 (four days (includes weekend Thought Bubble convention pass, saving £10)).

Please visit comicsforum.org for full details & to book tickets.

Comics vs Games

Travelling Man Lounge, 1st floor, 107 Kirkgate, Leeds, LS1 6DP, from 5.30pm – 7.30pm, free entry, but space is limited, so please sign up beforehand, 18+

Following on from the hugely successful comics vs games project that ran as part of May’s Toronto International Film Festival Nexus, led by Miguel Sternberg from the Hand Eye Society, we’re pleased to welcome Andy Belanger – designer on the Black Church game & creator of the Black Church comic – to give a talk & demonstration of the five games created.

This will be followed by an informal play session & an exclusive chance to try the games out for yourself!

Please note: spaces are limited, so please e-mail martha@thoughtbubblefestival.com and book a place quickly to avoid disappointment!

Drink and Draw

Travelling Man Lounge, 1st floor, 107 Kirkgate, Leeds, LS1 6DP, from 8pm ‘til late, £5 entry, strictly 18+

Join special guests Andy Belanger (Kill Shakespeare, Black Church) & Becky Cloonan (The Mire, Conan) for an informal evening of drinking & drawing.

Please note: tickets are very limited, so please e-mail martha@thoughtbubblefestival.com & book a place quickly to avoid disappointment!

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Friday 16th November

Comics Forum 2012 Day 2

Leeds Central Library, Exhibition Space, from 10am – 5pm, limited entry (please see below for full details)

Day 2 of Comics Forum 2012 features more fantastic talks from international academics on panels covering the themes of: justice, identity, 9/11, depiction, progress, nationality, situating experimentation & body image.

To top it all off, today’s keynote event is Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead) in conversation with Dr Hugo Frey (University of Chichester).

Tickets cost £10 (one day), £20 (two day) or £30 (four days (includes two days Thought Bubble convention pass, saving £10)).

Please visit comicsforum.org for full details & to book tickets.

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Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th November

Marvel Portfolio Critiques with Steve Wacker

Alea Downstairs Area, from 11am – 5pm, appointments must be made in advance, free but a convention pass must be purchased, 18+

This year we are pleased to announce that once again Marvel Comics will be holding a talent search at Thought Bubble!

Because of time constraints, the format for reviews will be as follows: your portfolio must be emailed in advance, then, if your portfolio is selected, you’ll be called back for a full review by senior Marvel editor Stephen Wacker.

Please submit your portfolio to tbportfolioreview@gmail.com by 11th November 2012

Image Portfolio Reviews with Eric Stephenson

Alea Downstairs Area, from 2pm – 5pm, appointments must be made in advance, free but a convention pass must be purchased, 18+

This year we are delighted to announce that Image Comics will be holding a talent search at Thought Bubble!

Because of time constraints, the format for reviews will be as follows: your portfolio must be emailed in advance, if your portfolio is selected, you’ll be called back for a full review by Executive Director of Image Comics Eric Stephenson.

Please submit your portfolio to martha@thoughtbubblefestival.com by 11th November 2012

Hope that all looks lovely to you lovely people, and we’ll see you in November! LOVELY!

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