Warrior-Con – July

Published On June 5, 2011 | By Richard Bruton | Comics

There are large scale conventions and there are small scale conventions. And they both have their merits, and they can both be enjoyable.

Well, here’s a very small scale one – Warrior Con. 60 people will fit into The Lass O’Gowrie pub in Manchester on Saturday July 2nd for a celebration of 30 years of Warrior magazine with host for the evening, Dez Skinn.

(Well, they say 30 years, but seeing as it started in March 1982 and finished in January 1985, the most you can say is “started 29 years and a bit ago”, but hey, what’s another year?)

The event’s organised by Gareth Kavanagh, who also co-edits the Doctor Who comics zine – Vworp Vworp. (The Vworp Vworp website appears down).

Kavanagh’s promising “special guests for a celebratory look back at one of our true comic treasures – Warrior”, so it may well be worth investigating.

If you don’t know what Warrior was go visit Skinn’s website or Wikipedia for a few details. But trust us, the magazine may have only lasted 26 issues, but it was a major attempt to redefine comics. And in a lot of ways it succeeded. It launched Marvelman/Miracleman, V For Vendetta, Bojefries Saga, Laser Eraser & Pressbutton and much more. Writers and artists involved included Alan Moore, Steve Dillon, Steve Moore, Gary Leach, Steve Parkhouse, John Ridgway, David Lloyd, David Jackson and Alan Davis.

Tickets are strictly limited to 60, cost £13.50 and are available at we got tickets.

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About The Author

Richard Bruton
- Started in comics retail aged 16 at Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham. Now located in Yorkshire, he's written for the Forbidden Planet International Blog since 2007. Specialising in UK Comics and All-Ages comics, Richard's day job in a primary school allowed him to build the best children's graphic novel library in the country.

3 Responses to Warrior-Con – July

  1. Gonna take a wild stab in the dark and guess Alan Moore’s not going, right?

  2. I’m going along, and will be doing a panel with Dez Skinn called ‘Who Owns Marvelman?’