Following on from the success of its previous events – that saw it voted amongst the Top 5 comic cons in the UK –  The True Believers Comic Festival is returning to Cheltenham Racecourse on Saturday 4th February 2017 for a third year of comic book fun!

With a strong focus on celebrating the world of comic books, the creators who make them and the fans who love them, True Believers offers comic book lovers of all ages the chance to be a part of a one day celebration event with a convention floor of over 150 tables of guests, artists, traders, creators, small press and a huge selection of back issue comics.

For the last two years, True Believers has featured some of the best British artists, writers and creators from both mainstream and small press comics, offering visitors the chance to browse their tables and talk to the people behind them about their work and more, in a relaxed and friendly environment that both shows off creativity and inspires it.

So far, the Guest List for TBCF2017 includes returning favourites Mike Collins, Dylan Teague, Jack Lawrence, Jessica Martin and Rachael Smith.  They will be joined by Vince Hunt (The Red Mask From Mars), Paul Grist (Jack Staff), Ben Oliver (2000AD) and Watchmen & Batman: The Killing Joke colourist John Higgins.

True Believers 2017 will also have a great selection of Small Press tables on the day, featuring the likes of Big Punch Studios, Close 2 Immortality, Death By Heroism, Evil Kat Studios, Hellbound Media, The Inheretic, Petitecreme and many more.

Away from the convention floor, there will another great selection of panels with many of our guests and exhibitors talking all things comics; including the return of the Celebrate Cosplay, Discover Something New and Comics As Education panels, plus some new panels on the day, including a live Awesome Comics Podcast panel too!

The event will also see the return of our Celebrate Tabletop Gaming area, which is run by Proud Lion and offers visitors the chance to take a break from all the comics and try their hand at a few games instead.  Whether they are familiar with tabletop gaming or have never tried it before, there is something for everyone and a team of people on hand to talk them through the games and answer any tabletop related questions they may have.

Finally, the event will also feature the return of the much loved Celebrate Cosplay Hall, which will again feature a selection of Cosplay Guests on hand to talk cosplay and pose for photos with visitors as well as running workshops on cosplay techniques too.  The centre point of the hall will again be the hugely popular Celebrate Cosplay Catwalk, which gives visitors the chance to get up in front of the crowd and show of their cosplaying skills on the just for fun catwalk!

With more great guests, small press, exhibitors, traders and more to be announced, True Believers Comic Festival 2017 is sure to be a great way to kick off your comic convention going year so what are you waiting for?  Head to to buy your tickets now and get your hands on our exclusive True Believers 2017 Lanyard, featuring an exclusive illustration of Deadpool by TBCF2017 guest Jack Lawrence!

The True Believers Comic Festival 2017

Saturday 4th February 2017 – 10:30am – 5:30pm

Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire



Twitter: @OKTrueBelievers

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