Well it’s now a week on from Thought Bubble 2011 and I figured it was high time we got our pics up online. In all honesty I was sceptical about TB when we booked it. I was pretty certain that the social side would be fun but the cost of trekking up to Leeds for 2 days had me worried about whether it would prove to be a very expensive holiday rather than a smart venture for the book. I’m happy to say that my fears were unfounded. Not only was the social aspect of the show everything we’d hoped for, but the good people of Leeds took Moon into their hearts with as much relish as their Southern cousins. The event itself was incredibly well organised and the general vibe was amazing too. We returned smiling, exhausted and very happy to have not only helped launch Tales of the Fallen but to have brought Moon to a whole new audience.
But enough of that, on to the pictures!
One of the real highlights of the show was getting to walk around Leeds itself. It's a genuinely lovely city.
The full set of collectable Moon badges that we debuted at the con. These are only available at live shows.
One of several sketches that Steve drew for our awesome fans.
Unseen Shadows: Tales of the Fallen rolls off the press.
Me holding down the fort while Steve wandered the freezing streets, handing out flyers. (Photo by Jon Lock)
Gloriously under-dressed at the Casino on Saturday night.
Myself, Martin Conaghan and Peter Rogers during the Unseen Shadows panel. (photo by Vicky Stonebridge)
Band of Butchers being discussed in the Unseen Shadows panel. (photo by Vicky Stonebridge)
Picked up some great books at the event but my favourite take away was this gift from Rob Carey: an original page from Band of Butchers. It's going on my wall.
The local Roller Derby team gets their skates behind Moon.
The girls were a huge help in drumming up interest in the book over the weekend. We repaid them by ruining this perfectly good photo with the addition of our idiot faces.
Thought Bubble has without a doubt become one of our favourite experiences of the year and it’s a con we’ll definitely return to. Lovely city, lovely people, lovely comic con.
Now onwards to 2012!