The Defective Inspector braved the call of the real world (well, as real as it gets for him) and went to True Believers Comic Festival on 3rd February...
Time flew by recently as it seems like only yesterday I was attending last year’s True Believers Comic Festival (TBCF) and I felt almost blind sided but in a strangely pleasant way, like a ninja presenting me with pie. But for the 3rd year in a row I was able, willing and welcomed into the Cheltenham Race Course venue and began to do what I do best, chat endlessly to stall owners until they feel socially uncomfortable. HUZZAH!
What I failed to check out, ironically, was the gaming stages up in the rafters, so I can’t comment much on them, but the idea that there is a section for a sneaky cheeky card game or roll of the dice is enough for me to feel content. There are also the events I missed… Now I am not a cosplayer so I didn’t feel removed from not attending those particular panels/workshops, but I’d love to try my hand at making comics one day with my laughable art skills. There was a “Making a Zine” workshop and “Superhero Life Drawing” where I could have embarrassed myself but I never got to attend. I didn’t skip these on purpose, I really didn’t, but TBCF has a way of siphoning time unexpectedly without realising it.
As always TBCF delivered in it’s goal of being all inclusive, cosplay friendly and all about the artists. The organisers have really found a way of balancing every aspect of a good solid comic con and that’s why I keep going. I know that no matter the venue this growing tradition will continue to endure and successfully siphon away my time like a hungry, but very welcoming, beast.
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Image - TBCF