25 May, Doubletree Hotel, Bristol Steven Ellis takes a look at the future of law enforcement
The Law of Mega- City One is coming to Bristol on May Bank Holiday as Rule32 is set to hold its second annual celebration of all things Dredd. After last year’s very successful first con in Birmingham, Lawgiver MkII is expanding to a larger venue in a different city, which means there will be more rooms for panels on the finer points of future law enforcement, the best ways of taking down perps and how to survive in Mega- City One. Prospective recruits to the Mega- City Justice Department will also find entertainment in various forms, including a traders’ room, screenings, guest interviews, sketches and signings, and some interactive activities including competitions, an evening quiz and a “Judge Dredd Chin Off ”, which will attempt to decide who has the most Dredd- like visage.
Justice Department- approved guests will primarily be artists and writers who have worked on Judge Dredd over the years. Some big names have already been announced such as artists Ian Gibson, Boo Cook, Dylan Teague, Nick Percival and John Higgins. Top Dredd writers Michael Carroll and Rob Williams will also be at the event and Rule32 is promising more exciting guest announcements over the coming weeks.
Like the first convention, Lawgiver MkII promises to be a very social gathering with a laid- back attitude and the opportunity to chat with artists, writers and other fans without the costs and queues associated with larger scale conventions. For fans of Judge Dredd and 2000 AD this convention is the perfect opportunity to meet and mingle with like- minded people. There will also be a large number of Mega- City One Judges patrolling the venue so there will be plenty of opportunities to get arrested or have a photo with one of the Big Meg’s finest law keepers; there’s even talk of getting enough people in Judge Dredd uniforms to set a world record.
Prospective attendees can order tickets and get more information and up- to- date guest details at Rule32’ s website: http://www.rule32promotions.co.uk.
Phwoar, look at the size of those jaws! One of these men did not get the email.