Steven Ellis checks out the latest Dredd convention
The Judges were out in force on the Spring Bank Holiday as Rule 32’ s Judge Dredd convention Lawgiver descended on Bristol. Spread across five rooms, Lawgiver MKII was full of things to do and see. With two dedicated rooms for panels running all day ( covering subjects such as Women in Dredd’s world, Mega City architecture, Dredd continuity and the ethics of the Justice Department), a room full of 2000 AD artists showing off and selling their wares, another with traders’ tables, and a final room packed with props and costumes from the 2012 Dredd film, the event certainly felt big.
There were a good number of Judge Dredd creative types in attendance, including writers Michael Carroll and Rob Williams, and artists Pete Doherty, Jock, Patrick Goddard and Nick Percival. Dylan Teague and Ryan Brown were doing sketches for attendees and selling original art and prints of their work. All the writers and artists were mingling and chatting with guests, which gave the whole event a very relaxed feel.
The event was a brilliant success and a great day out and there’s already talk of making next year’s Lawgiver III even bigger and better. www. rule32promotions. co. uk 27- 31 August Can you handle five days in a West End cinema watching the most twisted upcoming movies? If your answer is “yes” you might like to know tickets for this year’s FrightFest go on sale on 4 July.
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