Lawgiver MkIV – a Dredd Convention – Saturday 26th May 2018 in Bristol, UK


Saturday 26th May 2018
at Double Tree by Hilton
Bristol, BS1 6NJ

Tickets – £25.00
Traders – £20.00

Guest List:
Alan Grant, Mick McMahon, Simon Bisley, Henry Flint, John Higgins, Pete Doherty, Thomas Foster, David Roach, Ryan Brown, Dylan Teague, Patrick Goddard, Mike Collins, Steve Austin.

Lawgiver is an unauthorised Judge Dredd Convention run on a ‘not for ptofit’ basis. There are no ties with 2000AD or Rebellion, the owners of 2000AD. This is a fan event run by fans and run for fans.

I’ve been involved with Lawgiver from the start, I was asked to be part of the Organiser Group by the Promoters, Rule32Cafe. So this isn’t 100% unbiased nut as I only publicise things I like that doesn’t alter what I’ll say.

This is a day long event aimed at fans of Judge Dredd, Focus is predominantly on the Comic Character as published by the IP holders Rebellion but all things Dredd are welcome from print to screen.

In the past we’ve focused on the amazing Fan Film Judge Minty and of course the 2012 film Dredd. Obviously we are as excited about the upcoming TV series, Mega City One. expected sometime around (late) 2019.

What happens at Lawgiver? Continue reading


Countdown to Lawgiver MkIII – Guest Spotlight – Mick McMahon

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at Double Tree by Hilton

Saturday 28th May 2016

Guest Spotlight: Mick McMahon

2000AD was launched in February 1977 with Judge Dredd debuting in the second issue, or Prog 2. Judge Dredd was created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.

Lawgiver is an annual convention dedicated to Judge Dredd, from Comics and Screen.

McMahonThis image shows Mick McMahon with a badge from the fabulous fan film Judge Minty.

We were fortunate to have John Wagner at the first Lawgiver convention. At this, the third year, we have Mick McMahon.

Though the look of Judge Dredd was created by Carlos Ezquerra the first published story was by Mick McMahon. McMahon also worked on Slaine, Ro-busters and ABC Warriors in the pages of 2000AD and Batman for DC Comics.

McMahon is one of the most influential Judge Dredd Artist from the 1970s and 1980s. many artists will site him as an influence in their development as an artist. I mentioned in a review once that the art reminded me of McMahon, the artist later thanked me for this comment. Continue reading

More Roundups about Lawgiver MkII

lawgiver2-620x350Lawgiver MkII took place on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2015 at Double Tree by Hilton in Bristol.

This was the second year of Lawgiver, a convention dedicated to Judge Dredd and aimed at fans of the comics or films.

There were a large number of Costumers at the event, I like the hobby but personally don’t like the term Cosplay. There were also a few professional reviewers there and some amateurs as well. Continue reading

Lawgiver MkII – A few Thoughts.

LG MkII mastheadThis isn’t a big round up by me of the event. As I am part of the Organiser’s Group I think that’s not really for me. It was quite a while after the first Lawgiver that I wrote my own article.

So what is this article about?

Other people’s views. Some have already posted their experiences up and here are a few I’ve seen so far. I’ll bring another round up if and when I see some more. Continue reading

A few Prizes and Goodies that will be at Lawgiver MkII 25th May 2015

11231806_10153280843178486_790687041393491338_nSome great prizes are going to be up for grabs at Lawgiver on Monday 25th May 2015.

So far I’m not sure what prizes are going with what Quiz, Draw, Tombola, etc. There will be plenty more prizes than I’m aware of at the time of writing this article.

For starters there is an original sketch of Judge Dredd by Carlos Ezquerra that is autographed by Carlos and co-creator John Wagner. I believe the picture will be framed by the time someone wins it. This was done at the SFX Weekender earlier this year.

John Wagner was at our inaugural event last year. We are yet to be fortunate to have Carlos Ezquerra as a Guest. Continue reading

Lawgiver MkII Program Announced

prog ramLawgiver MkII will be at Hilton Doubletree, Bristol, Bank Holiday Monday 25th May.
Tickets available from Eventbrite £25.00
Tickets will be available on the day £30.00

I’m running the first two Panels in the Hall of Justice. If you are attending you’ll most likely see me first hanging around the Queue so I can fast track the Guests and Helpers through. So if you have a question at that point about anything do feel free to ask and I’ll do my best to answer it for you, or get an answer.

This is the only convention I am aware of that is dedicated solely to Judge Dredd. We aim to cater for fans of the comic and films. This is our second year.

I know the above image may not display very clearly, you can see a much larger version by clicking on the image above.

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