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.
This 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
At Lawgiver Martin Currie set up a table showing off a number of home-made Judge Dredd themed props and toys, along with a smattering of Rogue Trooper weapons.
A veritable feast of goodies as you can see.
Martin also put together an entertaining photo-story. Continue reading
Lawgiver 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
This 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
Some 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 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.
Peter Doherty will be appearing at Lawgiver for the second time, having taken part in the inaugural event last year.
I am part of the Organisers Group for this Event and I’m the Moderator on some of the Panels. Last year I had the oppurtunity and pleasure to host a Panel with Peter Doherty, David Roach and Nick Percival.
Lawgiver MkII will be at Hilton Doubletree, Bristol, Bank Holiday Monday 25th May. Tickets available from Eventbrite. The picture above was ‘borrowed’ from John Burdis’ write-up of last year’s event on the Cellar of Dredd. Continue reading