Everyone’s festival


At Thought Bubble Festival and comic convention we are committed to providing safe, accessible events for all to enjoy. With our convention move to Harrogate the Thought Bubble convention is now more accessible than ever, with all events under one roof and wheelchair access throughout.

At our comic convention you can expect to find:

Supportive Staff

Our volunteers in red t-shirts will be on hand at all times across our entire convention site. These volunteers will be supported by onsite security, trained medics, venue representatives and our Thought Bubble Festival core team.

Clear Information

We do our utmost to provide really clear information before, during and after the comic convention.

We will have a staffed information point in the wristband collection area at the convention.

You will receive a free guide and map when you pick up your convention wristband and all of our convention venues will be clearly signposted.

Accessible Spaces

We follow the UK Event Accessibility Guide and our commitment to accessibility includes:

  • Ensuring all public spaces are accessible from ground level or via a wheelchair accessible lift or ramp

  • Ensuring all entrance-ways are wide and clear

  • Providing wide aisles in clear straight lines in all convention venues.

Bub's Lounge

Our quiet space, developed in partnership with Leeds Specialist Autism Services, has soft furnishings and provides reduced sensory activities for all ages.

BSL Interpretation

Where possible we will provide a British Sign Language interpreter at our panels and talks. These will be marked in the convention guide.

If you have any questions, or need further information, you can email us at info@thoughtbubblefestival.com

Our friends at Leeds Specialist Autism Services have put together a lot of useful resources for getting around and enjoying Thought Bubble

Their 2018 convention guide has a lot of useful information on what to expect at Thought Bubble and tips for attending the convention (some information may be out of date as it was written for 2018’s festival)

SAS and Guy Morgan from SoundStageNorth have also put together a film about Specialist Autism Services at Thought Bubble which was filmed at 2018’s convention:


Our policy documents: