Thought Bubble Convention Tickets

9 - 10 November, 2019 at Harrogate Convention Centre, HG1 5LA

SATURDAY 10AM - 6PM / SUNDAY 10am - 5pm


Grab your friends and get a group discount! 

We've created some special rates for anyone who wants to come to Thought Bubble as part of a large group; perfect for university societies or courses, school trips, a work outing or just a big group of friends.

Discount Rates*:
20% off for groups of 10-24
35% off for groups of 25+

*Children under 12 and adults over 65 are NOT included as they qualify for a free ticket.

Please fill out the form below to make a group booking and one of our lovely team members will get back to you:

Name *

Please bring these tickets with you to the event. Personal details may be used for verification on entry. Please note tickets are non-refundable.

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Join friends of thought Bubble


Would you like to support Thought Bubble’s work in the community? Would you like to get your hands on loads of exclusive merch?

Then you should join Friends of Thought Bubble, our inclusive member's programme!

As a Friend of Thought Bubble you will be making a vital contribution to our festival; at the heart of which is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to sequential art and storytelling. Outside of our centrepiece convention, and associated signing events around the country, our work in education – with a focus on creative arts and writing – reaches hundreds of adults and young people across Leeds and Bradford. From workshops to book crossings, commissions to exhibitions; our aim is always to inspire, diversify, grow and nurture our local comics community. Friends of Thought Bubble also get yearly goody bags of exclusive merch and prints!

There are plenty of reasons to join. With your help we can continue, and expand, this important work within our community.


Ticket FAQ

Can I still buy tickets?

Yes! You can buy tickets for the convention at any time, either in advance or on the door when you arrive at the show. However, some ticket types may sell out quickly so make sure to get yours in advance to avoid missing out!

What does my convention ticket include?

Your ticket includes entrance to the Thought Bubble comic convention on the dates specified on your ticket (weekend tickets are for Saturday & Sunday access, Saturday tickets & Sunday tickets are valid only for those respective days). Included in that ticket price is access to the exhibition floors with over 500 exhibitors and guests as well as panels, workshops, children’s activities and our cosplay masquerade. Check out our full lineup of convention events, this year’s guests and exhibitors for more information.

Can I get access to festival events with my convention ticket?

Events during the festival week before the convention, aren’t included in your convention ticket. However, most of these events are free! Some do require booking in advance so please check out the event page for more details. You can find out about all our amazing festival events here.

Is my ticket refundable?

Our convention tickets are a non-refundable purchase.

What’s the difference between a normal ticket and a Cosplay ticket?

If you are purchasing a cosplay ticket, you’ll need to attend the convention in cosplay for the ticket to be valid. Otherwise please purchase a regular convention ticket. You don’t need to make your own costume! Every cosplayer is welcome, although please read our cosplay guidelines before planning your outfit.

What’s the difference between a normal ticket and a Friends of Thought Bubble ticket?

Friends of Thought Bubble is our inclusive members programme that includes a huge goodie bag of exclusive merchandise and prints as well as a free convention ticket. Friends of Thought Bubble was created to help fund our regular outreach work, so your money goes towards this important work. Membership can be purchased for 1, 2 or 3 years. Find out more about Friends of Thought Bubble here.

How can I join Friends of Thought Bubble?

Thank you for your interest in joining Friends of Thought Bubble! You can buy your membership right here on the Tickets page.

I am eligible for a free ticket. How do I book and collect it?

Our free tickets for under 12s, over 65s and support workers are easy to collect! You can either book them in advance with your other tickets or turn up at the Thought Bubble convention and collect them on the door. Under 12s will need to be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult and over 65s will need to bring proof of age, whether you book online or on the door.

Do you provide free tickets for support workers?

Yes we do! As with our other free tickets, you can either book your support worker’s ticket in advance when you buy your own ticket, or turn up at the Thought Bubble convention and collect it on the door. Support workers; please bring proof of your role if possible, although we recognise that often support work is unpaid and provided by family and friends; so please don’t worry if you don’t have “official” identification with you.

Can I buy advanced tickets in person?

Yes! Our partner comic book store Travelling Man has advance tickets available to buy in person at all of their branches: Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and York. And the lovely Destination Venus in Harrogate also have physical tickets.

Can I buy tickets on the door at the convention weekend?

Absolutely! Tickets will be £18 for a day ticket and £29 for a weekend ticket. Some ticket types may sell out so we do always recommend buying in advance to avoid disappointment.

Will there be a queue for tickets on the door?

At certain times of the day, yes, especially in the mornings there can be large queues. It may get quieter later on in the day, but if you would like to avoid queuing buy your ticket online. There will be a short wait in a queue to collect wristbands for advance tickets on the door; however this queue moves very quickly thanks to our speedy and efficient volunteers!


Do you accept card payments on the door?

Who do I talk to if I have a query about my online ticket booking?

If your question isn’t answered in this FAQ, please email us at Our other FAQs may also have the answer to your question.

Do you offer group booking discounts?

Yes! We've created some special rates for anyone who wants to come to Thought Bubble as part of a group of 10 people or more! You can find the form above (on the Tickets page), complete this to enquire about your group!