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Thought Bubble comic convention moves to city centre venues

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By Oliver Lines

An annual comic convention in Leeds will be moving into the city centre for the first time in its 10 year history.

Thought Bubble, which began in 2007, has been held at the Royal Armouries but growing popularity means it has to relocate for next year’s edition.
Millennium Square and Victoria Gardens, among other places, will play host to the festival as it looks to take over the centre of the city with a series of marquees.
The first guest to be announced is Gerard Way, author of award-winning comic The Umbrella Academy and former frontman of My Chemical Romance, who will be making his maiden appearance in 2017.
 This year saw big names in the comics industry such as Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and X-Men artist Kris Anka attend, and it is expected 2017 will be no different.
Normally held in November, the festival will also move to September next year.

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