Bury Comic Con

Join us on Sunday 29th October 2023 for the the town’s first-ever Comic Con.

Countdown to Comic Con:

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Organised by the Bury BID, Bury Comic Con will take place at various locations across the town centre.

Host venues including The Rock, The Mill Gate, The Fusilier Museum, Bury Art Museum, The Hops, The Bank and Rayners.

Pop culture superfans will have a chance to get up close to comic artists, TV stars and props inspired by Doctor Who, Jurassic Park, Transformers and all of your favourite superheroes.

Plan your super day out on Sunday 29th October. Download the official Bury Comic Con Trail Map below.

What to expect on the day…

Photo opportunities:

There are great photo opportunities to be found across our Comic Con trail, from the Jurassic Park zone and classic vehicles on The Rock to Superhero statues in the Mill Gate and the Doctor Who zone in the Fusilier Museum – but watch out for the Daleks!

Comic Creators:

Find comic writers and artists including Lew Stringer in Bury Art Museum. There will also be a series of videos from Brian Clarke and John Jackson including episodes of The Mancunian and their new Sci Fi puppet show. Bury Art Museum is also where you’ll find special guests Phil Fletcher and Hacker The Dog!


Head to the Mill Gate to find a selection of our Comic Con traders – plus permanent stores selling amazing merchandise including Funky Figures, HMV, and Prince Toys.

Special Guests:

Guests including Colin Baker, Mickey Lewis, Colin Mathieson, Willie Copen, and George Copen will be meeting and greeting in The Fusilier Museum.

Cosplay Competitions:

Meet with fellow cosplay enthusiasts at The Hops or enter one of our three cosplay competitions. The kids cosplay competition will commence at 2.30pm at Bury Art Museum. The teen and adult competitions will commence at 3.30pm at The Hops on Silver Street.

Tall Tale Gayle competition:

Shortlisted entries from the ‘complete the Comic’ competition will be on display at Bury Art Museum and the winner will be announced here at 1.30pm. The competition is open to children under 12 – the Tall Tale Gayle comic can be downloaded here.

Roch Valley Radio:

Roch Valley Radio will be broadcasting LIVE from The Fusilier Museum discussing the action from Bury’s first Comic Con.

Download the Bury Comic Con Trail Map here.

Who will be there…

Among the anticipated events scheduled are appearances from actors Colin Baker (Doctor Who), Kai Owen (Torchwood), Willie Coppen (Star Wars) and George Coppen (Willow).

Budding young artists will be encouraged to ‘complete the comic’ competition and adults and kids alike can showcase their costume talents in the cosplay competitions.

“We’re really looking forward to welcoming the Comic Con audience to Bury town centre and showcasing all that the town has to offer. This is a great opportunity to get involved and have fun, “ said Louise Jackson from Wax and Beans.

There will be several exciting traders completing the line-up with many of the town’s businesses also gearing up to celebrate all things Comic Con with exclusive offers.