During the weekend we will be putting on a staggering range of fun and inspiring events in the Queens Hall on the main stage.

Saturday 14th April

11.00 – 12.15 – “Local Heroes” – Guest panel featuring local comic creators Si Spurrier, Kev Hopgood, Kirsty Swan and Rufus Dayglo hosted by Mike Conroy. What is it about the south east that attracts so many great comic creators and what are they working on at the moment?


12.15 – 13.15 – “Lifting the Lid on the Dark Side”

Roving comics reporter Olly MacNamee gets the lowdown from one of the most popular writers in modern comics… Kieron Gillen.

The mastermind behind such hit series as The Wicked and Divine, Darth Vader for Marvel and of course Star Wars.


13.15 – 14.15 – “Roboformer”. As well as co creating beloved characters like Death’s Head and Dragon’s Claws the name Simon Furman is synonymous with the legendary Transformers franchise across a broad spectrum of entertainment media. Find out more about the current Robotech writer and his work at this insightful and inspiring presentation.


14.15 – 15.15 – “Guardians and Vampires” – An exclusive interview with incredibly prolific and successful writer Dan Abnett. Hosted by Leonard Sultana, this in depth conversation will delve into a huge career in comics and prose that spans top Marvel properties to the current hit 2000ad series Lawless and everything in between.


15.15 – 17.00 – ICE Margate Cosplay Competition – Results and parade with photos and presentations of prizes, hosted and presented by Thanet Cosplay and friends.


17.30 – The day time event comes to a close

19.3023.30The Saturday Night Gala Meal.

This event is for guests and VIP ticket holders only and will be held at the Winter Gardens Venue. Includes a buffet meal and entertainment. If you would like ot upgrade your ticket or if you are an exhibitor who would like to add the meal to your booking, bolt on options are available here: Book Tickets


Sunday 15th April

11.00 – 12.00 – “Breaks and Different Beats”  –  Emma Vieceli is a creative powerhouse of an artist. She has an incredibly varied body of work that often defies conventional categorisation as she mixes up styles and genres with sublime finesse on the comics page with stunning results.

Find out more about this incredible creator in this interview hosted by Olly MacNamee


12.00 – 13.00“Across the Pond and Back Again” – Our American guest artist Stephen B Scott reveals all. In this exclusive interview hosted by Leonard Sultana the experienced professional will be talking about his extensive career working for all of the major publishers and looking ahead to his new work with Titan Comics here in the UK.

Cover art for ROM from IDW

13.00 – 14.00 – “Graphic Content” – Designing comics cover to cover – From logos to barcodes, join artist and designer Emma Price as she gives an insight into the often hidden process of designing comics.

Emma Price

 14.00 -15.00 – “Bumping Back” – Laurence Campbell has been turning out some of the best work of his extensive career on the hit Dark Horse title from the Mignolaverse.  In this insightful interview hosted by veteran comics journalist Mike Conroy we uncover the details on what it’s like to work within one of the most respected independent comics franchises of all time.


 15.00 – 17.00– The ICE Margate Charity Auction in aid of Little Heroes. Hosted by guest actor Andrew Lawden


 17.30 – ICE Margate 2018 comes to a close.

Other events Happening all weekend with Bolt on ticket available:

Jedi Fight Academy at ICE Margate!

That’s right all you Padawan learners out there…


Liam Neeson’s body double as Qui Gon Jinn  from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Andrew Lawden will be carrying out Jedi Fight Academy sessions for kids (and big kids ages 5 and over) throughout the weekend and for just £5 you or your child can register for a full half hour session with full size, replica light sabers, fully lit and safe , in a variety of colours.

Andrew is an experienced actor and fighter and has first hand knowledge of Jedi fighting styles thanks to his experience acting in the film.

You can book your session on the Saturday morning for either day, or you can book in advance here: Ticket Bookings

Andrew will also be signing for Star Wars fans along with our other media guests between training sessions so come along and meet him and get a signature.