Following the Government’s roadmap announcement in February, it was sadly made clear that Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics could not go ahead as planned on Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd May 2021. We thank you for your patience and understanding since this announcement while we have worked with our partners, suppliers and sponsors to agree the way forward.

Therefore, Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics with its special features of ‘She-Quential’ Female Superheroes (Saturday), ‘World of Witchcraft and Wizardry’ (Sunday) and stellar line-up of international guests is being rescheduled to the new dates of:
Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th May 2022.

For more information about what this means for you, you can read our full statement here.


Portsmouth Comic Con, the biggest Comic Con on the South Coast, returns to Portsmouth Guildhall, bringing you the best in comic, film, TV and Pop Culture entertainment, with special features for 2020; ‘A Celebration of Female Superheroes’ (Saturday) and ‘A World of Witchcraft and Wizardry’ (Sunday).

An impressive Artists Alley, welcoming some of the greatest artists and writers in the industry, alongside stars of the screen and the wonderful world of cosplay is complemented with incisive panels, exhibitions, displays, workshops, a Comic City and Village full of merch and interactive fun in the form of VR, robots, steampunk, retro and board gaming and more!

If you’re serious about comics, love Marvel films, Star Wars, cult series like Dr Who or simply looking for a family fun day out – this is the event for you!  

For full details see:

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Event details

Family Festivals & Events Workshops & Activities

Age: 14's and under to be accompanied by an 18+ adult


Discounted parking tickets are available online or at the box office.


No flash photography or iPads are allowed.


Kindly note the advertised price includes a booking fee (BF) of 10%.


No externally bought drinks or any liquids - only certain food will be allowed. See our house rules for more information.


All events at Portsmouth Guildhall include a ticket restoration levy.

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