Written by John Burdis
LAWGIVER is next Monday the 5th of May at 11:00. What is Lawgiver you may well ask, well it’s going to be the new DREDDCON organised by fans, for the fans.
At this inaugural event we have the following people…
John Wagner Creator of this awesome character will answer your questions and don’t forget, he’s written all the epics, especially fan fave ‘AMERICA’ and he’s got the eagerly awaited Dredd Vs Death coming this winter!
Peter Doherty has drawn some of the most famous Dredd tales around, especially ‘Bury my knee at Wounded Heart’ and this is rated constantly as one of the most beloved Dredd strips EVER! Alongside that gem, he has worked on the Judge Death story ‘Boyhood of a Superfiend’, ‘Judgement Day’, ‘Mandroid’, alongside stories for Armitage, Devlin Waugh and many others! Not forgetting ‘Death of a Legend’, when we say goodbye to a certain Chief Judge!
Nick Percival has drawn just as many superb stories for the Prog and Meg. Brit-Cit Brute and his rather full on way of handling perps. Also the Dredd tales ‘Goodnight Kiss’, ‘When Judges go Bad’ alongside a load of Slaine stories that are not without a bit of gore. At the moment he is finishing off the upcoming ‘Trauma Town’, which is written by Michael Carroll and the few pics that have been shown tell me that this is a classic in the making! Nick also put out a call on facebook for Dredd fans to say why they should be a Judge in this strip and many responded, sadly a few will die but not all. Now when do you see your favourite creators do something like this for the fans!
David Roach will be in attendance. You’ll know his beautiful work on Judge Anderson, Judge Dredd and Nemesis the Warlock but did you know that he has worked on Star Wars – Tales of the Jedi, alongside Batman and the prequel to the Ultramarines movie. So bring your items to be signed
Edmund Dehn, Judge Minty himself will be at this con for the panel about this highly entertaining fan film and the character he so skilfully brings to life. I’m sure many of you will know him from your childhood (sorry Edmund) as he was in the TV series ‘Knightmare’ but he has also starred in numerous films and TV series from ‘Cradle of Fear’ to ‘Kid Gloves’ and ‘Lovejoy’ Alongside those he has played a certain character called Ackbar for one of the Star Wars games, plus if you have ever listened to the ‘Gormenghast trilogy’ unabridged audio book, he is the voice you hear throughout. He also has many stage shows behind him too numerous to mention!
Steven Sterlacchini, Director and Writer of this fan film whose vision you see on screen and without him you may never have seen any Planet Replicas Judges! Yes the convention scene changed with this film.
Steve Green, Director of Photography and Digital Imagery. Everything that is on screen was shot by him and he may just have placed a few cgi bits in as well. I know, Wales isn’t really like that
Michael Carroll, Writer and provider of the digital Imagery of the Land Raider. WHAT! you’re not telling me that you missed it, then you’d better watch the film again! He has also become second only to the Chief Judge himself on writing Dredd stories, in my humble opinion! All these will be sat on the JUDGE MINTY PANEL and will answer any questions you can fire at them. This is also a fantastic opportunity to chat with Edmund and try to prize some of his tales from his acting career from him, as believe me, they are well worth it. If you don’t manage to ask a question during the panel, then try to catch them throughout the day!
If you want to buy some ‘original’ pages of DREDD art then you are in luck. We have DaleJackson manning a table or two at the event, with some of his massive collection for sale. He will also be bringing along many a prog of 2000 AD, so you can finally fill any gaps in your collection.
There are numerous panels throughout the day, with other things happening as well. There’s a ‘Chin Off’ to see who does the best Dredd and there will be a group photo of everyone in attendance. Also happening is a gaming area to play the Dredd games and also a ‘Be a Judge’ area, manned by Team Minty, where you can wear the top half of the uniform for a photo op! There will be a contingent of Judges from Sector House 001 on patrol during this DREDD Convention, for your protection and also to lay down the law, if the need arises.
Buy tickets in advance at
but there will be a few available on the door!