2000 AD’s star-studded online convention is this weekend

Brace yourselves, Earthlets everywhere – The Galaxy’s Greatest: 2000 AD at 45, the star-studded online convention celebrating four and a half decades of the groundbreaking British comic, is this weekend!

The two-day show will stream online and for free on 26 and 27 March on 2000AD.com/45years, as well as 2000 AD’s Facebook and YouTube, and Rebellion’s dedicated Twitch stream.

Featuring more than sixty guests on twenty panels, The Galaxy’s Greatest features celebrities and creators discussing the impact of 2000 AD on them, on comics, and on wider culture over almost half a century.

Guests from the world of entertainment include award-winning comedians Robin Ince (The Infinite Monkey Cage), Desiree Burch (Taskmaster, Unfuckable), Dane Baptiste (Mock the Week8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown) and Mitch Benn (The Now Show), bestselling authors Ian Rankin OBE (Rebus), Lauren Beukes (The Shining Girls), and Louie Stowell (Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good), writer and broadcaster David Quantick (The Day Today), MPs Stella Creasy and Alex Sobel, and political commentator Ian Dunt (newspaper, How To Be A Liberal) with more to be announced!

The event will throw a spotlight on the people who have helped make 2000 AD the galaxy’s greatest comic, with creators both new and legendary sharing their stories and insights on the comics-making process — including interviews with the creator of 2000 ADPat Mills, co-creator of Judge Dredd and Strontium DogJohn Wagner, as well as panels with Mick McMahon (Judge Dredd), Brian Bolland (Judge DreddBatman), Jock (Batman), Garth Ennis (The BoysPreacher), Rob Williams (Suicide Squad), Alex de Campi (Archie vs Predator), Frank Quitely (All Star SupermanSean Phillips (Criminal), Dan Abnett (BrinkSinister DexterAnna Morozova (Judge Anderson), John McCrea (Hitman), INJ Culbard (BrinkBrass Sun), Chris Weston (Judge Dredd), Simon Davis (Sláine), Simon Fraser (Nikolai Dante), Steve Yeowell (Zenith), Dan Cornwell (Rok of the Reds), Aleš Kot (Zero), Tom Foster (Storm Warning), Arthur Wyatt (Dredd), Michael Carroll (Judge DreddProteus Vex), Chris Burnham (Batman), Liana Kangas (Star Wars Adventures), Annie Parkhouse (letterer, Judge Dredd), Chris Blythe (colouristJudge Dredd), Korinna Mei Veropoulou (Harlem Heroes), Ramzee (Harlem Heroes), Sally Jane Hurst (colourist, Dreadnoughts), Sir Ian Livingstone (creator of Judge Dredd board game) and more.

The next 45 years of 2000 AD will also be discussed with owners and publishers Chris Kingsley OBE and Jason Kingsley OBE, and current editor Matt Smith – now the longest serving editor in 2000 AD history.

The Galaxy’s Greatest promises to be an unmissable experience befitting such a milestone for Britain’s most groundbreaking comic!

2000 AD is available every week from all good newsagents and comic book stores, as well as digitally from the 2000AD.com webshop and app, alongside its monthly sister title, the Judge Dredd Megazine. Graphic novel collections are available from all good book and comic book stores, as well as online retailers, and digitally from the 2000AD.com webshop and app.

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