We’ve got a couple of satellite events happening either side of the zine fair. We’ll list them on this page, so watch this space for more news!

Friday October 4th:

Comic Book Slumber Party and OFF/LIFE magazine are teaming up to organise an amazing pre-fair shindig at the Crofter’s Rights in Stokes Croft. There will be pizza, there will be beer.. and more. From 7.30pm.

There will be a  chance to get drawing with Off/Life, and performances of cartoonists reading, singing and dancing their comics. Inspired by a similar event in Dundee, BCAF exhibitor Andrew Godfrey will be hosting a Comics Carousel where artists find novel and exciting ways to share their comics stories in quick five minute bursts. You can find some examples of what happened in Dundee here.

More info as it comes!

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A new venue in Stokes Croft serving food, ales, ciders and space to hang out. Formerly the Croft.

The Crofter’s Rights

117-119 Stokes Croft

Saturday October 5th 2013: 7pm

COMICS AND NOISE! Post-fair Gig/party!

Bear Pit Zines is proud to present COMICS AND NOISE, the official after-fair party at Roll For the Soul. We’ve got five awesome bands playing live upstairs, a cafe/bar downstairs and it all kicks off at 7pm!

It’s ONLY £3 on the door for the music (free for BCZF exhibitors and  volunteers) and It’s open to the public, so bring your friends!


Diving Bell, Bristol – Damon Che joined a late 90’s grunge band.

Jungfrau, Brighton – Infinite Reverb that Kevin Shields forgot to give his fans on the last MBV album.

EXPENSIVE, Bristol – Harmonious vocals over the WARP staple diet from 1992.

The Perverts, Radstock – Provide everything Tim Harrington could never fill your indie dreams with.

Brown Torpedo, Cheltenham – The sound of Peaches wearing a strap on and banging Mark E Smith.

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Roll for the Soul is a not-for-profit bike café for Bristol. Their vision is to become the focal point for cycling in the city, celebrating and supporting every wonderful aspect of our cycling culture. Roll for the Soul is for Bristol cyclists, by Bristol cyclists, but also work hard to attract folks who’ve yet to discover the joy of two wheels. Roll for the Soul has a cafe and workshop side by side, so you can get a good feed, a quality coffee, and get your bike fixed up all at the same time.

Roll for the Soul is a few minutes walk from the BCZF venue.

Roll For the Soul cafe and workshop
Unit 2, St Lawrence House,
Quay Street, Bristol