Q-Con XXII – Queen’s University Belfast

Queens University - Belfast, Ireland
Queen’s University Belfast

I recently had the opportunity to attend mail order Lyrica Q-Con XXII in Belfast, Ireland. It was held June 19-21 and is one of Ireland’s biggest gaming and anime conventions.

Queen's University Belfast - Student Union
Q-Con XXII – Queen’s University Belfast, Student Union

A special thanks to Aíne (red shirt) and Alianne (blue shirt) at registration who got me all set up when I got there.


On a side note, the neck lanyards they gave you on arrival were amazing. They contained all the information you needed and more – incredibly handy.

2015 Q-Con XXII neck lanyard/badge holder.
2015 Q-Con XXII neck lanyard/badge holder.

Of particular interest to me was Q-Con’s Artist Alley.






The following are just a few of the items I picked up.

Note: Click on the pics to go to the artists’ websites.




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Coffee sold by Cracked Black inc. Close up of illustrations below.


The following artist had prints for sale but also these amazing acrylic paintings he had done on hand.


As mentioned, I went to Q-Con primarily for their Artist Alley, but there was plenty of great cosplay on hand as well.


For more pics from the weekend, check out Q-Con on Facebook or Twitter.

As this was my very first time overseas, here’s hoping I can make it to more comic cons abroad in the near future…

By Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip. From 1996-2003 he was the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.