Simple enough question. What cons do you go to? What are your must attend conventions? Are there any you only go to as a buyer/seller? For myself I can't attend many cons in the year as I only work part time so my savings are more focused on other things. Also if I can attend without having to book a hotel room is a major plus. As such cons have to be close enough that I can get there by one train and walk there or at a push an additional bus/tram ride. These are U.K conventions. I tend to go to MCM Manchester more as a reason to get out than for the con itself. I'm a fan of Manga and Anime which is the main focus of MCM:M so I'm not just walking aimlessly around and do tend to leave with at least something in my bag. The comic village is small which is disappointing but it does still allow me to take any creators there off my list to visit at the other con I go to. Thought Bubble in Leeds. This is the only other con I go to and is a fantastic place. It is a comic book convention with tons of table full of indie creators. I first attended about 5 years ago while at uni and have been every year since. Every time I come back from there I just want to start creating comics which is what I think we all want from a convention. That drive to keep at it and motivation to create. It's moving this year from its usual spot by the Royal Armouries to around the Town Hall. I hope to attend as an exhibitor next year now that I actually have a comic to show off. Hopefully the gods of curation will be kind to me. So tell me. What cons do you attend?