TFN: Mini-Con Manchester 2023 Schedule

The schedule uses the below colour codes to indicate the room in which the panel/activity is taking place.
Avoid the Rush Room (Meeting Room 4)
Chill Out Space (1st Floor Reception)
Piccadilly Suite (Main Hall)
Registration (Foyer)


8:30 a.m. - Registration & Merch Collection Begins

Registration & Merch Collection opens for TFNation's first ever single day event!

Registration will be open for most of the day, so pop by at your convenience to collect your entry pass and and pre-ordered merch (and keep a look out for any additional items we may have on offer). 

This will initially take place in the hotel Foyer (Ground Floor), but may be relocated to the Piccadilly Suite (Mezzanine level) for attendees arriving from around lunch time.

10 a.m. - Main Hall Opens

The first TFN:Mini-Con® officially gets underway, as our main hall opens to attendees. Whether it's our Guests, Traders, or the Forge that you're most keen to see, you'll find it all here!

As with our other conventions, we expect the first hour to be a busy period. If you'd prefer a more laid-back start to the day, feel free to socialise in the hotel bar until you're ready to enter the convention - there'll be plenty of TFNationals on hand to keep you company.

11 a.m. - Optical Enhancement with Nick Roche

Wreckers artist Nick Roche rips out our optics with a demonstration of his talents!

noon - Triple Takeover: A Mini-Con Invasion

Sixo and Liam from the Triple Takeover Toycast zoom into Manchester for a special focus on toy photography.

1 p.m. - Break

Our panels break for lunch. Why not see what the hotel bar has to offer? (Trader area remains open)

2 p.m. - Optical Enhancement with John-Paul Bove

Long term IDW colourist John-Paul Bove regenerates our optics with a demonstration of his skills!

3 p.m. - Off the Rails

Artists Kris Carter, Ed Pirrie and Andrew Turnbull talk us through the process of bringing character outlines to life for TFNation 2022's "Beyond Your Wildest Imagination" panel.

4 p.m. - Registration & Merch Collection Ends

Registration & Merch Collection ends.

4 p.m. - Trader Area Closes

Trader Area Closes.

4:10 p.m. -

For those attendees who are not rushing home, join us in the Piccadilly Bar and Randomly Access your Memory in this chaotic pub-style quiz.

6 p.m. - Piccadilly Suite Closes

It's goodbye for now, as the first TFN:Mini-Con comes to a close. Don't worry, plenty of people are staying overnight if you'd like to socialise in the hotel bar - we'll see you there!

* - Times and panels are subject to change
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