MCM Comic Con, the epic celebration of pop culture and Europe’s leading Comic Con event, is back this Autumn with two hotly anticipated shows – the first took place in London in October and Birmingham on 13-14 November.
Good news for both first-timers and fans – the show hit up ExCeL London in October and is heading to the NEC in Birmingham in November, with a programme jam-packed with content! There’s celebrity guests, panels, independent creators and so much more. Not just for gamers, comic book collectors, film fanatics and cosplayers, there’s something for everyone at MCM Comic Con.
Looking for something different to do with friends? Whether they’re a Bruce Wayne with an inner Batman, or a Clark Kent concealing a Superman, discover a different side to your mates as you enter the MCM Comic Con universe together. Film and TV buffs in the group will be pleased to hear there are a whole host of exclusives lined up for this year’s events, as well as celebrities from your favourite movies! Multi-award winning actor best known for his roles in Thor, The Avengers and most recently the hugely popular Marvel Studios’ Loki on Disney+, Tom Hiddleston was meeting and greeting fans at MCM London. Alongside him, Sophia di Martino, best known for her breakout role in Disney+ hit show Loki was at London’s Saturday’s event for autograph opportunities!
If that’s not enough, renowned actor and producer famous for his roles in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Jumper and upcoming Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi, Hayden Christensen, is at MCM Birmingham Comic Con this year! The convention will also play host to Star Wars royalty and emperor of the dark side, Ian McDiarmid*.
If it’s fun for all the family you are after, MCM Comic Con is the place to be. Climb into the Treehouse area to find activities that will keep all the kids entertained, including creative workshops, Quidditch demos and silver sabre training. Enter Side Quest to unleash your competitive side – from retro gaming for sparking childhood nostalgia or showing mum and dad what you’re made of on modern consoles, there’ll be free gaming and tournaments for parents and children alike.
Or why not meet and marvel at your favourite superhero or video game character on the Cosplay Showcase catwalk at Cosplay Central. With everyone from Lord of the Rings hobbits to Jedis from Star Wars, you’ll be sure to spot your favourite characters face-to-face.
Move over axe throwing, if you’re on the look-out for quirky date night ideas why not visit the Pop Asia section and impress your date with a Kpop dance lesson! If they’re an art lover, why not whisk them away to the Artist Alley and try your hand at mastering the art of manga together guided by our talented artists?
Event Director of MCM Comic Con Teresa Heitor said: “After almost 2 years, we delighted to welcome both fans and first-timers into the MCM Comic Con world this Autumn! As the market leader of pop culture events in the UK, we’ll be announcing celebrity guests, panels and additions to the programme over the next couple of weeks in the run up to the shows, so sign up for our newsletter and follow our social channels to hear about these first… exciting things are coming!”