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MCM Comic Con returns to Birmingham for three days of pop culture extravaganza

The anticipation is building as MCM Comic Con gears up for its grand return to the NEC Birmingham from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd December. Brace yourselves for the ultimate celebration of pop culture, promising an unforgettable long weekend filled with exciting experiences, exclusive panels, and the chance to meet your favourite stars.

As the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who approaches, MCM Birmingham Comic Con is pulling out all the stops to make this event truly special. The iconic series will be celebrated with a fantastic lineup of activities, including the Doctor Who Timey Winey pub quiz, where fans can test their knowledge of The Doctor. Attendees will also have the chance to witness the Daleks Through The Decades Christmas Beauty Parade and even learn the language of the Dalek—a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The Project Dalek prop display is back in all its glory, ensuring fans won’t want to miss out on this nostalgic experience.

The festive magic continues beyond Doctor Who; attendees can explore the inspiring world of Artist Alley to find the perfect Christmas gifts for pop-culture lovers. Original artwork, comics, prints, and unique merchandise from independent artists and creators await discovery.

One of the highlights of the event is the presence of the incredible Mike Quinn, renowned for bringing Nien Nunb from the Star Wars franchise to life. Fans of the popular game Baldur’s Gate 3 will also have the chance to meet Neil Newbon, best known for his role as Astarion. Autograph and photo op sessions with these talents will be available throughout the event, providing fans with memorable interactions.

The event boasts an incredible lineup of guests across all three days, including Patricia Summersett and Sean Chiplock, the voices behind The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild characters. Voice actors from animated sensations like RWBY and Genshin Impact will also be present, alongside Roger Clark and Troy Baker from Fort Solis, offering fans a chance to meet and greet their favourite talents.

The event caters to various interests, offering augmented reality sports with HADO UK, live full-contact thrills with Quadball UK for sports enthusiasts, and Elite Wrestling Entertainment for wrestling fans. Gaming enthusiasts can explore the Side Quest area, featuring a Multi-Player Lounge, Retro Zone, and the latest consoles in the Gaming Bus. Tabletop gaming aficionados can indulge in an extensive library and life-sized TTRPG games in the Life Size Tabletop Experience.

For families, the award-winning Treehouse provides a world of creativity and imagination, featuring face-painting, comic creation, mask making, and magical story time sessions with Santa and the Elf. Kids under 10 even get free entry with an adult ticket holder.

Cosplay Central promises a realm where creativity knows no limits. Attendees can witness the remarkable skill of cosplayers, learn from experts, and enjoy the Cosplay Masquerades showcasing exceptional craftsmanship. The Artist Alley invites visitors to explore independent artists and creators, offering a perfect opportunity to find unique Christmas gifts.

Pop Asia awaits with an Origami workshop, K-pop dance performances, and Manga drawing sessions to unleash your creativity. Teresa Heitor, Event Director at MCM Comic Con, expressed excitement about bringing the event back to Birmingham.

Get ready for a weekend of immersive experiences, entertainment, and a celebration of all things pop culture at MCM Comic Con—where the excitement knows no bounds!

Geek Pride will be attending and will report back soon on how the event turns out! Check out the official show guides here to help you navigate the event.

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