Who needs SDCC when you have Manchester Comic Con, UK!
I’ll be heading down, with my camera, to take some pictures on Saturday… If you havent got your tickets already then why the frick not, it’s going to be awesome!
Below is the press release and what you can expect from the show!
MCM EXPO MANCHESTER COMIC CON – MANCHESTER CENTRAL – 21 JULY
Britain’s Best Comic Con Returns to Manchester!
The North West’s festival of pop culture is back on 21 July, with Manchester Central once again playing host to the MCM Expo Manchester Comic Con!
Bringing all the magic of London’s famous MCM Expo to Manchester, the show will feature special guests from the worlds of TV, anime and sport; top games publishers; art and costume competitions and the awesome artists of our Comic Village …not to mention a host of retailers selling everything from sweets to sci-fi collectables.
Here’s a taste of what’ll be happening:
- TV, Movie & Sports Talent– Special guests already confirmed include Star Wars, Harry Potter and Life’s Too Short star Warwick Davis; Tom Hopper and Rupert Young from hit fantasy show Merlin; and cast and crew from award-winning BBC series Young Dracula. Meanwhile, footie fans will get to meet famed former England goalie Peter Shilton and local legends in the shape of Manchester City greats Mike Summerbee, Tony Book and Colin Bell!
- Great Games – Manchester Comic Con will feature top games publishers, with THQ previewing action adventure Darksiders II; Namco Bandai bringing Tales of Graces F and Nintendo letting visitors get hands-on with the 3DS XL plus a host of new titles. In addition, our Dance Dance Revolution zone gives you the chance to show off your dancing skills with Konami’s rhythm game!
- Comic Artists– MCM Expo’s famous Comic Village comes to Manchester to showcase the work of leading comic creators, including Lee Bradley, Antony Johnston and John McCrea. Visitors will also get the chance to show their own artistic ability, with competitions running throughout the day.
- Anime, Manga & Cosplay– Top anime voice artist Vic Mignogna will meeting fans, anime distributor Manga UK will be hosting an on-stage panel and there’ll be colourful costumes a-plenty at our Cosplay Masquerade.
And last but not least, KIDS GO FREE! To make MCM Expo Manchester Comic Con an even better day out for the whole family, we’re offering free entry for children aged 10 and under if accompanied by a full paying adult, up to a maximum of two children per paying adult.