I am going to make an assumption based on the fact you are reading this… you like the ‘Popular Arts’; videogames, sci-fi, comics, cosplay etc. I know I am right, so if you are based up North and near Manchester, it might be worth getting yourself a ticket to the MCM Expo taking place at the Manchester Central on Saturday 20 July.
Special guests already announced for the event include Warwick Davis, whose Hollywood credits include Willow, Star Wars and the Harry Potter movies; Kai Owen, best known for playing Torchwood’s Rhys Williams; Rupert Young and Eoin Macken, stars of hit fantasy series Merlin; and Gerran Howell (Vlad), Clare Thomas (Ingrid) and Simon Ludders (Renfield) from award-winning BBC show Young Dracula.
The expanded hall will also play host to top games publishers such as Nintendo and Koch Media – the latter previewing Saints Row IV – while the sold-out Comic Village area will be home to talented artists and writers including John McCrea, Antony Johnston, Lee Bradley, Laura Howell, Jack Lawrence, Al Davison and metal band The Dead Lay Waiting with their new comic.
MCM Manchester Comic Con also features costume competitions; onstage panels; a Dance Dance Revolution and retro gaming zone; the battling bots from Robot Live and, of course, stands selling everything from sweets to sci-fi collectables. Retailers attending include anime distributors Manga Entertainment and MVM Entertainment, Tokyo Toys, MyM Magazine and NEO.
Get your tickets here.
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