Multiple MCM Comic Con events cancelled
May 19, 2020
ReedPOP has announced that, despite all efforts to bring fans “the most epic pop culture events in the UK”, a number of MCM events scheduled to take place in 2020 have been cancelled following the escalation of Covid-19 in the UK, Europe and globally:
The cancelled events are:
MCM Comic Con Birmingham, scheduled to take place at the NEC, Birmingham, June 27th & 28th
MCM Comic Con London, scheduled to take place at London ExCeL, July 10th to 12th.
MCM Comic Con Manchester, scheduled to take place at Manchester Central, August 1st and 2nd.
MCM Comic Con Scotland, scheduled to take place at the SEC Centre, Glasgow, September 26th and 27th.
In a statement the company said: “Our aim since the beginning has always been to put on the best events for you as possible, a space for you to gather together, be yourselves, and make memories with those who matter to you most. The effects, actual and projected, of Coronavirus are evident across all aspects of our lives here in the UK and across the world and after extensive discussions with all the relevant public health, local and national authorities, with our partners, and after listening to our fans, we have taken the decision not to go ahead with these events.”
“We’d like to thank everyone who had prepared to deliver what promised to be a fantastic set of events celebrating the very best of Pop Culture, and those who waited patiently during this challenging and unprecedented time whilst difficult decisions were being made.”
“Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the Covid-19 virus, and to all of you, who look forward to our events year on year as a place of acceptance and safety. Rest assured, we are working hard to make sure that when safe to do so, we will return as a physical event, but until then we have plans to bring you all your comic con needs to the safety of your own homes, so stay tuned over the next few months.”