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MCM Comic Con is back

October 19, 2021

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 in London on 22-24 October and Birmingham on 13-14 November.

Good news for both first-timers and fans – the show will be hitting up ExCeL London and the NEC in Birmingham, with a programme jam-packed with content! There’ll be 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 this weekend? 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! As well as renowned actor and producer famous for his roles in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Jumper and upcoming Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi, Hayden Christensen, who will be at MCM Birmingham Comic Con this year, the Birmingham convention will also play host to Star Wars royalty and emperor of the dark side, Ian McDiarmid.

If that’s not enough, 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 will be at MCM London ready to meet and greet fans for one-to-one photos and autographs. Alongside him, Sophia di Martino, best known for her breakout role in Disney+ hit show Loki will also be attending Saturday’s event for autograph opportunities! Look out for further guest announcements across both the London and Birmingham shows in the coming days.

If it’s fun for all the family this October half term or simply a day out with the kids 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?

If you can’t make it along to the events this year, never fear! Digital tickets are also available for MCM London Comic Con, so that you can enjoy the show wherever you are in the world. Those tuning in virtually can access select panels live from our major stages, as well as VOD access to the recordings for 30 days after the show.

Event Director of MCM Comic Con Teresa Heitor said: “After almost 2 years, we can’t wait 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!”

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