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MCM Comic Con returns with trio of 2022 events

April 6, 2022

MCM Comic Con, the ultimate celebration of pop culture, is back with bang with three hotly anticipated shows rolling into London twice, in May and October, and rounding off with Birmingham in November.

The first MCM takes place on a May Bank Holiday weekend as the event soars into London’s ExCeL on May 27th and 29th. Whether you’re a serious gamer, comic book collector, cosplayer, or passionate film buff, there’s plenty to explore at this year’s shows. There pormises to be a packed programme of celebrity talent, unforgettable panels from the best in the business, exclusive previews, live performances, independent creators and more.

This year’s tickets – on sale now – are sponsored by and feature artwork from the award-winning open-world action RPG Genshin Impact.

Bringing the Summer festival vibes, MCM Comic Con May will see the return of the MCM Fringe Stage, offering a smorgasbord of live music, comedy and performing arts all in the great outdoors. Be transported back to the 19th Century with Old Time Sailors singing the very best Sea Shanty’s fit for the seafaring life. If that wasn’t enough, talented MCM fans can showcase the star within by wowing the crowd in MCM’s very own Talent Show.

For K-pop fans, anime enthusiasts and manga masters, delve into the Pop Asia section. A world where you can become an Origami pro with paper-folding magic by London Origami Society, try your hand at the unsung art of Manga drawing, learn to dance like BTS, join Ms Kayono for a traditional dance lesson, learn how to wear a traditional Yukata, or discover the ancient sport of sumo wrestling with an appearance and live demonstration from the current British Sumo Champion! The options are limitless…

Get your gaming fix and the become the best at the Side Quest zone. Whether your vice is modern consoles, retro gaming or tabletop favourites, enjoy a casual escape from reality with a free playing session or unleash your competitive side and battle it out in tournaments. For role-playing fans, OutsideXbox and DM Johnny Chiodini will return with another unforgettable live Oxventure D&D adventure. And for the budding artists among us, explore Artist Alley to find independent talented creators, get some tips and bring home some new favourite comics and artwork.

Live out your ultimate alter-ego fantasy at Cosplay Central, where the limits of outfit creation knows no bounds. The best of the best can show off their skills and take to the main stage for the Cosplay Central Crown Championships, or cosplayers of all experiences are welcome to enter the Cosplay Masquerade. For those of us still learning, there’ll be unbeatable panels offering the best tips and techniques for kick-ass costumes and the unique Cosplay Hospital to fix any unplanned outfit mishaps. Best of all, MCM Comic Con is full of like-minded fans who are just like you. So why not make new friends who share your passion at official MCM photo meets.

If all of that’s not enough, there’s time to do it all again with MCM Comic Con hitting up London’s ExCeL again on October 28th – 30th and NEC Birmingham on November 12th – 13th.

Jenny Martin, Event Director at MCM Comic Con, said: “Welcome home, fans! We can’t wait to bring MCM Comic Con back to you next month. As our first show draws even closer, we’ll be announcing our line-up of celebrity guests, panels and never before seen surprises to the programme… grab your tickets and watch this space.”

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