MCM COMIC CON IS BACK FOR 2023!

When superheroes parade the streets and Jedi crowd the commuter line, you know who’s back in town… MCM Comic Con, the ultimate celebration of pop culture, returns with three unforgettable shows this year, rolling into London twice, in May and October, and rounding off with Birmingham in November.

Clear your diaries, as the first dose of MCM is right around the corner, with the UK’s hub of pop culture soaring into ExCeL London 26th – 28th May.

From curious first timers to die-hard fans and everything in-between, there is truly something for everyone to discover, with a jam-packed programme of celebrity talent, exceptional panels, live performances, independent creators and more.

Kicking it off with the iconic British actor David Bradley, best known for his stellar performances in Harry Potter, Doctor Who and Game of Thrones, who will be gracing the show floor on Friday and Saturday. What’s more, Kevin McNally, famous for portraying Joshamee Gibbs in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, along with roles in Doctor Who and dark fantasy drama Supernatural, will batten down the hatches all weekend, meeting and greeting fans for photos and autographs.

Harvey Guillén and Kayvan Novak, stars from the applauded mockumentary series What We Do in the Shadows, will both be emerging from the darkness to greet fans all day Saturday and Sunday, with Kayvan appearing in-character as the infamous Fonejacker on Sunday for photos and autographs. Fan favourite Curran Walters, best known for playing Jason Todd in DC’s Titan will be appearing all weekend, and Hale Appleman from fantasy TV show The Magicians will be casting his spells Saturday and Sunday, ready to greet fans.

For a hit of nostalgia and to celebrate 25 years since the UK release of Pokémon: The First Movie, MCM is hosting an English dub cast reunion with actors Veronica Taylor, Jay Goede, Eric Stuart and Rachael Lillis who will be available for photos and autographs all weekend.

Hot off the press, the incredible cast from ultimate action-adventure game God of War will be joining MCM for the full three-day weekend! Sunny SuljicDanielle BisuttiAlastair Duncan and Ryan Hurst will be meeting and greeting fans with exclusive photograph and autograph opportunities.

For the book worms out there, over fifty incredible authors will be attending MCM in May, including bestselling author, illustrator and comedy content creator Lewis Hancox, along with author of Skin of the Sea and Soul of the Deep Natasha Bowen, who will be appearing at the show for panels and book signings.

What’s more, fantasy author and mental health writer for The Guardian Kat Dunn, along with Samantha Shannon, the New York Times and Sunday Times-bestselling author of The Bone Season series, will be meeting and greeting across the weekend.

The gamers among us will be spoiled for choice in the Side Quest area, home to an endless library of nostalgic retro classics, modern consoles, and family favourites. Whether you’re going head-to-head with mates or battling it out solo for a new high score, you’ll be covered. The much-loved Tabletop Realm is moving to the Platinum Suite for MCM’s biggest tabletop gaming area ever, where you can lose yourself in cardboard games and trading card favourites, or dive into the world of Dungeons and Dragons. Experienced players will be on hand to get you started and beginner games are running all weekend.

Get ready to party at MCM’s outdoor Fringe Stage for incredible live music, dance performances and comedy, where you can soak up the fun festival vibes for a cosplay spectacle you won’t forget.

Explore new worlds in the Pop Asia zone and immerse yourself in a vibrant culture of jaw dropping performances, interactive games and delicious food. Why not drop-in to one of the creative workshops and try your hand at the ancient craft of origami, or put pen to paper and bring your wildest imaginations to life in a Manga drawing session.

Climb into The Treehouse area and discover a world to keep the kids entertained all day, including creative kids crafting, face paint makeovers, colouring fun and more. Plus kids 10 and under go free with an adult ticket holder!

It wouldn’t be MCM without cosplay, which is why the much-anticipated Cosplay Masquerade is returning to the Main Stage on Saturday and Sunday for a chance to witness some of the most impressive handmade costumes at the whole event. What’s more, the Cosplay Showcase and Kids Cosplay Showcase on the Cosplay Central Stage are open to absolutely everyone; it’s a fantastic opportunity to strike a pose and show off your cosplay skills.

If all of that’s not enough, there’s time to do it all again with MCM Comic Con hitting up ExCeL London again in October and NEC Birmingham in November.

Teresa Heitor, Event Director at MCM Comic Con said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing MCM Comic Con back to London this May. Stay tuned, as we’ll be announcing even more incredible guests, panels, and exciting features over the coming months. Don’t forget to grab your tickets, and we’ll see you there!”

For more information visit the website www.mcmcomiccon.com

Tickets on-sale now for MCM Comic Con London in May at www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/en-us/tickets.html

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