MCM Birmingham Comic Con – Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool and Overwatch stars lead the blockbuster line up for MCM Comic Con’s first weekend of pop culture of the year.
MCM Comic Con, the UK’s largest organiser of pop culture events is back and ready to roll in 2018 with bigger shows, bigger guests and more explosive and interactive content.
Kicking off the year with its first event, MCM Birmingham Comic Con is bringing an action-packed weekend of pop culture to the NEC, when it returns to the West Midlands on 17-18 March. Featuring everything from comics, movies, games and sci-fi to cosplay, anime, steampunk and online video, the weekend will celebrate the latest and greatest in geeky goodness for fans.
Dynamic duo and space pirates from Guardians of the Galaxy Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) are the first guests MCM has announced to meet fans over the weekend. Joining them in the star-studded line up is Texan-born Brianna Hildebrand, who plays the awesomely-named Negasonic Teenage Warhead in leftfield superhero hit Deadpool, alongside Mark Sheppard who stars in Supernatural, Firefly and Battlestar Galactica. More guest announcements are being teased out to fans over the coming weeks, so watch this space!
For videogame fans out there wanting a bite of the action, MCM is bringing glory and victory to Birmingham with four of Overwatch’s heroes in the form of Anjali Bhimani, Jonny Cruz, Carolina Ravassa and Fred Tatasciore.
“Our first show of 2018 is shaping up to be a fantastic celebration of pop culture and will set the bar for bigger and better shows across the year. As the UK’s biggest and most exciting pop culture destination, MCM Comic Con dedicates everything to its fans and this is certainly one event you won’t want to miss.”
~ Danny Aindow, MCM National Event Manager
During the blockbuster weekend, fans can meet special guests from the world of TV and film, voice actors and more, while exploring the Comic Village packed with artists, writers and graphic novels; watch on-stage panels, play the latest games and check out the colourful costumes from the world of Cosplay.
“ReedPOP is just getting started with MCM, and we are excited to connect with our fellow fans in this first show of 2018. We have added some special guests and content with the fans in mind, and we look forward to learning more of what we can add in the future.”
~ Mary Franklin, Global Event Director for ReedPOP
Additional details about MCM Comic Con events, guests and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.mcmcomiccon.com and MCM Comic Con’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
ABOUT MCM COMIC CON
MCM Comic Con is the leading pop culture event organiser in the UK, within ReedPOP, dedicated to producing experiential fan events and bringing together a broad and creative scope of popular culture. The MCM portfolio includes MCM London Comic Con, MCM Birmingham Comic Con, MCM Manchester Comic Con and MCM Scotland Comic Con. The team at MCM are a diverse squad of event professionals with specialist superpowers, uniting to deliver innovative pop culture experiences. Ultimately, they are fellow fans who devote everything to celebrating fans and the world of pop culture. (www.mcmcomiccon.com)
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon, BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, TwitchCon and UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. (www.reedpop.com)