Comic con set to make its way to NEC - The Solihull Observer

Comic con set to make its way to NEC

Solihull Editorial 13th Nov, 2018   0

ONE of the most famous pop culture events in the world is coming to the NEC in Solihull.

MCM Birmingham Comic Con is gearing up for its return with stars from Game of Thrones and Star Wars set to be on show from November 24 and 25.

A total of 35,000 fans are expected to attend.

The celebration of some of the greatest fantasy and science fiction franchises will feature new interactive content, talks and panels, exclusive screenings and opportunities to meet the stars and creators of some of the biggest films, video games, comics and TV shows in history.

Many fans will take the opportunity to attend in cosplay, donning colourful and realistic costumes of their comic, gaming and film heroes.

And the UK Championship of Cosplay Finals will take place in Solihull, where a victor will be crowned from the regional winners from qualifiers held in Manchester, Glasgow, London and Birmingham.

National event manager for MCM Comic Con Laura McCrum said: “We are thrilled to be returning to the West Midlands to host this iconic event.

“We look forward to welcoming fans, cosplayers and families from around the globe to experience everything Comic Con has to offer – and with the UK Championship of Cosplay finals taking centre stage this year, this will certainly be an event not to be missed!”

The weekend guest line-up includes:

David Morrissey (The Walking Dead, Doctor Who)

Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle)

Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica, Donnie Darko)

Chai Hansen (Shadowhunters, The 100)

Roger Ashton-Griffiths (Game of Thrones)

Michael Pennington (Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Father Ted)

Julian Glover (Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Indiana Jones)

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