Get your geek on this weekend as Birmigham’s NEC opens it’s doors to the weird and the wonderful with MCM’s Comic Convention from Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th March 2017.
Peruse the stalls, where you’ll find everything from TV show memorabilia to kitsch anime accessories, superhero homeware to international drinks and candies, Pokemon mini figures to life size soft toy costumes for plushy fans.
Some of the celebrities making an appearance at the Birmingham convention this year are: Victoria Atkin and Paul Amos from the video game spin off Assassin’s Creed Syndicate; Tom Mison who plays Icabod Crane in the hugely popular Sleepy Hollow; Hannah Spearrit and Andrew Lee Potts from the ITV series Primeval; Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn aka The Cat and Kryton from the long running cult comedy series Red Dwarf: Helene Joy and Thomas Craig from the Sherlock rivaling Murdoch Mysteries; and Doctor Who and Penny Dreadful star, Billie Piper.
Visitors also have the option to pay a little extra and have a mini photo shoot with their favourite star, approx. £15-£30 depending on the celebrity.
Costumes are not mandatory, but they are loads of fun, and can often prove as a great disguise. In 2014 Tom Felton spent the whole day at Birmingham MCM Comic Con dressed as The Joker. He posed with many fans in his costume, none of them realising they were snapping a selfie with Draco Malfoy, until he tweeted about it later that evening.
Really pull out the stops with your outfit and you could enter the Cosplay Masquerades, just look out for the Cosplay Desk on entry and sign up for the competition at the beginning of either day.
General tickets cost £15 on the day or £11 in advance. With options for Priority Entry £20 on the day or £16 online. You can book your tickets here through The MCM Expo Store