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Original Founder Of MCM Launches Rival UK Comic Con Called Megacon
Hosting events in the UK and around the world, including London, Birmingham, the Midlands, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Belfast, Manchester, Scotland, Stockholm, Malmö, Copenhagen, Belgium, and Hanover, in 2017 Bleeding Cool broke the news that NYCC/C2E2/ECCC organisers ReedPop would acquire MCM and all of its events throughout the UK. Original Founder Of MCM Launches Rival UK Comic[...]
MCM London Comic Con October 2020 Cancelled
But today has announced the return of its two biggest shows, MCM London and MCM Birmingham Here's the letter they sent to vendors; We are excited to announce that MCM Comic Con is back in 2021! As we look forward to building you the best and safest events possible, the forthcoming MCM Comic Con calendar of events[...]
Reed Cancels MCM Comic Cons, Birmingham, London, Manchester and Glasgow
They state "despite all efforts to bring fans the most epic pop culture events in the UK, 4 MCM events scheduled to take place in 2020 have been cancelled following the escalation of COVID-19 in the UK, Europe and globally." These are: MCM Comic Con Birmingham, scheduled to take place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 27 to[...]
Things To Do In Birmingham This April If You Love Comics
By Olly MacNamee Back for its sophomore year is the ever-expanding Birmingham Comics Festival, returning to the scene of the crime, Edgbaston Stadium, and teaming up with local creators and local exhibitors to offer a comic con the whole city can embrace and be a part of For instance, the guys behind the uber-popular Drink and[...]
Come Out For A School Organized Comic Con In Birmingham This Saturday
But, one small school in Birmingham has decided to turn their school, Water Mill School, into a comic-con this coming Saturday 27th June. For the students at the school, they will be enjoying Asterix and The Big Fight (1989) on the Friday, while the school opens its gates to the general public, mums and dads, friends[...]
The British Rob Granito?
Over the last couple of weeks there has been growing irritation, annoyance and indeed anger about an individual who is being dubbed by some as the British Rob Granito. An unnamed individual exhibiting at a number of British comic conventions, including Birmingham Comics Expo, Kapow and London MCM, who sells prints of copyrighted characters Nothing unusual[...]
Birmingham Wants Cosplayers
I have been asked by a company who wishes to be nameless for now, who are looking for Batman-related cosplayers who would be available in Birmingham,UK on Sunday, the 5th of February. They are specifically looking for Batman, Bane, Catwoman and possibly the Joker, movie or comic book versions, along with Captain America or Iron Man. I'm[...]
Tony Lee And Dan Boultwood's Danger Academy
The cover to the first Danger Academy, out in December 2011 from Kickstart Entertainment, as seen at the Birmingham Comics Con today. The Gloom, also by Tony Lee and Dan Boultwood will be published by Arcana in early 2012… Also, Mark Millar didn't make it to Birmingham Comic Con because he had the flu, which also[...]
Birmingham's Nostalgia & Comics Smashed Into As UK Riots
There have been riots in London the last few nights, with copycat situations kicking off in Bristol, Liverpoool, Birmingham and Nottingham, with looting and fires common. In Birmingham, looters cleared out an entire computer/TV store, Richer Sounds, right next to Nostalgia & Comics The first night it was left alone, the second night their front window[...]
Birmingham Comic Con To Replace BICS In August
So the Birmingham British International Comic Show may have bitten the dust But it has been replaced by its twin brother (or possibly sister), the Birmingham Comicon, organised by, basically, the same people who organised BICS. How peculiar. The spin given to the Birmingham Mail is that with the usual Think Tank venue unavailable, they couldn't find[...]
Three Countries, Three Conventions, Threemorrow
Tomorrow it's the beginning of the Birmingham International Comic Show, held at the ThinkTank at Millennium Point centre in Birmingham, England over the weekend, and attended by much of the British comics industry Although the amount of fans have been dwindling… the announcement of a surprise guest may buoy that Tommy Lee Edwards had to[...]