Comic Con Spaces Being Repurposed Over Coronavirus Pandemic

In New York, the Javits Convention Center, home to Reed POP's New York Comic Con, is now being converted to a 2,000-bed hospital complex to treat coronavirus patients. Governor Cuomo toured the 1.8 million square foot Manhattan complex yesterday as the Federal Emergency Management Agency was at work to turn it into four, 250-bed temporary […]

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The Official Statistics For MCM London Comic Con May 2019

At the MCM London Comic Con Retailer Presentation yesterday, the Reed POP organisers of the show had some statistics to share. In fancy infographic form, for their London show back in May. 75,000 fans in cosplayers, fans and families, 165 coverage pieces – probably a good third of them from Bleeding Cool – and 247 […]

The Daily LITG, 25th October 2019, MCM London Comic Con Begins...

The Daily LITG, 25th October 2019, MCM London Comic Con Begins…

Welcome to the pretty-much-mostly-daily Lying In The Gutters. A run around the day before and the day ahead. You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here. The 20 most-read stories yesterday Surprise, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's" Servers Are Already Down Tony Harris Destroys Art Rather Than Give it to Customer Who […]


An Open Letter To ReedPOP About The Future Of MCM Comic Cons

We were the first to break the news of ReedPOP's acquisition of the MCM Comic Cons here in the UK. When the news broke, I had particular interest — after all, as well as writing for Bleeding Cool, I'm a comic creator in my own right and have been an exhibitor at MCM shows for […]


Mercenary Hi-jinks And Corporate Conspiracy Run Amok In Northstarr

One of my finds at the recent MCM London Comic Con held at the Excel Exhibition Centre in the London Docklands last weekend was the book of one of the exhibitors close by to me, Madelaine Salvage, called Northstarr. The convention marked Salvage's first show as an exhibitor, and the first outing for her comic. […]

CONFIRMED: ReedPOP Acquires UK-based MCM Comic Con

Update: Original Forbes report from Rob Salkowitz is attributed/linked. Confirming what Bleeding Cool had been reporting on as far back as May 2017 and as recently as this past weekend (here and here), pop culture event organizer ReedPOP (a division of Reed Exhibitions) announced that it is acquiring MCM. MCM is the organization responsible for the […]

MCM London Comic Con – The View From The Comic Village

The weekend just gone saw the MCM London Comic Con event at the Excel Exhibition Centre in the London Docklands. The largest comic con on the UK calendar, and reportedly even one of the largest in the English speaking world, MCM London can be a very promising prospective for the many indie creators on the […]

I Appear To Be On My Way To MCM London Comic Con 2017…

After securing a last minute press pass, I am on my way to the Spring edition if MCM London Comic Con, running all this weekend at the ExCel Centre. Of course, the show begins long before that as we line up for the Cosplay commuter service on the DLR… See you at the show?

The View From Comics Village – 20 Cosplay Photos From MCM Birmingham 2017

This was my first time exhibiting at this particular MCM, held in the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK. Indeed, it was my first time exhibiting in Birmingham, period. So this was very much an experiment for me to see how it does and how the con is. I had some inkling. Every previous MCM […]

Remastering The Master – Marvel Jack Kirby Variants To Run Through 2017

Bleeding Cool ran the report on the Jack Kirby variant covers running through 2017 for the late Marvel creator's hundredth birthday, when it was announced in Baltimore. Marvel SVP David Gabriel also talked about it at the Diamond UK Retailer Day at MCM London Comic Con on Friday. Where he showed off a new example. […]

A Walk Around Comic Village At MCM London Comic Con – Autumn 2016

I couldn't do the traditional "from one side of the show to the other" video from MCM London Comic Con this year – the place is just too busy! So instead I just walked around the Comic Village section of the show – and it still took twenty minutes! There are still tickets available for […]