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Midlands MCM Comic Con Coming Next Week

by on February 11, 2013
 

The MCM comic con coming to the Midlands will be located in Telford at the International Centre on 16th Feburary 2013.

At the MCM Comic Con you will be able to see a wide range of different things, have a look below at what could be in store for you.

Comic Village
“Our aim is simple: to bring together comic creators of all styles, mediums and levels to join together in one equal space and promote the good word of sequential art.”
The MCM Midlands Comic Con and its visitors provide a unique fusion for Comic creators and fans to gather and share in sequential art goodness with those both new and experienced to the medium.

DDR and Reto Gaming
Test your skills on the Dance Dance Revolution machines and show off your moves. If that is not your thing, have a blast from the past by playing some retro games consoles such as the Sega Megadrive, SNES and manyh more available at the event.

Dealer Stalls
A great place to buy lots of different merchandise from anime figurines, build kits and movie memorabilia.

Have a look at some of the highlights

•    Star Wars fan favourite Boba Fett will be touching down in Telford as British actor Jeremy Bulloch meets fans, signs autographs and hosts a panel. As well as playing the iconic bounty hunter, Jeremy’s credits range from James Bond movies to TV shows such as Doctor Who, Spooks and Robin of Sherwood.

•    The sci-fi theme continues with Primeval stars Andrew Lee Potts and Hannah Spearritt. Andrew is currently playing palaeontology student Connor Temple in the show’s hit spin-off, Primeval: New World, while former S Club 7 star Hannah appeared in all five seasons of Primeval as zookeeper Abby Maitland.

•    Find out first-hand why gorgeous-looking new Japanese RPG Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is flying off the shelves courtesy of Namco Bandai. Fans of the game will also discover the voice of Ni no Kuni’s lovable Drippy – Gavin & Stacey actor Steffan Rhodri – over in our signing area!

•    Speaking of voice actors, we’re delighted to welcome Alix Wilton Regan. Best known as the voice of Samantha Traynor in BioWare’s Mass Effect 3, Alix’s other roles include Mhairi in Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening and Calista in Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi’s The Last Story.

•    Konami is giving visitors the chance to get hands-on with the eagerly-anticipated Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance ahead of its 22 February release date, as well as its ever-popular Yu-Gi-Oh! collectable card game.

•    Telford also sees the first comic con appearance by Eoin Macken, best known as Sir Gwaine from BBC fantasy series Merlin. Eoin also recently appeared in Roman war epic Centurion, playing opposite Michael Fassbender.

•    Metal band The Dead Lay Waiting will be at the show to promote their new comic book. Nominated for the Best British Newcomer award by the readers of Kerrang! in 2011, the band have recently been touring the UK and Europe.

You have two choices when it comes to buying a ticket, early entry will allow you to get into the event at 9:30am and cost £9. While the normal entry gets you in at 11am and costs £6. Kids under 10 go free if there is a paying adult.

You can get you tickets and more information on the MCM Expo website.

Have you been to the expo before? Looking to go? Let us know what you think of the Midlands Comic Con in the comments!


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