Manchester Comic Con Organiser Have Revealed This Year’s Special Guest Lineup

Nerds across the north-west are preparing to descend on Manchester for Comic Con.

by Reed Exhibitions

Comic Con is set to return to Manchester this month with organisers promising bigger guests, a new Community Zone, exclusive products and more explosive and interactive content.

Celebrating the latest and greatest in geeky goodness for fans, MCM Comic Con Manchester will bring
an action-packed weekend of pop culture to Manchester Central, on 28-29 July, featuring everything
from comics, movies, games and sci-fi to cosplay, anime, steampunk and online Evideo.

by Paul Boyling

Organisers MCM will be unveiling an updated and refreshed MCM Comic Con Manchester, with a new
Community Zone, alongside the show’s Comic Village, Main Stage, Live Stage and KidZone.

Mary Franklin, Global Event Director said:

“The new Community Zone at Manchester is something we’re really excited for the fans to get involved
in. We’ve been talking to representatives from the vibrant fan communities from Liverpool to Manchester and around the area. Meeting up with friends and like-minded fans is a priority for them at our shows. The new Community Zone will provide a central hub for them, and we look to keep improving it with each show.”

by Liam Simmons

Leading MCM’s special guest line up this year are The Walking Dead ’s Khary Payton and Cooper
Andrews, Stargate and God of War star Christopher Judge and Zach McGowen of Black Sails and The 100 fame, as well as many more who will be announced over the coming weeks.

For videogame fans, MCM will be bringing glory and victory to Manchester with three of Overwatch’s heroes in the form of Charlet Chung, Lucie Pohl and Gaku Space.

by Simon King

Award-winning video game voice stars Troy Baker and Nolan North, known for Uncharted and The Last of Us, are also set to appear at the Manchester show, alongside Mass Effect’s Jennifer Hale, and Robin Atkin Downes of Team Fortress 2 and Thundercats.

The EMMY-nominated writer Mike Garley, who has written comics for Adventure Time and Wallace and Gromit,  will be among the stars featuring in Manchester’s Comic Village, alongside Rick and Morty artists Sarah Graley and Marc Ellerby. They, along with many artists still to be announced,  will be joined by Gary Erskine, who has worked in the comic industry for near thirty years for MARVEL, DC Comics, Vertigo and Dark Horse Comics.

by Paul Boyling

Where: Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill Street, M2 3GX. Nearest tram stop: Deansgate – Castlefield.  See it on Google Maps.

When: July 28 – 29

More information: Visit the MGM Comic Con website.

 

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