MCM Manchester Comic closed its doors to a successful weekend of pop culture, superhero fandom and 36,567 sci-fi fans, gamers, comic collectors, movie buffs and anime enthusiasts attending the two-day extravaganza.
Featuring everything from comics, movies, games and sci-fi to cosplay, anime, steampunk and online video, the show returned to Manchester Central on 29-30 July with an awe-inspiring line-up of guests.
Guests included Actor, voice artist and screenwriter David Hayter, famous as the voice of Solid Snake in the hugely successful Metal Gear Solid videogame franchise. Making his MCM Comic Con debut and had fans queuing round the block to meet him.
Lou Ferrigno, star of iconic ‘70s superhero show The Incredible Hulk also headlined the show.
Manu Bennett from Arrow, The Hobbit and Spartacus, Star Trek
Doctor Who spin-off series Class also took the show by storm when cast members Greg Austin, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah made an appearance at the fun-filled weekend of geeky goodness.
“Manchester Central was bursting with incredible cosplayers, dedicated gamers, passionate comic readers, excited movie buffs and just about every pop-culture niche represented,” said Danny Aindow, national event manager of MCM Expo Group.
“It was a delight to see so many people turn up for a weekend of unleashing their inner geeks; from adults fulfilling childhood dreams of meeting their childhood icons, to children exploring a new world of superheroes and fantasies for the first time.
Aindow added: “The turnout at the weekend demonstrated the desire for a place to celebrate our love for all things pop culture, and we’re already exciting about returning to Manchester in 2018.”
Next up in the event portfolio, MCM Expo will be returning to Glasgow with MCM Scotland Comic Con on 23-24 September at the SEC!