2011 will see the tenth anniversary of the London MCM Expo, Londonâ€™s Comic Con â€“ a decade in which the show has grown from a small collectorâ€™s fair to the biggest entertainment event in the UK, showcasing the best in comics, movies, video games, cosplay and anime. This yearâ€™s MCM Group events alone attracted over 100,000 visitors, as well as playing host to the prestigious Eagle Comic Awards and Euro Cosplay Championships.
To celebrate a decade of the London MCM Expo, our friends at Universal Pictures are giving away a pair of tickets to the premiere of Paul, the great new sci-fi comedy starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Seth Rogan. For a chance to attend the premiere, which takes place in London in early February, simply visit www.londonexpo.com
Meanwhile, UK publisher Penguin will be giving away thousands of 64-page preview books at MCM events featuring extracts from their hottest titles for 2011.
Britainâ€™s answer to the San Diego Comic Con, the twice-yearly London MCM Expo at ExCel London holds a unique place as the only major UK event to champion all aspects of geek culture, giving fans the chance to meet hundreds of comics artists and writers; get sneak peeks of the newest films and sci-fi shows; play and preview video games from the top publishers and discover the worlds of anime, manga and cosplay. The London MCM Expoâ€™s Comic Village alone takes up over 2,000 Sqm, hosting talent from Marvel, DC, Avatar, Image and IDW.
In addition to Londonâ€™s Comic Con, the MCM Group has more shows than ever in 2011, including the inaugural Manchester MCM Expo and Memorabilia London â€“ a new collectors’ extravaganza that will be co-located at Excel with October’s London MCM Expo. The line-up of great events for 2011 features:
19 FEB 2011 – MIDLANDS MCM EXPO – TELFORD INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
26-27 MAR 2011 – SPRING MEMORABILIA SHOW – NEC BIRMINGHAM
27-29 MAY 2011 – LONDON MCM EXPO – EXCEL LONDON
30 JULY 2011 – MANCHESTER MCM EXPO – MANCHESTER CENTRAL
28-30 OCT 2011 – LONDON MCM EXPO – EXCEL LONDON
29-30 OCT 2011 – MEMORABILIA LONDON – EXCEL LONDON
19-20 NOV 2011 – WINTER MEMORABILIA SHOW – NEC BIRMINGHAM