Manchester Comic Con is Back for a Whole Weekend

Whatever side your geek bread is buttered, be it gamer, cosplayer, film buff or maybe all the flavours of geekdom, Manchester Comic Con is back and is worthy of your attention. Set to run at Manchester Central between 19th and 20th July, the event will feature all manner of hot new games, competitions and general opportunities to geek out.

Among the games you will be able to see are 2K Games’ Borderlands: The Pre Sequel, Turtle Rock Studios’ sci-fi shooter Evolve and Jagex Games Studio’s browser-based MMO Transformers Universe.

The sold-out Comic Village will be home to many comic creators and artists including John McCrea, Martin Griffiths, Lee Townsend, John-Paul Bove, Jack Lawrence and Lee Bradley.

Stars from Red Dwarf: Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn,Hattie Hayridge and Judy Pascoe will also be in attandence.

There will be all manner of other special guests too, from James Cosmo (Game of Thrones) to Primeval stars Andrew Lee Potts and Hannah Spearitt.

Take a look at the full list below:

  • 2K GAMES will be previewing Borderlands: The Pre Sequel, the third instalment in the acclaimed Borderlands series, and Turtle Rock Studios’ sci-fi shooter Evolve.
  • JAGEX GAMES STUDIO will be giving visitors a taste of much anticipated browser-based MMO Transformers Universe as well as popular fantasy MMO Runescape.
  • TOP COMIC CREATORS: The sold-out Comic Village will be home to a wide range of talented artists and writers over the Comic Con weekend, including John McCrea, Martin Griffiths, Lee Townsend, John-Paul Bove, Jack Lawrence and Lee Bradley.
  • SPECIAL GUESTS: Red Dwarf stars Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn and Hattie Hayridge – aka Arnold J. Rimmer, Kryten and Holly the Ship’s Computer – will be joined by Judy Pascoe, making her first ever comic con appearance. A noted Australian novelist, Judy entered Red Dwarf lore as the mechanoid form of Camille, actually a shape-shifting green blob, in Season IV’s homage to Casablanca.
  • SPECIAL GUEST:  James Cosmo from Game Of Thrones, Highlander, Braveheart, The Chronicles of Narnia, Trainspotting, Merlin and Troy.
  • SPECIAL GUEST: As well as playing Churchill in Doctor Who, Ian McNeice’s credits include HBO hit Rome, Valkyrie, A Life Less Ordinary & Ace Ventura.
  • SPECIAL GUEST: Kai Owen is most famous for starring as Rhys Williams in Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood. Other credits include Waterloo Road and Being Human.
  • SPECIAL GUEST: Primeval stars Andrew Lee Potts and Hannah Spearitt. Andrew played palaeontology student Connor Temple in both Primeval and Primeval: New World, while former S Club 7 star Hannah appeared as zookeeper Abby Maitland.
  • SPECIAL GUEST: Leading voice actor Vic Mignogna has appeared in a host of anime series, including Fullmetal Alchemist, Bleach, Soul Eater and Dragon Ball Z.
  • SPECIAL GUEST: Top anime voice artist Bryce Papenbrook plays Eren Yeager in Attack On Titan, Kirito in Sword Art Online and Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist.
  • SPECIAL GUEST: D.C. Douglas is best known for his voice acting roles, appearing in games such as Resident Evil 5, Mass Effect 2 & 3, Tekken 6 and Eternal Sonata.
  • SPECIAL GUEST: Ross Mullan recently appeared as a White Walker in hit fantasy series Game Of Thrones. Other credits include Doctor Who and Clash Of The Titans.
  • RAMPAGING ROBOTS: Robots Live rumble into town, bringing metal mayhem to Manchester in the form of the 100kg stars of much-loved TV show Robot Wars.
  • OTHER ATTRACTIONS at MCM Manchester Comic Con include a retro-gaming zone; onstage talks and panels; leading UK anime distributor Manga Entertainment; Yu-Gi-Oh! tables; the colourful costumes of our Cosplay Masquerade and, of course, more retail stands than you can shake a lightsaber at!

Quite a collection! Tickets at various prices are available to purchase here.

Manchester Comic Con Pic

Source: Manchester Comic Con
GS Blogger: Casey Douglass

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