Comic Con arrived at Telford International Centre, today and Cosplayers were out in force with amazing costumes adorning many patrons. Star Wars is proving a popular costumer choice as always and the UK Garrison were also presiding over proceedings as usual with appearances from Darth Vader, Darth Maul and an array of Stormtroopers.
The layout of the event was much improved from last year and the use of a side room for the theatre area was also a plus. With plenty of seating available in the theatre and a great selection of panel sessions which featured Simon Fisher-Becker, Andrew-Lee Potts, Kai Owen and Sylvester McCoy to name a few. What attended a few sessions and found it fascinating to learn facts about Simon Fisher-Becker, particularly the reason for the title of his one man show My Darlek Has A Puncture. Kai Owen also provided interesting insights into the world Torchwood and Hollyoaks.
Funko Pops remained a popular choice for shoppers at the convention, and a number of stalls had rows of them available to purchase. Vintage figures from Star Wars, Wolverine and Thundercats, to name a few, were drawing in the crowds and a wide age range of visitors was noted, too. Our youngest reporter joins us for comic con events and there are more families attending each time we go along. That is really encouraging to see, and kudos to MCM for creating an event that is family friendly but still maintains something for everyone.
We can’t wait to see what MCM in Birmingham brings next month.
The link to see all the comic cons that MCM run throughout the year is here and you can also book tickets: http://www.mcmcomicon.com